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Baylor Football @BUFootball
#prayersforourbrother RT @SportsCenter: @RGIII to have total reconstruction surgery for torn ACL & LCL Wed. Projected recovery 6-8 mos
Damn shame. never should have been playing that game. He's done it before though so here's hoping he can overcome one more time.
He will not be ready for training camp. This is gonna get touchy. As for Shanahan, what a douche.
Laremy Tunsil @LaremyTunsil
Texas sounds interesting
Can't figure out what is going on here....
You're right, he probably shouldn't have played. But you can't blame anyone but him. The coach and doctor did the right thing when you think about the culture of the sport. If your starting qb has a week to grind on you that he can play, and he looks functional before the game, more often than not you're gonna give him the green light. When it comes down to it, you have to trust the player. Things like this happen ALL THE TIME. Just happened to be the most famous athlete in the sport this time. And the media (most who have never been in a training room or coach-doctor-trainer meeting) act like its some sort of conspiracy. No, it's just the nature of the beast.
he wants to go to alamo bowls and stay at river center.
shanahan decides who to put on the field even if a player is begging.
don't forget the Holiday Bowl. He likes San Diego.
We dont want to upset Harrison.
Darrion Johnson @tha_lucky7
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Like I said, you have to trust your players. Guarantee they did functional testing before the game and he looked good, so they gave him the green light. Just like last week against Dallas. And the week before. You'd be surprised what some guys play through. RGIII knew the risks. He knew how he was feeling. If he was only 50%, but told the coach, docs, and trainers that he was 85%, that's on him, not the staff.
Doesn't help either that that was one of the worst fields I've ever seen.
Robert Griffin III @RGIII
Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season.
We dont agree on this one. He's dragging a leg behind him into a little shed and then back out to the field. Shanahan should have said no. Player has culpability but the coach can veto him and should have.
Very, very easy to say that now. I'm an athletic trainer. I've seen this same scenario play out dozens of times. In the heat of battle, it's definitely a different story. If your star player says he can go, more often than not, the coach is gonna say get in there. I'm not saying its the right thing to do. What I'm saying is that it's the nature of the sport. Coaches trust their players. Like it or not.
This post was edited by Grady Wilson 15 months ago
Peter King @SI_PeterKing
Wes Welker played 32 weeks post-ACL/MCL surgery. Adrian Peterson 37 weeks post-ACL/MCL. Re RG3's ACL/LCL, it's 34.5 weeks till opening day.
Boobie Miles (in the movie, not real life) comes to mind....players just have that attitude that they want to and need to be on the field. In all honestly this Redskins team was not going to win a Superbowl, they were hoping at best to win a game or two and have momentum going forward. Guys don't often think about the longterm effects of their decisions...
The little shed was interesting to me....their field plus their stadium is a joke...
Damnit 3G. That down vote was an accident. Meant to hit the up vote. My bad. Keep up the good work.
I got him for ya.
"I don't hate you, I'm just not necessarily excited about your existence."
and his coach knew better as well but did nothing.
Not saying when the game started it was the wrong decision. but on a sloppy field with a gimpy player running at 25% and having come out of the game already to do whatever it was in that shed. Sorry I just dont agree with Grady in that scenario and yes I have vetoed a player before granted not on a professional level. I have also known coaches that have vetoed a player in spite of the begging. The coach had him in because they still had a chance to win. If that weren't the case he'd have been sitting.
That's a fair enough argument.
David Ubben @davidubben
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I agree with you for the most part but as an athletic trainer wouldn't you take a more cautious course considering he blew out the same knee? That is what would be concerning to me.
As an athletic trainer, I'm just just the messenger. I'm the relay between the doc and the coach. It's pretty much out of my hands. I can make recommendations, but the final say is the coach. Or the doc if he determines its just not wise. Which makes the knee so tricky. With the LCL, he may have instability, but if you brace it and the athlete feels comfortable, then you can play with it. The problem was with playcalling, IMO. You know your injured qb isn't 100%. Why run plays like he is. That's where I have a problem with the Shannahans. Not whether you play RGIII. But how you play him.
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