Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Reacting to Training Camp Injuries
During this time of year, we hear a lot of stories about football players being withheld from practice or leaving practice early with injury. But I have a basic rule for responding to these stories:
Don't panic unless you hear some form of the word "break," the word "weeks," or the letters "CL" together.
If you hear the words "break," "broke," or "broken" regarding a player, then you are allowed to panic (though you might not have to).
If you hear the word "weeks" in relation to a player (especially when combined with the word "to," as in "___ to ___ weeks," or "up to ___ weeks"), then you are allowed to panic (though you might not have to).
If you hear "ACL," "MCL," or any other "CL" out there in relation to a player, then you are allowed to panic (and most assuredly should).
Any other stories about injuries you can monitor or ignore at your leisure.
Are there any other words I'm missing?
Posted by Pacifist Viking at 7:31 PM
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It really annoys me that, in the regular season, putting a player on the PUP is drastic. But in preseason, the PUP designation is merely a way to circumvent roster limits and is totally meaningless.ReplyDelete
They should have different names.