Originally Posted by Chief
Troy also knows a thing or two about bad backs.
That's the thing that alot of people forget about Troy Aikman. Yes he had concussion problems, and the cheap shot by Arrington was the final straw, but Troy retired as much over his back problems as he did the concussion problems, and I would venture to say that it was moreso the back than the head. At one point, during his final season, Troy took his 3rd (and final) cortizone shot for his back to get through the game. I don't remember why but they explained in the telecast that a doctor would not give more than three cortizone shots to a patient. Troy took the final shot in a last desperate attempt to keep his back problem at bay, but it was dgenerating quickly and everyone, including Troy, knew it. That was TRULY the beginning of the end.