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News: Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson gets epidural shot to help relieve his lower back

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Mr Cowboy, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    IRVING — Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson said his back is “feeling real good” after he had an epidural shot two weeks ago.

    Rehabbing his strained hamstring a few weeks ago, Johnson injured his back while doing squats, he said.

    “I was squatting trying to get my hamstrings better and went to rack it like I’ve done a million times and it just kind of gave out on me,” Johnson said. “I don’t know if I relaxed for a second or what.”

    Johnson said the pain was in his lower back.

    “ I got an epidural shot two weeks ago just to calm it down and rested for a couple of days,” Johnson said, “and it’s feeling real good.”

    The Cowboys could really use Johnson right now. He’s missed most of his practice time while with the Cowboys because of hamstring injuries, but Dallas has kept him on its roster. On Sunday, starting safety Barry Church was lost for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon and starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh was inactive because of a strained right calf. The Cowboys signed Eric Frampton on Tuesday to add depth at safety.

    “I just want to help the team out anyway I can,” Johnson said. “With Gerald [out] last week and Barry for the season, I would help the team out greatly right now. Obviously I want to get out there and prove myself but I want to help the team more than anything.”

    Johnson said the hardest aspect of his rehab is being told to slow down.


    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...hot-to-help-relieve-his-lower-back-pain.html/
  2. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    who cares what he said, his play shows effort and toughness and aptitude for the game at the highest level. nothing to see here.
  3. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    though many fans have written him off as weak, I'm patiently waiting for him to have a chance--like his attitude and football instincts
  4. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    What play... You mean in college?
  5. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Can he get a toughness shot while he is at it?
  6. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    To date, all Matt Johnson has showed me is that he can't stretch properly and can't lift properly.

    I think S Troy Polamalu once said that he doesn't lift any weight over 25 pounds when training.
  7. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    So, you never tweaked your back doing squats? I must have done it a half dozen times over the years. Chiropractor always got me straightened out.

    :D
  8. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    The people making the comments are what they are internet tough guys.

    I just ignore them it is idiotic statements and it is obvious they are just *****ing because he has not practiced or played yet. I expected the team to IR him by now myself we will see
  9. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    It's the same types would never stop talking about what idiots the Cowboys are if they released him and he went on to thrive for someone else a few years down the road.
  10. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I have too, but I've never done squats to improve my hamstrings.
  11. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I don't think that they were trying to get him to weight train on the injured muscle outside of the context of his rehab.

    I don't know how much freedom he is allowed in what work he does but for a rehabbing player, I doubt it's overly much.
  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't either, but it seems to me to be a contradiction to read about squats and rehabbing his hamstrings.

    Seems enough for him to injure himself though.
  13. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Depends when I shredded my hamstring muscle after 6 weeks when the twinges went away. I could not run and I lost a lot of strength in my hamstring. Very possible if he had a Hamstring tear then he would need to rehab and strengthen the muscle in the leg.
  14. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    He will not play one down this year.
  15. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    That's the spirit!

    I like that one along with: "We're all going to die!"
  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    If they did not want him doing squats then he would not be doing them is what I am saying. If he went freelance and hurt himself outside of the rehab program I would think that was a story.

    I can just think of other possibilities rather than him being a snatch patch as to what his issue is. Maybe he is physically unable to hang. Maybe he's mentally weak. Maybe he doesn't know how to train. Maybe it was just an accident. Maybe he was working too hard. Maybe he wasn't keeping up in his rehab and then pushed to hard. Maybe it's something i don't know about because I am not there or privy to what is going on in his training.
  17. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    All fair questions, my comments were more directed toward squats being the exercise of choice for rehabbing hanstrings.
  18. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    We all are going to die
  19. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    It's perfectly reasonable to do squats for your hamstrings...
  20. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    I do squats when I can no longer stand up, but not for long. Squats lead to laying down.

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