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Marcus Lattimore

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by RS12, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Wow that a gruesome looking injury. You wonder why these guys rush to get paid. Hopefully he can still have a Frank Gore type career (wrecked both knees). Hope for the best for this kid.
  2. Dmoore Esq

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    I feel so bad for that guy. Hope he works his way back and can have a career in the NFL. Such a great talent.
  3. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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  4. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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  6. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Hope he recovers. Never like seeing those type of injuries.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Ouch, looks like that ruptured every ligament possible in that knee :(
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was forever a "stay-in-school type fan. But that has changed as reality set in.
    This is just a reminder of why these days none of us ever have a right to insist that players stay in school once they have high draft value. This applies to running backs most of all...as they have a certain number of carries in them and it doesn't matter at what level it is.

    He's just a junior, so things will work out eventually for him. Hopefully.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Such a tough break for Marcus.
  10. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    How far does he fall? That was a McGahee type injury. With his knee history, I can't see a team investing anything higher than a 3rd for him.
  11. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Sad as he just lost millions of dollars today from no fault of his own. His injury history goes to show you how you just can't take RB's high in the draft unless they are a generational talent and why you need a stable of capable backs in the league.
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Depends on what the docs say and whether he returns to SC and plays well or goes to the NFL. Hard to say.
  13. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    Poor guy. That is the tragedy of football.

    No matter how good you are, it can all be over on any given play.

    Personally I just don't think its worth it.
  14. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    That's a damn shame. Hope he can still try to make an NFL roster eventually
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    News on 2014 RB Marcus Lattimore is broken femur, patella, and all four knee ligaments are torn. Horrible, horrible news for the young man.
  16. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    The worst case scenario is he comes out of there with a Degree. That's a good thing.

    Hope he recovers and has a productive NFL career, but if not he always has that degree to fall back on.
  17. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Broke his FEMUR?

    OMG, he's done.


    Just get your degree, son, and make a career for yourself that doesn't require you to play football.

    Sad sad situation, I wish him well.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sick injury. Agree he better get his degree.
  19. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    At least the good news is he's only a junior. Spurrier can redshirt him next year and give him 2 more years so he can finish school. I'm not sure how serious he was about his education since he was such a top prospect and probably knew he'd have a good chance of going to the NFL since his junior year of HS. But now he can have 2 years to evaluate his future.
  20. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    That was ugly.....gruesome......I feel real bad not only for Lattimore, but also the player that hit him. You know that kid has to be going through so much in his mind right now. No one wants to get injured and almost no one wants to be "That Guy" who put someone on the shelf. That really took away from what was a great game.

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