Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jaybird, Aug 9, 2013.
Been off line for a while. Did he ever get over his booboo.? Is he playing in tonights game?
From what I heard his deal was 1-2 weeks.
he's out for the remainder of the preseason. dont even ask me how
This is too bad. Guy has a football mind and a water polo body, so far. It's a shame because he sure seems to be around the football alot.
The ones on the sidelines you mean?
That's funny right there, literally lol.
It's actually day to day but could last that long.
I've never heard of someone missing time for a pre-stress fracture...how can you even diagnose that? It's either a fracture or it's not.
However, If he gets a stress fracture his season is over, so it's probably better to be safe than sorry.
The coaching staff has to be completely fed up with him.
It is a shame that Johnson & Coale can not stay on the field. Johnson seems to have something the few times you get to see him play.
I had high hopes for both players, but at this point I don't have any patience for players who are constantly injured, especially if they haven't really shown anything.
Johnson may have done enough to make the team, but Coale is done. Put him on the PS if anything.
Even Veterans are starting to get me a bit pissed. I'm a huge supporter of this defensive line, but it's aged and broken.
At least Johnson has been practicing the entire offseason. Coale hasn't even done that.
In the Miami game, Johnson did look pretty decent in the 2-3 series that he did play, imo.
It's frustrating for everyone because he seems like he could help, but those are just words until he can stay on the field.
A stress reaction is just a precursor to a stress fracture. The bone is breaking down, but hasn't actually gotten to the point where it's cracked or fractured. Usually rest is all that needed, with a decrease in weight bearing, either with crutches or a walking boot. He's probably doing a lot of pool exercises. The best way to detect one is typically a combination of MRI and bone scan. Plain X-rays typically don't show stress injuries.
You don't lose a whole season from a stress fracture. At least not typically, unless for some reason it just won't heal. Usually a safe bet is 2-4 weeks, give or take.
They have displayed almost infinite patience and it does not look like it has wavered. I have never seen anything like it for a mid-round average prospect. It is almost like they are bound and determined to show they stole him or something.
Maybe he should be doing the pool exercises in a pool full of milk!
I'm sure they're frustrated, but I can't imagine they'd be completely fed up with him. Players get hurt, sometimes repeatedly (see: Lee, Sean). It's not like he's being lazy, or dogging it, or magnifying the injury for personal reasons. Besides, they're the ones who put him on the draft board, knowing he had an injury history in college.
I think part of it last year is we had no other real options. Peprah and Frampton were horrible. We were playing Carr at safety, which he hasn't played since high school. We couldn't find anybody else off the street that could do better than an athletic 4th round pick, unfortunately. It was painful to watch the backup safeties last year because not a single one of them could tackle to save their lives.
I like Johnson's upside, but I think that many people (including myself) were overstating how good he must be since the staff kept him around last year. I don't think it was unreasonable for the staff to do so simply because there were no better options out there.
No, I get that. Im not saying they should give up on him or anything, but it has to be hard when you are trying to get a guy involved and, in a little more than a year, he has never been able to stay on the field.
Oh, I'm sure a few choice words have been thrown around in the coaches' office regarding him. But probably more based on the circumstance than the actual player himself. I admit, when I saw him chasing down the receiver, I was kinda holding my breath. And of course, when he spun around and immediately grabbed his leg I said, "and Johnson's hurt again."