OT: Dex Coakley

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  1. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Suffered a pretty serious injury today. Dislocated ankle. That's nasty. His season is over -- might be hard for him to come back from that next year.
  2. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    That's a shame. I guess he won't get to play against his old team this year.
  3. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    How was he doing before the injury?
  4. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Well-Known Member

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    Thats too bad. The only thing he had was speed and quickness so he could be done for good.
    However, while watching a Rams game earlier in the season, I couldn't keep from being happy he was there and not in Dallas as some team was running all over them and him in particular.
  5. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    That injury was nasty. I hope he can bounce back but from what I saw, he might be done for good.
  6. khurt

    khurt New Member

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    Rams' Coakley to undergo surgery
    NFL.com wire reports

    ST. LOUIS (Dec. 4, 2005) -- St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Dexter Coakley will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his left ankle and breaking his leg in a 24-9 loss to the Redskins.

    Coakley was hurt pursuing on a running play with 1:01 to go in the first quarter, and got rolled over from behind. He was down for several minutes, and among those who came over to check on his status was interim coach Joe Vitt.

    Vitt said Coakley would undergo surgery as soon as Dec. 5.

    "He's a heck of a player, a heck of a leader," Vitt said. "We're going to miss him. It's a shame, it really is."

    The injury appeared similar to that sustained by former Rams defensive back Aeneas Williams in 2002. Williams missed the second half of that season and had to move from cornerback to safety the next season.

    Coakley is in his first year with the Rams after signing a five-year, $14.5 free-agent deal in the offseason. He entered the game eighth on the team with 41 total tackles and had two sacks, and was credited with a pass breakup against Washington.
  7. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Benched

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    I saw this during the game. It was a nasty looking injury.

    Get well soon Dex!
  8. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Ankle dislocations are nasty, nasty injuries. At his age and his style of play, this is likely it for Coakley.

    Hopefully his Orthopod puts his ankle back together well. Lots of people have severe chronic stiffness and pain after this type of injury.
  9. WilmingtonHeel

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    Classy guy and player not what he once was but that's OKay much respect for his career never made excuses just came to work. Get well Dex!
  10. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    thats my son!!!!!!!
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    All three of our former 4-3 starters at LB are now on IR. Coakley, Nguyen, Singleton.
  12. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    Your not really Dex's pops

    Are ya?
  13. Rude

    Rude New Member

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    He was born in 71. so that means he had dex at the age of 10 or so ;)
  14. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    I wish him all the best.
  15. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Dang! Always liked this guy......get well Dexter
  16. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Get well Dex, and thanks for the great memories.

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