Spencer *may* need surgery ...at some point

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Pessimist_cowboy, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Jerry made THe right call on this one . He didn't sign him long term , sounds like he might be done for the year , he needs micro fracture surgery .spencer will likely never be the same , the only way he could play is maybe 20 snaps per game and it will be painful throughout . If he chooses surgery now he is done for 12 months .

    This is what the fan is reporting
  2. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    This is why I did not care for Spencer's return
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  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Spencer said he will get days off during the season until his knee feels better.

    Team officials described Spencer's knee surgery as minor.

    "I have like soft cartilage on the inner side of my knee that's causing [the pain]," Spencer said. "It's not stopping the banging of the bone. It's going to take a little bit more time to heal, and we really don't have time right now."

    When you hear about banging of bones in the knee, it raises questions about the long-term health of a player and whether the cartilage is gone. Microfracture surgery is a procedure that creates fractures in the bone to develop new cartilage.

    But Spencer said he doesn't need it.

    More: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...y-spencer-reveals-info-about-his-knee-surgery
  4. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Right. Because this was a predictable event.
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  5. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    We're getting solid production from the position without him. Mr. "I dont always go all out" is the last lazy holdover on defense
  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Right. And THAT was a predictable event, too.
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  7. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Woodys Girl for the actual quotes and info. Pessimist Cowboy please note - thats how it's done
  8. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I would have rather signed Freeny, Osi, or Bennett.
  9. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Poor Spencer. Poor injured millionaire.
    I hope he can plays this year and let us set his surgery sometime in . . . April. Yeah, let him rehab on someone else's dime. Let him look around the league and see who want him injured and rusty and stuff.
    Yeah, Spencer, hope you get the firstrate surgery to mend and heal you. I think the Browns might be looking for help. Oh, they are looking for young, healthy, cheap help. Oh, well.
    Hey, can you take that "injured" cancer by the name of The Rat wit you?
    Sincerest (not really) regards,
    Your buddy and former fan, Gimmetheball!
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  10. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think we would sign him, nor did I think we would franchise him. That bet Jerry made with the franchise tag this season does NOT appear to be working out. We should have gone separate ways. I hope to be pleasantly surprised but it looks bad right now.
  11. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Spencer made a bad business decision. He will find his market a bit sparser than he originally thought and his signing bonus will be paltry. Hope he hasn't been spending money he doesn't have yet. Honestly, I'm surprised Spencer doesn't sit himself down since he needs to be healthy when he enters the market.

    Also glad Ware is only signed through 2 more years.

    DeMarcus Ware is limited in practice
    September, 18, 2013
    By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys starting defensive end DeMarcus Ware was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday because of a neck stinger. Ware suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Dallas' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

    Ware didn't return to the game and said afterward he had some shoulder issues. Ware has undergone stinger issues in the past. When he gets the numbness in his neck/shoulder area, Ware quickly leaves the field and waits for the numbness to wear off before returning.
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  12. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    In this interview he definitely (about the 1:30 mark) states Microfracture surgery is not being discussed. But there seemed to be a pause before answering the question, could be nothing at all, just found it interesting.

    I guess we will see, just get the feeling he will not be totally healthy this season, hope I am wrong, he just seems to be giving off that vibe.

    Seems like a man that has a issue and is going to tough it out the best he can this year.

    Thankfully we found Selvie.
  13. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How is it not working exactly? Where would that money have gone?

    Osi...who is now playing OLB? Freeney who has a measley half a sack in 2 games and did not record a tackle against Philly?

    Eric Winston? A big name Guard who was available?

    Franchising him was too expensive yea, but it means that if he doesn't have a good year, you don't have to keep paying him for the next 5. Spencer still has a huge upside, and franchising him was the smartest move Jerry could have made, even if it was more expensive than you'd like.
  14. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    That 10 mill had to be created with a lot of future mortgaging of the salary cap. It's not paying off, maybe it's too early to know for sure, but with a bad knee the writing is on the wall that this was a bad decision.

    Rather than trying to sign any of those other big names if we went in the other direction and let Spencer go, we would have been better off saving our money and not restructuring those contracts.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Benched

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    you could probably write this story about the knees of half the linemen in the NFL
  16. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Don't worry. Jerry will resign Ware.
  17. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    michael bennett? cliff avril??
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    So Spencer being gone frees up 10 mil more next year that we can use to sign a guard or whoever. If Free continues to play solid, we aren't going to sign a tackle. Maybe some goes to Hatcher and we use some for Dez' contract. Other than that, its not like we have these glaring holes that need to be filled via FA.

    I guess I just see the cap hit as way less of an issue than other people.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    The Boys took a gamble and looks like it is not going to pay off. Certainly not $10 million + worth.
  20. dstovall5

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