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

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

  1. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It's interesting because what he said was (paraphrasing) he does not have much soft cartilage on the inner side of his knee, so not much there to prevent bone on bone banging.

    I am certainly not a doctor, but I am not sure how that just gets better on it's own.
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I do too as well but I think his best days are behind him. I doubt that he will ever play more than 10 games in a season. We need stability at that position moving forward, not question marks. They can't franchise tag him again, its a contract or let him walk, I say do the latter.
  3. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Yeah let's get all we can out of him this season. He is motivated also to play since he needs to get his last big FA money somewhere. It's too bad for him I can sympathize the guy has performed well for us and he has his future to worry about.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Well, that's why I said I have concerns. If he has a flap tear that's not healed then it may repair itself. Often you have to scope the knee and suture it down. I don't know what 'not much soft cartilage' really means tho. It could mean not much at all like none or that it is thin on the medial surface or there is a flap tear or even a chunk missing. Without more data all I can give is a speculative albeit educated guess. It's still a guess.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    You may be right. I think we have to see how the hand plays out before assessing our position.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Agreed. Let's hope for the best. It's still my opinion he's the best guy to play over there despite Selvie doing well with the pass rush.
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  7. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Actually I predicted we'd get solid production from that spot even w/o Spencer.

    Of course I was thinking Tyrone Crawford at the time...
  8. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Nobody expected the Selvinator! Question: if he takes a pic of himself and puts it on Instagram is it a Selvie or a Selfie?
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Thank god we didn't pay him that $500 million 20 year contract that he wanted.

    Do not pay for age! Do not buy stocks at their high point !!!
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  10. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yes, I am just speculating as well, but it sounded to me in watching his interview, like a guy who knew he would be struggling with this all year and was just going to have to tough it out the best he could.
  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    jerry made a VERY bad call by franchising spencer this year
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We needed to go DL and DL with our first picks next year before this news.
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  13. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    there is a reason why you dont give long-term contracts to players close to 30

    the "unexpected" (in a bad way) happens way more to them
  14. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I would rather have Selvie than Spencer anyways. Selvie is a monster
  15. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    I think we should go DL, OG
  16. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    It's 4 more years, actually.

    The team added two additional years to the contract when they restructured it last off-season to pro-rate Demarcus Ware's new signing bonus over five years (maximum allowed) when creating cap space for this season.
  17. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    George Selvie....

    Come on down!
  18. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I will never understand why one of the most valuable players on this team gets bashed so much. He was the defensive MVP for us last season.
  19. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    Solid production from Selvie, but depth is still an issue.
  20. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    So, when I was young, I ran competitively (practice 15 to 20 miles/day)...I have had both knees scoped...at times, I can barely walk since one of them has no cartilage left in it...I feel for the guy if he is missing that - it is painful for me, but he relies on his knees for speed, balance and most importantly, lateral movement...he won't get that with little to no cartilage...

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