Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Sep 26, 2013.
I think it was used on Matt Johnson.
I believe that's right on the money. This will basically force him, as you mentioned if he's physically able to play, to stay in Dallas for at least another year to try and show the league he can still play.
But the title to the thread is very misleading because he is done for the year. Doesn't matter if thy deemed him 100% healthy at this point. They placed him on IR and you can't take him off IR.
Nope, Johnson is on regular IR. He was on IR designated to return last season, but not this year. I don't think we've used the designation this season.
Hey, Selvie has a high motor. I posted two things about football this preseason. One was "Selvie is making this team" in his preseason debut for us. His motor is high. And he shows it every game.
That's a nice problem to have though, now, especially sense Spence got hurt.
OK, thats right.
Stick a fork in Spencer, he's done.
Oh, so now he wants to play . . . .Someone tell him we half moved on.
Spencer the FREE RIDE is over.
Here's an option, Spence: Invest your hard-earned $10 million in Solyndra. You cannot go wrong with solar enirgy.
Good bye Spencer, Good bye Spencer, just can't say it enough.
It isn't about him wanting to play this year. It is about whether him having surgery now is the best option for him. The title of the thread badly misrepresents what was written in the article.
Stick a fork in him.. he's done.
I'm done with Spencer.
I don't get it. Spencer played some good football for the Cowboys for many years.
If by good football you mean over running the play and blowing contain.
OK, Mister, let me rephase that: Oh, so now he wants to review his options instead of being a brittle, injured little whiney franchise guy who is not earning his salary.
That good football came only last year when I believe he was playing to boost his monies potential. It all went downhill when he was franchised, so he decided he was hurt and didn't want to play for Jerra, the guy who has signed his checks.
No he is trying to avoid a procedure that has some downsides to it and looking at the best option. If you are given option by the doctor wouldn't you weight the options out? Come on use your head for more than a hat rack
There have been many notable professional athletes who have undergone the procedure. Partially because of the high level of stress placed on the knees by these athletes, the surgery is not a panacea and results have been mixed. Many players' careers effectively end despite the surgery. However, some players such as Jason Kidd, Steve Yzerman, John Stockton, Kenyon Martin and Zach Randolph have been able to return at or near their pre-surgery form while players Ron Harper, Brian Grant, Chris Webber, Allan Houston, Penny Hardaway, and the late Derek Smith never regained their old form. Others such as Jamal Mashburn and Terrell Brandon never recovered and retired. Portland Trail Blazers rookie Greg Oden underwent the procedure on his right knee in early September 2007 and missed the entire 2007-2008 NBA season. At only 19 at the time of the surgery, doctors were confident that he would return to at or near full strength by the 2008-2009 season; he had a second microfracture surgery, this time on his left knee, in November 2010. Subsequently, Oden has not returned to the NBA, missing the entirety of the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 NBA seasons. The San Antonio Spurs player, Tracy McGrady also underwent microfracture surgery, doctors were confident that the 2 time scoring champion will return to full strength. As of 2012 he has not had the same speed and jumping ability as he formerly did.
In October 2005, young star Amar'e Stoudemire of the NBA's Phoenix Suns underwent one of the highest-profile microfracture surgeries to date. He returned to the court in March 2006 and initially appeared to have made a full recovery, but subsequently started feeling stiffness in both knees (his right knee had been overcompensating for the injured left knee). He and the team doctor decided he needed more time to rehab and he did not return until the 2006-2007 NBA season During the 2006-2007 season, Stoudemire returned to form, averaging 20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while playing in all 82 regular-season games and the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. His recent success has brought positive publicity to the procedure, further distancing it from a previous reputation as a possible "career death sentence" in the sports world, though he was one of the youngest of the aforementioned players to undergo the surgery.
In June 2010, Grady Sizemore of the Cleveland Indians underwent microfracture surgery after injuring his left knee while diving back to first base earlier in the season. Sizemore was re-activated as the Indians center fielder in April 2011, ending an 11-month stretch of being disabled due to his injury. In his first game back on April 17, 2011 Sizemore showed no signs of slowing down as he had 2 hits in 4 AB which included a double and Home Run. Currently, Sizemore is the only player in MLB history to come back from knee microfracture surgery and play centerfield.[