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News: Watkins: Some injured Cowboys' could be limited

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys open training camp practices in Oxnard, Calif., on Sunday, several players could be slowed in their return from injuries.

    Quarterback Tony Romo (back) has been cleared to practice, but defensive end DeMarcus Ware (shoulder), defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (sports hernia) guard Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder) and Danny Coale (knee) could be limited in the early portions of training camp practices.

    "We'll have to monitor those guys and a couple of guys and see how they are," Garrett said Thursday afternoon from Cowboys Stadium. "We'll do the conditioning test on day 1 of training camp and see where they are physically after that and make some decision. We have a plan for each of those guys going into it, based on what their injury has been and different start dates for some guys, different ways to work back into training camp and work back into football."

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4710200/some-injured-cowboys-could-be-limited
  2. dmq

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

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    Any scoop on where Coale is in his recovery?
  3. iRepDatStar

    iRepDatStar Member

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    i just pray we have no injuries this year... but thats almost impossible to do
  4. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    it's weird when the 7 month off-season ends and there are players who are still recovering from last year's injuries,,, those are some nasty injuries.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Keep in mind several of those players are limited due to offseason surgeries due to either injuries suffered last season or simply players advancing in years.
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I would like to know where Livings is at with his knee. To me that's a big, big issue that we've heard little about.
  7. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Well, yeah,,, i guess, we all know who these players are and how old they are. My post was referring to those players(Ware/Ratliff) that are recovering from the same injuries they ended their season with 7 months ago. That's a long time.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's a valid point.

    Keep in mind that they could be behind (also) because they haven't been able to participate in offseason workouts like the other players. So it may not be an injury issue but a conditioning issue.
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  9. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm disappointed continuing to hear about injury issues yet again limiting offensive line starters. This team really needs to get it together with that group.
  10. dart

    dart Benched

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    I don't like the defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (sports hernia)

    so why is'nt he getting a operation - bet we don't see him this year again

    Symptoms of a sports hernia include:
    • Pain in the lower abdomen
    • Pain in the groin
    • Pain in the testicle (males)
    • Persistent pain lasting over a month
    Often, patients report a history of chronic groin pain but experience relief from rest. However, the situation worsens with every run, cut, forward bend or other movement where the groin is strained. Most hernia patients cannot remember a specific injury for the onset. Rather, the initial tear is compounded as a group of small tears due to continued participation in athletic activities.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Earlier tonight I heard Ware say he was 94%. I lol'ed.
  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I definitely would let Ware take it easy until that shoulder gets completely healthy....
  13. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    I'm really not all too worried about Berny's injury. I am not too worried about him being on the field either, to be honest. He is a back-up caliber talent and I want to see what Leary/Killer K can do in place of him.
  14. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    True, hopefully that's all it is...
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he practiced during the OTAs and mini-camp; however, I think he was running and cutting in side work with the trainers.
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Cowboys should do whatever it takes to give players like Ware, Ratliff and Austin the best chance of being healthy for game 1. How much full speed practice time do those guys really need? Even with the defensive scheme change, it don't see Ware and Ratliff needing full speed reps to learn it. I would prefer them learning on the fly in game 1 and being healthy over being injured for game 1.
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  17. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    He got the hernia operation back in December. That said, I have my concerns about him being healthy for the season as well. He should be ready to go by now I would think, but the point above about conditioning is hopefully the reason.

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8744630/jay-ratliff-dallas-cowboys-surgery-sports-hernia
  18. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Wow-Ratliff limited....shocking development.
  19. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    I've read elsewhere that we are very healthy going into camp this year. Also that Ware, Ratliff and Leary are ready to go. This is an article by Calvin Watkins, so accuracy isn't a strong point. It's simply Watkins looking at who didn't practice for OTAs and extrapolating to TC without looking into it. There are a few article out there that directly contradict Watkin's assertion that injuries are lingering.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Did Leary have a problem?

    I didn't hear of that.

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