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What is Amobi Okoye issue?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by rockj7, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. rockj7

    rockj7 Active Member

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    Bryan and Mick said he will never play football again on Talking Cowboys they seemed to know something but didnt want to say. Does anyone have the scoop on whats going on with him?
  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Im still saying i think its Diabetes.
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  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    lmao Sure...that's it!
  4. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    It could be a sore throat....or, maybe a really bad hemorrhoid.
  6. StarMan

    StarMan Well-Known Member

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    No idea. But that sucks if true.
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  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Dude...do you really think that the Cowboys would sign some player that may never play football again without doing all the due diligence of finding out all about his health issue?

    I know the Cowboys organization is the worst, (as some say)...but come on! It's making it sound like the guy is on his death bed!
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  8. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    Last I heard was he was going to be checked by his doctor again in about two weeks; then a decision will be made on whether to activate him off the non-football illness list will be made.

    The Cowboys gave him a two year deal. Okoye was also at OTA's and minicamp; just didn't do the team drills. Whatever his issue is probably won't linger much longer.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The situation likely won't linger as we'll make a decision to NFI him (I.e. he doesn't get paid). He likely has a long-term issue
  10. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    Its got to be some kind of serious depression or something. That's considered an illness.
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  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Something of that nature that can be managed - but is difficult in some cases - is the likely answer. Lyme disease might be another guess.
  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I really haven't paid any attention to what was going on with him.

    Kind of odd. Needs to be signed off by a doctor but only listed as a "personal medical issue" on ESPN's blog from yesterday.

    Must be something he feels a little uneasy about making public.
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  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    T1DM can't really be managed to a point where you can compete in a full contact sport on a professional level.

    Individuals who suffer from lyme disease can make a full recovery.
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  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Jay Cutler plays QB with Type 1 diabetes.
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    He's a Quarterback. He can lose a little weight and be fine, and he doesn't have to exert the kind of energy that a defensive lineman does.

    It also affects everyone differently, like any medical condition. I've never barfed from food poisoning and other people eat one bite of undercooked fish or chicken and they're hugging a toilet for 48 hours.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Can be. My point is for every similar ailment, there are a small % who don't respond to treatment. Also, there are some who experience side effects that make it harder to compete
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  17. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Treatments work in exactly the same manner for everyone. Basic fact of medical science.
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  18. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Touché, point taken.
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You weren't that specific in your previous post. It was more of a generalaliztion insinuating that guys with Type 1 diabetes could not play professional football. Of course the specifics matter and each individual case is different.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I did not imply that with my post, you inferred.

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