Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category

DeAndre Brown’s Leg Is Not Feeling Good

December 22, 2008

Southern Mississippi WR DeAndre Brown will not be having a good holiday vacation. In last night’s overtime win vs. Troy, it appeared as if Brown broke both bones in his lower leg while attempting a catch early in the first quarter. The true freshman, who was considered one of the biggest recruits in Southern Mississippi’s football history, had just set the school record with 67 receptions on the season (1,108 yards and 12 TDs). It’s unfortunate to say the least.

This is the same injury as Houston freshman WR Patrick Edwards sustained earlier in the year. And although there are two different mechanisms of injury, both are brutal and both require rods to be placed in the leg. It’s hard to say if either standout receiver will ever reach their full potential because of these injuries, but the one thing that is certain is that both will have a long rehab process ahead of them.

Every time I see this type of injury, I can’t help but think of former Husker TE Matt Herian and what became of him.

Houston, We Have A Problem

October 29, 2008

In case you didn’t watch Marshall’s 37-23 win over Houston last night on ESPN, you probably missed this little accident. Houston freshman WR Patrick Edwards (634 yards, 4 TDs) was running for a ball from QB Blake Joseph in the third quarter when this happened (from espn):

Edwards, running deep for a pass from Blake Joseph, ran out of the back of the end zone into a band equipment cart parked just beyond the out-of-bounds line. The impact, captured by ESPN’s cameras, caused a compound fracture of Edwards’ right leg according to the Houston Chronicle.

Cougars coach Kevin Sumlin told the Chronicle that while he had “his opinions” on the subject, he would offer no comment on such a dangerous situation. Houston athletics director Dave Maggard said he will pursue the subject with Marshall officials.

Since Cougars’ coach Sumlin wouldn’t offer any specifics on “his opinions”, I’ll help him out. I’m not going to hold it against Marshall that they can’t afford a bigger stadium with more room. However, the least you can do is have the marching band move their shitty metal machinery more than five feet from the out of bounds line. I’m sure some band equipment manager has been told a thousand times not to leave the cart behind the endzone because a football player is going to run full speed into it and break his leg, and I’m sure the band dude always tells himself “the chances of that happening are slim to none” and sits his ass back down. Well, your luck ran out buddy and now a potential freshman All-American wide receiver may have lost his football career. If you think this kid will ever be the same, give Matt Herian a call. Heads will roll and I’ll be interested to see how far.

That’s Going To Leave A Mark

September 22, 2008

I can’t begin to imagine how Texas TE Blaine Irby’s right knee was feeling after it was dislocated by this hit in the Longhorn’s 52-10 win over Rice last Saturday. Irby’s absence hurts the Texas offense as the sophomore standout had 10 receptions, 95 yards, and 2 touchdowns so far this season and was getting better every week. The only good news, if there is any, for him and for Longhorn fans is that after extensive surgery and a year of rehabilitation, Irby could be back in 2009 with three years of eligibility after he is granted a medical redshirt for this season. Personally, I just hope the poor kid will be able to walk again.