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Old 01-21-2019, 09:54 PM   #16
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Re: Alex Smith released from hospital

It does not make sense for Alex to risk his future ability to walk normally....for what? He already is wealthy.
But the biggest hurdle for Alex is he will be 35 competing against world class young NFL athletes. The risk/reward is not favoring Alex coming back to get sacked more.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:40 AM   #17
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Ya'll really wanna commit 40+ mil to 2 qb's knowing one can't play?

It's draft or bust. Good article Irrefutable, if that former NFL doc is right we need to be exploring all available options this offseason. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:50 AM   #18
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At this point just hoping Alex can walk normal without pain the rest of his life. I think chances of him returning to play are slim and none.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:14 AM   #19
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The physician in the SD Tribune article is a great source. Alex's hope of being able to play again - ever - rests on whether or not he will need a free flap graft.

When they had to remove the infected tissue around the broken bone, they may have had to take muscle with it. If that's the case it means he will have lost at least some level of movement function in the leg, and they will come in with a flap graft to make it look normal again, but it won't function normally again.

If he has a free flap graft, he will probably walk with a limp the rest of his life and will not be able to play football again. Alex and his doctors likely already know whether he will need one or not. Stay tuned for that piece of info in the coming months.

Agree with those who've commented thus far, the Skins have to look at Alex as virtually retired.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:30 AM   #20
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What about a trade for Wentz. He fits our profile to a tee. High upside, often injured, possible attitude issue.
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:04 AM   #21
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What about a trade for Wentz. He fits our profile to a tee. High upside, often injured, possible attitude issue.


Iím not buying into the last part



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Old 01-22-2019, 10:06 AM   #22
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There is ZERO and I mean less than ZERO % chance Wentz is moved let alone to The skins. We are going to draft a rookie QB folks, there is no other way out. Sighing a Tyrod or a Teddy B. Etc is just a stopgap move. I'd be willing to Draft Grier and then sigh a vet to start the season.
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:12 AM   #23
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lol...trading for Wentz.

if we going there, why not trade for Aaron Rodgers, Todd Gurley, JJ Watt, Bill Belichek, lets resurrect Jack Kent Cooke from the dead to buy the team back, etc.
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:17 AM   #24
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The Eagles would never be stupid enough to trade Wentz to the Redskins. But I do believe there is some rumblings about how he runs the offense. You didn't see any of the wr's come to his defense did you? The offense at least from what I've seen runs smoother when Foles is in there. He spreads the ball around where Wentz just throws to his buddy.

But we're not getting either, as everyone has said it's draft or bust for us. We gotta get someone on a rookie deal and hope he beats out Colt and maybe another vet. I wouldn't even be mad if we drafted two QB's, one early and another in the later rounds.
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From Doctor Salene Parekh @ Duke University

"This is called an external fixator. Used in setting of infection, soft tissue concern, lack of hardware. Usually more stiff afterwards. IMO 8-12 months RTP and career threatening"

Yeah.. his career is over
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The Eagles would never be stupid enough to trade Wentz to the Redskins. But I do believe there is some rumblings about how he runs the offense. You didn't see any of the wr's come to his defense did you? The offense at least from what I've seen runs smoother when Foles is in there. He spreads the ball around where Wentz just throws to his buddy.

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But I thought he would be back in 6 months?
That is the kind of stuff that infuriates me with Gruden. He didn't even know the full nature of the injury, really had no idea, and he goes and has the presser and says basically "Yeah, Alex is going to be fine, he's going to be back in 6 months".

Other coaches would say something like "Well I don't want to speculate on the nature of his injury, I haven't gotten to talk to the medical staff yet, but certainly I want to wish him the best and a speedy recovery". But not Gruden.
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That is the kind of stuff that infuriates me with Gruden. He didn't even know the full nature of the injury, really had no idea, and he goes and has the presser and says basically "Yeah, Alex is going to be fine, he's going to be back in 6 months".

Other coaches would say something like "Well I don't want to speculate on the nature of his injury, I haven't gotten to talk to the medical staff yet, but certainly I want to wish him the best and a speedy recovery". But not Gruden.
I don't remember him saying that at all. When the infection struck he and the Redskins asked for privacy on behalf of Alex and he gave no timetable for return.
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I don't remember him saying that at all. When the infection struck he and the Redskins asked for privacy on behalf of Alex and he gave no timetable for return.
He said something along the lines of its usually a 6 MO recovery but I don't think he said Alex will be back
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From Doctor Salene Parekh @ Duke University

"This is called an external fixator. Used in setting of infection, soft tissue concern, lack of hardware. Usually more stiff afterwards. IMO 8-12 months RTP and career threatening"

Yeah.. his career is over
He's definitely not playing in 2019, that much is certain. But, yeah, I don't see him coming back, especially if they have to borrow muscle from another part of his body to place where the infected tissue was removed.
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