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M.O.T.H.
03-06-2009, 01:28 PM
TCU linebacker Jason Phillips revealed Friday that he has a torn ACL in his left knee.

Phillips, rated the third best inside linebacker prospect by NFL Network's Mike Mayock, believes he suffered the injury at the Combine last month.
Source: NFL.com (http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/06/tcu-lb-phillips-has-torn-acl/)


Really tough break for Jason.

stephenson86
03-06-2009, 01:30 PM
thats really not good for him, will drop him down to the 6th or 7th round, maybe even undrafted

Splat
03-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Pretty lame news.

BeerBaron
03-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Thats a burn....worst possible time for that to happen to anyone.

Don Vito
03-06-2009, 02:17 PM
That sucks pretty bad.

bored of education
03-06-2009, 02:23 PM
could be a great UDFA pick up!

BeerBaron
03-06-2009, 02:34 PM
could be a great UDFA pick up!

Sign him, stash him on IR right away, have him for next year I suppose.

HeavyLeggedWaistBender
03-06-2009, 03:17 PM
wow that sucks.

im sure he'll be a productive player some team smart enough to sign him, but what a bummer.

MURPHMAN
03-06-2009, 03:23 PM
I bet a few teams with compensatory 7th round picks might spend one of him. The question is, who might risk a 6th on him.

etk
03-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Sucky news. He was one of my favorite LB prospects. Erin Henderson pt. 2 here we come.

thetedginnshow
03-06-2009, 03:45 PM
I really liked him. That's too bad.

M.O.T.H.
03-06-2009, 03:49 PM
God damn Mayock messed up but, that's actually a good thing.


Updating a previous item, TCU inside linebacker Jason Phillips suffered a torn left meniscus -- not a torn ACL.

Phillips will be on crutches for eight weeks with another four weeks of rehab. Though he'll miss minicamps, he should be healthy in time for training camp. Phillips was impressive at the Combine before suffering the injury.

JRTPlaya21
03-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Good news M.O.T.H.

Shahin
03-06-2009, 06:40 PM
Man, words wouldn't explain how pissed I'd be if they misreported an injury that significant about me in that situation.

ThePudge
03-06-2009, 06:58 PM
Sucky news. He was one of my favorite LB prospects. Erin Henderson pt. 2 here we come.

I thought Erin Henderson just didn't have an ACL. Something crazy like that. Jack Ikegwounu was drafted after a torn ACL in the fourth a year ago. I thought Henderson's was something a bit crazier.

The meniscus tear is good news for his stock. This doesn't help Jason Phillips though, who will likely be looking at a 5th-7th slot instead of 3rd-4th any more. Tough break for Phillips, as he will no longer be able to privately work out for teams, but it's no Brian Mandeville story. Still a very draftable prospect that should be plenty ready for training camp or at the worst, preseason.

etk
03-06-2009, 10:35 PM
I thought Erin Henderson just didn't have an ACL. Something crazy like that. Jack Ikegwounu was drafted after a torn ACL in the fourth a year ago. I thought Henderson's was something a bit crazier.

The meniscus tear is good news for his stock. This doesn't help Jason Phillips though, who will likely be looking at a 5th-7th slot instead of 3rd-4th any more. Tough break for Phillips, as he will no longer be able to privately work out for teams, but it's no Brian Mandeville story. Still a very draftable prospect that should be plenty ready for training camp or at the worst, preseason.

Yeah he should be drafted no problem as it's not a ligament tear.

thule
03-06-2009, 10:39 PM
It was reported that this shouldn't affect his drat stock at all...he is suposedly still the #3 ILB in the draft

Guarnstar23
03-06-2009, 11:05 PM
Yeh i dont know how high level athletes especially in football play without an acl , i know hines ward does it , and ive heard through the grapevine that henderson had no acl but that knocked him out of the first 7 rounds of the draft.

sporzy
03-07-2009, 08:14 PM
I think Roberto Garza is another that doesn't have an ACL. I wonder what that feels like?

critesy
03-07-2009, 08:39 PM
yeah! i tore my meniscus not too long ago so i feel for this guy.
were bonding.

phlysac
03-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Yeh i dont know how high level athletes especially in football play without an acl , i know hines ward does it , and ive heard through the grapevine that henderson had no acl but that knocked him out of the first 7 rounds of the draft.

The thing with Hines Ward is that he hasn't had the use of his ACL since early in his childhood. All of his musculature development happened after that injury. He is the exception by far.

Halsey
03-07-2009, 08:52 PM
Well, I assume that means his medical care for the injury will be taken care of by the NFL. I wonder if he will get some sort of compensation since this will likely cause him to lose money on draft day.

Guarnstar23
03-08-2009, 04:42 AM
Can someone confirm . if brian westbrook has no acl ? . if i remember correctly he tore his acl twice , and played a whole two seasons at villanova on a torn acl , he get surgery ?

umphrey
03-08-2009, 05:54 AM
How do you hurt yourself that bad at no contact combine workouts? I look at this as even worse news than having an injury riddled past in college - his body must be pretty damn brittle.

energizerbunny
03-08-2009, 01:20 PM
torn meniscus is no big deal, I had one and was back lifting weights again in a month, he should be full-go by mini-camp

Mr. Stiller
03-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Thats what ruined my sports career right there. Torn Lateral meniscus.

Luckily for Jason, he probably didn't have 4 consults with doctors calling it a sprain and eventually tearing 75% of it up.

LookItsAlDavis
03-08-2009, 06:23 PM
Meniscus tears are a pain in the ass. I tore mine last September, and had surgery on it over winter break. The guy should be able to play on it, but it's a pretty nagging injury.