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Mr. Goosemahn
09-13-2010, 01:09 PM
Early reports indicate he damaged at least three ligaments. He also suffered nerve damage.

I read RB's rarely recover from nerve damage and that this injury could actually never heal right. Hope he does make a recovery.

This is the kind of thing you never want to see or hear about, but unfortunately, it's part of the game.

Edit: oops, forgot link.

http://mobile.twitter.com/caplannfl/status/24394744827

Hurricanes25
09-13-2010, 01:12 PM
Last I heard the Eagles were calling it a knee sprain. I'm no doctor but it looked much worse than that. Now if he did tear up his knee, hopefully he can make a comeback because that looked horrible.

SuperMcGee
09-13-2010, 01:13 PM
I hated seeing this happen and the look he had while being carried off. Just gets worse with this news. One of my favorite players in the league, this has me bummed out.

M.O.T.H.
09-13-2010, 01:22 PM
I didnt need to see him cry. I was def. feeling for Weaver.

PackerLegend
09-13-2010, 01:28 PM
I saw the replay a few times and saw no way it was just a knee sprain.

Willis McGahee's knee went all the way back and looked much worse so lets hope Leonard can make it back to.

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Splat
09-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Ya, I'm not watching that again it was enough the first time, I hope this is just the media jumping the gun and his career isn't over.

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 02:16 PM
He has damage to all 3 ligaments in his knee. One of the best FBs and one of the nicest guys in the league, my prayers go out to him.

GB12
09-13-2010, 02:17 PM
Just watching that you can tell it's season ending.

Splat
09-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Just watching that you can tell it's season ending.

Yep, as soon as they showed the replay my Dad and I looked at each other and said his season is over, it hurt just watching.

CC.SD
09-13-2010, 02:25 PM
That's a bummer I really like Weaver.

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 02:27 PM
Yep, as soon as they showed the replay my Dad and I looked at each other and said his season is over, it hurt just watching.
Imagine how I/eagles fans in general felt haha. I seriously couldn't even watch it all the way through, right when his knee started bending the wrong way I turned away and it felt like I got punched in the gut.

BigDawg819
09-13-2010, 02:40 PM
I just hope that the Eagles actually stick by Weaver and give him the time he needs to rehab and not just cast him aside with an injury settlement in the offseason.

V.I.P
09-13-2010, 02:46 PM
It hurts watching. Weaver was on his way to being one of the top FBs in the league.

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 02:46 PM
On a related note, Jamaal Jackson got a torn bicep yesterday and is out for the year as well, on the same day he came back from a torn ACL.

tjsunstein
09-13-2010, 02:49 PM
I did not want to see that more than once. You can tell it was bad by Jackson's reaction. He probably heard a scream or snap or something.

GB12
09-13-2010, 02:51 PM
On a related note, Jamaal Jackson got a torn bicep yesterday and is out for the year as well, on the same day he came back from a torn ACL.
Justin Harrell also tore his ACL, making it three season ending injuries in one game.

eaglesalltheway
09-13-2010, 02:51 PM
I haz a supermega sad... :(

My stomach dropped as soon as I saw the replay of it, and considering Weaver is my favorite Eagle, and one who I've met and talked to, this really, really ******* sucks majorly. I just hope he can come back.

*All of you can stop looking in the obituaries for my suicide now*

Hurricanes25
09-13-2010, 02:54 PM
The GB/PHI game was full of injuries. Harrell and Weaver tore up their knees, Kolb has a concussion, Bradley possibly has a concussion, and Ryan Grant injured his ankle. Am I missing anything?

Edit: Jamaal Jackson- torn bicep.

Sportsfan486
09-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Justin Harrell also tore his ACL, making it three season ending injuries in one game.

Plus four more serious injuries with two bad concussions, a hand cast for the rest of the year, and an undetermined bad ankle injury. Really rough game.

Weaver's injury definitely stands out, though, such a horrific thing. It is possible to come back from extreme injuries, ie.. McGahee, but rare. (Although McGahee didn't actually suffer the extent of the injury they're currently suggesting for Weaver. Nerve damage basically makes it impossible.)

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 02:58 PM
The GB/PHI game was full of injuries. Harrell and Weaver tore up their knees, Kolb has a concussion, Bradley possibly has a concussion, and Ryan Grant injured his ankle. Am I missing anything?
Like I mentioned above, Jamaal Jackson tore his bicep. Just a terrible game as far as injuries go.

Bradley's concussion was ugly, he got up and started walking and his knees just buckled and he fell to the ground. I was shocked when they put him back in a couple plays later and he was ruled to have a concussion at halftime and then was held out of the second half. That was way too risky. I think they did the same thing with Kolb now that I mention it.

eaglesalltheway
09-13-2010, 03:02 PM
Like I mentioned above, Jamaal Jackson tore his bicep. Just a terrible game as far as injuries go.

Bradley's concussion was ugly, he got up and started walking and his knees just buckled and he fell to the ground. I was shocked when they put him back in a couple plays later and he was ruled to have a concussion at halftime and then was held out of the second half. That was way too risky. I think they did the same thing with Kolb now that I mention it.

I think Kolb never came back in, but I was real surprised when Bradley was back in, and caught a tackle on the first play back. He recorded at least 2 tackles in 4 or 5 plays after his concussion IIRC.

Sportsfan486
09-13-2010, 03:04 PM
The GB/PHI game was full of injuries. Harrell and Weaver tore up their knees, Kolb has a concussion, Bradley possibly has a concussion, and Ryan Grant injured his ankle. Am I missing anything?

Jenkins broke multiple bones in his hand and is wearing a cast for the year. :-/

But hey! The NFL can make some more money if it needlessly plays two more of these for each team every year, so let's do that!

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 03:05 PM
I think Kolb never came back in, but I was real surprised when Bradley was back in, and caught a tackle on the first play back. He recorded at least 2 tackles in 4 or 5 plays after his concussion IIRC.
That just looks terrible on the medical staff. You can't let a guy back in the game with symptoms of a concussion. I don't care if he passed whatever tests they gave him, something serious could have happened, way more serious than what happened to Weaver.

D-Unit
09-13-2010, 03:08 PM
That's the first time I saw it...

I can't move. My mind is in pain for him.

eaglesalltheway
09-13-2010, 03:08 PM
That just looks terrible on the medical staff. You can't let a guy back in the game with symptoms of a concussion. I don't care if he passed whatever tests they gave him, something serious could have happened, way more serious than what happened to Weaver.

I agree, they never should have let him back in, but I think Bradley wanted to come back in despite what they were telling him. I give respect to him for even wanting to come back in after his concussion, when it was obvious he wasn't right in the head. I was worried about the same thing, if he would've taken another big hit to his head, their could have been all types of different brain damage. The sad thing is, he played better after being concussed than Gaither did the rest of the game.

eaglesalltheway
09-13-2010, 03:11 PM
That's the first time I saw it...

I can't move. My mind is in pain for him.

Its the worst feeling I've ever had looking at an injury happen (physically and emotionally), even worse than Theisman's leg breaking, but its probably because I am closer as a fan to Weaver than Theisman, and I watched it as it happened, and that's not to take away from the gruesomeness of Weaver's injury either.

Sportsfan486
09-13-2010, 03:35 PM
I agree, they never should have let him back in, but I think Bradley wanted to come back in despite what they were telling him. I give respect to him for even wanting to come back in after his concussion, when it was obvious he wasn't right in the head. I was worried about the same thing, if he would've taken another big hit to his head, their could have been all types of different brain damage. The sad thing is, he played better after being concussed than Gaither did the rest of the game.

Yeah, but it's not his call to get back in the game. That medical and/or coaching staff just took a gamble with his life to try and win a football game. This wasn't someone who might worsen a fracture or sprained ankle, this was someone that with the information they had could have suffered permanent brain damage with another hit. Considering how hard the NFL has been coming down on concussions I can't believe the Eagles got away with that.

Someone needs to lose their job for that call, imo.

eaglesalltheway
09-13-2010, 03:40 PM
I completely agree, and for the reasons you and GE77 pointed out. The last thing I want to see is someone have their life changed or ended playing football.

BloodBrother
09-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Anybody remember Napoleon McCallum's injury? That was was by far, the nastiest leg injury I have ever seen

Weaver's was similar in how his leg was planted, then completely bent inwards. Just brutal

Splat
09-13-2010, 04:03 PM
Anybody remember Napoleon McCallum's injury? That was was by far, the nastiest leg injury I have ever seen.

Joe Theismann.

J-Mike88
09-13-2010, 04:11 PM
I hated seeing this happen and the look he had while being carried off. Just gets worse with this news. One of my favorite players in the league, this has me bummed out.
The guy is tough as nails, rock solid 245 pounds of muscle, and seeing that is impossible to watch. I saw him go down live and the reaction of the players, both teams, nearby and I refused to watch it so I still don't know what happened exactly.

These leg injuries, knees, are **** brutal. Every year that goes by, I swear my weak stomach can take less and less. This is by far the worst thing about the NFL for me.

That's why in training camp, I titled the injury thread the Torn ACL thread at first.

We lost Justin Harrell to a torn ACL yesterday, and I still don't think Ryan Grant just sprained his ankle on that wicked roll-up tackle. I bet he's out for a month or more.....

The Packers-Eagles game was vicious.

J-Mike88
09-13-2010, 04:12 PM
McCallum's was slightly worse than Joe Theismann's.
Both were horrific as hell though. And both were on Monday Night Football coincidentally.

Splat
09-13-2010, 04:14 PM
I didn't see McCallum so Theismann's is by far the worst I have ever seen.

steelersfan43
09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
weaver. get betta mayne i <3 u

brat316
09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
I watched Weaver video, then Willis McGahee 2x, and then back to Weaver. I don't know how you guys can't stomach it. McGahee knee hit was much, much worse.

J-Mike88
09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Yeah, but it's not his call to get back in the game. That medical and/or coaching staff just took a gamble with his life to try and win a football game. This wasn't someone who might worsen a fracture or sprained ankle, this was someone that with the information they had could have suffered permanent brain damage with another hit. Considering how hard the NFL has been coming down on concussions I can't believe the Eagles got away with that.

Someone needs to lose their job for that call, imo.
Couldn't agree with you more. That was an embarrassment on the Eagles organization right there and I think someone, the NFLPA, will look into it deeper.

And of course Bradley wanted to stay in. All players would.
Well maybe not Albert Haynesworth.

Sportsfan486
09-13-2010, 04:24 PM
Couldn't agree with you more. That was an embarrassment on the Eagles organization right there and I think someone, the NFLPA, will look into it deeper.

And of course Bradley wanted to stay in. All players would.
Well maybe not Albert Haynesworth.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5568272

Apparently none of the medical staff, none of the coaching staff, none of the booth staff, not even the Philly waterboy saw Bradley wobbling/falling around like he just got KO'd despite it being on the live television broadcast and approximately 20 yards from them. And then he just inserted himself back into the game, because players choose who goes in and out of games.

And Kolb supposedly passed their first test but then for kicks they decided to test him again at half, even though they believed he was completely fine, and he failed.

It's obvious bull and it appears they got away with it.

brat316
09-13-2010, 04:26 PM
Couldn't agree with you more. That was an embarrassment on the Eagles organization right there and I think someone, the NFLPA, will look into it deeper.

And of course Bradley wanted to stay in. All players would.
Well maybe not Albert Haynesworth.

Do they even have neurologist on the sideline? They can't really tell its a concussion without scanning his head or a specialist there. They took him out and waited on him on the field, for all we know all the test they ran on him he passed at the time. So they probably just assumed he got his bell rung. He then probably came back and said something is not right here, and then got the other test done.

Same with Kolb, first he said it was just his saw and then he came back out.

Its up to the NFL and NFLPA to change the procedure on who should do the checking for a concussion and what test to run and how long to keep them out, or knowing the difference if they just got hit really hard. Which is easier said then done.

BeerBaron
09-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Its the worst feeling I've ever had looking at an injury happen (physically and emotionally), even worse than Theisman's leg breaking, but its probably because I am closer as a fan to Weaver than Theisman, and I watched it as it happened, and that's not to take away from the gruesomeness of Weaver's injury either.

I remember watching McGahee's national title knee injury live...that image will forever be burned into my brain.

Freak injuries like this suck. Can happen to anyone at any time....I feel for Weaver and hope he makes a full recovery.

J-Mike88
09-13-2010, 04:54 PM
Do they even have neurologist on the sideline? They can't really tell its a concussion without scanning his head or a specialist there. They took him out and waited on him on the field, for all we know all the test they ran on him he passed at the time. So they probably just assumed he got his bell rung. He then probably came back and said something is not right here, and then got the other test done.

Same with Kolb, first he said it was just his saw and then he came back out.

Its up to the NFL and NFLPA to change the procedure on who should do the checking for a concussion and what test to run and how long to keep them out, or knowing the difference if they just got hit really hard. Which is easier said then done.
Bradley was woozy and wobbly, and fell to the ground for God's sake!
He looked like he took a straight right from 1985 Mike Tyson right to the chin.

And Andy Reid threw him back out there!

BloodBrother
09-13-2010, 04:59 PM
I didn't see McCallum so Theismann's is by far the worst I have ever seen.

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Sportsfan486
09-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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Argh. McCallum almost lost his leg and could have died from blood loss if he wasn't surrounded by medical personnel. In terms of overall seriousness his injury was the worst of those mentioned. Theisman, as bad as his injury looked, wasn't nearly as severe; those types of fractures are fairly common in car accidents, falls, etc. McCallum basically torn the entire internal structure of his knee apart and was left with skin and unattached bone and was bleeding profusely. Ligaments, nerves, arteries torn apart.

J-Mike88
09-13-2010, 06:17 PM
My suggestion for any SQUEEMMISH:
Do not watch that video!!!!!!

It's mind-scarring.

DoughBoy
09-13-2010, 06:28 PM
Tyrone Prothro's injury was pretty nasty also, It looked like his ankle was hanging by a thread of skin.


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sigh..... He had great potential...

yourfavestoner
09-13-2010, 06:30 PM
uJ8yOie0BY8

Worst. Injury. Ever.

Complex
09-13-2010, 07:06 PM
This is why runningbacks like Chris Johnson hold out for money.

Cicero
09-13-2010, 07:52 PM
I really hope Weaver can fully recover. Out of all the Seahawks who have been lost lately, I was more sad to see him go than anyone else.

CC.SD
09-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Wow McCallum

wogitalia
09-13-2010, 08:09 PM
That McCallum one is just nasty. Was going to post an AFL one from this year but it doesn't compare to that!

Go_Eagles77
09-13-2010, 08:12 PM
I can barely watch Weaver's injury, no way I'm watching the McCallum one.

T-RICH49
09-16-2010, 12:07 PM
did'nt see the Weaver injury.was it worse then Theisman's?

tjsunstein
09-16-2010, 12:49 PM
did'nt see the Weaver injury.was it worse then Theisman's?
There's a video posted in this thread.

bsaza2358
09-16-2010, 01:11 PM
I haven't seen any football injury worse than Theisman's. Let's not get carried away...

J-Mike88
09-16-2010, 01:55 PM
I can barely watch Weaver's injury, no way I'm watching the McCallum one.
You're a smart man.
I knew I couldn't watch Weaver's on replay and I hate the fact that they showed it.
I had to look away and wait until it was safe to open my eyes.

I hate those things and it's by far the worst thing about this great sport.

I hate the Vikings, but I couldn't even watch the replay of EJ Henderson's leg getting snapped by his one wreckless player's hit.

brat316
09-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Tyrone Prothro's injury was pretty nasty also, It looked like his ankle was hanging by a thread of skin.


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sigh..... He had great potential...

Dude thats is nasty....it turned into to jelly. Thats bone and muscle damage.

PackerLegend
09-16-2010, 02:18 PM
^^^^^ WOW, that one posted above is nasty and hard to watch. Ive seen Weavers a few times now and yes he suffered alot of damage but its not that bad. His knee goes back a bit but nothing close to McGahee. Ryan Grants rolled ankle looked worse IMO.

Hawk
09-16-2010, 02:30 PM
McCallum's injury made me cringe. That was the worst. And that's the first time I actually cringed and had to look away. While the injuries of Protho, Theissman, and McGahee were all gruesome, I don't think they look nearly as bad as McCallum's. Jesus, that was bad.

MetSox17
09-16-2010, 02:57 PM
Holy **** that Prothro one was pretty sick. I've never seen a foot hang from a leg like that.

GB12
09-16-2010, 03:08 PM
How have you not seen that before? There was a phase where this picture was posted all the time on here.
http://www.thechurning.com/images/prothro.jpg

Monomach
09-16-2010, 03:56 PM
How have you not seen that before? There was a phase where this picture was posted all the time on here.
http://www.thechurning.com/images/prothro.jpg

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/4949/bettybarf.gif

yourfavestoner
09-16-2010, 05:01 PM
uJ8yOie0BY8

Worst injury you'll ever see, I promise. It's worse than Theismann, Prothro, and McGahee combined.

They almost had to amputate his leg after.

vidae
09-16-2010, 05:25 PM
Oh my god. I should have listened to you yfs. That was awful.

bsaza2358
09-16-2010, 05:43 PM
Theisman's is pretty nuts, too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHCXNt4P8Xg

bsaza2358
09-16-2010, 05:44 PM
Sorry, I have no idea how to embed youtube. I'm a moron...

Giantsfan1080
09-16-2010, 05:46 PM
I don't know it's not working for me either right now.

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yourfavestoner
09-16-2010, 05:49 PM
Oh my god. I should have listened to you yfs. That was awful.

Best part of the video is Tim Brown walking away looking legitimately frightened.

BigDawg819
09-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Theisman's is pretty nuts, too...

PHCXNt4P8Xg

Fixed it for you

Caulibflower
09-16-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm definitely not going to go perusing through videos of horrific injuries to see which one is worst. I don't want that to happen to anyone, much less actually want to see someone's limbs (and livelihoods, in the cases of NFL players) be literally ripped apart. Although it does make me wonder what highlight videos of lumberjack or commercial fisherman injuries would look like, if their professions were widely televised. Not that I'd want to watch that, either, but for perspective when people start talking about how football is too dangerous. I live in Alaska, and have worked on some dangerous jobs, and you just kind of understand that while you might end up just fine, there's other people who die doing what you're doing each year. I'd be thinking of commercial fishing in particular in this case. I'm sure that a football player feels significantly more satisfied with his line of work, so I don't feel bad about watching them risk their limbs in the spirit of competition.