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    Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    November 5, 2007

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little will have surgery this week to repair a torn ligament in his left big toe, ending his season.

    Meanwhile, guard Richie Incognito said Monday he'll have surgery this week on his dislocated kneecap, and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

    Little disclosed plans for the surgery Monday as the Rams, at 0-8 off to the worst start in franchise history, returned from a bye week.

    "It isn't the type of injury where it will heal on its own," Little said. "If that was the case, then it should have felt a lot better by now. Surgery is the only way to repair the ligament."

    Dr. Robert Anderson, the team orthopedist for the Carolina Panthers, will perform the operation. Rehabilitation is expected to take four to six months.

    Little sprained the toe when his left foot was caught in the turf in a 22-3 loss at Baltimore on Oct. 14. The injury made it difficult for Little to push off on the pass rush. He visited Anderson in North Carolina during the bye week to discuss options.

    "We pretty much knew what he was going to say," Little said. "We tried to give it two weeks for it to heal back up, but it never responded like it's supposed to."

    Little is the team's all-time sacks leader, but was off to a slow start even before the injury. The 10th-year player has just one sack, against Baltimore's Kyle Boller. He had 13 last season, second most in his career, and he was a Pro Bowl alternate.

    Incognito was hurt when the knee popped out of place in the first quarter of a loss to Cleveland on Oct. 28. The diagnosis was a partial dislocation with cartilage damage.

    Running back Steven Jackson might play Sunday at New Orleans. Jackson was sidelined for a month with a groin injury, then played the first quarter against the Browns before developing back spasms and missing the rest of the game.

    "Steven looks good. He feels a lot better," coach Scott Linehan said. "I think having some time off and being able to calm that down a little bit was real good for him. He did some conditioning today. We'll start him back in and do some light work on Wednesday."


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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    And the hits just keep right on comin'.......:x

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    Well, Little wasn't having the greatest season to this point, but I think his presence makes the defense better because teams will still use two or three guys to block him and that opens it up for other players. James Hall will probably suffer the most for this. I guess we'll see if any of the young guys like Victor A. can step up in his absence, but considering the utter lack of pressure we've been putting on opposing QBs this year with the front four, it doesn't look like they've done that yet. It's a shame Anthony Hargrove turned out to be such a frickin' headcase. I wonder if they'll consider moving Wroten out to DE and give that a try.

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    I hate saying things like "plan for next year" or "time to rebuild for the future," but there is little doubt that is what we have to do now.
    Hopefully this will allow him to get fully healthy and ready to put together a great 2008.

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    'Wow...' for a thousand times! :x

    Time to get our Rams Front Office people in pads and on to the field! My auntie Georgia can play Special Teams. Also, remember I recommended a week ago that we call Coach Hannifan to play OL (for depth).

    Deacon Jones wouldn't mind replacing Little now that sacks and even half-sacks are accounted for in the stats.


    :bash: Goodness gracious!
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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    When it rains it pours...

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    bring in Jack Youngblood, Dave Elmendorf, Bob Brudzinski, Nolan Cromwell, Pat Thomas, Rod Perry, Jack Reynolds, Larry Brooks and Fred Dryer, .........

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    Nolan Cromwell, man every time I read his name I get nostalgic...where is he now?

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    Quote Originally Posted by MoonJoe View Post
    Nolan Cromwell, man every time I read his name I get nostalgic...where is he now?

    The answer to your question is an unfortunate one...

    http://www.nfl.com/teams/seattleseah...=head&team=SEA


    And if you scroll further down the page, you will find what happened to the great Larry Marmie!!!
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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    I don't get it, it's a link to Holmgrem's bio??????

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    Quote Originally Posted by MoonJoe View Post
    I don't get it, it's a link to Holmgrem's bio??????

    Sorry, click on the "Assistant Coaches" link.

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    Re: Little to have surgery, miss rest of season

    Ahhh, I didn't even see that button. Well good for him, he's working in pro football still. And really good that the Seachickens have Marmie and not us!!!

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