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    Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Rams Report: Injuries starting to pile up

    Story Discussion Kathleen Nelson | Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010


    Injuries started to pile up Thursday morning at Rams Park.

    Offensive lineman John Greco experienced soreness in his pectoral muscle, reaggravating an injury from spring workouts.

    Greco joined the School of Rock, conditioning drills led by coach Rock Gullickson for injured players. Also enrolled Thursday morning were cornerback Ron Bartell (ankle), guard Mark Lewis (ankle), defensive tackle Darell Scott (hamstring) and defensive end C.J. Ah You (hamstring).

    Cornerback Bradley Fletcher backed off team workouts. He has been rehabbing from knee surgeries.

    Running back Keith Toston left the field after a hard hit, feeling "a little fuzzy," according to coach Steve Spagnuolo. He hesitated to call it a concussion or head injury, but said, "We'll tread lightly and be real safe."

    Cornerback Justin King limped off the field with what Spagnuolo suspected was a calf strain.

    The combination of 100 degree days and two-a-days has led to fatigue and injuries that don't show up on the official report.

    "When they get tired is when you get soft-tissue injuries," Spagnuolo said. "If they don't hydrate and do the right things with their bodies, they'll have the problems. There are guys who are not on this list who are fighting through those things. That's what good teams do because you need a lot of players to have a quality practice."

    On the other hand, the Rams increased the workloads of tackle Jason Smith and fullback Eric Butler, who injured his shoulder Wednesday. Smith broke a toe in spring drills and participated for the first time with 11-on-11 team drills


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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    I'd rather not see players getting dinged up, but this stuff is obviously what goes along with camp. It happens every year to every team. I'm not sure the title of this report should reference injuries when all we're really seeing are guys getting nicked up.

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    I'm not taking this too serious right now. They don't seem like big injuries and hopefully all these guys come back quickly and O.K. I mean everyone gets injured right? Were pretty lucky we haven't had to many serious injuries so far.

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Running back Keith Toston left the field after a hard hit, feeling "a little fuzzy," according to coach Steve Spagnuolo.
    Why was the obvious question not asked?

    Who put on the hit?
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Although I don't want to see anyone get hurt at least these guys are intense. They sure aren't slacking, they give it their all for Spags.


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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Why was the obvious question not asked?

    Who put on the hit?

    Bobby Carpenter.

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    As long as our players aren't being carried off the field on a stretcher, blood gushing from their face, broken bones sticking out of the flesh, knees bent backwards, etc. ... then it is all normal, fine, and expected. I'd be somewhat disappointed if there were NO injuries during TC! A scenario akin to slacker camper.

    This report, however is usual -- just Rams working hard and head butting in the process.

    All in a day's work, provided they're getting ready and strong for war. GO RAMS!

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Rams Report: Injuries starting to pile up

    Story Discussion Kathleen Nelson | Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010


    Injuries started to pile up Thursday morning at Rams Park.

    Offensive lineman John Greco experienced soreness in his pectoral muscle, reaggravating an injury from spring workouts.

    Greco joined the School of Rock, conditioning drills led by coach Rock Gullickson for injured players. Also enrolled Thursday morning were cornerback Ron Bartell (ankle), guard Mark Lewis (ankle), defensive tackle Darell Scott (hamstring) and defensive end C.J. Ah You (hamstring).

    Cornerback Bradley Fletcher backed off team workouts. He has been rehabbing from knee surgeries.

    Running back Keith Toston left the field after a hard hit, feeling "a little fuzzy," according to coach Steve Spagnuolo. He hesitated to call it a concussion or head injury, but said, "We'll tread lightly and be real safe."

    Cornerback Justin King limped off the field with what Spagnuolo suspected was a calf strain.

    The combination of 100 degree days and two-a-days has led to fatigue and injuries that don't show up on the official report.

    "When they get tired is when you get soft-tissue injuries," Spagnuolo said. "If they don't hydrate and do the right things with their bodies, they'll have the problems. There are guys who are not on this list who are fighting through those things. That's what good teams do because you need a lot of players to have a quality practice."


    On the other hand, the Rams increased the workloads of tackle Jason Smith and fullback Eric Butler, who injured his shoulder Wednesday. Smith broke a toe in spring drills and participated for the first time with 11-on-11 team drills
    All of this raises the obvious, yet unspoken question. Why do we still have training camp in St. Louis, when we know this happens every year?

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaRam View Post
    All of this raises the obvious, yet unspoken question. Why do we still have training camp in St. Louis, when we know this happens every year?
    Because we make them go through the ring of fire training in order to get them on tip-top shape and of course they're bound to get injured at some point, there are other teams with players who go through the same crap as us, so don't use these factors to backup your negativity, s'il vous plaît.

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    Re: Rams Report: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

    Quote Originally Posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
    Because we make them go through the ring of fire training in order to get them on tip-top shape and of course they're bound to get injured at some point, there are other teams with players who go through the same crap as us, so don't use these factors to backup your negativity, s'il vous plaît.
    That Ring of Fire training got us a 1-15 season and yet another round of the injury plague.

    For a team as talent-disadvantaged as ours, the players need to be able to both maximize the time they are alert and practicing. Taking heat injuries because we are the only franchise stupid enough to (out of necessity mind you) run 2-a-days in 110+ degree heat indices (which can be expected annually in St. Louis) does not further us to that goal. Toughness is not this team's issue. Knowing what to do on a football field and how to overcome your lack of talent is. However, if you think conditioning is the problem, I'm pretty sure the Rams would be able to work out longer in a climate that was slightly more pleasant than St. Louis in August (Read: Any other Midwest locale)

    We play in a climate-controlled dome. 5 of our first 6 games are played indoors, with the one exception being Oakland in mid September. There is no advantage to be gained by "acclimating" the players to extreme heat, and indeed, it could be argued that we are disadvantaging ourselves by costing ourselves valueable practice time.
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