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    S Bassey facing knee surgery, is out for season

    08.09.2009 11:53 am
    By Bill Coats
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The St. Louis Rams have experienced their first major injury of training camp. Safety Eric Bassey suffered a knee injury in Friday night’s scrimmage and will be placed on injured reserve, meaning that his season is over before it even got started. Bassey, who was hurt in a non-contact special-teams drill, will have surgery in about two weeks.

    A defensive back, as yet unidentified, will be brought in to replace Bassey on the roster.

    Another safety, Craig Dahl, went down with a hamstring injury in the scrimmage and sat out this morning’s practice. He’s day-to-day, according to coach Steve Spagnuolo.

    Spagnuolo said defensive tackle Adam Carrker likely will be out at least two weeks with the sprained ankle he suffered Friday. Also, wide receiver Donnie Avery has a sore foot that kept him out of practice. X-rays showed no fracture, but an MRI will be performed “just to make sure,” Spagnuolo said.

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    *With Carriker out, Gary Gibson moved up to the first-team defense. Gibson was with Carolina the last two seasons, collecting 10 tackles in 12 games.

    *Rookie James Laurinaitis spent the entire practice with the first-team defense at middle linebacker, with Chris Draft moving over to strongside LB.

    *Keenan Burton and Laurent Robinson were the first-team WRs, with Avery on the sideline.

    *Spagnuolo ordered up just one period with live tackling, lasting about 15 plays.

    *CBs Justin King and Quincy Butler had interceptions in team drills. Butler continues to impress.

    *Rookie T Jason Smith provoked the ire of line coach Steve Loney when he committed a couple of miscues in one-on-one work.

    *This afternoon’s practice will be held at the indoor facility, which means it is closed to the public. It will be a one-hour special-teams session.

    All for now . . .

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    Re: S Bassey facing knee surgery, is out for season

    :frown: Grrr! Was looking forward to Bassey having a good year! I hope he recovers to 100% though.

    Such are the risks of TC and preseason! Thanks for the report, Maui.

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    Re: S Bassey facing knee surgery, is out for season

    Guys are bound to get hurt. I am frankly more concerned about injuries to carriker and avery, both of whom are key guys for us, than a backup like bassey. The injuries dont appear serious, but you never know what will linger and now carriker and possibly avery will apparantly miss some time in pre season games.

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    Re: S Bassey facing knee surgery, is out for season

    Well, I guess we'll be watching the wavier wires for a good safety here soon. I hope Adam makes it back to full health by the regular season, he's crucial to the success of our D line.

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    Re: S Bassey facing knee surgery, is out for season

    Injuries are starting to mount up... hope that it's just bad luck and that it'll clear up before the real season starts! Last thing we need is another injury plagued year.

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