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    Draftees with injury concerns

    here are some draftees worthy of note concerning injuries:

    From ProFootballWeekly:

    The Way We Hear It draft edition

    Medical concerns could affect McDonald, Rice

    By Nolan Nawrocki
    April 24, 2007

    Every year, some players happen to slip in the draft for medical reasons. Most teams have now completed their medical meetings. Teams commonly assign grades to every player on different scales, ranging from A to F or 1 to 5, with "A" or "1" signifying a very clean medical history (rarely do players warrant such grades) and "F" or "5" meaning serious medical concerns, which forces teams to remove such players from their draft boards.

    Overall, it seems this class does not have a lot of medical downside. After surveying many teams, following are some concerns that have arisen, which could affect where these players are drafted.

    Notre Dame DE Victor Abiamiri Has some concerns with his knee, with arthritis and cartilage issues both being cited.

    Michigan DL Alan Branch Teams cited shin fractures that are fairly common in big men of his size. The concern seemed relatively minor in nature but still noteworthy enough for many clubs to mention.

    Penn State OT Levi Brown Has some arthritis in his knees, which was mentioned as a slight concern by several teams.

    California RB Marshawn Lynch Has some abnormality in his lower back that remains a serious concern for some teams but has not pushed him off any draft boards, based on the teams we consulted.

    Florida DT Ray McDonald A number of teams mentioned that he does not have an anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and has been removed from consideration by some because of it.

    Tennessee WR Robert Meachem Has shoulder and knee concerns that, while not considered very serious, are still an issue cited by a number of teams.

    Notre Dame WR Rhema McKnight Wrist and right knee injuries were noted as being concerns.

    South Carolina WR Sidney Rice Both shoulders are concerns, and one may require minor offseason surgery.

    Tennessee OG Arron Sears Has an arthritic knee condition that is not expected to affect him severely but has been noted by a number of teams.
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    Re: Draftees with injury concerns

    Florida DT Ray McDonald A number of teams mentioned that he does not have an anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and has been removed from consideration by some because of it.
    I'm no orthopedic surgeon, but.........how the heck do you just NOT have an ACL? Is that even possible?
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    Re: Draftees with injury concerns

    HUbison , i think you can , years ago a very good friend of mine just destroid his acl . they went in and cut him up and installed pins and used a type of rope made of something like horse hair or something of the sort . i will try to get ahold of him and find out the whole 9 about it , but it was an interesting question.

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