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    Seahawks | Alexander Could Miss Two Games - from
    Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:05:22 -0700

    ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Sept. 13. While the injury isn't believed to be serious, Alexander could miss two games due to the injury.

  • #2
    Re: The enemy goes down--Alexander

    Well, they travel to Tampa for what should be a tough game, but then follow it up with a visit from the whiners. However, we'll get the seachickens right when he gets healthy.


    • #3
      Re: The enemy goes down--Alexander

      He is a good tough back. Unless it is serious, which there are no indications that it is, he will play on it and play well...

      Besides, I don't want him hurt. Him and Ahman Green are my work horses in my fantasy league. I want him to have a great year. Even against the Rams. Just as long as the Rams win that is...
      This space for rent...


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        Re: The enemy goes down--Alexander

        Seriously, my fantasy team just took a hit if this is true. :\


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          Re: The enemy goes down--Alexander

          Chris Mortenson (sp?) on Monday Night Countdown said it's a bone bruise and the Seahawks expect Alexander to play this weekend.


          • #6
            Re: The enemy goes down--Alexander

            Suggest you have a backup plan and check the wires early Sunday... That's what I'll be doing.
            This space for rent...


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            • RamWraith
              Alexander's foot not healing the way the team hoped
              by RamWraith
              Seahawks | Alexander's foot not healing the way the team hoped
              Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:49:55 -0800

              Jay Glazer, of, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander (foot) underwent tests Monday, Oct. 30 on his foot. The tests showed the crack in his foot has not been healing the way the team and Alexander would have hoped, meaning he will not be cleared to return for Week 9. Alexander might choose to see a specialist to get a better indication of why his foot is not healing the way they had expected.
              -10-31-2006, 05:09 AM
            • RamWraith
              Alexander to play? Holmgren has to say so first
              by RamWraith
              By Len Pasquarelli

              Despite claims by tailback Shaun Alexander that the broken bone in his left foot has improved to the point where he might be able play this weekend, Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday afternoon that he will not risk the long-term health of the NFL's reigning most valuable player.

              "If we still see the crack [on an MRI exam], and I'm pretty sure we will, then we're not going to take any chances," Holmgren said. "Even if he says he feels well, I can't run the risk [of doing further damage to the foot]."

              Citing the power of prayer as a key to the dramatic improvement in his foot, Alexander first suggested earlier Wednesday that he might be able to play in Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears. The seventh-year veteran was bothered by a bruised foot in the season opener, then experienced further discomfort during Sunday's victory over the New York Giants, and a Monday examination revealed a small, non-displaced fracture.

              Holmgren announced at the time that Alexander would be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks, would not require surgery, and that Maurice Morris would replace him in the starting lineup. The team is also expected to expand its use of four-wide receiver formations during his absence.

              "I don't think [the rehabilitation] will be real lengthy, but it is what it is," Holmgren said on Monday in announcing the injury. "So now, he just has to stay off it and allow it to heal up ... When you lose the MVP for a while, it's a hit."

              Alexander, who walked into Seahawks headquarters Wednesday morning not wearing the plastic boot that was supposed to protect the break in his left foot, would need clearance from the team's medical staff to play Sunday. Even though the star tailback insisted his foot is much improved, Holmgren seemed more than a little dubious during his afternoon news conference. Alexander will undergo a follow-up round of tests, likely including another MRI, later on Wednesday.

              The Seahawks have officially listed Alexander as "doubtful" on the NFL injury report.

              Holmgren said Alexander reported for work on Wednesday "feeling really good" and "kind of frisky as a matter of fact." The coach stressed several times, however, that he does not want to exacerbate the situation by allowing Alexander to return too soon. And he strongly hinted he will rely more on the advice of the team's medical staff than on the desires of his most valuable player.

              If Alexander does sit out on Sunday, it will mark the first game he has missed in his NFL career, after a streak of 99 appearances. He has not missed a start since Sept. 21, 2003, when he arrived late to Qwest Field following the birth of his daughter.

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              -09-27-2006, 02:30 PM
            • Rambos
              Shaun Alexander out for weeks
              by Rambos
              He has a broken bone in his foot, NFL network reporting this.

              The Madden cover strikes again.
              -09-25-2006, 02:49 PM
            • RamWraith
              Alexander to miss Sunday's game against Rams
              by RamWraith
              Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Last updated 3:17 p.m. PT

              By CLARE FARNSWORTH
              P-I REPORTER

              KIRKLAND -- Shaun Alexander, the NFL's reigning MVP, will not play in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said today.

              Alexander, who has missed the past five games with a cracked bone in his left foot, had additional tests Monday and today. While the injury is healing, the crack has not completely healed.

              "I don't expect him to play," Holmgren said. "He has to have a week of practice before we stick him in."

              Alexander could do some running later this week, but is not scheduled to practice.

              With Alexander still sidelined, Maurice Morris will start at running back against the Rams. Morris ran for a career-high 138 yards against the Oakland Raiders in the Seahawks' 16-0 victory on "Monday Night Football."
              -11-08-2006, 05:04 AM
            • RamsFanSam
              Alexander's foot may still be broken
              by RamsFanSam
              Alexander's foot may still be broken

     wire reports

              KIRKLAND, Wash. (May 7, 2007) -- Shaun Alexander might still have a broken foot, something he doesn't want confirmed just yet.

              The Seattle Seahawks' star running back said his left foot, broken for the final four months of last season, may still be cracked as he begins the 2007 preseason.

              The 2005 NFL MVP doesn't want to know for sure until after his team's veteran minicamp ends Thursday.

              "I don't even want to get another X-ray until after this camp," a smiling Alexander said after his fourth consecutive day of occasionally carrying the ball during no-contact, no-pads drills. "If the X-ray shows it's still cracked, it's like, 'OK. What does that mean?"'

              Last winter, it meant team doctors finally clearing him to play because they deemed remote the risk of completely breaking through a crack in the fourth metatarsal. He sat out seven weeks because of an injury that began as a severe bruise sustained when a Detroit Lions tackler fell on it during the season opener.

              In his second game back, Alexander plowed through the snow for 201 yards on a Seattle-record 40 carries against Green Bay. He averaged 112 yards per game over the final six weeks of the regular season, and finished the year with 896 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in 10 games.

              In the NFC playoffs, a bobbled snap on fourth down in Chicago territory helped the Bears stop Alexander short of a first down late in the fourth quarter of a tie game. The Seahawks would have been in position for a winning field goal with a first down, but Alexander claimed he would have scored his third touchdown that day had that key play's timing been right.

              That would have gotten Seattle into its second consecutive NFC championship game, despite Alexander's broken foot.

              "I've got a good story to tell my kids. And an even greater story when I have grandkids," he said, chuckling as usual.

              "OK, (I) didn't get 1,500 yards or the 20 touchdowns I always shoot for," said Alexander, who led Seattle into the Super Bowl during the 2005 season as the league rushing leader with 1,880 yards and 28 scores, then a league record. "But I played the whole year on a broken foot and almost had 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

              "I'm not complaining about that. A lot of teams would take 850 yards and seven touchdowns."

              While the Seahawks wouldn't say back then -- or perhaps really didn't want to know -- whether the crack in the foot had completely mended, Alexander started both of Seattle's postseason games. He ran 26 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in that bitter loss at Chicago that ended the Seahawks' season on Jan. 14.

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              -05-08-2007, 04:24 AM