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O-line Injuries in Week 2

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    Redskins RG Thomas, Rams RT Smith leave game with injuries

    Associated Press

    LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins right guard Randy Thomas and St. Louis Rams right tackle Jason Smith were both hurt in Sunday's game, with both players requiring follow-up examinations to determine the severity of their injuries.

    Thomas strained his right triceps during the first half, and the injury appears to be serious. Redskins coach Jim Zorn said Thomas will be evaluated Monday, but quarterback Jason Campbell spoke as if the team will have to rely on other linemen for the foreseeable future.
    NFL RedZone

    "Other guys have to step up," Campbell said.

    Thomas, who was replaced by third-year pro Will Montgomery, sat dejected on the sideline and declined to comment afterward.

    Smith, the No. 2 overall draft pick, left in the second quarter with a knee injury and didn't return. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Smith will undergo an MRI but didn't estimate how long the rookie could be out.

    Rams center Jason Brown left the game late in the first quarter with a medial collateral ligament injury in his right knee, but he returned in the second quarter.

    Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot was inactive with a rib injury, and second-year pro Justin Tryon took his place.

    Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
    Now correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't an MCL injury usually pretty bad? If Smith and/or Brown miss time, our line could go from bad to worse. Hope these guys are okay.

  • #2
    Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

    Yeah, seriously. Not good.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams


    • #3
      Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

      The MCL is the ligament on the inside of your knee. Generally speaking, this is a ligament that takes less time to heal if torn, but you're still talking 4-6 weeks minimum if in fact that's what it is.

      The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate ligament, which criss-crosses behind the knee. That's a season ender. Fortunately, it doesn't appear this is the one in question.

      That Brown came back into the game is encouraging. It's best not to speculate on Smith's situation until the MRI is done. I certainly hope he's OK; obviously this would be a devastating blow if we lost him for any length of time.


      • #4
        Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

        Should be able to PLAY with an MCL sprain, possible to even play with a tear, depends how bad it is and whether the cartilidge is damaged ...


        • #5
          Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

          I actually sprained my mcl like three weeks ago in our teams first game this season. It was a grade 2 (out of 3) and I have just been cleared to play. It is most likely just a sprain for him, but hopefully it shouldn't keep him out for long.


          • #6
            Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

            You can play with an MCL sprain. A tear would sideline you for a long time...


            • #7
              Re: O-line Injuries in Week 2

              If he in fact tore something in his Meniscus, it could be very minor. I had my knee scoped for a bad one years ago, and can honestly say other than the swelling, I was great. That tear was logged in a bone, so I could not extend my knee.

              If it's minor, he's good.