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prodigalson139
04-28-2010, 12:27 PM
http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/04/28/clady-injured/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_14976271

Ryan Clady, the Broncos' Pro Bowl left tackle, suffered a knee injury off the field and it could be serious.

An NFL source said Clady injured the patella tendon in one of his knees during non-football-related activity. The significance is not yet known.

Clady, now in his third NFL year, played every offensive down on the Broncos offensive line last season. In being voted to the Pro Bowl, he became just the 11th tackle to earn the honor in his second season.

In his rookie year, Clady allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL among tackles.

Clady was the Broncos' top draft choice in 2008, at No. 12, from Boise State.

Check back for more breaking updates.


This sucks...hope it is not bad

dbfan21
04-28-2010, 12:28 PM
dang! he better not be playing pick up b-ball with the boys! get well soon ryan!!

SonOfLe-loLang
04-28-2010, 12:29 PM
oh christ

bowtown
04-28-2010, 12:29 PM
crap.

OBF1
04-28-2010, 12:29 PM
this sucks salty balls

Doggcow
04-28-2010, 12:30 PM
Tim Tebow will heal it, or Tim Tebow will block for himself on TD runs.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 12:31 PM
God ****ing dammit. A ****ing knee ligament no less. Well he has 5 months to heal it.

Ramathorn
04-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Christ all mighty, do something!!! (im talking to you, tebow!)

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 12:32 PM
My life is over.

Smiling Assassin27
04-28-2010, 12:33 PM
meh, he's no longer any use to the broncos now that they have a lefty qb that will be starting by week 1... *ducking*

Rohirrim
04-28-2010, 12:33 PM
Tendon? ****.

Ramathorn
04-28-2010, 12:34 PM
Timmy Ra Ra DID play nose tackle in HS! (its true)

TonyR
04-28-2010, 12:36 PM
This has disaster written all over it. For the love of Tim Tebow, please let him be okay.

Broncosfreak_56
04-28-2010, 12:36 PM
I hope to Tebow it isn't serious.

TheReverend
04-28-2010, 12:37 PM
McDonalds bags strike again!

SportinOne
04-28-2010, 12:37 PM
good ****ing lord...

Doggcow
04-28-2010, 12:37 PM
Looks like Beadles might be playing LT

mizzoutigers
04-28-2010, 12:37 PM
someone befriend him on facebook and ask him, he has his own page

Arkie
04-28-2010, 12:38 PM
6 to 12 months rehab time :(

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:38 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

chex
04-28-2010, 12:40 PM
You gotta be kidding me.

Chris
04-28-2010, 12:40 PM
Really? I thought Clady was the guy in the middle...

no-pseudo-fan
04-28-2010, 12:40 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

Is that my left or your left?

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:41 PM
6 to 12 months rehab time :(

Where do you get that? I've torn that ligament, and it wasn't too bad. Granted, I don't play LT, but I do sometimes practice karate in front of the mirror.

Los Broncos
04-28-2010, 12:42 PM
No! I will kill myself!

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Is that my left or your left?

I think my left. It would be Tebow's left, if he was looking at the picture. I could be wrong, though.

mizzoutigers
04-28-2010, 12:42 PM
Really? I thought Clady was the guy in the middle...

Hilarious!

TheReverend
04-28-2010, 12:42 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

1. I thought he was the guy on the right?

2. Who knew 330lb wooly mammoths could have knobby wrists?

Cleo McDowell
04-28-2010, 12:43 PM
i leave the mcfoneco thread and now this. ****!

Popps
04-28-2010, 12:44 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

Hilarious!

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:44 PM
Here's one more from Facebook. Clady and I pretty much talk all the time. He's the one in the middle on this one.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs037.snc3/12435_510421950311_215000944_30675192_4979824_n.jp g

Bigdawg26
04-28-2010, 12:45 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

Ya think!! How obviously is that!

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Ya think!! How obviously is that!

You aren't big on satire, are you?

Shoemaker
04-28-2010, 12:50 PM
Here's one more from Facebook. Clady and I pretty much talk all the time. He's the one in the middle on this one.

Does Clady hang out with you and Renee?

BroncoInferno
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Patella tendon injury probably means he's out for the year. ****.

i4jelway7
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Omg noooooooooooooooo

Wes Mantooth
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
someone befriend him on facebook and ask him, he has his own page

Nothing

bronco militia
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Ya think!! How obviously is that!

nothing gets past this guy

mizzoutigers
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Our new L tackle http://www.tailgate365.com/broncos/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/jamarcus2.png

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:52 PM
Does Clady hang out with you and Renee?

Good one! No. Renee thinks he's immature.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 12:54 PM
6 to 12 months rehab time :(

You better be ****ing wrong!

NFLBRONCO
04-28-2010, 12:56 PM
Thank goodness we kept our #1 pick in 2011

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 12:56 PM
crap sickle.....

DomCasual
04-28-2010, 12:58 PM
You better be ****ing wrong!

I've found a few websites that say that, too. I honestly did have the same thing. Mine must have been a partial tear, because it wasn't too bad. The ACL was a more difficult rehab.

On the sites I've seen, it sounds like a partial tear isn't to big of a deal. It can heal without surgery, in most cases. Let's hope that's all it is.

TonyR
04-28-2010, 01:02 PM
Paging Dr. Bronc! Pray to Tebow that this is only a mild/partial tear or it's time to get desperate and get Shawn Andrews' agent on the phone.


Bears sniff around Shawn Andrews
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 28, 2010 1:29 PM ET
We're a little surprised that former All Pro guard Shawn Andrews hasn't received more interest as a free agent, but that's primarily because he's not healthy enough to play football again.

The Bears are now the first team we know that have inquired with Andrews' agent to find out a timetable for his return from a back injury, according to Michael C. Wright, now writing for ESPNChicago.

Andrews isn't expected to be ready until June or July, and it's uncertain what kind of market he could have because of his personal issues.

The Bears have also contacted former Saints guard Jamar Nesbit.

gyldenlove
04-28-2010, 01:04 PM
I guess we can always trade for Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 01:06 PM
I've found a few websites that say that, too. I honestly did have the same thing. Mine must have been a partial tear, because it wasn't too bad. The ACL was a more difficult rehab.

On the sites I've seen, it sounds like a partial tear isn't to big of a deal. It can heal without surgery, in most cases. Let's hope that's all it is.

You better be ****ing right!

bowtown
04-28-2010, 01:09 PM
I've found a few websites that say that, too. I honestly did have the same thing. Mine must have been a partial tear, because it wasn't too bad. The ACL was a more difficult rehab.

On the sites I've seen, it sounds like a partial tear isn't to big of a deal. It can heal without surgery, in most cases. Let's hope that's all it is.

Either way, this sets us back for at least 10 years.

Bizzle
04-28-2010, 01:09 PM
I guess we can always trade for Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown.

This...but what would it take to get either of them?

Arkie
04-28-2010, 01:10 PM
LeCharles Bentley never recovered from a torn patellar tendon.

TheReverend
04-28-2010, 01:11 PM
My money is on: "He'll be fine"

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 01:11 PM
LeCharles Bentley never recovered from a torn patellar tendon.

He got Cleveland Browns stank (staph) all up in his operation though.

Beantown Bronco
04-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Isn't it obvious? The guy is simply willing to do whatever it takes to not have to work for that tyrant McD again.

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 01:12 PM
My money is on: "He'll be fine"

You were right about McFoneco's girl, I hope you're right about this.

DB-Freak
04-28-2010, 01:12 PM
If this ruins a potential HOF talent, I might have to kill the Tebow.

Rabb
04-28-2010, 01:12 PM
I am making the same face my avatar is making

Mogulseeker
04-28-2010, 01:13 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

Really? I thought it was the guy in the Green.

Thank God we have Beadles

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Isn't it obvious? The guy is simply willing to do whatever it takes to not have to work for that tyrant McD again.

Unnamed Broncos reporter tweet: "Clady nt flng McD, tears own ptllr tndn, rides w/ Brandstater"

bowtown
04-28-2010, 01:14 PM
My money is on: "He'll be fine"

You are so naive. This will end his career... or at very least be a real setback next week in the gym. WE ARE SCREWED.

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Unnamed Broncos reporter tweet: "Clady nt flng McD, tears own ptllr tndn, rides w/ Brandstater"

that's libel!

BigPlayShay
04-28-2010, 01:15 PM
someone befriend him on facebook and ask him, he has his own page

His wall is public. last post was yesterday, some **** about the Lakers. Maybe he hurt it today:

http://www.facebook.com/ryan.clady#!/ryan.clady?v=wall

chex
04-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Can Harris play LT? Didn't he play that position in college?

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 01:15 PM
that's libel!

You can't prove a thing! That could be anyone's tweet!

cutthemdown
04-28-2010, 01:16 PM
I heard his career in jeopardy. Broncos are cursed.

gyldenlove
04-28-2010, 01:19 PM
Can Harris play LT? Didn't he play that position in college?

Harris was a LT in college and was thought to be a LT when he came out.

TheReverend
04-28-2010, 01:19 PM
You were right about McFoneco's girl, I hope you're right about this.

99% of the NFL is currently playing on broke ass knees.

IF (and that's a big if... most likely a little tweak) it requires surgery, cool get it asap and hopefully he's back in sept or after sometime on the pup.

Los Broncos
04-28-2010, 01:19 PM
I heard his career in jeopardy. Broncos are cursed.

Are you kidding?

ScottXray
04-28-2010, 01:20 PM
This sucks...hope he is able to come back soon.

WolfpackGuy
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Rumor has it he first injured it on that tackle bubble screen against the Faid.

LOL

TonyR
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
The update says "could be serious" but no further info.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_14976271

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Even though I'm freaking the poop out, their choice of picture in this article made me lol: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_14976271

extralife
04-28-2010, 01:23 PM
**** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** ****

baja
04-28-2010, 01:24 PM
So he's black than

WABronco
04-28-2010, 01:25 PM
Unnamed Broncos reporter tweet: "Clady nt flng McD, tears own ptllr tndn, rides w/ Brandstater"

Oh wow lol'd hard in class...

eddie mac
04-28-2010, 01:28 PM
If this is serious, Flo Adams will be in for a visit anyday I'd guess.

TonyR
04-28-2010, 01:29 PM
My money is on: "He'll be fine"

Hope you're right but I have a bad feeling about this. Might be time for Tebow to get a hold of Shawn Andrews and straighten him out.

crosswatt
04-28-2010, 01:30 PM
I guess we can always trade for Jared Gaither or Jammal Brown.
This...but what would it take to get either of them?

Saint's board is talking DJ Williams mostly...

link (http://198.104.135.225/forums/showthread.php?t=161540)

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 01:30 PM
If this is serious, Flo Adams will be in for a visit anyday I'd guess.

John Adams is a better candidate than Flo Adams and he has been dead....



for a long time....

crosswatt
04-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Oh, and I'm really sorry to hear this news....

TonyR
04-28-2010, 01:30 PM
If this is serious, Flo Adams will be in for a visit anyday I'd guess.

Good call, forgot about him. Let's hope and pray it doesn't come to that.

Victor
04-28-2010, 01:32 PM
Clady on one leg will still block most of the league. No problemo.

baja
04-28-2010, 01:32 PM
If we start Tebow do we even need an offensive line???

bowtown
04-28-2010, 01:34 PM
If we start Tebow do we even need an offensive line???

Only to hoist him on their shoulders after the game.

Gob
04-28-2010, 01:34 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs298.snc3/28562_116945638330578_115719568453185_182931_22436 74_n.jpg

Is it just me or do those guys he is with remind you of Eddie Mac?

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 01:34 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to flip Harris to LT and find a RT replacement?

Houshyamama
04-28-2010, 01:35 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to flip Harris to LT and find a RT replacement?

yes

Doggcow
04-28-2010, 01:36 PM
Id rather let beadles play and fill in a G instead. No need to trade for a LT as Clady will be back anyway.

eddie mac
04-28-2010, 01:37 PM
This is all part of the Tebow to start plan, with Harris playing RT, really LT and Beadles playing LT, really RT.

McD got the guys together and in "Escape to Victory" style asked Ryan to take one for the team and put his knee between 2 bed planks.

The rest is history, so we'll now go 19-0 and go and celebrate in Canada with all the French people.

Sylvestor Stallone will join the coaching staff as conditioning coach/replacement kicker and kick the winning field goal in the Superbowl.

bowtown
04-28-2010, 01:38 PM
Kuper also has some experience at RT I believe.

cutthemdown
04-28-2010, 01:40 PM
I have a bad feeling about this

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 01:42 PM
I have a bad feeling about this

If Harris is healthy it is not as bad....finding a good RT is easier than LT.

cabronco
04-28-2010, 01:43 PM
I'm really bummed to hear this news, and Im hoping the best for Clady. Just when I think things were looking optomistic, with a good draft & all. I hope its not real serious.

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
04-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Our "chosen one" Hochstein will step up his game.

DBroncos4life
04-28-2010, 01:46 PM
If this is serious, Flo Adams will be in for a visit anyday I'd guess.

I was thinking the same thing.

SoDak Bronco
04-28-2010, 01:50 PM
Unfreakin believable...what is with our piss poor luck

Rohirrim
04-28-2010, 01:50 PM
This really sucks big time. This team is cursed.

Dutch
04-28-2010, 01:53 PM
Huge difference. The Patella is the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the shin in the front. I've had both mine operated on due to mal-alignment issues after losing the cartlage due to skiing crashes. Major surgery, lengthy rehab/therapy time as well. I was able to join the Marines 5 years after my surgeries, so it isn't a given career killer. However, it will be a tough road. Hope it turns out to be a partial tear as it is much less severe. My sympathy goes out to him, tendon ruptures and tears are extremely painful.

TonyR
04-28-2010, 01:54 PM
If Harris is healthy...

Something I'd hate for them to have to count on...

TheDave
04-28-2010, 02:00 PM
****!!!!!

prodigalson139
04-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Well...the news seems to be getting slightly worse...

Lombardi of NFLN says "significant" time

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817d85fa&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

I know this is reporter "speculation" but it seems that Lombardi is not a hack.

CRAP

MABroncoFan
04-28-2010, 02:07 PM
Awful news.

Maybe Tebow can step in and play LT ... while playing QB!

PRBronco
04-28-2010, 02:08 PM
If this is serious, Flo Adams will be in for a visit anyday I'd guess.

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Rabb
04-28-2010, 02:11 PM
And now all of the people that pissed and moaned about drafting linemen can STFU...not that anyone can forecast an injury but OL needs depth and this is why

Old Dude
04-28-2010, 02:13 PM
oh no please.

Broncofan_H
04-28-2010, 02:21 PM
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Summed up my feelings on Clady being injured pretty well. Thanks.

colonelbeef
04-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Unfreakin believable...what is with our piss poor luck

It's always something with this team. Every fking year.

Always some offseason drama.

Kaylore
04-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Huge difference. The Patella is the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the shin in the front. I've had both mine operated on due to mal-alignment issues after losing the cartlage due to skiing crashes. Major surgery, lengthy rehab/therapy time as well. I was able to join the Marines 5 years after my surgeries, so it isn't a given career killer. However, it will be a tough road. Hope it turns out to be a partial tear as it is much less severe. My sympathy goes out to him, tendon ruptures and tears are extremely painful.

****!!!!

Ratboy
04-28-2010, 02:55 PM
I have no emotions towards this now.

These past two off seasons have sucked, might as well pile more **** on it.

ScottXray
04-28-2010, 02:57 PM
I wonder how some will say this is McDs fault?

bronco militia
04-28-2010, 02:58 PM
Fox 31 Alert: I just got off the phone with R. Clady. He spoke briefly. Clady says that he's hopeful he will be "ready for training camp."

HEAV
04-28-2010, 03:02 PM
I wonder how some will say this is McDs fault?

See post above yours...

tsiguy96
04-28-2010, 03:02 PM
playing basketball. that sucks!

ND Bronco Fan
04-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Adam_Schefter

Broncos Pro Bowl OT Ryan Clady tore his patella tendon playing basketball. He told people he will miss three months. Could've been worse.

HEAV
04-28-2010, 03:19 PM
Adam_Schefter

Broncos Pro Bowl OT Ryan Clady tore his patella tendon playing basketball. He told people he will miss three months. Could've been worse.

Hmmm he could have violated his contract by getting hurt playing hoops.

521 1N5
04-28-2010, 03:21 PM
Clady is the guy on the left.


lmao

Kaylore
04-28-2010, 03:26 PM
I can promise you this will take more than three months. Probably at least twice that.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 03:32 PM
I can promise you this will take more than three months. Probably at least twice that.

Shut up you!

Kaylore
04-28-2010, 03:35 PM
Shut up you!

Hopefully my guarantee is calling down the reverse mojo to our betterment. Hopefully I'm so wrong my wiener leaves me in disgust.

no-pseudo-fan
04-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Hopefully my guarantee is calling down the reverse mojo to our betterment. Hopefully I'm so wrong my wiener leaves me in disgust.

The questions are: When did this happen? How bad was the tear?

LetsGoBroncos
04-28-2010, 03:53 PM
From ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5143680

JJJ
04-28-2010, 03:58 PM
Really? I thought it was the guy in the Green.

Thank God we have Beadles

The bad news is Beadles is the one in the green.

oubronco
04-28-2010, 03:58 PM
How many knee surgeries did Schlereth have it didn't hurt his play any

no-pseudo-fan
04-28-2010, 04:06 PM
According to the Denver Post:

The blind side of Kyle Orton, the front side of Tim Tebow, just got a little less secure.
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady had surgery Tuesday at a Steadman Hawkins Clinic to repair a partially torn patellar tendon, an injury suffered while playing basketball over the weekend, multiple NFL sources confirmed.
Because the tendon was only 50 percent torn, Clady is expected to be out for three months and will be able to play again in four months, meaning he will likely miss the entire preseason. The team is hopeful Clady will be ready in the regular season opener in Jacksonville on Sept. 12.

Hulamau
04-28-2010, 04:26 PM
6 to 12 months rehab time :(

Its not 12 months for a patellar tendon

cutthemdown
04-28-2010, 04:29 PM
Clady probably just cost himself some money. Players coming off surgeries just don't get as big of a payday usually.

I'd say his bball days are over.

Hulamau
04-28-2010, 04:33 PM
Tear the freaking thing in January Ryan and NOT while doing something stupid like play basketball at 6-5 325lbs with a multi-zillion dollar contract and all of Bronco nation counting on you! Tjesus F Tebow! If your going to blow a tendon you damn well better do it in a 'football-related' event and not horsing around playing horse with some of the gang!

Crap! Beadles coach McD on the Hotline. Too bad Tebow isnt ready by September then at least Harris could cover his blind side and Beadles could handle his left where he also played last year. Anyway Beadles will hold his own through September covering Orton Ass. He's a smart kid and will be called on to get it done early.

They should absolutely make these guys sign contract that disallow playing basketball, riding motorcycles, Sky diving, skiing or other should dumb ass activities for such a key cog in our season fortunes.

Kaylore
04-28-2010, 04:39 PM
According to the Denver Post:

The blind side of Kyle Orton, the front side of Tim Tebow, just got a little less secure.
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady had surgery Tuesday at a Steadman Hawkins Clinic to repair a partially torn patellar tendon, an injury suffered while playing basketball over the weekend, multiple NFL sources confirmed.
Because the tendon was only 50 percent torn, Clady is expected to be out for three months and will be able to play again in four months, meaning he will likely miss the entire preseason. The team is hopeful Clady will be ready in the regular season opener in Jacksonville on Sept. 12.
A half tear is light years better than a complete tear. I stand corrected on the six month mark. Its basically a very severe sprain and four months should have him back on track.

BroncoInferno
04-28-2010, 04:48 PM
Thank Tebow it's only a partial tear. He'll be able to play this season, at least.

DHallblows
04-28-2010, 04:51 PM
This picture was posted on his Facebook page the other day. I'm not sure when it's from. Clady is the guy on the left.

I just really wanted to pound this one home Hilarious! :thumbsup:

misturanderson
04-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Clady probably just cost himself some money. Players coming off surgeries just don't get as big of a payday usually.

I'd say his bball days are over.

Dude, he has a six year contract that isn't up until 2014. Pretty sure that this won't affect ****.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-28-2010, 05:58 PM
This isn't good news for a 300-pound man.

I tore my patellar tendon a few years ago and had part of it removed in a surgery. It was very sore for over a year. If its' the same for him, he'll have trouble squatting, bending and the strength in that leg won't be right for a long time.

If its' like mine, it'll never be the same again, though I'm sure he's got top notch rehab assistance that I didn't.

Steve Sewell
04-28-2010, 06:01 PM
I'm a 300-pound virgin.

oh hi

SoDak Bronco
04-28-2010, 06:14 PM
We might have a look at Jake Locker...Clady is going to struggle to get back to his 08-09 form with this injury..

SonOfLe-loLang
04-28-2010, 06:16 PM
This isn't good news for a 300-pound man.

Its funny when people compare their injuries to the ones of world class athletes who have the best of the best helping them with rehab.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-28-2010, 06:18 PM
Should we repost all those "OMGEZZZZZZ BRANDIN MASHRALL WILL NEVA CATCH FOOTBALLZZZZ AGAIN" threads?

Bob's your Information Minister
04-28-2010, 06:19 PM
Its funny when people compare their injuries to the ones of world class athletes who have the best of the best helping them with rehab.

A patellar tendon is a patellar tendon.

It's only going to be worse for a guy that large.

And Steve, go **** yourself.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-28-2010, 06:21 PM
A patellar tendon is a patellar tendon.

It's only going to be worse for a guy that large.

And Steve, go **** yourself.

You act like he's the first one to ever tear something. There will be rehab, his career wont be over, my god. Guys come back from microfracture quickly these days.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-28-2010, 06:23 PM
I wouldn't expect a quick recovery. He'll be less than 100 percent this year. And for a guy who gave up 8 sacks a year ago, that's not good....

SonOfLe-loLang
04-28-2010, 06:27 PM
I wouldn't expect a quick recovery. He'll be less than 100 percent this year. And for a guy who gave up 8 sacks a year ago, that's not good....

yes, we'll be 0-16, is that what you want to hear? Keep talkin yourself into it. Dr. Bob claims it so.

azbroncfan
04-28-2010, 06:29 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=227408

Look at these classless fools and they get all upset if you mention DT in anyway shape or form from all his kids to his drunk driving crash.

Doggcow
04-28-2010, 06:29 PM
I wouldn't expect a quick recovery. He'll be less than 100 percent this year. And for a guy who gave up 8 sacks a year ago, that's not good....

Pretty sure Clady didn't give up any sacks.

Neckbeard was just to drunk to move at the time.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-28-2010, 06:31 PM
Pretty sure Clady didn't give up any sacks.


OK.

http://i.imgur.com/aBPjY.gif

Houshyamama
04-28-2010, 06:33 PM
I wouldn't expect a quick recovery. He'll be less than 100 percent this year.

I'll bet this is what your doctor told you after you tried making love to that porcupine.

Rabb
04-28-2010, 06:35 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=227408

Look at these classless fools and they get all upset if you mention DT in anyway shape or form from all his kids to his drunk driving crash.

Well what else are they going to talk about, all of their success?

ShutDownPoster
04-28-2010, 06:45 PM
I just really wanted to pound this one home Hilarious! :thumbsup:

Looks like he lost some weight

easymobee
04-28-2010, 06:50 PM
This isn't good news for a 300-pound man.

You would know right.

I remember back when you were pushing 300 lbs and you had that partial tear of the left strap on your fanny pack.

What was that? a 8 week therapy/recovery?

maybe you can refresh my memory.

Seriously though, leave the pick up basketball games to the Kevin Kaspers of the world. Its not even safe for NBA players to do this (see: Monta Ellis).

Re: Bobs grim prognosis. Brodie Croyle had torn his knee up about 7 times before Bob and the rest of the planet finally threw in the towel on that one. If Branden Albert (horrible comparison, because he sucks) did the same thing tomorrow, Bob would give it the severity of an infected hangnail.

Durango
04-28-2010, 06:51 PM
Wow. What a calamity. I suppose some people can be shuffled around, but rookies are already going to have to man some of the starting positions and now maybe one of the most crucial; RT along with C and more than likely RG. Isn't Tebow left-handed? Then the RT becomes his blind side protection, right? Yikes.

Can't these guys take up some kind of activity easier on the legs and knees, like cliff diving.

Ratboy
04-28-2010, 06:54 PM
The emotion has hit..

****!!!!!!!!

El Minion
04-28-2010, 07:13 PM
From FO (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/ryan-clady-tears-patellar-tendon-playing-basketball):

28 Apr 2010
Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball

Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has apparently torn his patellar tendon while playing basketball. This is, very obviously, a catastrophic injury for the Broncos, who were already undergoing changes across their offense, and the first example of the injury regression that should be expected to come their way in 2010. I'll update this post with more about Clady's injuries and his comparables in a bit.

UPDATE: This is getting interesting. Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora are both reporting that Clady will only miss 3-4 months, and should be able to return for training camp.

Something's amiss here. We have a wide variety of players listed with torn patellar tendons in our injury database. I can't find a single player that managed to either recover from a torn patella in the middle of a season in three months time, or a player that suffered a torn patella in the offseason and then recovered to start the season. Not one.

In fact, there's only one player I can find who didn't miss the entire year with their torn patellar tendon. Perhaps the closest comparison to Clady is Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, who tore his patella tendon in May of 2000. Tobeck went on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and only managed to play in four games, none as a starter. LeCharles Bentley of the Browns, another center, tore his patella in July of 2006 and was immediately placed on injured reserve. He never played again, although that had much more to do with staph eating his knee than the initial injury.

Every other player I've found with a torn patella went on IR or missed more than six months. In fact, every other instance of a player appearing on the injury list (besides those on injured reserve) with a torn patella is an example of a player being listed with that injury from the previous season. Several players were expected to come back from the injury, were placed on the PUP list or were inactive to start the season, and then ended up on IR -- Germane Crowell in 2001 and Gary Baxter in 2007 are examples. Nate Webster came off of PUP in 2005 but was never healthy enough to make the active roster.

In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon
2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury
3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 28 Apr 2010

Houshyamama
04-28-2010, 07:17 PM
From FO (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/ryan-clady-tears-patellar-tendon-playing-basketball):

28 Apr 2010
Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball

Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has apparently torn his patellar tendon while playing basketball. This is, very obviously, a catastrophic injury for the Broncos, who were already undergoing changes across their offense, and the first example of the injury regression that should be expected to come their way in 2010. I'll update this post with more about Clady's injuries and his comparables in a bit.

UPDATE: This is getting interesting. Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora are both reporting that Clady will only miss 3-4 months, and should be able to return for training camp.

Something's amiss here. We have a wide variety of players listed with torn patellar tendons in our injury database. I can't find a single player that managed to either recover from a torn patella in the middle of a season in three months time, or a player that suffered a torn patella in the offseason and then recovered to start the season. Not one.

In fact, there's only one player I can find who didn't miss the entire year with their torn patellar tendon. Perhaps the closest comparison to Clady is Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, who tore his patella tendon in May of 2000. Tobeck went on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and only managed to play in four games, none as a starter. LeCharles Bentley of the Browns, another center, tore his patella in July of 2006 and was immediately placed on injured reserve. He never played again, although that had much more to do with staph eating his knee than the initial injury.

Every other player I've found with a torn patella went on IR or missed more than six months. In fact, every other instance of a player appearing on the injury list (besides those on injured reserve) with a torn patella is an example of a player being listed with that injury from the previous season. Several players were expected to come back from the injury, were placed on the PUP list or were inactive to start the season, and then ended up on IR -- Germane Crowell in 2001 and Gary Baxter in 2007 are examples. Nate Webster came off of PUP in 2005 but was never healthy enough to make the active roster.

In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon
2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury
3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 28 Apr 2010

:pity:

TonyR
04-28-2010, 07:20 PM
Something's amiss here.

Yep, there's no way he's ready for the start of the season. And I won't be at all surprised if he misses the whole season.

Shoemaker
04-28-2010, 07:20 PM
From FO (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/ryan-clady-tears-patellar-tendon-playing-basketball):

28 Apr 2010
Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball

Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has apparently torn his patellar tendon while playing basketball. This is, very obviously, a catastrophic injury for the Broncos, who were already undergoing changes across their offense, and the first example of the injury regression that should be expected to come their way in 2010. I'll update this post with more about Clady's injuries and his comparables in a bit.

UPDATE: This is getting interesting. Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora are both reporting that Clady will only miss 3-4 months, and should be able to return for training camp.

Something's amiss here. We have a wide variety of players listed with torn patellar tendons in our injury database. I can't find a single player that managed to either recover from a torn patella in the middle of a season in three months time, or a player that suffered a torn patella in the offseason and then recovered to start the season. Not one.

In fact, there's only one player I can find who didn't miss the entire year with their torn patellar tendon. Perhaps the closest comparison to Clady is Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, who tore his patella tendon in May of 2000. Tobeck went on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and only managed to play in four games, none as a starter. LeCharles Bentley of the Browns, another center, tore his patella in July of 2006 and was immediately placed on injured reserve. He never played again, although that had much more to do with staph eating his knee than the initial injury.

Every other player I've found with a torn patella went on IR or missed more than six months. In fact, every other instance of a player appearing on the injury list (besides those on injured reserve) with a torn patella is an example of a player being listed with that injury from the previous season. Several players were expected to come back from the injury, were placed on the PUP list or were inactive to start the season, and then ended up on IR -- Germane Crowell in 2001 and Gary Baxter in 2007 are examples. Nate Webster came off of PUP in 2005 but was never healthy enough to make the active roster.

In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon
2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury
3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 28 Apr 2010

Denver post said that the tendon was only partially torn, which was a less severe injury.

So couldn't this account for the much shorter expected recovery time?

CEH
04-28-2010, 07:25 PM
Stink was just on and his friend who played 8 years in Wash went on to Harvard Medical then to the Mayo Clicnic and now runs his own Ortho clinic in HOU. Stink spoke to him today about Clady and he said 100 % or 50 % the surgery is the same.

3 months healing time then maybe 2-3 months rehab

Very very optimistic to be back in 3 months which just happens to coincide with TC

Bottomline I don't expect Clady to contribute very much this year

El Minion
04-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Denver post said that the tendon was only partially torn, which was a less severe injury.

So couldn't this account for the much shorter expected recovery time?

Yes, but their injury database would have to not include a player with a partially torn Patellar Tendon. If Clady is the first with a partial tear then maybe there is hope. And remember, McD is from the Belichick school of listing a player with a hangnail as Questionable on the NFL injury report. Plus I don't believe he is under any obligation by the league to report correctly and truthfully the extent of the injury during the off season.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 07:31 PM
Stink was just on and his friend who played 8 years in Wash went on to Harvard Medical then to the Mayo Clicnic and now runs his own Ortho clinic in HOU. Stink spoke to him today about Clady and he said 100 % or 50 % the surgery is the same.

3 months healing time then maybe 2-3 months rehab

Very very optimistic to be back in 3 months which just happens to coincide with TC

Bottomline I don't expect Clady to contribute very much this year

This is a huge ****ing blow to the team. Always bull**** injuries. We're cursed. Dogs, dear meat, wrappers etc.

montrose
04-28-2010, 07:45 PM
And this is why for two years I've been worried about the OT position, the starters are great but losing either of them is crippling. We went 2-8 without Harris, imagine how bad it would be without Clady (and possibly) Harris.

baja
04-28-2010, 07:53 PM
I can promise you this will take more than three months. Probably at least twice that.

And how the hell would you know that, you dig up Edgar Cayce?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cayce_1910.jpg

SoDak Bronco
04-28-2010, 08:04 PM
And this is why for two years I've been worried about the OT position, the starters are great but losing either of them is crippling. We went 2-8 without Harris, imagine how bad it would be without Clady (and possibly) Harris.

Bad situation for sure, but anyteam with bookend tackles like the Broncos have are going to have a MAJOR dropoff if one of the top guys go down. this is a huge blow for us, and I am really bummed. We are going to be struggling to win 6 games if Clady isn't playing.

oubronco
04-28-2010, 08:34 PM
From FO (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/ryan-clady-tears-patellar-tendon-playing-basketball):

28 Apr 2010
Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball

Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has apparently torn his patellar tendon while playing basketball. This is, very obviously, a catastrophic injury for the Broncos, who were already undergoing changes across their offense, and the first example of the injury regression that should be expected to come their way in 2010. I'll update this post with more about Clady's injuries and his comparables in a bit.

UPDATE: This is getting interesting. Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora are both reporting that Clady will only miss 3-4 months, and should be able to return for training camp.

Something's amiss here. We have a wide variety of players listed with torn patellar tendons in our injury database. I can't find a single player that managed to either recover from a torn patella in the middle of a season in three months time, or a player that suffered a torn patella in the offseason and then recovered to start the season. Not one.

In fact, there's only one player I can find who didn't miss the entire year with their torn patellar tendon. Perhaps the closest comparison to Clady is Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, who tore his patella tendon in May of 2000. Tobeck went on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and only managed to play in four games, none as a starter. LeCharles Bentley of the Browns, another center, tore his patella in July of 2006 and was immediately placed on injured reserve. He never played again, although that had much more to do with staph eating his knee than the initial injury.

Every other player I've found with a torn patella went on IR or missed more than six months. In fact, every other instance of a player appearing on the injury list (besides those on injured reserve) with a torn patella is an example of a player being listed with that injury from the previous season. Several players were expected to come back from the injury, were placed on the PUP list or were inactive to start the season, and then ended up on IR -- Germane Crowell in 2001 and Gary Baxter in 2007 are examples. Nate Webster came off of PUP in 2005 but was never healthy enough to make the active roster.

In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon
2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury
3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 28 Apr 2010

Fuggin great

Denver724
04-28-2010, 08:34 PM
Harris to LT and Zane to RT. Clady needs to sit out the year (and get a good ass chewing for hurting his knee in the way he did).

rmsanger
04-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Who's taking bets that McD wants to trade him now...

Tombstone RJ
04-28-2010, 08:40 PM
Good thing Beadles was drafted. It wouldn't hurt for the Broncos to bring in another tackle. Perhaps after the final cuts, the Broncos can bring in a decent tackle.

Tombstone RJ
04-28-2010, 08:46 PM
The Broncos also signed these guys as undrafted FAs:

Chris Marinelli (Stanford)
Paul Duncan (Notre Dame)

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 08:46 PM
didn't Cadillac Willams have a similar injury at the end of a season and was back fully next?

baja
04-28-2010, 08:50 PM
Clady will play in the preseason games

Kid A
04-28-2010, 08:50 PM
So this means we almost have to start a QB whose blind side is on the right, not the left?


Right?


Guys?

crowebomber
04-28-2010, 08:56 PM
It all depends on the severity. Cadillac Williams had a severe tear in one knee one year and was out for the rest of the year. He did the other the next and was only out 6-8 weeks. I'll wait until I hear something official before I start scouting top five draft picks for next year.

UberBroncoMan
04-28-2010, 09:09 PM
So this means we almost have to start a QB whose blind side is on the right, not the left?


Right?


Guys?


Perhaps this truly is God's work...

ward63
04-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Again...Flozell Adams please!

Ray Finkle
04-28-2010, 09:31 PM
Again...Flozell Adams please!

why? so we can lead the league in holding calls? He is crap.

maher_tyler
04-28-2010, 09:50 PM
This is a huge ****ing blow to the team. Always bull**** injuries. We're cursed. Dogs, dear meat, wrappers etc.

Yea..between the Broncos and Avs..not sure which team gets it worse with injuries to key players every damn year!!

BlaK-Argentina
04-28-2010, 09:58 PM
This is ****ing great. ****kkkkkkkkk!!

DBroncos4life
04-28-2010, 11:45 PM
why? so we can lead the league in holding calls? He is crap.

ProFootballFocus said he was called for 13 of them. Not sure how close to the truth that is. He would give us a better chance then what we have now.

Ray Finkle
04-29-2010, 05:01 AM
ProFootballFocus said he was called for 13 of them. Not sure how close to the truth that is. He would give us a better chance then what we have now.

people don't just get rid of "talent" if he was that valuable, he would have been signed ASAP.

elsid13
04-29-2010, 05:19 AM
This is ****ed up no matter what. I have strange feeling he going to the IR, hopefully I am wrong but that the way I see this playing out.

meangene
04-29-2010, 05:22 AM
We have heard nothing but he will be out 3-4 months. That is what Clady said, McDaniels, more or less, confirmed on NFLN, and is what has been reported by Schefter and Lacanfora. Why the sky is falling, the season is lost reaction? Really, people! If he is going to be out for a significant amount of the season, there are players who may well be available in trade (Gaither, Brown) or as free agents (Adams - who IMO is waiting for the right situation). Until I see us making a move to add a LT, I am going to believe the reports that we are hopeful he is a go by the season opener. If not, I have faith that our FO will make the necessary moves to make sure the season is not a total fail before it even starts! Geez!

TonyR
04-29-2010, 06:44 AM
Why the sky is falling, the season is lost reaction?

People may be "overreacting", myself included, but I think it's a product of our new found optimism being de-cleated by the potential loss of perhaps our best player. Premier LT's don't grow on trees and it's one of the most important positions on the field. Let's hope we are indeed overreacting because his loss would be a crushing blow. I feel almost as sick about it as I did when TD went down.

oubronco
04-29-2010, 07:02 AM
Who's taking bets that McD wants to trade him now...

Popps :~ohyah!:

meangene
04-29-2010, 07:38 AM
People may be "overreacting", myself included, but I think it's a product of our new found optimism being de-cleated by the potential loss of perhaps our best player. Premier LT's don't grow on trees and it's one of the most important positions on the field. Let's hope we are indeed overreacting because his loss would be a crushing blow. I feel almost as sick about it as I did when TD went down.

I understand it's a downer after the wide-spread optimism (probably for the first time in two years) regarding the direction of the team. But, if all the reports are accurate, he is either ready to go week 1 or shortly thereafter. The season doesn't start for over four months! Ugh, that make me feel sick! Seriously, we are fortunate this happened early and not in training camp. And, there are viable options out there if it looks like the initial reports are inaccurate. Hey, rookie mini-camp is Friday!

BMarsh615
04-29-2010, 08:18 AM
A surgeon was on Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller's radio show this morning and said 3-4 months is a reasonable amount of time for a 50% tear of the patellar tendon.

Old Dude
04-29-2010, 08:21 AM
Doom and gloom.

Bad tidings for the first quarter of the season. Even assuming he's physically able to perform by week one or two, it will take awhile for him to get back up to speed. We're probably going to have a rookie center and a relatively inexperienced player at LG. The whole left side of the line is looking shaky.

We could easily start 0-4 unless the defense and special teams outperform our expectations.

I'm adjusting my previous 8-8 prediction to 6-10. Top ten draft pick in 2011. Here we come.

TonyR
04-29-2010, 08:27 AM
We're probably going to have a rookie center and a relatively inexperienced player at LG. The whole left side of the line is looking shaky.


This is what worries me as well. Too much youth and a lack of cohesion on the OL could be big trouble, and the absence of Clady, or a sub par Clady, would only compound it. I love the OL draft picks on paper but don't expect these guys to come in and be effective vets right away. Hope we can survive the early season growing pains, and hopefully we'll have a healthy Clady to ease the transition.

Rabb
04-29-2010, 08:30 AM
my biggest fear is that they rush him in, I think we will manage without him for a while even though it wouldn't be anywhere near the same

I'd rather him be out for a while and come back fully ready than rush him and probably lose him forever

TheDave
04-29-2010, 08:31 AM
I tend to believe he will be ready to go in 4 months...

The fact is, the broncos haven't picked anyone up yet. I have a hard time believing they feel comfortable playing the season with Clady on IR or the PUP list.

Gob
04-29-2010, 08:58 AM
If Harris and Clady are both out or sub par, then I would worry, but if Clady is just out for a couple games I don't think it will be insurmountable. It would just mean, IMHO, that we are more limited in terms of formations, protections, and plays, but we will still have plenty to chose from. More formations with one or two of our our blocking TE's helping out, like 2007 with Graham helping Lepsis. It is not ideal or anything, and we won't be going deep in the playoffs without Clady, but it doesn't mean we can't win.

~Crash~
04-29-2010, 09:21 AM
A surgeon was on Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller's radio show this morning and said 3-4 months is a reasonable amount of time for a 50% tear of the patellar tendon.

Is this not what happened to Sharp before the SB ?

bowtown
04-29-2010, 09:51 AM
Doom and gloom.

Bad tidings for the first quarter of the season. Even assuming he's physically able to perform by week one or two, it will take awhile for him to get back up to speed. We're probably going to have a rookie center and a relatively inexperienced player at LG. The whole left side of the line is looking shaky.

We could easily start 0-4 unless the defense and special teams outperform our expectations.

I'm adjusting my previous 8-8 prediction to 6-10. Top ten draft pick in 2011. Here we come.

Meh, just means he can't get hurt in training camp or preseason now. Young athletes heel fast and Steadman is the best. He'll be back in time for the season opener and will dominate. Wrost comes to worst, we'll run exclusively to the right for the first 2 games while he gets acclimated. This is hardly a blip on the map.

BMarsh615
04-29-2010, 09:57 AM
Meh, just means he can't get hurt in training camp or preseason now. Young athletes heel fast and Steadman is the best. He'll be back in time for the season opener and will dominate. Wrost comes to worst, we'll run exclusively to the right for the first 2 games while he gets acclimated. This is hardly a blip on the map.

who?

TonyR
04-29-2010, 10:07 AM
who?

Oprah's fake boyfriend/husband?

BigPlayShay
04-29-2010, 10:09 AM
who?

The surgeon, Richard Steadman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Steadman

SonOfLe-loLang
04-29-2010, 10:21 AM
Doom and gloom.

Bad tidings for the first quarter of the season. Even assuming he's physically able to perform by week one or two, it will take awhile for him to get back up to speed. We're probably going to have a rookie center and a relatively inexperienced player at LG. The whole left side of the line is looking shaky.

We could easily start 0-4 unless the defense and special teams outperform our expectations.

I'm adjusting my previous 8-8 prediction to 6-10. Top ten draft pick in 2011. Here we come.

You make it seem like we're the Cavs and just lost LeBron James. Obviously Clady is a very important piece, but he's also one of 11. You arent doomed for life for losing one player, unless that player is Peyton Manning.

BMarsh615
04-29-2010, 11:11 AM
The surgeon, Richard Steadman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Steadman

Oh ok. I was lost there for a second. I never read who Clady went and saw.

Triplelefthook
04-29-2010, 11:22 AM
I can promise you this will take more than three months. Probably at least twice that.

i never understand why people make sweeping statements like this before they even know the full details of the injury. there was nothing concrete on the severity of this injury at the time

Popps
04-29-2010, 11:22 AM
Popps :~ohyah!:

Ummm.... huh?

Why would we want to trade him?

TonyR
04-29-2010, 11:24 AM
...there was nothing concrete on the severity of this injury at the time

To be fair, there really still isn't. McD didn't have a lot to say and I'm not aware that the Broncos have released an official statement.

meangene
04-29-2010, 11:34 AM
To be fair, there really still isn't. McD didn't have a lot to say and I'm not aware that the Broncos have released an official statement.

Nor do I expect them to. Why should they? The answer will be whether we go out and bring in a proven LT. If not, I think it's safe to say we feel comfortable Clady will be back early this year and able to play at, or near, his pre-injury level.

SoDak Bronco
04-29-2010, 11:41 AM
Anyone on here that thinks we will be fine, and missing Clady isn't a HUGE deal is going to be very disappointed when the games start. This is going to be a major loss in terms of what we can do on offense, not only in the passing game, but more importantly the run game.

Popps
04-29-2010, 11:49 AM
To be fair, there really still isn't. McD didn't have a lot to say and I'm not aware that the Broncos have released an official statement.

Here' my official statement:

Hey Ryan, nice job dumb****.

TonyR
04-29-2010, 11:54 AM
Why should they?

My comment wasn't anti-Bronco FO in case that's the way you took it. I'm merely cautioning that just because we've heard this "3-4 months to recover" and "should be ready by the beginning of the season" narrative we can't attach any more validity to it than we can the sky-is-falling sentiments. I'm not going to feel confident until I hear something from either the doctors and trainers directly or through the Broncos, and even then they won't be speaking in absolutes. Knee injuries at best shorten, and at worst end, professional sports careers. All we can do is hope for the best in Clady's case but we need to be prepared for the worst.

DBroncos4life
04-29-2010, 11:58 AM
This is what worries me as well. Too much youth and a lack of cohesion on the OL could be big trouble, and the absence of Clady, or a sub par Clady, would only compound it. I love the OL draft picks on paper but don't expect these guys to come in and be effective vets right away. Hope we can survive the early season growing pains, and hopefully we'll have a healthy Clady to ease the transition.

That was my point in the Mawae thread. If he is not back we will have a first year starter at some key positions. To be honest with you I can't even remember the last time Russ Hochstein played center so I don't think he will be that great of a fit there. LG would be better. Early on I think we will have a first year starter at center and LT, which doesn't make for a good combo IMO.

bowtown
04-29-2010, 12:04 PM
Anyone on here that thinks we will be fine, and missing Clady isn't a HUGE deal is going to be very disappointed when the games start. This is going to be a major loss in terms of what we can do on offense, not only in the passing game, but more importantly the run game.

I think missing Clady is a HUGE deal, which is why I'm glad he'll be back for the home opener and we won't be missing him.

Gob
04-29-2010, 12:21 PM
Anyone on here that thinks we will be fine, and missing Clady isn't a HUGE deal is going to be very disappointed when the games start. This is going to be a major loss in terms of what we can do on offense, not only in the passing game, but more importantly the run game.

If McDaniels can adjust and compensate for losing Brady at the most important position on the NE offense and replacing him with probably the least experienced qb that ever started in the NFL, I am willing to bet he can adjust and compensate for losing Clady at the second most important position. I don't see why we would be at a disadvantage in the running game if we have Graham and Quinn (TE) out there on the edges helping out. Definitely will limit our options and make us even more conservative then before, but plenty of teams do just fine without Clady as OT.

TonyR
04-29-2010, 12:26 PM
If McDaniels can adjust and compensate for losing Brady...

Point taken but the starting point with that team was the league's best offense. The starting point with this team is at best a league average offense that is already replacing it's best skill player and a couple of interior OL positions.

Gob
04-29-2010, 12:35 PM
Point taken but the starting point with that team was the league's best offense. The starting point with this team is at best a league average offense that is already replacing it's best skill player and a couple of interior OL positions.

I can't argue with you there, but I will say that if the interior OL struggles it won't matter if Clady is there or not. The only game I can see it being a huge factor (out of the first 4 games) is the Indy game, because they have elite rushers that can probably beat our double teams. But honestly, we were probably going to lose to them anyways.

Of course if the injury keeps him out of the 5th and 6th games also, I can admit we are in trouble.

meangene
04-29-2010, 01:02 PM
My comment wasn't anti-Bronco FO in case that's the way you took it. I'm merely cautioning that just because we've heard this "3-4 months to recover" and "should be ready by the beginning of the season" narrative we can't attach any more validity to it than we can the sky-is-falling sentiments. I'm not going to feel confident until I hear something from either the doctors and trainers directly or through the Broncos, and even then they won't be speaking in absolutes. Knee injuries at best shorten, and at worst end, professional sports careers. All we can do is hope for the best in Clady's case but we need to be prepared for the worst.

I didn't take your comment as anti-FO at all. I just don't see why they would need to issue some kind of official statement on his expected return. Clady himself said three months and it has been widely reported by reliable sources that 3-4 months is how long he will be out. When asked about it on NFLN, McDaniels commented that they had pretty much gotten the info right or something to that effect. I strongly believe that, if it looks like Clady will not be available, we will go out and get a solid LT. If we have to sign Gaither or Brown to a long-term deal to do that, I think we will. Or, we can rent Flozell for a year if it comes to that (though I am not a fan).

TotallyScrewed
04-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Really? I thought it was the guy in the Green.

Thank God we have Beadles



Which one is Beadles?

meangene
04-29-2010, 07:40 PM
Michael Lombardi said tonight on Total Access that the Broncos were "extremely optimistic" Clady would be ready to go for the season. Said we might look to add some LT depth (Adams) at some point be were in no hurry and not panicking at all. Sounds promising.

HEAV
04-29-2010, 09:03 PM
Which one is Beadles?

http://www.sidelinehotties.com/images/2009/10/michelle-beadle-gunslinger-1.jpg

michelle beadle

Rascal
04-29-2010, 10:00 PM
You guys are dreaming if you think Clady will be back for the season opener.

I challenge any of you to find an NFL player who returned in less than 6 months from a torn patella tendon. You won't as according to Footballoutsiders.com's injury database, no player in NFL history has missed less than six months with a torn patella tendon.

SouthStndJunkie
04-29-2010, 10:23 PM
You guys are dreaming if you think Clady will be back for the season opener.

I challenge any of you to find an NFL player who returned in less than 6 months from a torn patella tendon. You won't as according to Footballoutsiders.com's injury database, no player in NFL history has missed less than six months with a torn patella tendon.

Rascal with an appearance at the Mane.

cutthemdown
04-29-2010, 11:12 PM
You guys are dreaming if you think Clady will be back for the season opener.

I challenge any of you to find an NFL player who returned in less than 6 months from a torn patella tendon. You won't as according to Footballoutsiders.com's injury database, no player in NFL history has missed less than six months with a torn patella tendon.

You could be right and initially that's what was reported, 6 months, out for the yr.

But then they operated and said it turned out to only be partially torn. So they then said maybe only 3-4 months to get well.

cutthemdown
04-29-2010, 11:13 PM
And Broncos fans have always been dreamers. 2 yrs it came true.

UberBroncoMan
04-29-2010, 11:21 PM
For all we know they just said 50%. It may have been even smaller and the tear could have been in an better area for healing. Who knows all the info? No one. If the Broncos aren't going to seriously address LT then it shows they're confident he'll be fine. There's no reason to bluff it at the expense of the team by not bringing in a LT like Adams.

hookemhess
04-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Not Clady injury related necessarily--but I read these tweets earlier & it woke me up to the reality of losing our top 2 left tackle.

RT @Cwing49ers: @mortreport Who would you say is the best OT right now and the next great? > Joe Thomas, Browns

RT @MJThrill: @mortreport better than Clady? pre-patella tear? I thought Clady best >> Clady little better in pass pro; Thomas all-around

RT @BigJoeWall72: @mortreport No love for Jake Long? >> I like Jake Long but he s not quite as skilled as Thomas & Clady

tsiguy96
04-29-2010, 11:24 PM
Not Clady injury related necessarily--but I read these tweets earlier & it woke me up to the reality of losing our top 2 left tackle.

RT @Cwing49ers: @mortreport Who would you say is the best OT right now and the next great? > Joe Thomas, Browns

RT @MJThrill: @mortreport better than Clady? pre-patella tear? I thought Clady best >> Clady little better in pass pro; Thomas all-around

RT @BigJoeWall72: @mortreport No love for Jake Long? >> I like Jake Long but he s not quite as skilled as Thomas & Clady

daniel jeremiah (movethesticks, former nfl scout) said clady is the best all around tackle in the NFL. most dominant pass blocker and underrated run blocker, and i think the stats support him.

FireFly
04-30-2010, 03:09 AM
You guys are dreaming if you think Clady will be back for the season opener.

I challenge any of you to find an NFL player who returned in less than 6 months from a torn patella tendon. You won't as according to Footballoutsiders.com's injury database, no player in NFL history has missed less than six months with a torn patella tendon.

I hate it say it - but this is true

atomicbloke
04-30-2010, 03:21 AM
I am trying to look at the bright side of this.

We weren't going to win the Super Bowl this year anyway. I feel we are still 2 years away.

We already know Clady is great. His absence this season will give another player some game experience. He might suck and we might lose a few games, but heck anyway we are building for the future.

So when our time to make a Super Bowl push does come, then we will have Clady AND another player who has much needed game experience.

As they say, in every crisis, lies an opportunity.

FireFly
04-30-2010, 03:44 AM
I am trying to look at the bright side of this.

We weren't going to win the Super Bowl this year anyway. I feel we are still 2 years away.

We already know Clady is great. His absence this season will give another player some game experience. He might suck and we might lose a few games, but heck anyway we are building for the future.

So when our time to make a Super Bowl push does come, then we will have Clady AND another player who has much needed game experience.

As they say, in every crisis, lies an opportunity.

Wow - this was a really depressing post :(

tsiguy96
04-30-2010, 04:09 AM
I am trying to look at the bright side of this.

We weren't going to win the Super Bowl this year anyway. I feel we are still 2 years away.

We already know Clady is great. His absence this season will give another player some game experience. He might suck and we might lose a few games, but heck anyway we are building for the future.

So when our time to make a Super Bowl push does come, then we will have Clady AND another player who has much needed game experience.

As they say, in every crisis, lies an opportunity.

2 years away? yea right. solid D + running game = chance at making the big game, every single year.

SoDak Bronco
04-30-2010, 05:51 AM
2 years away? yea right. solid D + running game = chance at making the big game, every single year.

We aren't multiple playoff games with Orton...And Clady being not 100% we have a rough year ahead of us i'm affraid.

SumTingWong
04-30-2010, 07:00 AM
While I haven't reviewed his chart or consulted with his surgeon my experience has been that a partial tear can lead to an 80-90% recovery, for an elite athlete, in as little as 113 weeks. This should put him right on schedule to open the season.

I have no worries and neither should you. Inhale deeply and let the sacred substance fill your lungs with bliss. All will be well in Broncoland. Release.

TheReverend
04-30-2010, 07:26 AM
While I haven't reviewed his chart or consulted with his surgeon my experience has been that a partial tear can lead to an 80-90% recovery, for an elite athlete, in as little as 113 weeks. This should put him right on schedule to open the season.

I have no worries and neither should you. Inhale deeply and let the sacred substance fill your lungs with bliss. All will be well in Broncoland. Release.

Tebow christ!

Btw, strong username to thread/post relevance.

TheDave
04-30-2010, 10:23 AM
You guys are dreaming if you think Clady will be back for the season opener.
I challenge any of you to find an NFL player who returned in less than 6 months from a torn patella tendon. You won't as according to Footballoutsiders.com's injury database, no player in NFL history has missed less than six months with a torn patella tendon.

I'm not sure about the season opener, but if he was going to miss significant time I would have to assume the brocos would be picking up some FA help.

I've doubted this FO as much as anyone, buit I can't imagine they are so stupid as to think our line will be ok with clady on the IR.

DBroncos4life
04-30-2010, 10:30 AM
I'm not sure about the season opener, but if he was going to miss significant time I would have to assume the brocos would be picking up some FA help.

I've doubted this FO as much as anyone, buit I can't imagine they are so stupid as to think our line will be ok with clady on the IR.

When the hell did Rascal post?

TheDave
04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
04-29-2010, 07:00 PM

or maybe it was TJ trying to bring back some of the old timers... ;D

DBroncos4life
04-30-2010, 10:36 AM
04-29-2010, 07:00 PM

or maybe it was TJ trying to bring back some of the old timers... ;D

I wish he would post more lol. I'm getting horrible flash backs ROFL!

TheDave
04-30-2010, 10:37 AM
I wish he would post more lol. I'm getting horrible flash backs ROFL!

He's just in time for the next round of survivor...

DBroncos4life
04-30-2010, 10:41 AM
He's just in time for the next round of survivor...

Vote his ass off early, he is way to dangerous. He invented the system to win. :P

jhns
04-30-2010, 05:31 PM
This is in the rumor section on espn.



We learned Wednesday night that Ryan Clady's patellar tendon was only partially torn -- according to the Denver Post -- which gives him a better shot at returning in three months, as ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports Clady has been telling people. ESPN sports injury expert Stephania Bell told our AFC West blogger Bill Williamson that the timeline we've been hearing (three to four months) "may be optimistic," and that even after his return, he won't be fully recovered yet. Bill Barnwell of the Football Outsiders expanded on that idea, noting that unless "Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has," there's nothing in history to suggest that he'll be back in the three-month time period suggested above.

The loss of one of the league's elite left tackles will strike a devastating blow to the Denver Broncos' offensive line, but there are some options available, albeit none nearly as good as Clady. Flozell Adams was released a while back, and still hasn't landed with a new team. It would make sense for the Broncos to at least have him in for a workout. But there are other non-Bronco options as well, and both of them were restricted free agents this offseason. The first is Jared Gaither, whom the Baltimore Ravens were open to trading before and during the draft. The second is Jammal Brown, and we touched on that situation Wednesday. The problem with acquiring Gaither or Brown is that each would likely want a long-term extension, and that wouldn't make too much sense, given the fact that Clady will be back eventually.

The other option is to promote from within. Second-round pick Zane Beadles is expected to compete to play RT for the Broncos this season, and it's possible they slide 2009's RT, Ryan Harris, over to LT. ESPN NFL Insider Len Pasquarelli has more:



Len Pasquarelli
Other in-house options

"Don't expect the Broncos to panic and bring in Adams as a replacement for Clady, who might still be recovered in time for the season opener. The plan, as related to ESPN.com this week by Denver officials, is to try incumbents Ryan Young and Tyler Polumbus, both right tackles, on the left side first."



Football Outsiders
Devastating loss

"If this is confirmed -- and it appears to be -- it's catastrophic for Denver fans. Clady is one of the league's most valuable properties, an elite left tackle playing on a rookie contract, and the most important player the Broncos had on offense, even before the Brandon Marshall deal. Barring a miracle, Clady will be out for the year; about the best the Broncos can hope for would be a long stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list and a return in late October. The injury also has deleterious long-term effects on performance and has a good chance of reoccurrence. The injury will force the Broncos to change their entire offensive scheme, keeping tight ends and running backs in to block far more frequently, and place even more pressure on a group of wide receivers that are alternately inexperienced or over-the-hill." - Bill Barnwell

pink_feet
04-30-2010, 06:49 PM
Coming from the medical field and specifically orthopedics, he wont be back in 3-4 months. :(

extralife
04-30-2010, 06:51 PM
Did I just read "trying Tyler Polumbus at left tackle?"

Because, you know, say good bye to your starting job Mr. Orton if that's the case. He'll go down WAY too much. This continues to be awful.

2KBack
04-30-2010, 07:45 PM
Coming from the medical field and specifically orthopedics, he wont be back in 3-4 months. :(

No offense, but we've all heard that stuff before. Marshall was going to miss the season after his arm injury. No one here knows enough details to make accurate claims. No use in raising or dashing any hopes.

snowspot66
04-30-2010, 07:50 PM
Coming from the medical field and specifically orthopedics, he wont be back in 3-4 months. :(

Honestly I would prefer if it were 5 or 6 anyway to be safe.

That would put him around September or October. I think we could fight through it for half a season if need be.