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Old 03-31-2011, 11:51 AM   #2365
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Chad Pennington tears ACL playing basketball

Chad Pennington’s run of awful luck continues.

He’s been rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder with hopes of making another NFL comeback. That plan will be put on hold after he tore his ACL playing pickup basketball, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Pennington will undergo surgery on April 7. It’s hard to imagine him coming back from this latest injury in addition to the shoulder issues, but we’ve counted him out too quickly before.

SI’s Peter King believed Pennington may have wound up finding a starting job in 2011 because he could step in to a new system without much practice and be ready to go. Unfortunately, that won’t happen now.
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