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Old 08-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Anyword about the leg injury Chris Kuper suffered in the games tonight? Kupesdad, you have any info on your son, I hope its not as bad as it looked.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Anyword about the leg injury Chris Kuper suffered in the games tonight? Kupesdad, you have any info on your son, I hope its not as bad as it looked.

Im curious about this as well, but its kind of unfair to put Kupe's dad in that kind of a position. I mean, if he wants to reveal this, fine but its possible he doesnt want to leak this given the tightlipped stance the cadre is now taking on injuries.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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I'm hoping for the best, but it looked like it could be bad...

His leg just looked to be a a real akward angle when he got rolled up on.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:53 PM   #4
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Just sick to my stomach that Kupe got hurt... hope it's relatively minor, and he's in there for us on opening day -- losing him would be a big blow for us.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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Fervent hopes that Kupe's gonna be OK.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #6
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I hope it isn't season ending... but the guy couldn't bear any weight immediately after the injury. It looked like his ankle was injured. Based on the very limited visual evidence I'd say it's at least a severe ankle sprain if not a fractured fibula. Hope he's okay.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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I hope it isn't season ending... but the guy couldn't bear any weight immediately after the injury. It looked like his ankle was injured. Based on the very limited visual evidence I'd say it's at least a severe ankle sprain if not a fractured fibula. Hope he's okay.
If it was a sprain, they would have likely tried to leave him in there for another 5 plays.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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I got rolled up in practice like that during my junior year of college. To me it looked like he sprained his MCL/PCL and he could have partially tore his achilles with the way his lower leg was pinned. I had both of those injuries on that similar play, along with torn cartilage in my ankle. The fact that they said he could put weight on the leg that was rolled up is the worst sign.

If he partially tore his achillies, he's out at least 2 months. Maybe longer depending on the tear. If it's a sprain MCL, it will probably be a 4-6 weeks.

If it's both, he won't be the same player for the rest of the year. He won't be able to drive people off the ball, he'll have problems anchoring in pass pro and he won't be able to pivot when pulling. All three of those will take away his ability to run.

I sported a tape job that went from my toes all the way over my thighs. Let's hope that Chris feels better tomorrow and the prognosis is much better. It would be a huge blow to lose him for the rest of the season.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:03 PM   #9
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I hope its not as bad as it looked.
This.

Also, quick rant. This infuriates me that Kuper didn't seize the opportunity to try and force a new contract. The money he was making compared to his on the field performance was laughable at best. I understand being a "team guy" and making no waves and doing your job, but there comes a point where the compensation needs to be re-directed back in your favor and your efforts been appreciated.

If this injury is bad, then it will cost Chris loads of money... being a dominant G and coming up for contract does not = having BEEN a dominant G and now you have knee concerns and haven't played in a season.

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Really, I'm just REALLY hoping for the best for this guy. Hopefully he came off the field faking an injury because he got an urgent text from his wife or something.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:08 PM   #10
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Also, quick rant. This infuriates me that Kuper didn't seize the opportunity to try and force a new contrac
Yeah, because clearly that is working so well for Brandon Marshall and previously for Jay Cutler.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:10 PM   #11
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Yeah, because clearly that is working so well for Brandon Marshall and previously for Jay Cutler.
Jay has 2 years left w/o CBA issues and Brandon has off-the-field questions.

What's your point?
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #12
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Yeah, because clearly that is working so well for Brandon Marshall and previously for Jay Cutler.
Kuper isn't a douchebag with new legal problems every few weeks, he isn't facing possible lengthy suspensions, he is not a clown on the field. he is a team guy, coming to work and keeping quiet about the money issues. he knows that if he plays hard that the dollars will come, and knows he doesn't need to force the issue.

and there are no parallels to the Cutler situation regarding Kuper.

Kuper should have voiced his wanting of a long term deal this offseason. he is in a completely different situation than Marshall, because he is the complete opposite as a player. he is awesome and a team guy, he isn't going to cause himself or the team embarassment, he is a guy you want locked up long term.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:08 PM   #13
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BTW: Did he get the injury during special teams? I hope not as I would wonder why he was out there during that situation. I missed a couple of plays tending to my two rug rats and not sure if it was on special teams or we got a first down on first and 10.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:11 PM   #14
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BTW: Did he get the injury during special teams? I hope not as I would wonder why he was out there during that situation. I missed a couple of plays tending to my two rug rats and not sure if it was on special teams or we got a first down on first and 10.
No, it was on a running play...someone rolled on his leg
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:12 PM   #15
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Speaking of injuries and running plays, what was with the dive play with 6 seconds to go in the first half?
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:15 PM   #16
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The word I've received is that he's got a high ankle sprain. Stay tuned for the official word.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:17 PM   #17
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Hey Kupesdad, give our best to your son on behalf of the mane.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:26 PM   #18
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Kuper appeared to break his right ankle. Well that mean he is going to be out this season.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:39 PM   #19
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Speaking of injuries and running plays, what was with the dive play with 6 seconds to go in the first half?
didnt see it but wondering suspiciously how this question would tie in with Kuper's injury. Oh wait, I probably can guess that you want to question play calling in a thread that has nothing to do with the actual thread even though you tried to tie it in. Just go away.
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:19 AM   #20
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One of my favorite players. Would be really upset to see him miss any games.

We really need him out there - esp. since I'm not sold on his back up
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The word I've received is that he's got a high ankle sprain. Stay tuned for the official word.
So how bad is a high ankle sprain? The medical folks maybe can chime in....
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:24 AM   #22
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So how bad is a high ankle sprain? The medical folks maybe can chime in....
isn't that was Simms has? he is out 2-4 weeks
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broken right ankle.
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Link?

News reports seem to say its a sprain....
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I can't stand the new running game...its horrible and has RB's running right up the Olines back. I would chew some azz if I were playing oline....I hate seeing this kind of attack that is smashmouth...definitely not what our oline was built for. Josh needs to absorb some of the good that was here instead of just burning his name into the playbook and killing the great production we could have keeping with the downhill system....set's up the screen and rollout really well which are the popular plays in the NFL these days.
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