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Postby drsteuss » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:47 pm

This is from profootballtalk.com. Yes, they're wrong usually about 90% of the time, but I'd be happy if this did not fall into that other 10%...

LEFTWICH DONE FOR THE YEAR?

A league source says Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich could be done for the year after suffering an injury in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

The source didn't specify the injury, but another league insider tells us that Leftwich was limping on Monday.

The Tuesday edition of the Florida Times-Union reports that Leftwich suffered a left leg injury on Sunday shortly before halftime, and that he went back into the game on his own after missing only a couple of plays.

"I was scared in the beginning, but it was something I got over quickly,'' Leftwich said.  "I'll be healthy by the next game.

The Jaguars are off this weekend.  They next play the Lions, on November 14.

If the 5-3 Jags lose Leftwich, the starter will be David Garrard, a player whom some in the organization think has greater potential than Leftwich, since the second-year pro from Marshall has limited mobility.  Garrard is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the season.

In a prior edition of this here story, we said that Garrard will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.  As Bart Hubbuch of the Florida Times-Union told us in a Tuesday morning e-mail, however, Garrard has one more year before he can walk.  With that said, Hubbuch anticipates that the Jags will trade Garrard after the 2004 season.

But we don't see eye-to-eye on everything with Bart.  He tells us that the story that Leftwich is hurt is "WAY off the mark."  We'll stand by our report for now, but we'll keep digging for more info.
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Postby Rockingout » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:07 pm

Byron Leftwich may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Leftwich is visiting noted knee specialist James Andrews Tuesday. The Jaguars, who are in a bye week, expect to update his condition by Wednesday. Leftwich was hurt in the first half of Sunday's game, but played through the injury without input from the coaching staff. David Garrard would likely take over at QB if Leftwich is out. Nov. 2 - 12:59 pm et
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:10 pm

Dang, that would be a big blow to the Jags and fantasy footballers. Lefty was looking like a good starter the rest of the way out.

If he's done, this most likely hurts Taylor and Jimmy Smith as well. Without Leftwich commanding big respect, teams are going to try and make David Garrard beat them. I can see line stacking going on...

Question is, who is Garrard's favorite target? Since he's probably practiced mostly with the second team, would one of the ancillary guys on JAX be looked to more than Jimmy? It'll be interesting to see who is "favorite receiver" (bring on the Sirius commercial!) is...
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Postby HappyTimeH » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:43 pm

This is also being reported at rotoworld:

Byron Leftwich may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Leftwich is visiting noted knee specialist James Andrews Tuesday. The Jaguars, who are in a bye week, expect to update his condition by Wednesday. Leftwich was hurt in the first half of Sunday's game, but played through the injury without input from the coaching staff. David Garrard would likely take over at QB if Leftwich is out. Nov. 2 - 12:59 pm et
Source: Florida Times-Union


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Postby lawman_nyc » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:47 pm

Yes I just saw it myself. Lefty is in Alabama right now getting his knee checked out. Initiall reports say its a torn PCL in his knee. I dont know what a PCL is but it doesnt sound to good. :-t
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:50 pm

lawman_nyc wrote:Yes I just saw it myself. Lefty is in Alabama right now getting his knee checked out. Initiall reports say its a torn PCL in his knee. I dont know what a PCL is but it doesnt sound to good. :-t

I'm taking a guess (no sports medical background) and saying that's the posterior cruciate ligament. It'd be the back piece of that whole anterior/medial cruciate ligament mish-mash. Most of the time it's the other two that get torn, but I suppose the back part could if the knee got hyperextended...

Oh, oh! Cool website on the PCL! ;-D
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Postby vdragon78 » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:01 pm

heh...
someone is offering me Plax for Jimmy Smith.....
he probably doesn't know about the injury... hmmm.. what to do, what to do... :-?
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Postby JimmyChoi » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:07 pm

That would be very unfortunate for Lord Byron ;
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Postby Twotoe » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:08 pm

Of course... The day after I drop McNair...
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Postby Rockingout » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:31 pm

Nov 2 Leftwich has a torn ligament in his left knee and will be out four to six weeks, ESPNews reports.
Recommendation: Leftwich has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham for a follow-up exam, but this is obviously tough news for his fantasy owners. David Garrard will replace Leftwich after the bye week.
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