I don't think benching a guy to prevent permanent damage to his shoulder is just "good measure."
You completely missed my point. I'm not a doctor, don't have any experience with shoulder injuries and have absolutely no idea what Bell is going through other than a few lines in a few articles so I made no inferrences there. My point that Shanny won't bench Bell for "good measure" means that if the doctors and Bell himself say he's a go then Shanahan will put him in the game.
That is not always the case as coaches often "play it safe" with a guy for other reasons (ie so that a RB contraversy will not develop or they have a playoff berth locked up and are willing to be cautous). Being tied for a playoff berth in a season where many feel Shanny has to at minimum make the playoffs to keep his job ALONG with Bell's amazing performance the past two weeks and Droughns fumble issues (and hand injury) essentially assures that if Bell can play he will.
I personally find it unlikely but then again I know squat about shoulder injuries in general and Bell's shoulder injury in particular.
Last edited by wizbang on Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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