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Postby Warpigs » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:37 pm

Not sounding too bad...

Cardinals: Fitzgerald details ankle injury

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, August 16, 2004

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Cardinals' wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald explained how he sprained his ankle in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings. "On a deep ball," Fitzgerald told the Star Tribune after the game. "I went up and stepped on (Vikings' cornerback Antoine) Winfield's ankle and rolled it up a little bit." X-rays performed after the game were negative, but no timetable has been established for Fitzgerald's return.

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Larry wore a walking boot after the game on Saturday and the injury is being described as a severe sprain. With fellow starting wideout Anquan Boldin expected to miss at least four week of regular season action, the Cards desperately need Fitzgerald to get healthy before week one.
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Postby Flux » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:39 pm

I dont like the word severe in that report. Ive sprained my ankles many times before, some are fine in a couple days, others take a couple weeks, and I had one that left me on crutches for 2 months. Im hoping its not the latter for him
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Postby Mudd » Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:50 pm

I sure hope they don't rush im back, given their WR situation right now. Like Flux said, a severe ankle sprain can last a while.

This is not good news for the Cards, that's for sure.
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Postby Paladyr » Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:44 pm

are you kidding me??? not sounding too bad??? I had a severely sprained ankle and it took a LONG time to heal, and it's not even fully healed!!! When he plays this year he will be playing on a painful ankle. This is VERY bad news.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:49 pm

Severe and sprain suck together as words. It can take a long time to heal and I doubt Fitz will be at 100% by the first week. Another suckfest of a season for Arizona, except for no bright spots like Boldin was last year.
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Postby TheHeat24 » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:02 pm

Wasnt it faulk who had a "severe" ankle sprain and missed significant time list year?
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Postby VHawk15 » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:02 pm

Bryant Johnson for garbage time, anyone?
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:05 pm

I think Johnson is still wearing the boot from the stress fracture in his foot, so even I think he may not be a garbage time threat. Freddie Jones anyone? :-o
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Postby Free Bagel » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:07 pm

Flux wrote:I dont like the word severe in that report. Ive sprained my ankles many times before, some are fine in a couple days, others take a couple weeks, and I had one that left me on crutches for 2 months. Im hoping its not the latter for him


Yep, with as many times as I've sprained my ankles I'm pretty much an expert on it now. The majority of the time it was just a RICE thing and I could still walk on it fine, one time however it was diagnosed as a severe sprain and it took a long time to heal, and I had to use crutches for a week or so and a walking boot after that.

The worst part is that sprained ankles are a nagging injury, and the more you sprain them the easier it is to do it again. This could easily come up again down the road after it's "healed".
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Postby bagobonez » Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:08 pm

You can't compare your own ankle injuries to Fitzgerald's. Fitzgerald has the benefit of multi-million dollar technology and rehab to get him up and running ASAP. I would expect him to be on the field by week 1. The problem is, he's missing valuable experience by not being able to participate in camp and in pre-season games which will hurt his stock much more than the injury.
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