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yes it does matter, my friend

June 10, 2019 10:27AM
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waterfield
I think he's referencing a "doctor" simply to clarify this argument. But that's not likely to happen since it would be improper to render an opinion w/o examining the subject. So everyone's got an "opinion" regardless of what word is being used. And really-does it matter whether its a flare up or a trauma caused tear? A flare up can even be worse than a traumatically caused structural damage -especially if its consistent whereas a muscle tear, etc might be "fixed" and the player resumes his normal activities.

Yes it does matter. A lot, in fact.

If it were an actual physical trauma injury he GOT in game one, that means that the Rams never reported it or treated it, and that Gurley ran on it. Both things are bad. Not only that but they would have NEVER treated it if it was surgical, and except for 2 weeks in December, he played full tilt for about 10 games or more (didn't look) before they sat him. With an actual injury that is dangerous and irresponsible neglect, both by the team and by Gurley. Along with all the lying. (And even worse, according to the people taking MJD at face value, Gurley not only lies right along with the team but then...later admits it to a member of the press!) (!!??)

If it is an underlying condition that can flare up, you can actually play with that for a few years. I mean, not when it acts up, but before and after. In fact Faulk DID play on precisely that for a couple of years. He had a surgical knee that would flare up. Farr talked about Gurley on their most recent podcast. Farr mentioned Faulk. He said Faulk's knees were worse than his (Farr's) and Farr's knees are what made him retire. But Faulk could work around it. They managed snaps, they probably did medical things like injections (not painkillers but things that keep knee conditions like this at bay). He could still run when he was not in a flare-up situation. In fact in 2001 it got so bad in the summer they sat him for 3 weeks...and he had a good season that year.

But the main thing is, if it is some kind of condition (arthritic), not only can he actually play with it until it flares up, but there's every other important consideration too---he would not be putting himself stupidly at risk with an untreated injury he and the team lie about to the league, which is against league rules.

NOTHING supports that that is what happened. Just MJD misinterpreting something and misspeaking about it.

And if what MJD says happened, DID happen, it would have been bad. A bad thing to do. For the player and his health, for the team, and for the Rams standing as a stand-up team.

That all matters a lot.

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SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

RamBill616June 07, 2019 08:25AM

  Maybe it's not arthritis

promomasterj217June 07, 2019 08:42AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

MamaRAMa195June 07, 2019 08:51AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve170June 07, 2019 08:56AM

  Maybe the team violated that?

promomasterj154June 07, 2019 08:58AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

zn133June 07, 2019 09:36AM

  Multiple definitions of "injury"

waterfield115June 07, 2019 09:51AM

  not in this case

zn80June 07, 2019 10:44AM

  Re: Maybe it's not arthritis

Steve26June 10, 2019 10:15PM

  Maybe Gurley remained mum...

jemach29June 10, 2019 07:54AM

  it probably IS something like arthritis and MJD is wrong

zn110June 07, 2019 09:31AM

  One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

LBRamsFan102June 07, 2019 12:55PM

  sorry he's wrong

zn110June 07, 2019 01:26PM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

Classicalwit71June 09, 2019 03:57AM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

max68June 09, 2019 05:34AM

  Re: One of you two have actually spoke with Todd Gurley

zn68June 09, 2019 05:45AM

  on top of it

zn60June 09, 2019 06:15AM

  Paper analysis v field data

max47June 10, 2019 02:00AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

Classicalwit31June 10, 2019 03:59AM

  Re: Paper analysis v field data

zn36June 10, 2019 04:05AM

  His knee flared up...but it wasn't injured...???

jemach35June 10, 2019 07:56AM

  Re: His knee flared up...but it wasn't injured...???

zn37June 10, 2019 08:11AM

  that's probably not accurate

zn149June 07, 2019 09:29AM

  MJD said what he said - no need to spin it

promomasterj143June 07, 2019 10:46AM

  I didn't say it was spin, I said he is wrong

zn116June 07, 2019 10:51AM

  No, you're calling MJD a liar

moklerman109June 10, 2019 12:01AM

  Re: No, you're calling MJD a liar

Classicalwit79June 10, 2019 03:51AM

  If I meant that I would have said it

zn78June 10, 2019 04:07AM

  are the rams liars?

PHDram47June 10, 2019 05:37AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

zn52June 10, 2019 05:53AM

  Re: are the rams liars?

PHDram29June 10, 2019 06:54AM

  You know what-this all comes down to one word-"injury"

waterfield34June 10, 2019 06:45AM

  Re: You know what-this all comes down to one word-"injury"

zn29June 10, 2019 07:20AM

  The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

waterfield26June 10, 2019 07:44AM

  Re: The battle between Verbs and Adverbs

zn28June 10, 2019 07:53AM

  I'll say this about flare up vs. injury...

jemach38June 10, 2019 08:09AM

  Re: I'll say this about flare up vs. injury...

zn24June 10, 2019 08:14AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

Glyndwr7132June 10, 2019 07:09AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

zn34June 10, 2019 07:39AM

  Re: Maurice Jones-Drew: Todd Gurley Was Playing Through Knee Injury All Season

bigjimram2136June 10, 2019 02:02PM

  Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

jemach44June 10, 2019 07:50AM

  Re: Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

zn49June 10, 2019 08:02AM

  Re: Great to know we have a lot of MDs on the board...

waterfield48June 10, 2019 08:48AM

  yes it does matter, my friend

zn43June 10, 2019 10:27AM

  Also great to instantly dismiss a former pro-bowl NFL RB's reporting

promomasterj56June 10, 2019 10:21AM

  naw

zn58June 10, 2019 10:33AM

  Re: naw

waterfield45June 10, 2019 12:36PM

  semantics

zn25June 10, 2019 01:24PM

  "Reports" don't equal "facts"

moklerman38June 10, 2019 03:48PM

  then what are we arguing about?

zn44June 10, 2019 04:28PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman33June 10, 2019 05:11PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

zn37June 10, 2019 05:31PM

  Re: then what are we arguing about?

moklerman26June 10, 2019 08:23PM

  Alternative explanations

PHDram44June 10, 2019 05:52PM

  Re: Alternative explanations

zn55June 10, 2019 05:56PM

  Sure

PHDram41June 10, 2019 06:18PM

  Re: Sure

zn47June 10, 2019 06:26PM

  You asked

PHDram45June 10, 2019 06:42PM

  Re: You asked

zn52June 10, 2019 06:50PM