Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Lito Out 4-6 Weeks; Area Youth Suffers Sprained Ankle (Again)

You know, we never did find out who stole Lito Sheppard's jersey all of last year. And this year we didn't have a chance to see if that impostor returned #26 to its rightful owner because the dude wearing it was carted off the field before the season barely began. In any case, our Pro Bowl CB is out with a significant ankle sprain...so, it begins again. You know how long those ankles take to heal (all season). [I saw Lito at Camp last year...he looks like he's 16 by the way. Kind of reminds me of that Frosted Mini-wheats commercial back in the day where the kid is wearing adult clothing. But Lito can still bring the wood when he's not injured.]

Anyway, Dexter Wynn is back to fill the missing CB spot. I'm not sure whether that is bad for us or a "dare to be great" situation for Dexter. He may only be returning kicks at this point, so I think that's OK for us. Rod Hood is a solid 5th guy, but Lito is definitely going to be missed this weekend when the Blue Men come to the COBL. Hood and Sheldon hopefully will be "heightening" this week because the Blue Men have tall WRs - Plaxico and Shockey could have a field day. All in all, I feel good about Sheldon and Hood rising to the occasion. They're ready for a great game - any thoughts on the match-ups?

PS - Bruce Perry got cut to make room for Dexter.

Ankles: What is it with these things anyway? Is it the turf, lousy trainers who don't tape properly or just weak anatomy? It would seem to me with as advanced as this sport is, ankle sprains wouldn't be as common as they are...knees I understand - they're bigger, in the line of impact, and can't have a lot of tape around them... but ankles, come on..tape those things tight!


Blogger KES said...

If he is really out 4-6 weeks, he has more than an ankle sprain. They are hiding something here.

9/13/2006 8:19 AM  
Blogger J Dubs said...

Yeah, he may have some ligament damage. I severly sprained an ankle, and I couldn't even job on it for months...

I know - "waa, waa...."

9/13/2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger TonyG said...

Cold Pizza had a doctor on this morning to go over all the injuries that occured over the weekend. Evidently, Lito sprained (at a minimum) the large ligament on the INSIDE of the ankle, which is much worse than the typical "roll the ankle playing basketball" outside sprain. Lito, see you in the playoffs!

9/13/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger KES said...

That means he has what is called a high ankle sprain. Those are the worst and take the longest to heal. Incidentally, TO also had a high ankle sprain on top of the fracture last year. But we all know he is a freak

9/13/2006 10:27 PM  

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