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Colts' Harrison may have knee pain for rest of career

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  1. JohnVM

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3092097

    I guess that bruised knee was worse than people thought. If it remains this painful for a long time it could definitely severely impact his playing ability - and by this report, perhaps even indefinitely. Big blow to the Colts.

    About 17 months ago I incurred blunt force trauma to my knee and ended up badly bruising the underside of my kneecap (my two bones hit so hard they bruised eachother) -- something that was shown on an MRI. The doctor said it would take 18 months to recover from, and literally only recently have I been able to do things without it hurting at all. The first few months when stuff pressed against it, it hurt so badly that I almost would fall over in pain. After that it was sore a lot and if hit moderately hard would be very painful. Eventually it was just sore, and now it's fine.

    If his injury is like that (and to be honest it sounds worse, as mine has gone away after 18 months, and they're saying his may never), it might be challenging for him to play on it (especially this week, but this whole season perhaps) even with shots for pain.
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    except he has million dollar knees and doesn't have fallon.
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    We knew it had to be more than just a bruise. Not good news for us. From the description of your injury - reallllly not good news for us.
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    someone on a colts board is freaking out about this news in typical fashion..."who the hell is the source! this is crazy, no way it's true...blah blah"

    too bad to hear about Marvin, hate on the colts all you want but the man has been nothing but a professional and one of the best WRs of all time....no ill will here.
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    That sucks for him big time. He's a good player and it sucks to see him, in all liklihood, forced out under terms that are not his own. The man is 35 (I think) and has had a good career.

    Also, AFAIK, trainers don't like to put shots in knees, so that might not be a great option.
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    Too bad for him. At 35 we knew the end had to be coming sooner rather than later. My being a Patriots' fan aside, they're better off giving him some time off and hoping he's ready for the end of the season and playoffs than playing him 9 more regular season weeks.
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    From the sounds of it he may, sadly have to consider retirement? He's no youngster as it is...
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    this sucks.

    we both lost key parts of our offense today. Harrison and Morris. I'm hard pressed to say who is more important.

    Here's hoping we both stay healthy on Sunday. Don't want the Steelers or Chargers vulturing up on us after we knock each other down.
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    You seriously think it's a toss-up as to whether Harrison or Morris is more important to their respective offense? Our back-up RB to their HOF WR?
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    True, I'll take that back. He's definitely more important, but they've been winning without him this year.

    Honestly, thinking it through. Losing Harrison might be lights out for them this year.
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    This is NOT something you like to hear. But he has had a great career.
    He'll go down as one the best ever.
    I wonder if keeps playing with pain if he can do more damage?
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    I think Marvin is a great player. The question is whether or not he decides like Glenn did that he has gotten his ring and it may be time to hang it up. The Colts have other weapons but he will be sorely missed. He is like a ghost out there. Like a white tail dear. There one second, gone the next. And, he blends in and tricks people very well.
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    THis can't be right. Yesterday St Dungy the Good listed Harrison as not playing due to a Team Decision, meaning he did not have an injury but was kept out of practice for reasont not related to any injury.

    If Count Belichick the Evil had done this, all the talking heads would be screaming about cheating. Surely they don't have a double standard, do they?
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    playing on astroturf has a way of wearing players down after some time especially their knees . I think he'll be alright though.
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    It's always a shame to hear something like that, hope it's not true. At least Harrison has had a long and fabulously successful career (and can sleep on soft, thick piles of money).

    But yes, Spacecrime, that "team decision" is looking more and more outrageous.
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    I was lucky enough to be at Syracuse one year while he was there when he had a fantastic senior season with McNabb at QB.

    Marvin will always hold a special place in my heart, even though he's killed us over and over as a Colt.

    To this day I still give mad credit to Sterling Sharpe. If you recall, that draft was STACKED with WRs, and Sharpe broke them all down and said Harrison would be the best of the bunch even though he was rated like #4 or 5.

    He was right and then some.
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    When Rice started to fade I thought Harrison was the best receiver-until this year. Sorry to hear it and hope it's not permanent.

    That said-NO MERCY! GET "EM PATS!!!
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    unfortunately, like most of these guys, forget the rest of his career, wait until he is 65 years old...then his knee will really be a problem.
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    I don't dare ask if you did a lot of ice packs because some doctors simply put people on Ibuprofen for inflammation, and that is not as effective, and it has side effects for the liver.

    I once had a bad fall onto cement and although I didn't break anything I still couldn't walk without crutches for a few days, and then it was weeks before I could work again. The doctors told me to take HOT baths, which was ludicrous, since heat on top of inflammation is probably the worst thing you can do.

    Nobody mentioned ice, massage or chiropractic. And that tells you that you have to think for yourself because nobody at the hospital will think for you unless the problem falls neatly into one of their pigeon holes where they actually know what they're talking about.

    With regard to nutrition they have no clue. Nutrition, prevention, and alternative therapies are nothing they will ever learn or dispense.

    If you want a leg cut off, though, hey, sign on the dotted line, we have just the right saw blade for you.
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