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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Has One Kidney

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    The other non-functioning one was removed when he was 8, certainly a legit cause for concern.

    Of course, he ran a 4.29 forty and has drawn raves like this -
    "He's a phenomenal athlete who worked out ridiculously well at the combine," a team scouting executive said. "He had the best ball skills of anyone there. He's not the most physical guy in the world, but that will come. His potential is off the charts."

    So his missing internal organ probably won't hurt him much ( ah, no pun intended).

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/printedition/la-spw-nfl30mar30,1,7542681.story
     
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    I don't know what the incidence of kidney injuries in the NFL is, but it's worth noting that kidney failure normally doesn't set in until you're down to about 20% of one kidney.

    In my book, he's probably not risking his life to do it, but there is always that small chance of a Horrible Ending, which in this case is probably just a bit bigger.
     
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    Now THIS is news!
     
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    Maybe losing that added kidney weight is what makes him so fast! Maybe all players ought to lose a kidney/lung/piece of liver!
     
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    You can be an NFL player just fine on one kidney. One lung, not so much. :)

    And you can't lose "a piece of liver"--that's the basis of the myth of Prometheus.
     
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    i would not count on him making too many INTs then.
     
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    Still pretty damn good, too.
     
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    Well that is a weird fact... but will it affect football performance?
     
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    Relevant part of myth : Prometheus, meanwhile, is chained to a rock where his regenerating liver is eaten daily by a vulture.

    And au contraire, ctpatsfan77! The liver can make a big come back late in the fourth! --- The liver is among the few internal human organs capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of remaining liver can regenerate into a whole liver again.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver
     
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    Can any of those on the DRC bandwagon explain to me why they're so high on him? I'd like to hear from people who saw him actually play in college and weren't introduced to him via the Senior Bowl or Combine.
     
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    ohh, so that doesnt include all the people who want him drafted b/c of his amazing ability to have a last name of cromartie? (which is quite a cool last name btw)
     
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    That was my point . . . you can't "lose" a piece of liver, because it will just grow back. :)
     
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