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  1. Remix 6

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    i've noticed Maroney is wearing some sort of brace which is usually for shoulder and around part of arm aswell or some other type of injury but here

    http://cachemediasrv.patriots.com/ImgDyn.cfm?s=pats-titans-007maroney.jpg&c=1&w=525&cs=1
    ^that is a picture of maroney..on his right arm..he has a brace/wrap only on that arm

    he wasnt wearing 1 last week however http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/photo?slug=flpc20112241930.patriots_jaguars_football_flpc201&prov=ap

    now i recall champ bailey having an injury last year and hes wearing a brace this year: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/photo?slug=getty-71465513bb015_san_francisco_8_54_48_pm&prov=getty
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/photo?slug=dxs10612312326.49ers_broncos_football_dxs106&prov=ap

    anyone know what it might be? i had to wear 1 for an AC (shoulder) sprain
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    I know those things are worn by Osgood Schlatter's patients to keep their kneecap from floating and/or being pulled apart by the stronger muscle.

    Everytime I see them on the arm I think they serve the same purpose ... especially with the strength of the players now. That band keeps the muscle from exerting too much force on the elbow...his must have a problem. Which in turn can do a number of things ... one of which would be to keep his grip on the ball tight like before.
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    It may be for a minor sprain, it may be part of the support system for his rib cartilage, it may be a new effort by the trainers to prevent shoulder injuries based on the dynamics of Maroney's running style. Interesting item for speculation, but 73 yds against Tennessee suggests he is okay.
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    yeah hes okay but i was just wondering what it could be ..we'll find out in offseason if its hurt enough to need surgery. nothing said about a new injury but didnt have it for jags game then has it..hmm
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    That arm bit looks like part of a shoulder brace to me, the kind that go around the arm in one section and around the upper body in another. A friend of mine was having his shoulder dislocate a lot and wore something that looked just like that when he was wearing a t shirt. Tough to say only being able to see that much of it though.
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    Looked as though Rodney was wearing something similar, may be preventative due to late season strains and bruises. Maroney is not even on the injury report now.
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    Stephen Neal has worn one on both arms for his entire career.

    Rodney wore one last week on his right arm (shoulder blade) last week, too.
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