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July 21, 2010
The Eagles continue to be mentioned in online speculation about free-agent guard Chester Pitts, whose agent is trying to scare up interest in a 31-year-old client coming off microfracture surgery. A team source termed the signing of Pitts "unlikely. " Pitts reportedly worked out for Pittsburgh and Indianapolis yesterday in Arizona and has additional workouts scheduled next week. Pitts had started every game in his 8-year career with the Houston Texans before the injury in Week 2 last season halted his consecutive-games streak at 114. - Les Bowen  
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September 10, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith said he expects to play Sunday, just nine months after undergoing microfracture surgery to help him recover from an articular cartilage injury in his left knee. Smith may only have a limited role behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant, but he has a package of plays he expects to be involved in. "It is a miracle. God, I guess, helped me heal," Simth said. "You know, I'm still healing, I'm still getting better. But I'm just able to do stuff.
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October 30, 2011
The Eagles did not activate defensive end Brandon Graham on Saturday, so he won't play against the Dallas Cowboys. The team had until 4 p.m. if it wanted to put Graham on the 53-man roster and make him eligible for Sunday's game. Graham remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. This week, he went through his first practices with the team this season but still needs to work to get into football shape. The Eagles have two more weeks to evaluate Graham and decide whether to activate him or put him on injured reserve.
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December 15, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Vick sat out practice with sore ribs Wednesday, though coach Andy Reid said he expects the quarterback to play Sunday against the Jets. "He was a little tender from the game [but] not as bad as before," Reid said. The Dolphins had four sacks on Vick on Sunday and hit him six times in the quarterback's first game back since suffering broken ribs Nov. 13. "He's taken a lot of shots, he extends plays, that's always been his M.O.," said center Jason Kelce.
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March 24, 2009 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
PORTLAND - Greg Oden is technically a rookie, so perhaps it is too early to make a definitive judgment as to how his NBA career will turn out. Still, having lost all of last season and large chunks of this one to assorted injuries, Oden has to be aware that his name is being linked to that of another 7-foot center on whom the Portland Trail Blazers once made a sizable, and losing, wager for long-term success. Sam Bowie. Bowie was the University of Kentucky standout now infamously remembered as the player the Blazers took with the second pick in the 1984 draft, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and just ahead of some guy named Michael Jordan.
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February 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady will be out 6-12 months after microfracture surgery on his left knee scheduled today, but the team doctor is optimistic that the seven-time All-Star will regain his old form. Dr. Tom Clanton said yesterday that McGrady has a tiny lesion on his knee joint under his kneecap that was first detected in an MRI exam taken after the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs in April. McGrady and the Rockets discussed microfracture surgery then, but opted for arthroscopic surgery, a more "conservative" approach that got McGrady ready for the start of the season, Clanton said.
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June 14, 2012 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IT'S BEEN almost a month since Brandon Graham called himself "a bust. " Back in May, amid a week of high-octane work in which he showed his old speed and a new, svelter frame, Graham said he was well aware of the tweets and social media taunts that have accompanied his long return from microfracture surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, and the stunning emergence of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who was taken a few...
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September 14, 2007 | By David Aldridge INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NBA's top draft pick, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, will miss the entire 2007-08 season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee yesterday in Portland, Ore. The injury is expected to keep Oden, the 7-foot-1 freshman center from Ohio State who is viewed as a once-in-a-generation big man, on the sideline for up to a year, Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said during a conference call with reporters. The operation was performed by Portland team physician Don Roberts after an MRI exam last week revealed problems.
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March 29, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Phoenix forward Amare Stoudemire received treatment on his left knee yesterday in Milwaukee, where the Suns were preparing to play the Bucks. Stoudemire, whose comeback from knee surgery lasted only three games, declined to answer questions about his return to the court. Phoenix coach and general manager Mike D'Antoni said Stoudemire wouldn't play against the Bucks, and doesn't have an idea when his young forward might return. Speaking with SI. com, D'Antoni said the Suns decided to shut Stoudemire down, "Maybe for 3 days, maybe for 10 days, maybe for the rest of the season.
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November 12, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Ruland says he doesn't know Andrew Bynum, but he understands why so many want to talk to him about the 76ers center. Currently the head men's basketball coach at Division II University of the District of Columbia, the 6-foot-10 Ruland saw his promising NBA career cut short by a knee injury. Bynum hasn't played yet since being dealt in the four-team blockbuster this summer. He has had chronic knee problems and suffered a bone bruise on his right knee during an offseason workout.
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July 20, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
How many years does it take on average to effectively evaluate a draft class? "Three years is a good number," coach Andy Reid said recently. "You get a pretty good idea. " If that is indeed the case, this will be the season of reckoning for the Eagles' 2010 draft class, and in particular top picks Brandon Graham and Nate Allen. If either player had a Pro Bowl-caliber season in either of their first two years then a substandard third year could carry less weight. But Graham and Allen, after an inconsistent and incomplete first two years - partly attributable to knee injuries - enter the 2012 season with a significant amount of pressure to live up to their lofty draft positions.
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June 14, 2012 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IT'S BEEN almost a month since Brandon Graham called himself "a bust. " Back in May, amid a week of high-octane work in which he showed his old speed and a new, svelter frame, Graham said he was well aware of the tweets and social media taunts that have accompanied his long return from microfracture surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, and the stunning emergence of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who was taken a few...
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December 15, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Vick sat out practice with sore ribs Wednesday, though coach Andy Reid said he expects the quarterback to play Sunday against the Jets. "He was a little tender from the game [but] not as bad as before," Reid said. The Dolphins had four sacks on Vick on Sunday and hit him six times in the quarterback's first game back since suffering broken ribs Nov. 13. "He's taken a lot of shots, he extends plays, that's always been his M.O.," said center Jason Kelce.
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October 30, 2011
The Eagles did not activate defensive end Brandon Graham on Saturday, so he won't play against the Dallas Cowboys. The team had until 4 p.m. if it wanted to put Graham on the 53-man roster and make him eligible for Sunday's game. Graham remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. This week, he went through his first practices with the team this season but still needs to work to get into football shape. The Eagles have two more weeks to evaluate Graham and decide whether to activate him or put him on injured reserve.
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September 10, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith said he expects to play Sunday, just nine months after undergoing microfracture surgery to help him recover from an articular cartilage injury in his left knee. Smith may only have a limited role behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant, but he has a package of plays he expects to be involved in. "It is a miracle. God, I guess, helped me heal," Simth said. "You know, I'm still healing, I'm still getting better. But I'm just able to do stuff.
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July 21, 2010
The Eagles continue to be mentioned in online speculation about free-agent guard Chester Pitts, whose agent is trying to scare up interest in a 31-year-old client coming off microfracture surgery. A team source termed the signing of Pitts "unlikely. " Pitts reportedly worked out for Pittsburgh and Indianapolis yesterday in Arizona and has additional workouts scheduled next week. Pitts had started every game in his 8-year career with the Houston Texans before the injury in Week 2 last season halted his consecutive-games streak at 114. - Les Bowen  
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June 30, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming's broken left foot could be a "career-threatening" injury. Dr. Tom Clanton, the Rockets' team physician, told the Houston Chronicle yesterday that Yao's injury "has the potential for him missing this next season and could be career-threatening. " This is the third time he has suffered a fracture in this foot. Yahoo! Sports first reported the Rockets and Yao's representatives were concerned the 7-6 All-Star would never play again. Yahoo!
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March 24, 2009 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
PORTLAND - Greg Oden is technically a rookie, so perhaps it is too early to make a definitive judgment as to how his NBA career will turn out. Still, having lost all of last season and large chunks of this one to assorted injuries, Oden has to be aware that his name is being linked to that of another 7-foot center on whom the Portland Trail Blazers once made a sizable, and losing, wager for long-term success. Sam Bowie. Bowie was the University of Kentucky standout now infamously remembered as the player the Blazers took with the second pick in the 1984 draft, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and just ahead of some guy named Michael Jordan.
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