October 7, 2015 |
JOHN ROBERTSON'S season is now officially over. So too is his collegiate career. Villanova's fifth-year senior quarterback, who won the 2014 Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in FCS, will not return this season, after suffering a complete tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the fourth quarter of the Delaware game on Sept. 19. At the time, he said he would forgo surgery and rehab the injury in the hopes he might be able to return. After consulting with doctors, he still won't have surgery.
September 23, 2015 |
Villanova should find out Tuesday the extent of the damage to quarterback John Robertson's right knee when the results of Monday's MRI are revealed. Robertson, a fifth-year senior and 2014's top player in Football Championship Subdivision, left Saturday's 28-21 win over Delaware in the fourth quarter after suffering the injury. After the game, coach Andy Talley said he believed the injury was to the posterior cruciate ligament. However, there are concerns that the injury could be worse and might require surgery.
October 12, 2012 |
FOR WHO? For what? Forever. Forever, Ricky Watters will live with his infamous dismissal, his implication that his health was more important than winning a football game. It is what many fans will remember, with disgust, on Sunday when he addresses them as an honorary captain before the Eagles play the Lions. It is ugly irony, then, that, forever, Watters will live with pain he suffers from carrying and catching footballs at Veterans Stadium, among other places; pain, from head to toe. "I got it all," he said.
September 3, 2012 |
All running backs get knocked down. All running backs get back up. That's the nature of the position. Except for those two or three runs into the safety of the end zone - and that's on an exceptionally good day - and the occasional scoot out of bounds, every play ends with the ballcarrier on the ground, usually with a couple of guys from the other team on top of him. Josh Woods understands that. The Triton senior has been a running back his entire football career. But this season, Woods is trying to get back up from a different kind of knockdown.
September 2, 2010 |
CONNOR DALY can describe what happened almost as if he's intently watching the game tape. That's often the way it is, of course, when a moment you can vividly remember is one you'd like to completely forget. It's last Sept. 18. Daly, then a junior starter at middle linebacker, and La Salle High are playing football against West Catholic. West opts for a rushing play that features a pitchout. Daly makes the correct diagnosis. Rushes forward with the hope of notching the tackle.
January 29, 2010 |
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez might have surgery this offseason to stabilize the patella ligament in his left knee, which was injured during college. Sanchez, who just completed his rookie season, won't need any procedures on his right knee, which sustained a sprained posterior cruciate ligament earlier this season. He had both knees examined by team doctors this week, and also had them looked at by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Sanchez would be ready "well before training camp" if he elects to have the procedure, which isn't considered major, but could miss some early offseason workouts.
June 18, 1999 |
Enigmatic tight end Jason Dunn sped off from Veterans Stadium in a bit of a snit yesterday before the final practice of the Eagles' fifth and final minicamp. The reasons for his demeanor became obvious later in the day. Dunn got cut. Dunn missed the first two, and the last four, games last season because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He had not participated in minicamp practices, but he had attended them. Coach Andy Reid said Dunn was excused for "personal reasons," but declined to elaborate.
December 2, 1998 |
The struggle continues. Enigmatic Eagles tight end Jason Dunn will miss the rest of the season with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. So, too, will backup tight end Kaseem Sinceno, because of a torn ligament on top of his right ankle. While Sinceno's injury appeared ominous from the start, Dunn initially was thought to have injured the medial collateral ligament. That might have allowed him to return after tomorrow's game against St. Louis at Veterans Stadium.
December 2, 1998 |
Back in training camp, the Eagles were hoping to get big production from a versatile group of tight ends. Jason Dunn had game-breaking potential, Chad Lewis was the guy with great hands, and Jimmie Johnson was the solid veteran. On the first day of December, Chris Fontenot was the team's senior active tight end, having joined the Eagles way back on Oct. 29. Fontenot, 24, will make his first NFL start tomorrow night against the St. Louis Rams. "I've always heard that things can happen really fast in the NFL," Fontenot said.
September 17, 1998 |
Steve Everitt is so close he can taste it. Really, though, he'll probably get only a sniff. The Eagles' starting center has not played this season. He broke a bone in his right foot while running just before training camp started. Bubba Miller has played in Everitt's place, but Everitt wants to play Sunday in Arizona. "I think I'll be ready to go," Everitt said. "I don't think it's realistic for me to go out and play four quarters. Maybe a half. "It's been a long time coming," he added.