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.
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.
October 30, 1992 |
The comeback of Eagles cornerback Ben Smith from last season's major reconstructive knee surgery has been dealt a severe blow. Smith, the Daily News has learned, has been informed by several orthopedic specialists that his repaired left knee needs another operation before his return to football is possible. According to Otho Davis, the Eagles' head trainer, Smith has experienced instability in the knee that can be corrected only by further surgery to tighten the medial collateral ligament.
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.
October 30, 1996 |
Two Washington Redskins players and a team intern were injured when the vehicle they were riding in overturned yesterday in Colonial Beach, Va. State police spokeswoman Mary Evans identified the injured as Cory Raymer, 23; Brian Thure, 23, and Hugo Garcia, 26. Raymer is a second-year center and Thure a second-year guard. Garcia is an intern working with the team's strength and conditioning coach, according to Mike McCall, the Redskins' public relations director. A fourth person in the 1995 GMC, Anthony Giordano, was not injured.
August 8, 1998 |
Jason Dunn, who was injured on the second offensive play of the preseason, will be out six to eight weeks, the Eagles said last night. An MRI exam revealed that the third-year tight end has a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament and a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Dunn is not expected to require surgery, and the ligaments will be allowed to heal on their own. Dunn is likely to need a brace when he returns. The injury dealt a blow to the Eagles' plans to incorporate the tight end more into their offense.
June 2, 1995 |
One would never think a baseball player at Northeast High could have something in common with Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham. Mike Ferro does - not that he's thrilled about it. Last June, Ferro suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament (behind the kneecap) in his right knee when the car he was driving was rammed from behind. Cunningham suffered that injury, among others, on his left knee in the first game of the 1991 season on a hit by Green Bay linebacker Bryce Paup.
October 21, 1997 |
It's a good thing Michael Timpson is coming back. Wide receiver Chris T. Jones, who caught 70 balls as a starter last season, might not see action for a while, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes said at his press conference yesterday. The pain and swelling in his right knee are simply too much to bear. Rhodes has had enough of Jones gimping around. He wants him healthy, so he is shutting him down for a while. "I'd have to look at two or three weeks to see if it will come around," Rhodes said of Jones's knee.
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.
August 31, 1998 |
Michael Chang won his first title of the year yesterday with a straight-set victory over Paul Haarhuis of the Netherlands in the MFS Pro Championships at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass. Displaying the crisp style and endless hustle that has always made him a crowd favorite, Chang, the fourth seed, won the final match, 6-3, 6-4. It was a sweet victory in a tough year for Chang, one in which his once-high ranking dropped to 22 and he suffered a number of injuries.