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Torn PCL and LCL not a LOL situation. (espn.com)

Doctors, including our fave Dr. Andrews (at least I presume that's the Alabama doctor in the article), have advised Merriman that playing could ruin his career forever. MEANWHILE, in San Diego they say he'll be playing week one! AWK-WAAAARD!

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I am so confused. My stomach turns just thinking about HAVING those torn ligaments, forget about PLAYING on them. Unless he doesn't believe the prognoses, what is there for him to consider??

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Merriman ignores four doctors, and their "degrees," and will risk career for this season. Moron. (espn.com)

Ugh. To paraphrase Jim Halpert, I wouldn't wish career ending injuries on my worst enemy, which includes Merriman. But he's just asking for it. For what? The chance to look tough? You'll still be tough next year. If he blows it, the Chargers won't blink twice when they wave goodbye.

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 28.8.08 0816)
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There is no man alive right now who is dumber than Merriman.

If he ends up destroying his knee, I will have a hard time having any sympathy for him.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.05
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear

    Ugh. To paraphrase Jim Halpert, I wouldn't wish career ending injuries on my worst enemy, which includes Merriman. But he's just asking for it. For what? The chance to look tough? You'll still be tough next year. If he blows it, the Chargers won't blink twice when they wave goodbye.

    (edited by Super Shane Spear on 28.8.08 0816)


Damn straight. I know he wants to be there for his teammates, but the important thing is to note that they don't pay him; G.M. AJ Smith does. Smith is already a hardass when it comes to giving players their fair share on a long term deal (just ask Antonio Gates). If Merriman gets even more messed up in his knee or even if it holds up ok, but he underperforms this year due to limitations from the injury, I see Smith screwing him out of a contract just like he did Drew Brees.



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As a Chiefs fan, this is about the only good news I'll get this year. There are few players I hate more than Merriman and his stupid little dance and steriod taking that people conveniently ignore.
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    Coach Norv Turner expects Merriman to play in the opener against Carolina at home on Sept. 7.

    "It is something he has put an awful lot of time into and we are going to manage it and hope he can manage it and be ready to play," Turner said. "We are not going to put him on the field if he's not able to go out and perform and he is not going to want to be out there if he doesn't feel like he can perform."


I am just in disbelief that Norv will play him with TWO tears in his knee. I am a DIEHARD Terps fan and I root everyone who has played for the Terps, but I just cannot believe he will risk his ENTIRE football playing career over this. Sit out the season and try to come back 100% next year instead of trying to muddle through at 33% (at best) knowing that just one chop block, or pile rolling up on you, will end your playing days BEFORE you turn 25.

Unbelievable.



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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    I am a DIEHARD Terps fan and I root everyone who has played for the Terps, but I just cannot believe he will risk his ENTIRE football playing career over this.


This. This is a sad story developing.



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    Originally posted by MUTigermask
    As a Chiefs fan, this is about the only good news I'll get this year. There are few players I hate more than Merriman and his stupid little dance and steriod taking that people conveniently ignore.


I hope he finally ruins it WHILE doing the dance. (Then I'll wish him a speedy recovery.)



Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....

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And for those of you wondering "has anyone done something this dumb before?" the answer is "yes, yes they have".

Fans of the SPL (both of us) will doubtless be familiar with former Rangers defender Marvin Andrews (en.wikipedia.org) who tore up his ACL a couple years back.

Events unfolded as follows....

1. Andrews tears ACL.
2. Doctors tell Andrews to have operation.
3. God tells Andrews not to have operation. Andrews sides with God.
4. He (Andrews, not God) merrily plays on till the end of the season and Rangers win the championship (huzzah!).
5. God apparently forgot to mention what would happen after that. He misses Trinidad's rare (only?) World Cup appearance in 2006 with, surprise, a knee injury.
6. Andrews is released by Rangers and signs with Raith Rovers.
7. Andrews again poo-poos surgery. God has cured his knee, he says.
8. Andrews has knee surgery.
9. Andrews is released by Raith Rovers.
10. He remains without club, and effectively retired, age 32.

So he had God on his side and still missed his only chance to play in a World Cup and wound up out of soccer within two years.

Unless the severity of this is being overplayed somehow, if I'm the Chargers I stick him on IR.

Failing that, I'll root for "injured doing the happy dance". Not wasting my perfectly good reserves of sympathy on a drug cheat.
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