Point Counterpoint: Should the Redskins be concerned about injuries?
Sun, 5 Aug 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. We're back at it again bringing you exclusive contents on CSN Washington dot com I'm Jennifer Williams alongside our Redskins blogger rich -- And -- Al Bashir are Redskins insider we're at training camp and we are talking injuries. We've seen quite a few injuries within what is it a week of training camp right now so I have to ask you guys. Is this just normal the intensity of training camp wearing these guys down. Or should we be concerned. I'd say what club pro football talk dot com look through. You know story after story after story. That injuries training camp some of them involving. Players being lost for a good check of the year all year Redskins you know -- you would have gotten through days -- that what we call a serious injury. And we coming up so far they've they have every every game intact so. You know there -- -- to make news from day today that I don't think there's that much. Concern at this point. I mean I'm concerned simply because of the names that are on the injured list right now. Egos the Redskins came into training camp with an offensive line that was. Passable -- -- you know me you know it was certainly a question mark. And now they're missing two very important players in accord with size and Jammal Brown. And they've only got one fullback really was inexperienced and he's her right now literally he's got that hamstring which is an injury that he had last -- stuff cleaned up again and you gotta wonder you know how batters. We're gonna talk about those recurring injuries and a second but let's talk a little bit more about Jammal Brown. He found out this week he would not need say is surgery on either head. Mike Shanahan said Thursday that he was going to be conditioning not rehabbing. Two and it sounds like to think the Redskins think that he is being maybe a little soft to about this and that. Maybe that he came back into camp with more but conditioning issue rather than an injury issue -- let's start with you why I I know third -- Little annoyed with how he's gone about treating this injury on any time of professional athlete. Who has doctors and specialists and trainers at his disposal decides to go see his personal doctor in another state and Jammal Brown went to New York. And the -- to wait three or four days to get an -- -- because of a doctor was busy with other clients. You know I think that certainly rubbed his the Redskins the wrong way. Whether he's he's being soft. That -- is probably too soon to tell. But I mean certainly he has not been on the field. Since the surgery he is placed on the pup list -- -- right before camp began. So you know next eight days now he hasn't had any. Strenuous physical activity so I'm sure he is you know a little bit -- -- -- first. What night I think you know Jammal Brown to me. Yes it's. We they might get him healthy and we had two days I don't know this case. But again he didn't help help -- in August that's not question. And Jammal Brown remain healthy in October. November. You know last year he managed to stay on the field for the most part missed a few games. -- -- -- hit it in. But get through warm ups and make it through -- -- into the game. Warm ups to hit but -- -- get in there and and envy them. Form at the level -- -- -- -- injured hip is hampered his performance. That's what might change us. -- and guys let's go back at this point he made about recurring injuries. Not a lot has been said about meet your age or injuries guys are coming back there from surgery that Chris Cooley. Hi Howard to name a few why this been taken into account when talking about the expectations of this team this season. Well you know I mean certainly. Of the reporters were out here database will be -- very close. On the players or injuries. Looks to me out of electric you -- -- but it looks like Turkoglu was yankees. Probably -- some out at least he's running as well as I've seen him on in a number of years and it looks like. Like all right he's gonna have an impact but you know Tim Hightower is a guy who had knee surgery months and months ago and he still -- was walking with a bit of a -- and hasn't really. Fully participated in every practice you know on every single day. So I mean that's certainly conservatives mean entering training camp. He was probably your number one tailback and now you're talking about -- maybe not being ready for you know week to week three of the of the pre season and you -- dragged into the -- -- -- -- Was he ready for the regular season. Mean with a -- guy immediately thought it was going to be ready. And you know he gets off their two threes in the camp is any sort bothering him again. And Ellison he's back into the night so there's certainly some fans and I think that you have to not take into account when your factor. Coming Wednesday's union could yet. -- I do think you know unlike. Like a fullback your noting earlier was to rally with his hamstring strain. Same as similar issue when he had last year. But I I I do think did this team does have some depth at running back bombs so that makes you know oyster. And -- Alou who is head durability issues but it but you know sometimes players and year -- -- -- -- Allen had to take care of themselves Baylor had to stay on the field. Let down yet that you know high towers certainly like to have him out there you want him out there. I. It hard for me to see him yes and sheer speculation here. Car for hard for me to see him being ready for week one I think Liechtenstein you'll be out there I'd and to practice the week before I don't think I don't think there's going to be an issue I think he struck him in that left guard spot. And I think he'll be fine CSN Washington dot com.