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Billy Spikes


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Dolphins TE Dustin Keller out for season with a knee injury Reply with quote

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DJ Swearinger unloaded on Dustin Keller's right leg & knee bent awkwardly. Looks bad. Keller cussing on the ground.


https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/368904047429832705

Photo of the injury, if you want to see it, but it's pretty gruesome.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BR6dZgzCUAEjPw-.jpg

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Filed to @FOXSports confirming what we thought: @MiamiDolphins TE Dustin Keller (knee) out for season, FOX Sports has learned. Next man up.


https://twitter.com/alexmarvez/status/369115982616219650

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Three torn ligaments and a dislocated kneecap for Dustin Keller. Docs also fear nerve damage. Career is on the line.


https://twitter.com/ArmandoSalguero/status/369150318824550400

Scary.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay
the ACL injuries are getting out of hand
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn I was holding out hope it could be a lesser injury, but after viewing the pic I can't see it being anything but season ending.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaguarfan wrote:
okay
the ACL injuries are getting out of hand
seriously. I know there are always a lot of injuries this time of year, but it seems like a lot more.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban low tackles.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that pic is gruesome. Any timetable on a return?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible.

Seemed like he was having a good camp too. Here's to hoping for just a dislocation and no torn ligaments.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chiefs82 wrote:
Damn, that pic is gruesome. Any timetable on a return?


Next season.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sucks for Keller. This is the ugly downside of one-year prove-it contracts.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looked horrible. Only upside is that it happens so early in the season so he can recover before next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The word around Dolphins can is that he will be out for a long long time.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke1592 wrote:
Ban low tackles.


why not just ban all tackles, that would be the only way to eliminate ACL injuries if you actually think this is an issue. its part of the game, and I truly doubt that there is anything to suggest that these injuries are happening at an increasing rate to be concerned. it sucks, but this happens all the time. the Vikes havent had an ACL injury yet (knocks on wood). im sure a lot of other teams have been lucky as well.

Low tackles are unavoidable. hitting someone's knee in the act of tackling is also unavoidable. you cant ban low tackles, that would put defenses at a huge disadvantage. making a clean, perfect form tackle every time is really not possible given that defenders do wind up on the ground or get pushed around by blockers. A 190-200 pound DB is going to lose every time if he tries to form tackle a 260 pound TE, that is why DBs so often go low.

Antoine Winfield would have been out of the league along time ago. He has made a career taking out people's ankles.

The only hits I dont like are when defenders go low is when they go helmet first into the knee.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
Luke1592 wrote:
Ban low tackles.


why not just ban all tackles, that would be the only way to eliminate ACL injuries if you actually think this is an issue. its part of the game, and I truly doubt that there is anything to suggest that these injuries are happening at an increasing rate to be concerned. it sucks, but this happens all the time. the Vikes havent had an ACL injury yet (knocks on wood). im sure a lot of other teams have been lucky as well.

Low tackles are unavoidable. hitting someone's knee in the act of tackling is also unavoidable. you cant ban low tackles, that would put defenses at a huge disadvantage. making a clean, perfect form tackle every time is really not possible given that defenders do wind up on the ground or get pushed around by blockers. A 190-200 pound DB is going to lose every time if he tries to form tackle a 260 pound TE, that is why DBs so often go low.


He was joking.

This looks bad for Keller. I hope he can come back next season for whichever team and still play at a high level.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Filed to @FOXSports confirming what we thought: @MiamiDolphins TE Dustin Keller (knee) out for season, FOX Sports has learned. Next man up.


https://twitter.com/alexmarvez/status/369115982616219650
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sad... he was looking to have such good chemistry with Ryan Tannehill... I hope it's nothing serious in the end.
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