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Leon Washington will play with rod in leg

Somewhat buried in an Associated Press fluff piece on the Seahawks' running back corps is a nugget that newly acquired returner/tailback Leon Washington will have to play this season with a stabilizing rod in his surgically repaired leg.

Washington suffered a compound leg fracture, breaking both his tibia and fibula, seven games into last season. The 27-year-old claims to have resumed running over a month ago, and intends to rejoin practices at the start of training camp.

On the Saturday of draft weekend, the Jets traded Washington and a seventh-round pick to Seattle for a fifth-round pick. New York used the draft choice to select Kentucky fullback John Conner, a.k.a. "The Terminator."

It's unclear how playing with the rod will affect Washington's performance, but it doesn't sound good. Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum admitted after the trade that his team's medical staff wasn't sure Washington would be ready for Week One.

The meager compensation also indicates that the Jets were unconvinced Washington would regain all of his explosiveness.

While the draft-day risk taken by the Seahawks was worthwhile for such a dynamic talent, it would seemingly be a surprise if Washington were his old self to start the season.

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Doesn't sound to good for him, anybody ever had this kind of a thing before?
Didn't Bryant Young play with a rod in his leg after his big injury?
I cant fit in that fools leg

[ Edited by valrod33 on May 3, 2010 at 07:36:20 ]
Originally posted by cubanb:
Didn't Bryant Young play with a rod in his leg after his big injury?

yup.
That's too bad for him. I didn't know it was that serious. I would never wish that on any player even on opposing teams.

It's just a bone though. I don't see how it would effect his explosiveness. It's not like hurting a knee joint. Having said that a stabalizing rod is pretty serious for an explosive athlete. It may have some effect.
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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
That's too bad for him. I didn't know it was that serious. I would never wish that on any player even on opposing teams.

It's just a bone though. I don't see how it would effect his explosiveness. It's not like hurting a knee joint. Having said that a stabalizing rod is pretty serious for an explosive athlete. It may have some effect.

And the fact that he'll be the target of tackles to his legs....
It cant be that serious. I read yesterday that the coaches told him it was going to be an open competition at RB in Sea. Was told the job was his if he can win it.
I don't even see him as an upgrade over Justin Forsett after this injury. Time will tell I guess...
Originally posted by valrod33:
I cant fit in that fools leg

Originally posted by valrod33:
I cant fit in that fools leg

Originally posted by silkyjohnson:
Originally posted by cubanb:
Didn't Bryant Young play with a rod in his leg after his big injury?

yup.

he wasn't the same the year he came back from that wicked injury, but he did come back and finish strong ...I SALUTE YOU B.Y
I dont think he will be the same this year.



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i bet patrick willis snaps that rod