Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
everyone thought he had fully recovered between that january loss and august when preseason started and would be the starter in '91...
don't remember if he actually played any snaps or just re-aggravated his elbow injury (from the leonard marshall hit) during pregame warmups against seattle, but at first it seemed like a minor tweak and a routine late lineup scratch that joe sit out that preseason game...then it was big news that hit everyone like a ton of bricks when it was revealed during the week follwoing that it would lead to season-ending elbow surgery...talk about demoralizing
I bet it was demoralizing.
One time i watched that Leonard Marshall hit on Montana in slow motion and it definitely looked like he intentionally injured Montana.