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Eddiemac730
08-22-2008, 06:27 AM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who has missed more than a week of practice because of a sore left knee, said Thursday night that he has ligament damage and is evaluating his options.

The trouble is "a loose ligament and [I'm] waiting to get more info on what I need to do," Merriman said in an e-mail to the North County Times.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled this week to Birmingham, Ala., so the knee could be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation.

Merriman last played in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against Dallas and has not practiced since then.

Coach Norv Turner said he hoped that Merriman will be able to play on Sept. 7 when the Chargers open their regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

"I think he can be close to 100 percent and get back with some real good rehab work," Turner said. "He's been doing a great job with it and I think he just needs some more time right now."

I know I hate the Chargers But I hate Injuries on a good football player yea that right charger fans I know he is good HGH or not .

link
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/news/story?id=3548277

Shanahanaramjam
08-22-2008, 08:21 AM
www.Profootballtalk.com is hearing that there's "quiet concern" in the Chargers' organization that Shawne Merriman's career could be over.
Anytime a player has knee surgery, then revisits Dr. James Andrews it leads to worry, but Norv Turner likes how Merriman's looked. "When he’s been able to practice and move around he’s looked awfully good to me," Turner said. "He’s had some soreness. I think he wants to get it checked out." Aug. 21 - 12:37 pm et.

Wow.


Source: www.Profootballtalk.com

TheRealMoose
08-22-2008, 08:28 AM
PFT doesn't usually get things right... sometimes they blatantly make stuff up... but man, I hope it's true.

McKeough
08-22-2008, 08:29 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80a2f071&template=with-video&confirm=true


Chargers' Merriman has knee ligament damage, pondering options

NFL.com Wire Reports

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who has missed more than a week of practice because of a sore left knee, said Thursday night that he has ligament damage and is evaluating his options.

The trouble is "a loose ligament and (I'm) waiting to get more info on what I need to do," Merriman said in an e-mail to the North County Times.
Shawne Merriman, LB
San Diego Chargers

Career Statistics:
Seasons: 4
Games/starts: 42/37
Sacks: 39.5

Merriman told the San Diego Union Tribune he has a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The All-Pro linebacker underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled this week to Birmingham, Ala., so the knee could be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation.

The Union-Tribune reported that Merriman was in New York on Thursday to see another specialist and was considering seeing a third on Friday to determine when or if he would play this season.

Merriman last played in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against Dallas and has not practiced since then.

"It's finding out what do I need to fix, what I need to do," Merriman told the Union-Tribune. "If it's left up to me, I want to play football. I can't stand sitting out."

Chargers coach Norv Turner said he hoped Merriman will be able to play on Sept. 7 when the Chargers open their regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

"I think he can be close to 100 percent and get back with some real good rehab work," Turner said. "He's been doing a great job with it and I think he just needs some more time right now."

McKeough
08-22-2008, 08:30 AM
PFT doesn't usually get things right... sometimes they blatantly make stuff up... but man, I hope it's true.

That's stupid.

As much as I hate the steroid using buffoon, NEVER wish someone an injury, especially a career ending one. That's just low... makes me ashamed to be a Bronco fan.

Shanahanaramjam
08-22-2008, 08:32 AM
Whatever. He’s just trying to get a steroid prescription.‘Classless’ lights-out dances are bad bad juju. First comes the positive steroid test…next comes the joint problems. Shrunken jewels, is that you I see on the horizon?

Bronco_Armada
08-22-2008, 08:34 AM
Hope everything goes well for him. Hope to see him on the field.

Shsonline
08-22-2008, 08:39 AM
That's stupid.

As much as I hate the steroid using buffoon, NEVER wish someone an injury, especially a career ending one. That's just low... makes me ashamed to be a Bronco fan.

I think some people take things a little too seriously, and a little too personally on here IMO.

saltybuggah
08-22-2008, 08:45 AM
i just wonder how fast he will recover not using steroids.... :eek:

depending on the seriousness of the procedure needed and not having the help of steroids to speed up recovery time he might be out for a while...

wishing him career ending injury is just wrong thou...

24SuperChamp
08-22-2008, 08:54 AM
I think some people take things a little too seriously, and a little too personally on here IMO.

Are you being serious? There is a big difference between being a fan and having class.

I will be the first to admit that Merriman being off the field only helps the Broncos cause, but for an athlete's career to be in jeopardy over an injury....I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

Merriman is a great talent and I would really hate to see him go, he has been one of the best at his position the last couple of years and I would even venture to say a future hall of famer if he were to stay healthy.

TheRealMoose
08-22-2008, 09:00 AM
Just settle it right on down.

I don't want him on the field when the Broncos play. Period. Claiming that I wish his career over because of an innocuous comment is absurd.

Furthermore, steroid use has KNOWN complications, such as ligament deterioration.

I didn't see a whole lot of fans of other teams wishing TD well when his career was cut short. And unlike Merroidman, TD was all class. No dancing, no talking.

Shsonline
08-22-2008, 09:00 AM
Are you being serious? There is a big difference between being a fan and having class.

I will be the first to admit that Merriman being off the field only helps the Broncos cause, but for an athlete's career to be in jeopardy over an injury....I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

Merriman is a great talent and I would really hate to see him go, he has been one of the best at his position the last couple of years and I would even venture to say a future hall of famer if he were to stay healthy.

All I'm saying is he was saying a comment, that although in somewhat bad taste, was somewhat a knee jerk comment. I guess when I see people saying "I'm ashamed of being a Bronco fan" because somebody says something that appears to be in bad humor, it appears to be an overreaction to me.

billymischke_33
08-22-2008, 09:47 AM
For all that haven't heard.

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10943121


SAN DIEGO -- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who has missed more than a week of practice because of a sore left knee, said Thursday night he has ligament damage and is evaluating his options.
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The trouble is "a loose ligament and (I'm) waiting to get more info on what I need to do," Merriman said in an e-mail to the North County Times.

Merriman underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage five months ago but has had persistent pain in the knee during training camp. He traveled this week to Birmingham, Ala., so the knee could be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation.

Merriman last played in the Aug. 9 preseason opener against Dallas and has not practiced since then.

Coach Norv Turner said he hoped that Merriman will be able to play Sept. 7 when the Chargers open their regular season against the Carolina Panthers.

"I think he can be close to 100 percent and get back with some real good rehab work," Turner said. "He's been doing a great job with it and I think he just needs some more time right now."
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thoughts?

KeepItReal
08-22-2008, 09:48 AM
PFT doesn't usually get things right... sometimes they blatantly make stuff up... but man, I hope it's true.

Wow, you are a class individual.

KeepItReal
08-22-2008, 09:50 AM
That's stupid.

As much as I hate the steroid using buffoon, NEVER wish someone an injury, especially a career ending one. That's just low... makes me ashamed to be a Bronco fan.

Thanks for being a decent fan.

As a Charger fan I would never wish a career ending injury on a young Bronco stud like Cutler or Marshall.

I think it would be a shame to see a star like Merriman have his career ended at 24 years old.

Even though he wont be a Charger after 2009.

DawgFanatic
08-22-2008, 09:50 AM
get well merriman

:salute:

KeepItReal
08-22-2008, 09:53 AM
Whatever. He’s just trying to get a steroid prescription.‘Classless’ lights-out dances are bad bad juju. First comes the positive steroid test…next comes the joint problems. Shrunken jewels, is that you I see on the horizon?

Give it a rest already.

Merriman was tested positive for a a bannned suppliment in healthfood 2 years ago. He has been subjected to twice a month tests ever since then, which means he has passed over 50 NFL drug tests.

I dont hear you mentioning a peep about Rodney Harrison using HGH more recently or Julius Peppers.

Time to find some new smack I think.

The|Snake#16
08-22-2008, 09:55 AM
People(Merriman) who destroy the game's integrity and get by with using steroids should know it's only a matter of time. Do I hope he dies tomorrow? No. Do I think it's fair that his illegal substance abuse may have finally caught up to him? Yes.

TONYTZ
08-22-2008, 10:29 AM
www.Profootballtalk.com is hearing that there's "quiet concern" in the Chargers' organization that Shawne Merriman's career could be over.
Anytime a player has knee surgery, then revisits Dr. James Andrews it leads to worry, but Norv Turner likes how Merriman's looked. "When he’s been able to practice and move around he’s looked awfully good to me," Turner said. "He’s had some soreness. I think he wants to get it checked out." Aug. 21 - 12:37 pm et.

Wow.


Source: www.Profootballtalk.com

All this Merriman news just breaks my hart, NOT!
I am much more worried about our number 66 Nalen
At least we will be spared that stupid sack dance that he does. I will not miss seeing that. ;)

PatrickdaDookie
08-22-2008, 11:25 AM
If things go like we all hope, I call dibs on starting the official "Lights Out" thread.

=)

TONYTZ
08-22-2008, 11:30 AM
All this Merriman news just breaks my hart, NOT!
I am much more worried about our number 66 Nalen
At least we will be spared that stupid sack dance that he does. I will not miss seeing that. ;)

I meant do spell it heart, my bad oooops:sad:

emac87
08-22-2008, 11:35 AM
I don't like the guy, but I admit I don't know him personally. I mean as a player on a division rival. But if this injury is as serious as some may think and it ends his year/career (which I doubt), I don't think it will make that much of a difference as they are probably THE deepest team in football.

TONYTZ
08-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Just settle it right on down.

I don't want him on the field when the Broncos play. Period. Claiming that I wish his career over because of an innocuous comment is absurd.

Furthermore, steroid use has KNOWN complications, such as ligament deterioration.

I didn't see a whole lot of fans of other teams wishing TD well when his career was cut short. And unlike Merroidman, TD was all class. No dancing, no talking.

Merriman went for a 2nd opinion and the doctor said he was Ugly too.:salute:

Orange Madness
08-22-2008, 01:37 PM
^^Now that was the first good smack in this thread!
:rockon:

baphamet
08-22-2008, 01:55 PM
People(Merriman) who destroy the game's integrity and get by with using steroids should know it's only a matter of time. Do I hope he dies tomorrow? No. Do I think it's fair that his illegal substance abuse may have finally caught up to him? Yes.

some fans are just ignorant unfortunately....do you really think that merriman is the only player that uses roids?

do you know what HGH is? do you know it is untraceable? do you know that every single team (yes even the broncos) has players using it?

TheRealMoose
08-22-2008, 01:59 PM
some fans are just ignorant unfortunately....do you really think that merriman is the only player that uses roids?

do you know what HGH is? do you know it is untraceable? do you know that every single team (yes even the broncos) has players using it?

Hooray for rampant speculation and fruitless claims!

baphamet
08-22-2008, 02:13 PM
Hooray for rampant speculation and fruitless claims!

what i stated was a fact, i didnt name any players in particular did i? :coffee:

do you really think no broncos player uses HGH? if so i have a bridge i want to sell you.

LbloodOjunkieG
08-22-2008, 02:26 PM
Give it a rest already.

Merriman was tested positive for a a bannned suppliment in healthfood 2 years ago. He has been subjected to twice a month tests ever since then, which means he has passed over 50 NFL drug tests.

I dont hear you mentioning a peep about Rodney Harrison using HGH more recently or Julius Peppers.

Time to find some new smack I think.

Julius Peppers was a steroid user?

Giveemlove
08-22-2008, 03:44 PM
i just wonder how fast he will recover not using steroids.... :eek:

depending on the seriousness of the procedure needed and not having the help of steroids to speed up recovery time he might be out for a while...

wishing him career ending injury is just wrong thou...

Well, HGH (?) is used to help in injury recovery and can't be detected in testing yet...

broncsx3
08-22-2008, 08:10 PM
Ask me if a give a damn about a multi-millionaire pro bowl athlete on a rival team having a short career.

Go ahead... ask.

NO! HELLS NO! GOOD RIDDANCE! I was HAPPY when I read the ESPN story.

Add in the fact that's he's a dirty cheater and I REALLY don't care. I'm a lifelong Bronco fan, so if anyone wants to be ashamed to be a Bronco fan with me now's your chance!

Bronco_Armada
08-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Whatever. He’s just trying to get a steroid prescription.‘Classless’ lights-out dances are bad bad juju. First comes the positive steroid test…next comes the joint problems. Shrunken jewels, is that you I see on the horizon?

If he is going to use steroids I think it is because his knee is really messed up. I don't think he is so dumb where he will risk another issue of illegal use of steroids and be all over the media. If I remember correct terrell Davis had knee surgery and had used steroids (under the supervision of a doctor) on his knee the strengthen it.

silkamilkamonic
08-23-2008, 03:44 PM
As long as he doesn't do anything with his PCL, he'll more than likely be fine.

mopatt24
08-23-2008, 05:05 PM
As long as he doesn't do anything with his PCL, he'll more than likely be fine.

Guess he wont be fine then, because he tore that along with his LCL