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Haynesworth Fails Again; Shanahan Gets Fiesty

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  • #31
    He makes Marshall look mature. So glad we didn't get this guy

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    • #32

      Rhabdomyolysis sidelined Haynesworth in practice

      Add another problem to the long list of issues stirring conflict between Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth: rhabdomyolysis.

      The condition causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle because of injury to muscle tissue, and rhabdomyolysis is what sidelined Haynesworth in practice last week, three people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

      Tony Wyllie, Redskins' senior vice president, said Sunday afternoon the team would have no comment on Haynesworth until Coach Mike Shanahan addreses the media after practice Monday.

      Shanahan has discussed Haynesworth's symptoms but hasn't revealed an exact diagnosis. Experts say that Haynesworth's ability to play in Saturday's game likely means he's recovered from the condition. They also warn, though, that the fact that Haynesworth was suffering from rhabdomyolsis might also indicate that he wasn't in proper shape to practice in the summer heat.

      "Rhabdomyolysis is basically a condition in which you have extensive muscle breakdown," said Dr. Lynne P. Yao, chairman-elect of the National Kidney Foundation. "It doesn't happen as often in well-conditioned athletes, but if there's really extreme circumstances -- like extremely hot weather -- than that could happen. when you have large amounts of muscle breakdown."

      Experts say rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle fibers, which prompts the release of toxic myoglobin into the bloodstream.

      Haynesworth lashed out after Saturday night's 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, saying the team is underplaying the severity of the medical condition that prompted him to sit out practice at Redskins Park. Haynesworth also contends that team officials are still holding his absence during the offseason conditioning program against him, and he announced he plans to skip next season's voluntary conditioning program.

      In speaking with reporters after the game, Haynesworth never mentioned Shanahan by name, but multiple team sources said the two-time all-pro performer's anger is directed at Shanahan because he has described Haynesworth's condition as being "more of a headache than anything else." Haynesworth declined to reveal specifics about maladies that prompted him to cut short his participation in practice Tuesday as well as miss the sessions Wednesday and Thursday, but team medical personnel last week diagnosed him with Rhabdomyolysis.

      The condition is caused by injury or strain and, in some cases, causes severe problems with kidney functions. People who experience severe physical trauma, such as car crashes, are more susceptible to rhabdomyolysis, experts say.

      Another Redskins player suffered from rhabdomyolysis last season, one of the team sources said. Treatment includes the aggressive use of intravenous fluids, but there is no medication available.

      In an interview late Saturday after the game, Haynesworth expressed frustration about the way things have been characterized because he "just wants people to say the truth about what's going on. That's it. A headache? That's not what's going on."

      Meanwhile, several of Haynesworth's teammates simply shook their heads in disbelief when informed of the latest dust up between Shanahan and Haynesworth. One defensive veteran aware of Haynesworth's condition said he understood why Haynesworth was upset, but also sided with Shanahan in saying that Shanahan would never reveal details about any player's medical condition to the media.

      Another defensive player tired of the conflict said he could not understand why Haynesworth seemed to be upset. It is common knowledge within the locker room that the Redskins plan for Haynesworth to start at right defensive end, his desired position in the team's new 3-4 scheme, and it just doesn't make sense for Haynesworth to continue to poke Shanahan, the player said.

      "I know what type of player I am and what I can do" if the Redskins let him, he said in the interview late Saturday night. "I just want people to tell the truth."


      • #33
        He's getting $55m guaranteed. Yes, this is a headache.