Strelow is reporting that once doctors got inside Willy Korn’s shoulder, they found that there were more problems than they had initially realized, and that his shoulder had been messed up ever since he broke his collarbone.
But when doctors went in to clean up the injury, they discovered the labrum had been frayed in two more locations. Loose bone fragments were removed, and it was also discovered that a minor procedure was needed on his rotator cuff stemming from the fractured collarbone Korn suffered as a freshman.
“To be honest, it had never felt the same since that injury,” Korn said.
The collarbone injury had been treated with ice and rehabilitation instead of surgery.
This brings up an interesting point, at least in my mind. I recognize and realize that most college football players don’t want to be on the sidelines recovering from surgeries. Nor do coaches want their players to be making constant trips to the doctor to have every ache and pain looked into. So at what point then does a coach have to say, “forget about being tough, I need you to be healthy.”
Speaking of healthy, SportingGnomes’ favorite Rendrick Taylor is back at practice.
He is still trying to shed at least 15 pounds from his current 260, and since his return to practice, coaches have worked him at both running back and tight end.
Tight end … wow, what a novel concept for someone who had so apparently outgrown the receiver position.
At 245, we may have to downgrade him to just Manbear, or perhaps Manpig. Either way, here’s to hoping that he can he can have a healthy and productive ’09 season.