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stockman311 04-28-2010 04:08 PM

Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
You think a certain team might be in the market for a certain Pro Bowl left tackle right now?

You give us DJ Williams and we'll give you Jammal Brown. If that only could happen.

Broncos' tackle Clady suffers knee injury - The Denver Post

On a serious note, they are going to need a left tackle now. I'm thinking first round pick is in order and maybe LB Akin Ayodele can come on over to team up with brother Remi.

strato 04-28-2010 04:10 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
I read this earlier...make you wonder...but that coach runs all the good talent off..not sure he would want

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:12 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
Maybe Tebow can play LT.

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:13 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
Adam Schefter just tweeted the following: Broncos Pro Bowl OT Ryan Clady tore his patella tendon playing basketball. He told people he will miss three months. Could've been worse.

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:14 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
It must have been a partial tear. There goes my dream of landing DJ Williams. I am still upset that Denver chose him one spot ahead of us in the draft.

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:20 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
I don't believe for a heartbeat that Clady misses only three months with a torn patellar tendon. Not believable.

VillainAgain 04-28-2010 04:32 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
Bushrod could be had for a #2 trading block or not Bushrod isnt half as good as Brown. Those who dont agree Please see the Cowboy game he spent the whole night reading DeMarcus Ware's jersey. Thats Drews blind side the same blind side that caused the game ending fumble when the saints would have clearly scored

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:39 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
If we could get Denver's first round pick for next year, (I think it will be a top 15 pick) then the Saints would have to consider it. Especially since we are going to lose Jammal Brown for nothing after next season unless we franchise him, which I don't see happening now that we drafted his heir apparant in Charles Brown.

But your right Bushrod is an average player at best and a number 2 would be a good trade for us.

stockman311 04-28-2010 04:48 PM

Re: Denver Bronco Ryan Clady suffers torn patellar tendon.
A really good article regarding the Clady situation. Something is amiss.

28 Apr 2010

Ryan Clady Tears Patellar Tendon Playing Basketball
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady has apparently torn his patellar tendon while playing basketball. This is, very obviously, a catastrophic injury for the Broncos, who were already undergoing changes across their offense, and the first example of the injury regression that should be expected to come their way in 2010. I'll update this post with more about Clady's injuries and his comparables in a bit.

UPDATE: This is getting interesting. Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora are both reporting that Clady will only miss 3-4 months, and should be able to return for training camp.

Something's amiss here. We have a wide variety of players listed with torn patellar tendons in our injury database. I can't find a single player that managed to either recover from a torn patella in the middle of a season in three months time, or a player that suffered a torn patella in the offseason and then recovered to start the season. Not one.

In fact, there's only one player I can find who didn't miss the entire year with their torn patellar tendon. Perhaps the closest comparison to Clady is Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, who tore his patella tendon in May of 2000. Tobeck went on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, and only managed to play in four games, none as a starter. LeCharles Bentley of the Browns, another center, tore his patella in July of 2006 and was immediately placed on injured reserve. He never played again, although that had much more to do with staph eating his knee than the initial injury.

Every other player I've found with a torn patella went on IR or missed more than six months. In fact, every other instance of a player appearing on the injury list (besides those on injured reserve) with a torn patella is an example of a player being listed with that injury from the previous season. Several players were expected to come back from the injury, were placed on the PUP list or were inactive to start the season, and then ended up on IR -- Germane Crowell in 2001 and Gary Baxter in 2007 are examples. Nate Webster came off of PUP in 2005 but was never healthy enough to make the active roster.

In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon

2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury

3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 28 Apr 2010

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