Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Vilma might play Monday

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Judging by his ability to practice at least on a limited basis this week, New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma might have a shot at playing in Monday night’s showdown with the New York Giants in the ...

Like Tree1Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
Threaded by papz
Got a problem?
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,489

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

Judging by his ability to practice at least on a limited basis this week, New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma might have a shot at playing in Monday night’s showdown with the New York Giants in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Vilma, who was inactive for the past two games because of a lingering knee injury, worked limited again Friday after returning to practice Tuesday.

Vilma reportedly had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and missed two games and also had a bye week last weekend in which to recover.

He was injured in a Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears and missed just one game before playing in five straight. But he went to the sideline when the knee did not respond to treatment.

Saints coach Sean Payton said Tuesday that Vilma was doing well and his treatment was going well, but would only say that he was day-to-day, and that they would measure how he was moving later in the work week.

Vilma might play Monday | Saints | The Advocate
Views: 642
Old 11-26-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,757
I hope so if he is 100% and contribute 100%. No, makes no snese to have him reinjure himslef.
He ahs time on side in thqt he was out for two games. HTen Saints had bye week, and really this Sunday, you can sort of call it a bye week too. This is four Sundays straight for Vilma to rehab that knee . It sort worked out that way that he was out at this time. This Mondays' game, perhaps and esp. if the Saints are winning, give Vilma some game time to readjust.
OldMaid is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
Got a problem?
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,489
I feel the same way. I'm not the least bit interested to see him come back if he's not 100%. I'm sure he's anxious to play but you've got to look at the bigger picture... having him completely healthy coming into the playoff gives our defense an added boost.
darstep likes this.
papz is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 10:20 AM   #4
SaintsWillWin
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Shreveport,Louisiana
Posts: 9,661
It will be good to have his leadership back on the field.

Dunbar has done well in his absence.
WhoDat!656 is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bossier City, LA
Posts: 1,879
Originally Posted by OldMaid View Post
I hope so if he is 100% and contribute 100%. No, makes no snese to have him reinjure himslef.
He ahs time on side in thqt he was out for two games. HTen Saints had bye week, and really this Sunday, you can sort of call it a bye week too. This is four Sundays straight for Vilma to rehab that knee . It sort worked out that way that he was out at this time. This Mondays' game, perhaps and esp. if the Saints are winning, give Vilma some game time to readjust.
He probably had a meniscus tear. When I had one I was told by a top sports injury expert here that I could just live with the pain and that using it couldn't make matters worse. He also said when I did decide to get it trimmed (fixed) that I could use it right away with no danger. I walked out of the procedure. But, it hurt like hell the next day and for about two weeks.

He also told me about a Louisiana Tech player that he did the procedure to on a Wednesday that played that Saturday.
AsylumGuido is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
In Doh We Trust
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,864
Blog Entries: 16
We need his leadership BUT I do not see him coming back
homerj07 is offline  
Old 11-27-2011, 08:04 AM   #7
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,725
Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
He probably had a meniscus tear. When I had one I was told by a top sports injury expert here that I could just live with the pain and that using it couldn't make matters worse. He also said when I did decide to get it trimmed (fixed) that I could use it right away with no danger. I walked out of the procedure. But, it hurt like hell the next day and for about two weeks.

He also told me about a Louisiana Tech player that he did the procedure to on a Wednesday that played that Saturday.
Funny, my doctor told me the same thing.
Although my tear was from cough, cough tennis
ScottF is offline  
Old 11-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #8
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,725
3:30 EST and no inactive report yet. Vilma did not practice Saturday.
Might be a precaution or smoke screen, but...
ScottF is offline  
Old 11-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #9
SaintSince67
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PortCity
Posts: 1,756
Leverage is BIG with Vilma. Without it, he may as well put on the sweats and help them coach.
He has played hobbled and the results have shown it.
Dunbar has had Vilma type numbers in every game he's covered the middle in Vilma's absence.
If Vilma isn't 100%, he needs to rest another week, and an additional week if needed.
There may be nine more weeks left in this season. We can wait for him to get healthy.
darstep is offline  
Old 11-28-2011, 06:18 PM   #10
Got a problem?
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,489
Saints declared RB Chris Ivory, LB Jonathan Vilma, DE Turk McBride, CB Johnnny Patrick, OT Will Robinson, TE Michael Higgins, and WR Adrian Arrington inactive for Monday Night Football in Week 12.

The Saints' tailback rotation is back intact with Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram, and Pierre Thomas rounding out the unit. Jo-Lonn Dunbar figures to start again for Vilma (knee) at middle linebacker. The Saints are otherwise healthy.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Giants declared WR Mario Manningham, S Derrick Martin, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, LT Will Beatty, DT Jimmy Kennedy, OT James Brewer, and LB Michael Boley inactive for Monday Night Football against the Saints.

Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks will be New York's starting outside receivers, with Ramses Barden probably manning the slot. Manningham, Beatty, Martin, and Bradshaw are all out injured. David Diehl will kick from guard to tackle and start in place of Beatty. Brandon Jacobs will be the Giants' feature back.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

All little common sense goes a long way.
papz is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/38428-vilma-might-play-monday.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
Vilma might play Monday This thread Refback 11-26-2011 10:27 AM 1


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts