JC Sherritt out

Surgery on thumb.

Surprised the reining MODP has not already had a thread created by someone on this.

Tough break for an already struggling team.

Pretty tough loss. Defense really hasn't been their issue this year though.

Their D has been middle of the pack, their O has put up the least points and been ineffective moving the ball, thus putting the D on their heels every game.

Kavis Reed has said he is expected to be out anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks. I guess he could play with a cast.

Tough for sure.

What else could go wrong!!!

Come on! Two to six weeks for a broken thumb? What kind of a joke is that? Of course he can play with a cast! There's no end of football players that have played with broken bones. Cast it up take some freezing and get out there. What's JC Sherry's excuse for not playing?

He just had surgery. Maybe, just maybe, the doctors don't want him to play right away.

He's had a broken finger before and did play out the season with a cast after missing 2 games.

The fact that JC had surgery to repair the broken thumb means that it is a severe injury, most likely near a joint involving shorn ligaments which will take time to heal.
Allowing him to play too soon could easily lead to re-injury and a potentially worse outcome.

Better to be safe than sorry as JC is the best MLB in the league and the Esks cannot afford to lose such a calibre player out indefinitely with chronic issues.
and if Curran can make even half the tackles of stalwart Sherritt, the team should be fine up the middle for the time being.

Blue Blood wrote:
Area_51 wrote: Come on! Two to six weeks for a broken thumb? What kind of a joke is that? Of course he can play with a cast! There's no end of football players that have played with broken bones. Cast it up take some freezing and get out there. What's JC Sherry's excuse for not playing?
He just had surgery. Maybe, just maybe, the doctors don't want him to play right away.
by tangledweb » 14 Aug 2013 07:51
The fact that JC had surgery to repair the broken thumb means that it is a severe injury, most likely near a joint involving shorn ligaments which will take time to heal. Allowing him to play too soon could easily lead to re-injury and a potentially worse outcome.

Better to be safe than sorry as JC is the best MLB in the league and the Esks cannot afford to lose such a calibre player out indefinitely with chronic issues.
and if Curran can make even half the tackles of stalwart Sherritt, the team should be fine up the middle for the time being.

Right on Tangled and Blue Blood!

It's so easy to talk from the sidelines! Oh sure if it were playoffs maybe for temporary measures, but not at this point if from surgery due to any number of complications based on even a thumb depending on the nature of such an injury.

For example, open your hand now and look at your thumb and note the connective tissue running from its outside to your wrist. If that tissue on top of the bone going to your wrist is aggravated already, it's not hard with strain even with a cast for it to turn into a nasty issue with the wrist and forearm and then take way longer to heal.

If you are in a position to do a lot of tackling (linebackers and special teams) or blocking (offensive linemen) when playing football, you are not nearly a top player if your grip strength were to be comprised for any number of reasons like even with a bad thumb as opposed to just an injured pinky finger. Of course the same applies to any ball-carrier if the injury is to the strong hand and to running backs and receivers if even to the weak hand because then of course the defence knows you are not going to carry the ball on the cast side.

Another example is with some offensive linemen who will play with a cast even though they lose the edge to grip and hold inside. The defensive linemen will notice and attack viciously via the weak link for any said player such that said offensive linemen will not be as effective even with a 'lil old hand injury' and so forth.

:thup:

I will admit that when I took a glance I was like c’mon…over a thumb! THEN I read that there was surgery on it. Anyone who thinks he should be playing after a week or 2 ouu of surgery has their head stuck in some interesting places.

Ricky Foley had the same injury back in 2009 - - broken thumb that needed two screws inserted to stabilize the joint. Played three days later and didn't miss a game. Sherritt had the surgery during the bye week, so he's had nearly a week and a half to rest it.

Have you not seen guys play with broken fingers, broken hands, broken wrists, broken ribs before? Matt Dunigan played QB with a broken collar bone - - Chip Lemon sat out two weeks with a chipped tooth. MLB is supposed to be one of the the toughest guys on the field. Anybody think Ray Lewis would have sat out with a broken thumb? Brian Urlacher?

Some guys are football players that will play through pain, some guys not so much. JC Sherry and Chip Lemon are the latter.

This may be the most ignorant post I have read on this site. How do you know it is the same exact injury Foley had. Unless you have more information than what has been released through the media, you have not got a clue. Plus Foley was an defensive end, it is far easier for an end to play in a cast than a middle lienbacker.

To question a players willingness to play based on limited information is simply absurd. I would remind you as well that for a guy who will not play through pain, it is amazing that Sherritt finished the game, despite the injury.

I think questioning his toughness is pure idiocy. A) We dont know what surgery he had done for all we know he broke a bone and had ligament damage and you DO NOT rush back from that. And B)It could be an organizational decision and not up to JC. If you're best player and future of the D is hurt why jeoperdize his health or even career when you're in a rebuilding season???

You must think Ricky Ray is a mighty wuss for sitting out the past couple games with a strained knee then....

Btw Urlacher and Lewis outweigh Sherritt by 20+ lbs as well as make 9.5 mil more a season lol