I made an observation about Jesse Lumsden re: his frequent injuries. He has loose joints and his muscle to skeleton ration is too high. While this physique affords him explosive power, extreme quickness, superior agility and overdrive speed, his muscles are literally tearing his body apart and he will continue to get injured as long as he plays the way he plays. He’s built for the big play, not the long haul like his Dad. Most of Jesse’s injuries are self-inflicted.
If Jesse wants to play injury-free and be effective, he’ll need to reduce his muscle mass and cut back on the “Gumby” moves. This means that eventually he’ll need to be converted to an inside receiver or tight end if he wants to have a long productive career.
Unfortunately, I don’t think anyone is really cognizant of this yet, including Jesse, and he may be done playing football in less than 4 years–the avg. career span for a pro football player. That’s too bad. I appreciate good talent when I see it and the CFL is lucky to have a player like Jesse Lumsden.:sad: