uh oh...Ricky Ray to see throwing specialist

I have a sinking feeling Ray may not be able to fully rebound from past injuries.
Hopefully all ends well for him and that losing Harris does not turn into a hindsight nightmare for the Argos.

[u]Argonauts' Ricky Ray to see a throwing specialist[/u]

[b]Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray is scheduled to see a “throwing specialist? as he continues to build strength in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder.

Ray had repair work down on a a torn labrum in his right shoulder as well as a small tear in his right rotator cuff in late November, 2014. He returned late last season to play three games with the Argos.
“There have been no setbacks,? Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said in a conference call Wednesday as he announced his coaching staff for the 2016 CFL season.

The throwing specialist came to Milanovich’s attention through another coach, he said. “It’s a technique-oriented program where the guy just kind of works with your arm placement and some drills to strengthen the follow-through.?
Milanovich doesn’t know a lot about this specialist, other than the fact that he’s worked with some “extremely qualified quarterbacks in the NFL.?

“We’re just doing all we can, and Ricky’s doing all he can, to make sure that he’s ready to roll,? Milanovich said.[/b]

[url=http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2016/04/14/argonauts-ricky-ray-to-see-a-throwing-specialist.html]http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/ ... alist.html[/url]

Nothing to worry about.
No different than any other player doing extra strength training in the offseason to improve their play during the year.

hopefully you are correct DG although Ray is a highly seasoned CFL vet and yet needs to see a specialist to help him work on technique and arm placement?

sounds somewhat iffy for a long term vet and one of the greatest QB's in CFL history.
either way, this article infers that Ray is neither 100% nor fully recovered from his past injuries.

we'll see.

The Argos desperately need a healthy Ray at the helm to make a push for a home Grey Cup not to mention a playoff berth in their new home.

This earlier article indicated he is well on the way to full recovery:

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I'd say this is simply Ray's commitment to improving conditioning and strengthening after having repaired his shoulder.

While he's probably not 100% recovered at this point in time - April 14th - he's probably very close and this training will help him get to 100% before the start of the season....in over 2 months!

I'd be more worried about Collaros than Ray.

CFL QB's coming off serious injuries from last season

Seems like a lot of teams should be worried

SSK - Durant
HAM - Collaros
TOR - Ray
WPG - Willy
BC - Lulay

EDM - lost Reilly early and missed much of last season, but he came back to win GC

trust me I am but Collaros is only 6 months post op while Ray's last surgery was performed in Nov. 2014 and yet has still not fully recovered.

It is concerning as I wish to see the Argos do well this year on and off-field.
Despite being a Cats fan, I am a CFL fan first and the league needs this franchise to become the staple it once was.

I agree, which is why I want to see all the league's top stars healthy and performing to the best of their abilities - makes the games more fun.

That said, I am worried about Collaros, as I'm planning to attend the Bombers @ Hamilton game July 7th and want to see Willy v Collaros.

I remember 2013, I travelled to Montreal to see Ray v Calvillo, but got Collaros v Crompton? ( I don't remember who QB'd for Montreal) it was was dud of a game.

I agree. Good thing for Ray the Argos are now owned by a proper owner who's willing to go the extra mile.

Could be that RR is hesitant, naturally, to know what his limits are as to throwing to 100 percent velocity and after shoulder surgery, I can certainly understand that. The shoulder is not the most stable of joints and the fear someone could have to throw to 100 percent velocity after such surgery I don’t think should be underestimated. And you really need a trustful partnership between the athlete and the specialist I’m sure.

Even if Ray can only throw to 90-95 percent capacity I don’t think with his experience and talent that that is much of a concern really.

Ray will be ready for Opening day against HAM
I cannot see Collaros being ready, They should not and will not rush him back.

I'll be surprised if Collaros is under centre on opening night. I think it will be Masoli for at least the first 3 or 4 games of the season. I'm going to guess that Collaros comes back either game #5 vs Edmonton or perhaps even game #6 in Winnipeg which would be after our first bye week which would give him and Austin more time to prepare and make absolutely sure he is at 100% and ready to go for the rest of the season.

You won't see Collaros starting at least until Labour day.

Sorry if this doesn't fit your agenda OP.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS, RICKY RAY IS THROWING PAIN-FREE:

[url=http://www.cfl.ca/2016/03/23/landry-first-time-two-years-ricky-ray-throwing-pain-free/]http://www.cfl.ca/2016/03/23/landry-fir ... pain-free/[/url]

"Throwing is something the 36-year-old veteran is doing much more of these days, beginning his off-season regimen about six weeks earlier than ever before compared to the pre-surgery days. It’s a process that started out with Ray firing a baseball a couple of times a week back in February. That’s something he’d usually only be getting to right about now. Instead, he is already whipping footballs at his brother, Zack – a former high school quarterback – a couple of times a week.

A hundred balls or so, Ray says, every three days. Start with the short patterns, work up to the 45-yarders, then work back to short stuff, but this time with an urgent zip on them. He’ll up the frequency when April comes around and then plans to begin throwing every day during the month of May.

“So far this off-season it’s been feeling really good,? said Ray, pleased that he might be on the verge of feeling completely like his old self. “The pain just from throwing, isn’t there.?

That is something Ray hasn’t had the luxury of for more than two years. When he walked to the sideline on that August night in 2013, Ray was at the beginning of a long, unwelcome stretch where he felt uncomfortable and unsure."

Vous avez oublié Glenn qui a aussi été blessé quelques parties l'an dernier.

L'année dernière a été une année d'exception. Le nombre de quarts-arrières blessés n'a jamais été aussi important et je soupçonne toujours les nouveaux règlements sur les couvertures de passes d'être responsables de cette hécatombe. Si le phénomène se reproduit cette saison, la LCF devra se poser de sérieuses questions. Si devenir quart-arrière dans cette ligue devient un risque accru de terminer sa carrière prématurément, l'ensemble du football canadien va s'en trouver diminué. Les jeunes quarts hésiteront à joindre les équipes canadiennes.

Arash Madani ?@ArashMadani
On Ricky Ray, Argos GM Jim Barker admitted to us that the Argos "probably rushed him back" last year, but were aiming for Grey Cup. #CFL

@ArashMadani: Barker: Ricky Ray is working with Tom House, a renowned throwing specialist (Brees and Brady prior clients). Should be full-go by camp. #CFL

[url=https://twitter.com/ArashMadani/status/722544257081483265]https://twitter.com/ArashMadani/status/ ... 7081483265[/url]

Regrettably the back up cupboard is completely bare.
The team mad the biggest mistake in recent years by first letting blue chip Zach Collaros go to free agency over Ray.
Then to duplicate the mistake by having Trevor Harris go is beyond stupid.
This team is in a real mess if aging Ray is unable to play the entire season.

People said the same thing when Collaros and Harris were the backups.

Ricky Ray was a CFL Allstar and the MOP Runner Up in 2014. He was injured in 2015. Collaros was injured in 2014 & 2015 and probably won't be ready to start the 2016 season. Considering that Collaros hasn't actually accomplished that much yet it hardly seems like a mistake.

And Collaros is a Free Agent after this season.

You don't think it is risky going with an aging QB who is what 37 years old?
With 2 major injuries the last two years one to include the crucial shoulder and who is slow and a target in the pocket?
His best years are behind him.
Meanwhile, Zach granted has had some injuries issues, but he was on track as the league MOP last year and is 28 years old with all kinds of up side.
Harris is a notch below Zach but proved it last year he can be number 1.