Monday, August 14, 2006

NIH: Others Sports Edition

As part of the growing and changing process of the NIH, I'm giving a try to looking into the injuries on the other 4 major league teams in the area, just to see how it feels. This may or may not be a regular feature of the new and improved NIH of the future.

First, all the water cooler talk seems to be about Clinton Portis right now, who got an injury that very much counts in a game that very much didn't. He managed to get his shoulder dislocated very early on in an exhibition loss to the Bengals after running down an interception with perhaps a little more zeal than could normally be expected during a preseason matchup. I remember a few times in the preseason where Zimmerman made catches that were amazing but that I was too worried he'd come up lame afterwards. Anyway, Portis' injury is being described as a "partial" dislocation, and he's expected to return in time for the regular season. However, he's already worried that teams might aim for his now-bum shoulder in an attempt to take him out of games.

Over in Korea, Wizards Wiz Kid Gilbert Arenas strained his groin while practicing with Mike Krzyzewski's refocused and rededicated Team USA. He will thus have to miss out on the rest of the World Champion. However, he had been basically missing out as it was, since he'd only had one start and was averaging only 11 minutes per game. I'm just waiting for this to become basketball's WBC with teams complaining about getting their players back injured. With just over two months until the regular season starts, there should be plenty of time for Arenas to get healed up.


At 4:58 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Maybe you can add a weekly feature on the health of each of the Curl Girls too. ;)

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Nate said...

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