Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The lucky few returning from injuries

Just an update on yesterday's post.  I was thinking about the way luck plays it's part in life not least on the football field.

Some players time they're return from injury with perfection and lady luck. Take Pierre Thomas. Back in week 3 to post 126 yards rushing and 2 TD's in an offence with the skills of Drew Bree's and the deep threat receivers keeping the D on their toes. Then for other unfortunate players they go down in week 3 and are out for the season... BOOM, all that off season work, all that time in the gym, all those hours of watching game film and for what? To know you've got 6 to 8 months of rehab ahead before it all starts again. I say this as someone who has been unable to walk more than a few hundred yards for the past 6 months due to 2 slipped discs in his back (surgery on Monday finally - pray for me!).  I do feel for these guys although I guess they can take comfort in the fact that they will have the best medical care money can buy, lots of well wishers and a steady supply of dollar bills to do with what they must.

Demoralising... although in the great scheme of things I'd still take the job of a pro football player every day of the week and a month of Sundays!

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