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Week 11 Injury Report – Colt McCoy

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We all know of Colt McCoy. This Longhorn had a 45-8 college record making him the NCAA's winningest quarterback. After being selected in the 3rd round of the NFL draft, Cleveland Browns president noted that Colt McCoy would be unlikely to see much playing time since the team already had three quarterbacks. That prediction proved to be completely untrue after ankle injuries to Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace. McCoy made an impressive rookie NFL start in week 7 when he led the Browns to a win against the defending Saints. After a bye week, McCoy then helped the team to their 3rd win of the season against the Patriots in week 9. Weeks 10 and 11 were disappointing, even with over 200 passing yards from McCoy they couldn't pull out another win.

 

This former Longhorn had a noticeable limp as the game progressed, but that didn't stop him from leading a valiant effort late against Jacksonville. After leaving the stadium with his right foot in a walking boot, it has been reported that he sprained his ankle. We have talked about ankle injuries, especially in the NFL, several times before. The collection of ligaments that keep your ankle in place are prone to injury when the leg and foot are strained in different directions. For the average individual, getting knocked off your feet by a sack isn't too much of a worry. Even so, there are a variety of activities that can cause you to strain, or in other cases tear, the ligaments in your ankle. Colt McCoy was able to continue playing through his injury, we hope without furthering his injury. We here at AFAS would never recommend this course of action. The possibility of making your injury worse and keeping you out longer should always keep you from continuing your activity once you are hurt. Instead implement the RICE principle and seek medical attention.

 

Until next time, keep those ankles happy and healthy Austin!

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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