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08:20 AM ET 09.28 | Greg McElroy confirmed he was still limping on Monday, reportedly the result of an upper-leg injury on a third-down sack in the fourth quarter. McElory said he was looking in the opposite direction when he was hit by Arkansas defensive end Tenarius Wright. ... McElroy finished the game completing 18-of-26 passes for 194 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked three times and fumbled once despite solid protection for most of the game. McElroy said he anticipates a few uncomfortable days, but expects to be ready for Saturday night's game against No. 7 Florida at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Greg McElroy , AP Greg McElroy , AP
September 28, 2010  08:30 AM ET

First up

September 28, 2010  08:53 AM ET

If McElroy is hurt Saban can give him one of those infamous medical scholarships.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870338420457550990146845 1306.html

Plus if McElroy is as smart as they say (Rhodes Scholar applicant) he should consider moving on because they ain't doin' much stem cell research in Tuscaloosa.

September 28, 2010  09:08 AM ET

The kid is a gamer. He will be ready.

September 28, 2010  09:10 AM ET
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been that way his entire career.

Zing!


But remember, he hasn't lost a game since he lost playing marbles to that nerdy kid in 2nd grade...and rumor is the nerdy kid cheated.

September 28, 2010  09:11 AM ET

Aren't pretty much all players nicked up a bit by this point in the season? Not really a story. He'll play Saturday and I doubt this "injury" will have much if any impact.

September 28, 2010  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Zing!But remember, he hasn't lost a game since he lost playing marbles to that nerdy kid in 2nd grade...and rumor is the nerdy kid cheated.

I did not.

September 28, 2010  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If McElroy is hurt Saban can give him one of those infamous medical scholarships.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703384204575509 90146845 1306.htmlPlus if McElroy is as smart as they say (Rhodes Scholar applicant) he should consider moving on because they ain't doin' much stem cell research in Tuscaloosa.

In Alabama, it's "road scholar".

September 28, 2010  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The kid is a gamer. He will be ready.

Does it matter?

If 'Bama needs McElroy to win they are in trouble.

It's the running game and strong defense that wins for the Tide.

September 28, 2010  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Aren't pretty much all players nicked up a bit by this point in the season? Not really a story. He'll play Saturday and I doubt this "injury" will have much if any impact.

Actually, it's still early in the season for some of the major "nicks"...

... although, in football, there never is a period where you're free of pain.

September 28, 2010  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First up

your mother must be so proud.

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September 28, 2010  10:00 AM ET
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You know if a football article like this is in the Wall Street Journal that it's pretty much gospel. I feel sad for the young men who have had their dreams amputated by this loophole. The medical scholarship must be abolished.

I spoke on this last week when it was posted. The sad fact is the guy that they spotlighted in the article was injured his whole career and wasn't that good to begin with. Every athlete that is injured thinks they can still play. It took Bo Jackson a few years to come to terms with his own injury that cut his career short.

2 of the guys they talked about had serious injuries. They just thought they could still play. Look at Jason Whitten in the NFL. Had a concussion and still wanted to play.

You play a guy like that, he gets even more injured, and he sues the school. That happens, too.

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September 28, 2010  10:24 AM ET
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Does it matter?If 'Bama needs McElroy to win they are in trouble.It's the running game and strong defense that wins for the Tide.

I disagree. He made some great plays when they had to have them. He isn't an All American but the guy can play. However, their running game is sickening great.

September 28, 2010  10:50 AM ET
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Hi Joe. Realizing that there are legitimate instances where the medical scholarship has its place, I still think that as with any loophole, this one is being exploited as well for expedient purposes.

I'm sure it has been in the past, but it weakens the argument when you use someone that everyone around here knows was injured his whole career. He couldn't play.

September 28, 2010  10:58 AM ET

Smart **** comment of this thread....if they add up all his test scores will he reach 100 percent?

 
September 28, 2010  11:05 AM ET

Who is the backup QB, just in case it matters. :)

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