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Saints kicker may miss 10 weeks

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08:01 AM ET 09.02 | Garrett Hartley became Saints hero of sorts when his right foot put New Orleans into Super Bowl XLIV with an overtime kick and then set a record by nailing three field goals of more than 40 yards. [Now, Hartley] will be out at least six weeks and possibly as many as 10, according to a league source. Hartley suffered a hip flexor while converting an extra point in the Saints' 40-20 victory over Oakland last Sunday. ... [Four] days later he was having difficulty walking and his entire right side was black-and-blue, a league source said. The injury will not require surgery, and hopefully Hartley would be able to return in 6 to 8 weeks. But the source said it is possible the kicker will be out from between 8 to 10 weeks.

The Times-Picayune

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September 2, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Buehler...Buehler...Buehler.

September 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Oh my!! That's it, the season is already over for the aints!! There MVP is done, lol. Priceless!

September 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Damn that's a same. who do they play in the opening game of there season?



Heh, heh, heh!

September 2, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Take your pick from any of these piss-poor kickers the Cowboys have.

September 2, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Take your pick from any of these piss-poor kickers the Cowboys have.

Zing....my sentiment exactly.

September 2, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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it's only a kicker man

One can Hope.

September 2, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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Damn that's a *shame. who do they play in the opening game of there season?Heh, heh, heh!

cooffee

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September 2, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Should be lots of kickers available this week after the cuts. Probably even see some right below the facelift bar later today.

September 2, 2011  08:36 AM ET

DD what happened to the avatar ? Is this really a kicker thread going deeper than the TB Playoff thread ?

September 2, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

DD what happened to the avatar ? Is this really a kicker thread going deeper than the TB Playoff thread ?

Sad but true, what's worse is WE'RE ADDING TO IT!!!

September 2, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

DD what happened to the avatar ? Is this really a kicker thread going deeper than the TB Playoff thread ?

She disappeared, I put her back, and she disappeared again. I don't know if the mods are being playful, or I'm being punished for my imaginative spelling of Connecticut, with an extra 'n' near the end of the word.

I'll sneak her into the dorm later on, once the regular season starts and the guards have gone to sleep.

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September 2, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Zing....my sentiment exactly.

Friggin' awful.

Bring Raynor in because "we've liked him a long time" and he looked like Vandershank.


Hell - just keep Bueller and move on.

September 2, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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New Orleans better watch out. If Brees reinjures himself, the season may rely on the kicker.

Bring in George Blanda. He can kick and quarterback. Oh, yeah, he's dead.

How about Tom Tupa? He's a QB and punter, but probably can do place kicking in a pinch. No? OK, Blanda it is.

September 2, 2011  10:03 AM ET

Wow, this article is so enthralling, or maybe it's just because my brain is uber small.

September 2, 2011  10:56 AM ET

And they wonder why people call kickers frail.

September 2, 2011  12:07 PM ET

At least Bill Gramatica tore his ACL by jumping after making a field goal...this guy only made an extra point with no further physical exertion and he gets a hip flexor? Wow kickers are getting soft these days....

September 2, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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You better watch out for Brees man...he'll pick the Packers apart.

Brees?
According to this article Garrett Hartley is the Saints MVP, face of the franchise, etc....

 
September 2, 2011  04:44 PM ET

Yes, indeed.........

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