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Alabama NT played seven games on torn ACL

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08:23 AM ET 01.20 | There's tough -- and there's Josh Chapman. Chapman revealed Wednesday that he had undergone knee surgery the previous day and would be missing both the Senior Bowl and most of the upcoming NFL Draft Combine. The surgery repaired both a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his left knee. But neither the details of nor the fallout from Chapman's injury are nearly as attention-grabbing as when that injury occurred: October 1. ... [Chapman] missed just one of the Tide's final eight games, an intended light workout vs. FCS Georgia Southern that turned much more serious when -- thanks in part to Chapman's absence -- the triple-option Eagles ran for a stunning 302 yards.

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January 20, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Some days all we get is hoops threads.

May have to hijack one for a pic thread 0-6.

January 20, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Up and at 'em you lazy dregs. I'm drinkin' alone here!

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January 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Looks like they could have done a better job this week, most of the week a lot of BB threads, today there are none.So this guy is tough, they should be to play on the Bama line.

Me thinks a lot of players play games with injuries...especially late in the year.

January 20, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Methinks a lot of players play with injections too.

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January 20, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Too STUPID to know any better.... Seldomly Educated Conference...

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January 20, 2012  09:10 AM ET

I wonder if he went to class with the torn ACL.

January 20, 2012  09:12 AM ET

He's a good one. If any of your guys had done this you'd be wanting to give that person a medal.

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January 20, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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I'd rather give a cookie

LOL from the looks of things I'd say this kid prefers Twinkies ...

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January 20, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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I'd rather give a cookie

If you were Mike Shula it would be an ice cream cone.

January 20, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Me thinks a lot of players play games with injuries...especially late in the year.

Yeah, its actually pretty common. Hell, I played my last 3 games with the same injury.

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January 20, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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My question is whether Chapman, as well as the 'Bama trainers and MDs were all aware of his injury dating back to Oct. 1. A torn ACL AND a torn meniscus would seem to warrant surgery, or at the least being sidelined. I realize NTs don't have very far to move in playing the 'A' gaps, but what about the possible life-long complications of such injuries? And bear in mind this a college player we're discussing here, not a paid professional.

Big quesition is how bad is the tear in the ACL.

The meniscus just causes a little pain as the bones drag against the tear. Usually no long term damage results from waiting for it.

 
January 20, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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... And bear in mind this a college player we're discussing here, not a paid professional.

Yeah right.

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