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Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 12:44 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The injury that Missouri running back Henry Josey suffered on Saturday against Texas was terrible enough on its own. Josey suffered a torn MCL, torn ACL and a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee, which ended his season. The injury also had Josey under the knife on Sunday as doctors began the process of trying to repair it, and the doctor who performed the surgery said some words that no athlete would ever want to hear.

"It's a tragic fluke, a one-in-a-million type of injury, and, unfortunately, to a guy who is so gifted with speed and mobility and agility," said Dr. Pat Smith, Josey's surgeon. "You don't see this. In 26 years, I've never seen this."

"Certainly, this is going to be a real challenge. We don't have a blueprint for saying, 'Oh, these three guys had this.' I don't know of anybody who's had it."

You never want to be the first guy to suffer the injury. You want to be the guy having Tommy John surgery in 2011, not Tommy John himself. If there's any good news for Josey it's that Smith is the same doctor who worked on Jeremy Maclin's knee a few years ago, and Maclin recovered fully and is now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL.

Still, Maclin's injuries weren't this bad.

Making matters even worse, while we know Josey's 2011 season is over, the chance he'll miss 2012 exists as well. Josey may have had surgery on Sunday, but that was just to repair the MCL, meniscus and patellar tendon. Josey can't have surgery to repair his ACL for at least another three months, which would be February. Which means there's no way he'll be participating in spring practice, and it puts his 2012 season in jeopardy.
Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:28 am
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Good enough to take you guys out of number one last year.........I cannot get any happier......and you about got beat this year as well....your smack talk got no back.

MizAlum,

I wish I had a clue what you are talking about but I don't.  All I remember is that when we left the conference, you were still Missouri and we were still Nebraska.  Good to see that your fine coach is such an upstanding citizen too.  Nice move with the DWI. 

Just want to keep my promise to ALWAYS treat mizzery fans as poorly as my family was treated by the throngs of yellow clad morons when we visited that old, broken down high school stadium you losers play in.  Your fans are worse than Wisconsin's and Colorado's. 

Anyway, good luck to you losers in your quest for winning back to back football games.  Set your goals low.  It suits you.




Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:33 am
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Reply to Oldstyl66

Good enough to take you guys out of number one last year.........I cannot get any happier......and you about got beat this year as well....your smack talk got no back.


Thoughts are with Josey..... 



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

This comment was meant as a reply for oldstyl66.  Sorry it didn't show up that way - my first time to post.  I'll get better.



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

I can't believe someone would make a rude comment like this on an article about a very fine young man who suffered such a devastating injury.  If you want to bash Mizzou, please do it somewhere else.  Henry Josey needs our prayers and support.



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Could he come back and play in 2013?



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Poor kid, I hope his family had enough insight to purchase an athlete insurance policy protecting him against injury. Wasn't it McGahee or Gore at Univ. of Miami that had a million dollar policy when his knee injury occured during the National Championship?



Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Good luck to Henry Josey.  It's hard for these guys to cope when they go down like this.  Hopefully he fully recovers and goes on to greatness.  Keep positive Henry!



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Henry Josey's injury 'one in a million'

Wow, that's about the same odds as Mizzou ever winning a conference championship in football. 


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