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Jamal Williams has Surgery on Both Knees

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Trumpet_Man, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=3065075

    Monday, October 15, 2007
    Williams has knees scoped; Bolts wait word on Hardwick

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- While the resurgent Chargers waited word on the severity of Pro Bowl center Nick Hardwick's foot injury, All-Pro defensive tackle Jamal Williams underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees Monday.

    Williams had loose particles that had been bothering him flushed out.

    The Chargers have their bye this weekend, and "with a little luck," Williams will be able to play when the Chargers host Houston on Oct. 28, coach Norv Turner said.

    "Based on what our doctors said, it would have been hard for him to keep going," Turner said a day after the Chargers beat the archrival Oakland Raiders for the eighth straight time, 28-14 behind LaDainian Tomlinson's four touchdowns. "That's why we've rested him the last couple of weeks. We hoped we could get to this point; we did. I think this is really going to help him be ready to play at the same level he's been playing, over the next 10 weeks."


    Williams has made every start this year, but has been held out of practice the last few weeks.

    Hardwick, meanwhile, was having an MRI on his injured right foot. He was hurt on the seventh play from scrimmage, and the team said Sunday he had a sprain.

    "There's concern," said Turner, who added Hardwick could be out three to four weeks.

    "We don't know much yet," Hardwick said in a text message Monday evening.

    Backup Cory Withrow played admirably in place of Hardwick.

    "You can't say enough for Cory Withrow," Turner said. "I don't think he played a snap at center, then goes in and really played well. It's just a luxury when you have a guy who's capable of going in and doing those things, because obviously center, it goes a lot further than the physical things you have to do. Mentally, there's so many things you have to do, particularly when you're playing an eight-man-front team."

    Withrow is an eight-year veteran in his second season in San Diego.

    Also Monday, guard Mike Goff had thumb surgery. He's expected to be ready for the Houston game.

    Turner also said wide receiver Eric Parker is getting a second opinion on his right big toe. Parker broke the toe during a June minicamp, and had surgery on it in early August. The Chargers said at the time they expected Parker to be out up to 10 weeks.

    "We need to have a resolution on this at some point, soon, because if Eric's not going to make it back, we have to look and see if there's another direction," Turner said. "If he can make it back, we would love to get him back. This week, I think we'll have a little bit better feel, because we are being aggressive in seeing where he's at."

    After a shocking three-game losing streak, the defending AFC West champion Chargers (3-3) have won two straight to pull into a tie atop the division with Kansas City.

    A week earlier, the Chargers routed the Broncos 41-3 at Denver.

    "I thought a week ago against Denver we had a lot of guys play their best game of the year, and that's one of the reasons we played the way we did," Turner said. "This week, again, we had a large number of guys that played their best game of the year, played better than they did in Denver, and that certainly has a lot to do with why we're able to play a complete football game the way we were."

    Tomlinson gained 198 yards on 24 carries. He scored on runs of 3, 27, 13 and 41 yards to move into a tie with Jim Brown for fourth on the all-time rushing touchdowns list with 106. In the process, Tomlinson passed John Riggins, who had 104.

    Including 12 touchdown receptions, Tomlinson has 118 total career TDs, which moved him past Riggins (116) and into 10th place on the all-time list. Dallas' Terrell Owens is ninth with 120.

    "He was L.T.," Turner said. "We've all seen it. He was great."
     
  2. WonderSlug

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    The fact that Brandon McKinney is coming along pretty decently as a backup NT means this doesn't hurt as much as it would have just a year or two ago.
     
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  4. Trumpet_Man

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    Merge this whore. I went back and missed this post
     
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    Agreed. And Houston's offense hasn't been great since Andre Johnson went down. Their kicker has scored more points than their offense has in the past couple weeks. So Jamal missing that game is better than most scenarios...
     
  6. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    hay buddy do you remember who the only poster who said mckinney would make the active roster was in SDRon's poll at the UT??
     
  7. Trumpet_Man

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    I still can't find Sluggos post. This is what happens when you drink too much casino beer. I must have hit 4 casinos today. :lol:
     
  8. WonderSlug

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    Umm...... Forrest Overin? NYCF? LT21? Tim Edgar? Jeff Dillon?
     
  9. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    :beat:
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    You sounded like you were feeling good when I called you today.:tup:
     

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