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Lo Neal broken leg

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by RMANCIL, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. RMANCIL

    RMANCIL Well-Known Member

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    Neal suffered a fractured fibula and, in all likelihood, is lost for the season. There is no word on Merriman or Rivers, though Merriman was forced to sit down the second half.

    http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10521656

    That might be it for Neal this season and perhaps his career.
     
  2. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    He's done for the season for sure, wow.............

    The team will miss Neal's leadership, the guy was a warrior.

    Pinnock played well while in, hopefully he keeps it up.
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Damn, that may be a career for him.
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    I just don't have the faith in Pinnock as I do Neal .. Please, prove me wrong!!
     
  6. RMANCIL

    RMANCIL Well-Known Member

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    Pinnock just may shock you , he looked very good the last couple of TC I was at. He sure has better speed and hands and is better running the ball.

    Nobody will out block Neal but Pinnock has worked hard so we will see.
     
  7. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Cripes...I was hoping his injury wouldn't be that bad.
     
  8. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    pinnock will be OK.
     
  9. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    damn:no:
     
  10. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Damn this is not good news at all. I wish Loneal all the best.
     
  11. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope so!
     
  12. Showmeyourbolt

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    Does this clear the way for that fullback you want, Peyton Hillis?
     
  13. sdbound

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    ****!
     
  14. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    hopefully :yes: i wouldn't be upset with schmitt either as he is a better blocker but hillis is just so versatile, would give norv a lot of options with the offense :yes:
     
  15. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Love Lo... hope he can somehow make it back next year. If not, he's a HOF'er and I'm glad we got to watch the dude block for our boy.

    Manu will also see heavier backfield use I'm sure. Also time to see if Scott Chandler can somehow get involved in the offense.
     
  16. David110

    David110 BoltTalker

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    Saw LoNeal hopping on one leg. I knew that wasn't good. Wish LoNeal the best.
     
  17. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Sucks
    Speedy recovery there lo-lo
     
  18. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    That's sad news. Pinnock will have to step up, and this may open up a backfield combo of LT and MT.
     
  19. Electric Chair

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    Man, that sucks.
     
  20. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    Pinnock gets a bad rap. He isnt the blocker Neal is, but he is better at other things.

    Neal didnt tear up his knee. I dont see why this would end his career. Its not the big bone in his leg. He could come back from this if he chooses to.
     
  21. 400HZ

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    The team will probably miss Neal's leadership more than anything. I'm not worried about Pinnock - he looked good in there blocking today. I don't know what actually goes on behind closed doors at Charger Park, but it really seems like Neal is the primary leader of the team.
     
  22. LTisCool

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    Oh man. That sucks a lot.
     
  23. stone86

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    Damn.
     
  24. Alpenbolt

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    Can we now see Turner and LT in the same backfield. Might as well let Turner block because they are not letting him do much else.
     
  25. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    This sucks alright and I don't see anyway how we'll see him again this season. Though he will be on the side line helping out any way he can !!!!

    Hope he'll be back next season!!!
     
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    While I don't wish injury on anyone, and get healthy soon LO, this might be a blessing in disguise.

    It'll force the Chargers to re-think how they run the ball. It might mean both LT and MT in the game at the same time. It might mean we see more of Naanee from the FB position where he doubles as a real receiving threat.

    Not sure it necessarily means we see lots more of Pinnock, at the end of the day Lo was just a blocker at this stage and even then he was not in as often as he used be.

    He will also be a strong presence in the locker room and it might be a bit of a 'win it for Lo' thing.
     
  27. Buck Melanoma

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    It sucks for Lo 'cuz he's such a warrior & wants to be on the field. He'll be back, IMO - not this year, but next. In the meantime, he'll still be in the locker room & on the sidelines being a vocal leader.

    Good luck & a speedy recovery, Lo!
     
  28. Shamrock

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    I watched him "pogo stick" off the field, and then collapse. This seriously bums me out. Great player and a super nice guy.
     
  29. HEXEDBOLT

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    It would all depend just how severe his fracture is it seems to me. I sure am not a doctor but who knows, he may be good to go for the PO's.
     
  30. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    It takes a real man to hop off the field with a broken leg. :eek:

    We will miss Lo in the huddle, but believe me, he will still be there on the sidelines dropping knowledge and pumping dudes up.

    Lo will be back from this, no doubt in my mind. Time for Pinnock to do his thing. Also, I'd love to see Manu sline up at FB more.
     

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