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texan279
11-09-2005, 10:03 AM
Per Cold Pizza, they said he suffered a head injury last weekend and doctors discovered a problem in his spine and last Sunday may have been his last NFL game.

WWJD
11-09-2005, 11:36 AM
Sorry to hear that.

F-minus67
11-09-2005, 12:12 PM
If he does retire it will be a shame, but I think they said on cold pizza if he gets hit again it could paralize him.

Bullpen Drew
11-09-2005, 12:20 PM
That would be a shame...He is awesome

TexanBearkat
11-09-2005, 01:01 PM
Here is what fantasyguru.com said about Holmes:

Although the team and a credible print source has yet to confirm the rumors circulating about RB Priest Holmes, indications that the current rumors are true are so strong, that they likely are true.

According to various reports, doctors have found a lump on Holmes' back that could cause paralysis if hit a certain way. These rumors continue to indicate that Holmes could announce his retirement as soon as Thursday.

aj.
11-09-2005, 01:15 PM
As of 45 minutes ago, the team was denying the "career ending" aspect - despite numerous reports/rumors to the contrary running amok:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/chiefs/2005-11-09-holmes-reports_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA

Double Barrel
11-09-2005, 01:42 PM
Wow, what a bummer. :( I hate hearing great players having to end their careers like this. Such is the game of football.

On the bright side, at least we don't have to face him on SNF. idonno: (if rumors turn out to be true)

Bullpen Drew
11-09-2005, 03:02 PM
Chiefs are denying that he might retire...

ledzeppelin229
11-09-2005, 03:11 PM
Wow, what a bummer. :( I hate hearing great players having to end their careers like this. Such is the game of football.

On the bright side, at least we don't have to face him on SNF. idonno: (if rumors turn out to be true)

Larry Johnson has been looking pretty good...so we aren't really out of the storm just yet.

Youngstown Colt
11-09-2005, 03:44 PM
It's supposedly a golf ball sized lump on his spine.

Double Barrel
11-09-2005, 04:25 PM
ESPN News (via the Dan Patrick Show) said he's definitely out for the season. Nothing mentioned about retirement, though.

Blake
11-09-2005, 05:51 PM
Reminds me of the episode of the simpsons where homer gets hit in the stomach by a cannon, and the doctor says that if he gets one more, it could kill him..... poor homer.

Priest will be fine, with his millions of dollars and such.

rmartin65
11-09-2005, 06:39 PM
Holmes is a great player. It will be a shame if he has to retire.

MarleyFan
11-09-2005, 08:05 PM
I'm a Raider fan, and I feel bad for the guy. Reminds me of Terrell Davis having to give it up in the prime of his career.

MorKnolle
11-10-2005, 10:08 AM
I won't mind not having to defend Priest next Sunday night but it will be a shame if he has to retire, and is a shame that he is on I-R and out for the rest of the year, not to mention it hurts a couple of my fantasy league teams.

awtysst
11-10-2005, 10:29 AM
I won't mind not having to defend Priest next Sunday night but it will be a shame if he has to retire, and is a shame that he is on I-R and out for the rest of the year, not to mention it hurts a couple of my fantasy league teams.

Not me, i picked up larry johnson three weeks ago!

MorKnolle
11-10-2005, 11:02 AM
Not me, i picked up larry johnson three weeks ago!

I had Johnson with Holmes on each of those teams, but he's still one less option available. Starting Holmes and Johnson together has won a couple games for me.

texasguy346
11-10-2005, 07:02 PM
There was a similar incident last year with Holmes. I believe he had a hip injury that was said to be similar to the one Bo Jackson suffered to end his career. Reporters speculated then that Holmes would retire due to the injury, and they, of course, turned out to be wrong. I'm going to take a wait and see approach to this story right now. I wish Priest the best of luck in his recovery, and I hope to see him on the field come next season because he's a great talent.