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TheRealJoker
08-14-2007, 12:40 AM
Supposedly he just had back spasms and had to take a couple days off... now I just read on the Z report that they dont expect him to play this week either.

I've been fooled enough by the Texans medical staff to know that it isn't "just some minor back spasms". So what's really wrong with our LG?

Specnatz
08-14-2007, 12:43 AM
I think it is more why not hold him out another week so they make sure not to further injur him. It is preseason not actual games, ig it was reg season this week I am sure he would be a go. Better safe than sorry in pre-season.

Runner
08-14-2007, 12:45 AM
Who knows? I'm sure we'll have our answer by opening day at the latest.

TheRealJoker
08-14-2007, 12:49 AM
I think it is more why not hold him out another week so they make sure not to further injur him. It is preseason not actual games, ig it was reg season this week I am sure he would be a go. Better safe than sorry in pre-season.

That seems to be what we say every season...before we either put them on IR or PUP :(

...or they retire like our first expansion draft pick

threetoedpete
08-14-2007, 01:04 AM
That seems to be what we say every season...before we either put them on IR or PUP :(

...or they retire like our first expansion draft pick

I'm not in the room....but my junior year I pulled a muscle in my back. It's an aggrovating injury. I played with it for eight games. They are going to rest him this week and Kubiak said they would wait and see thursday. My interpration of that coach speak is....we won't see Pitts again untill the forth (last) preseason game. And yes he knows what the Cowpolkes game means to everyone. I also believe he's reading that schedule and seeing a chance at 2-1. He's not going to anything to jepordise that. I'm intrerpurting the "back spams" as simular to what I had. I could be wrong. If it is what I had he needs to rest it. Or it will become chornic.

Carr Bombed
08-14-2007, 01:59 AM
Calm down, back spasms are tricky and theres absolutely no reason to rush our best lineman back in a game that means jack crap. They are just protecting him and being overly cautious..........seeing how we ran the ball against the bears I don't blame them one bit.

HJam72
08-14-2007, 08:44 AM
Based on Texans' history, I'd say it's no big deal--just a broken back and partially cracked neck.

He'll be back soon--like in his next life.

Texan_Bill
08-14-2007, 09:05 AM
Someone needs to give T-Mac a call and get the number of that doctor in Waco....

nunusguy
08-14-2007, 09:21 AM
Calm down, back spasms are tricky and theres absolutely no reason to rush our best lineman back in a game that means jack crap. They are just protecting him and being overly cautious..........seeing how we ran the ball against the bears I don't blame them one bit.

Absolutely. That game along with the rest of the preseason games mean nothing in terms of the W-L record for the regular season. But its an indication of the incredible pressure the Texans willl be under this year as I'm
hearing some people complain about the Texans losing. Please everybody, get your priorities straight !
But Chester is really one of our key players - generally considered our best
OLineman and no doubt the best LT on the team (even if they don't play him at that position ?).
I dunno about the rushing efforts by the team against the Bears ? How much of a factor did Chesters absense play ? And of course we've also got big Mike toying with the OLine again: let me see, the latest plan is another hybrid of
man & zone with which being emphasized ? Or maybe it was just 'Da Bears ?

Koolaid Time
08-14-2007, 09:39 AM
That seems to be what we say every season...before we either put them on IR or PUP :(

...or they retire like our first expansion draft pick

After D. Davis, Spencer, et al, the credibility of the Texans' Medical Staff ranks right up there with that of the Kremlin...

Remember how old Soviet leaders used to be "fine" right before they keeled over?????

Pitts may be OK.... OR he may be like this guy suffering from minor flesh wounds...

http://soli.inav.net/~myorek/bknight2.jpg

Carr Bombed
08-14-2007, 12:31 PM
Why are yall bringing Spencer up in this. I think Kubiak was always upfront with his injury as soon as he has gotten news. He came right off the bat and said it was career threatening and it was, now Kubiak says he'll be able to play again and it looks like he will as soon as he builds the strength back up.

As far as DD, DD was the one who said he was healthy until he got in camp and didn't want to do anything, because his knee "didn't feel right". Kubiak said his knee was never going to feel right and he was right........I don't see DD playing any where.

For the most part I think Kubiak and comp. have been very upfront with us as far as injuries go as soon as they get information. Knee injuries aren't like other injuries and you really don't know fully how they will heal until the rubber meets the road, which is why I don't think Kubiak really knew what was going on with DD until after he got out there and ran on it. After going through the DD situation, Kubiak was preparing us all for the worst (but hoping for the best) with Spencer. Its not like Bill Belichick listing players as Questionable on the injury report when they have broken limbs or anything.

Pitts injury is not a knee injury and the prognosis is MUCH clearer.

MightyTExan
08-14-2007, 12:56 PM
What was OD's injury? I never seen anything other than a "shoulder injury"

CloakNNNdagger
08-14-2007, 02:31 PM
No one's really explained this report of Megan's........a slip?........a mistake? I'd say that in order to have any even semi-accurate picture of what the heck's going on with the MRI results and Pitts, a little clarification to Megan's "superlative" reporting is in order.

August 06, 2007
Monday's updates: Pitts likely won't play vs. Bears
No MRI yet for Pitts

The Texans are still waiting tonight for the results of an MRI on injured guard Chester Pitts, who has a back injury.

He is expected to miss one preseason game. He was carted off the field after he was hurt earlier today.

Pitts, a second-round pick in 2002, is the Texans' iron man. He's never missed a regular-season start, and he won't with this back injury, either. The MRI showed a herniated disk that will sideline him for a week or so.

"Chester feels a little better," coach Gary Kubiak said.

Although the coaches didn't say it Monday, Pitts won't play against the Bears on Sunday. There are a few players who could play in his place: Drew Hodgdon, Mike Brisiel or rookie Kasey Studdard, the sixth-round pick from Texas..................
..........................................



ANNA-MEGAN RALEY

MEGAN REPORT (http://blogs.chron.com/sportsupdate/archives/2007/08/mondays_updates.html)

Vinny
08-14-2007, 02:37 PM
I think it's way too early to unleash chicken little.

TheRealJoker
08-14-2007, 02:40 PM
CnD, what can we expect with a herniated disk worst case scenario?

Carr Bombed
08-14-2007, 03:14 PM
CnD, what can we expect with a herniated disk worst case scenario?

Very bad things, I believe season ending surgery.

real
08-14-2007, 03:19 PM
I heard on the radio last night that Pitts was ready to practice, but the coaches held him out as a precautionary...

Vinny
08-14-2007, 03:21 PM
I heard on the radio last night that Pitts was ready to practice, but the coaches held him out as a precautionary...but it's more fun telling everyone the sky is falling. :specnatz:

powerfuldragon
08-14-2007, 03:23 PM
but it's more fun telling everyone the sky is falling. :specnatz:


what?! the sky is falling?!:hides:

Lucky
08-14-2007, 03:54 PM
No one's really explained this report of Megan's........a slip?........a mistake?
The report was from Anna-Megan Raley, and not Megan Manfull. There's a gap in journalistic credibility between the two. Not that I want to see Anna-Megan leave the Chronic, see's the only reason I ever click on John McLame's videos. Let's just cut her some slack.

http://www.610photos.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1137&g2_serialNumber=1

infantrycak
08-14-2007, 04:02 PM
Surprised you didn't go with--Link (http://imgsrv.sportsradio610.com/image/kilt2/UserFiles/ANNA-MEAGAN.jpg)

Double Barrel
08-14-2007, 04:03 PM
And yes he knows what the Cowpolkes game means to everyone.

I hope he doesn't pander to the crowd. It's a meaningless pre-season game, regardless of who we're playing.

I get absolutely no satisfaction from 4-0 in pre-season, especially if we're 0-2 in the REAL season.

The report was from Anna-Megan Raley, and not Megan Manfull. There's a gap in journalistic credibility between the two. Not that I want to see Anna-Megan leave the Chronic, see's the only reason I ever click on John McLame's videos. Let's just cut her some slack.

yep, there's a bit of a difference. :howdy:

Lucky
08-14-2007, 04:17 PM
Surprised you didn't go with--Link (http://imgsrv.sportsradio610.com/image/kilt2/UserFiles/ANNA-MEAGAN.jpg)
I thought decorum prevented me from such.

CloakNNNdagger
08-14-2007, 06:56 PM
The report was from Anna-Megan Raley, and not Megan Manfull. There's a gap in journalistic credibility between the two. Not that I want to see Anna-Megan leave the Chronic, see's the only reason I ever click on John McLame's videos. Let's just cut her some slack.

http://www.610photos.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1137&g2_serialNumber=1

Do I take it then that the herniated disc report is erroneous.........or not????

TheRealJoker
08-14-2007, 06:57 PM
but it's more fun telling everyone the sky is falling. :specnatz:

So, you're saying based on our team's medical history there is no reason to be prepared for the worst even though that's the worst news we usually get on minor injuries like this?

Double Barrel
08-14-2007, 07:00 PM
I thought decorum prevented me from such.

hmmmm...that's not Stove Top stuffing. Bad angle for a pic, I suppose.

CloakNNNdagger
08-14-2007, 07:09 PM
CnD, what can we expect with a herniated disk worst case scenario?

Below is a summary link of herniated disc as it may relate to Pitts, that I posted in a previous thread. As far as worst case scenario, which I don't advocate we are dealing with (since we don't even know if the diagnosis is valid in reference to Pitts)........extended incapacity (rehabilitation therapies or surgery [absolutely last resort since profesional football players enjoy relatively poor outcomes])............or retirement. Keep in mind this is not a "sky is falling" post for Pitts. However, if his true diagnosis is "herniated disc," I would not be very encouraged for a quick and/or lasting recovery.

herniated disc (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=705631&postcount=71)

Vinny
08-14-2007, 07:12 PM
So, you're saying based on our team's medical history there is no reason to be prepared for the worst even though that's the worst news we usually get on minor injuries like this?
I'm not going to worry about his injury unless he misses real games. Every team has a laundry list of med issues for their various players...no sense getting all worked up over something like this a month before the games start.

TheRealJoker
08-14-2007, 07:18 PM
I'm not going to worry about his injury unless he misses real games. Every team has a laundry list of med issues for their various players...no sense getting all worked up over something like this a month before the games start.

I shared the same opinion as you Vinny throughout our franchise's history...but DD/W was the last straw and I am no longer going to assume everything is gonna be okay when one of our players suffers a "minor" injury.

Specnatz
08-14-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm not going to worry about his injury unless he misses real games. Every team has a laundry list of med issues for their various players...no sense getting all worked up over something like this a month before the games start.

Exactly, why risk getting injured to the point he misses games in the regular season with the second preseason game. I am sure he will see some time before the reg season starts but no sense in rushing him back before it counts.

ObsiWan
08-14-2007, 07:21 PM
Surprised you didn't go with--Link (http://imgsrv.sportsradio610.com/image/kilt2/UserFiles/ANNA-MEAGAN.jpg)

My goodness. She didn't look like that when I saw her strolling around at the open training camp sessions.

And that black string on her top must be made from 100-lb test line...
:shades:

hollywood_texan
08-14-2007, 07:27 PM
I heard on the radio last night that Pitts was ready to practice, but the coaches held him out as a precautionary...

It's a long season and he is a proven vet.

Sitting a bit early in camp isn't that concerning taking that into consideration.

But, if he is still sitting in a week or so, then there should be some concern.

real
08-14-2007, 09:41 PM
It's a long season and he is a proven vet.

Sitting a bit early in camp isn't that concerning taking that into consideration.

But, if he is still sitting in a week or so, then there should be some concern.

I didn't get the vibe that Pitts was still hurting and would need additional weeks to get back into the line up

I got the impression that Pitts is feeling great and was trying to get back on to the field and the coaches just held him out...

Right after the radio guys said that they pretty much said the exact same thing you said above in bold....

They were basically saying Pitts needed to calm down because he is a vet and he's played every snap so missing a couple pre-season games shouldn't be too detrimental to his play...

My guess is that he will be playing this weekend...but we'll just have to wait and see....

JohnsonFan
08-14-2007, 09:44 PM
Pitts is a strong guy he will get through this fast and will play this weekend iam confident of that

nunusguy
08-14-2007, 09:55 PM
My goodness. She didn't look like that when I saw her strolling around at the open training camp sessions.

And that black string on her top must be made from 100-lb test line...
:shades:

Yep, she's definitely a full-grown woman.

CloakNNNdagger
08-14-2007, 10:07 PM
Yep, she's definitely a full-grown woman.

I'd tend to call her a fully inflated woman.:shots:

Koolaid Time
08-14-2007, 10:26 PM
I'd tend to call her a fully inflated woman.:shots:

As they say in the airline flight attendant safety spiel,
Anna-Megan would be OK in the "unlikely event of a water evacuation"