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Old 08-02-2006   #1
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No. 1 draft pick Mario Williams missed Houston Texans practice Wednesday morning after a sleepless night dealing with an infection in one of his toes.

Coach Gary Kubiak said the defensive end was OK, but that his toe was "throbbing and really bad" during the night and that he called a team athletic trainer for help.

"I think he could have practiced this morning; I just didn't like the night he had," Kubiak said. "We'll get him some rest today and expect him to be back tomorrow."

It's the second time Williams has had issues with his toes since being drafted. Williams had the toenails on both of his big toes removed in June after struggling with infections after having them stomped on.

The current problem is not related to the earlier procedure and is on another toe.
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I hope this doesnt turn into a big problem during the season. I hate to have to see Mario miss games because of "toe" problems.
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We need a shoe guy.
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I hope he didn't get my staph infection....I no longer underestimate the power of the microscopic beast.
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I hope this doesnt turn into a big problem during the season. I hate to have to see Mario miss games because of "toe" problems.

No doubt - another Yao Ming??? Who among us has bad toes???????
Bad enough to lose sleep over? Good grief Charlie Brown .
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He needs some steel toed cleats! Man, what's up with him and his toes? Clean the darn things! Geesh. lol. Seriously though, I hope this isn't a chronic thing with him.
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I hope he didn't get my staph infection....I no longer underestimate the power of the microscopic beast.
You ain't lying. I was just at the hospital to see my boss who is battling a staph infection. We should re label that term and call it something that can kill you quickly if you do not take care of it right away. Very scary stuff.
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I hope he didn't get my staph infection....I no longer underestimate the power of the microscopic beast.
I was fighting one about a year ago. It seems like it came back about every 3 months.

It wouldn't surprise me if that's what he's got.
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You've already posted your comment three times. Are you not seeing this post?

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Thanks for the heads up. I was just hitting refresh to read other posts. Wasn't aware that was the result.


Sorry everyone.
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Does this mean a bad season for Mario?
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Note to Texans. Do not step on Mario's toes. They are worth $54 million.
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As Navin R. Johnson's adopted father said to him in The Jerk, "see a doctor and get rid of it."
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Does this mean a bad season for Mario?
no, but it means he has some funky toes.
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no, but it means he has some funky toes.
I'm sure they smell quite nice too.
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I blame this squarely on T-Mac. Mario was doing good in TC until T-Mac showed up yesterday.

Well not so much...
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He needs some steel toed cleats! Man, what's up with him and his toes? Clean the darn things! Geesh. lol. Seriously though, I hope this isn't a chronic thing with him.
Ya beat me to it, N1. Deffinalty need the equiment man to step up. Well I'm reading this as they needed to give the tackles a blow befor he killed them. Gotta be some sort of fiber glass flap encased in leather they can put ontop of his cleats ? Need to get this taken care of no boubt.
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Definitely something to keep an eye on. Many athletes have succumbed to toe problems and hopefully this is not going to become a problem for Mario Williams.
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Shoot, we are paying him about 5 million a toe. Let's hope this isn't an issue all season. Or some people might be reminding them who they could have drafted instead.
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Shoot, we are paying him about 5 million a toe. Let's hope this isn't an issue all season. Or some people might be reminding them who they could have drafted instead.
The money thing I love it.

I have had both of my Big Toes worked on for in grown toe nails and is the worst pain I have felt.

Personally I hope we can hold him out as long as he wants, CAN NOT BEAT FRESH LEGS ON A ROOKIE, DDs Rookie year anyone?
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