The curse of the Bambino? Broken The curse of the black sox? Broken The curse of the billy goat? Lame The Madden curse? Real But the most interesting curse? The curse of Tony Bosselli Now Im sure most of you know what happened during the expansion draft, but for those of you who don't, heres a brief synopsis. The Texans decided to select Tony Boselli with the 1st pick in the expansion draft. Unfortunately, Boselli was injured, and the Jaguars medical staff mishandled his surgery. A tendon was attached to the wrong location, and the resulting rehabilitation excersices caused it to atrophy. Boselli never played a down as a Texan, and the entire city has been cursed with injuries ever since. I don't have time to do all the necessary research, but here are a few of our big name players that have had very mysterious injuries since losing Boselli in 2002: Lance Berkman injures knee in Church flag football game. Out over half the year. Dominic Davis injures knee recurringly, changes name, rehabilitates, and never returns to the team. Charles Spencer is run into by one of our own players from behind. Out for 2 years, maybe career. Andre Johnson sprains a knee, predicted to miss 1-4 games, out close to 8 weeks. Maybe more Tracy McGrady develops severe, reoccuring back spasms. They plague him throughout his tenure in Houston Yao Ming breaks leg and misses close to half a season. Yao Ming has foot issues and misses significant time 1st round pick Mario Williams suffers from reoccuring toe nail/foot injuries and plays at 50% for most of season Rising star outfielder Hunter Pence makes a splash as an Astro and then misses almost entire rest of year And lastly, starting SS Glenn Earl goes down before season, backup S Simmons goes down for year, backup S Harrison goes down for year, then starting CB Robinson is run into and is out for at least 1 year. So whats the deal? The Astros have lost their best players year in and year out to injuries. The Rockets big name guys have been knocked out regularly for the past few years. The Texans are down to street Free Agents. At one point, our best offensive player (AJ) best defensive player (Drob) starting QB (Schaub) and starting Running back (Green) were all out. Thats every single one of our top skill positions How can we break this horrible training staff curse! I thought Houston was supposed to be the center of the medical universe. Why can't anyone in our city stay healthy?