Neck injury ends Strong's career

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  1. TheRealJoker

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    Wow, crazy stuff. Strong was one of the best FBs ever to play the game.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8031778f&template=with-video&confirm=true

    Posted: 3 hours 55 minutes ago
    Neck injury will end the career of Seahawks fullback Strong

    NFL.com

    KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong has a spinal cord condition that is ending his career immediately -- but not affecting his quality of life.

    And for that, the 36-year-old Pro Bowler, husband and father of two is grateful.

    "I've played a long time, 15 years. I felt like I was pretty lucky, pretty blessed," a teary-eyed Strong said Monday after learning that a herniated disk in his neck is pinching his spinal cord -- and ending an unheralded, improbable career that began as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in 1993.
     
  2. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

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    thats a real shame, one of the most hardworking players in the game doesn't deserve his career to end like that.

    He deserves to be in the Hawks ring of honour without a doubt.
     
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  4. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    he's had a long career...donno if I'd consider him a HOF'er but he has been a good one.
     
  5. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    what a shame. he has a cool name.
     
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    Wow. Sorry to hear that. It sounds painful in the description.
     
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    WOW that sucks he has been one of the best FB for a long time and from evrything I have ever read on him total class act.
     

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