Recent news reports stated that Washington Redskins RT Jammal Brown had successful surgery on his hip.
The problem, he says, was that the ligaments were high up into the socket and that the doctors had no way of knowing that until they actually dug in there to see. They desperately needed to be pulled out and that's what was causing him so much pain. That's why doing Yoga didn't work.
Brown made it sound like he was going to be ready to come back after the bye week and make an impact for the mostly intra-division games at the home stretch of the season.
Somehow though, we have heard this hip hop optimism before, and it hasn't worked out.
We could abbreviate Jammal Brown to J. Brown and predictably quote him:
"I feeeeeeeel good. You knew that I would." (insert na na na na na na here on the horns)
The problem is with his argument is why didn't the original surgery several years ago reveal this if this was the issue? What about reports that both of his hips were having problems? I'm not a doctor but it sounds like the ligaments up in the socket as THE main or only problem could be an oversimplification given his past. This is a very big man being supported on a history of rickety suspension sockets.
One of the big upsides to stomping the Saints the first game of the season to me was that it was a bit of payback for the Jammal Brown trade. The Saints decided his career would never be the same due to his hip and dumped him off to the Redskins.
Despite my skepticism, a Pro Bowl level form return of Jammal Brown is too nice a fantasy to drop.
Imagine an offensive line with yet another solid pillar on the right side to compliment our beast Trent Williams on the left side. Without a Pro Bowl level playing Brown, the Redskins are already one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL. It's tantalizing to daydream about a healthy Brown return. Let's see how it pans out.
Editor's Note: Brown is on the Physically Unable to Perform, or PUP, list. Since NFL Week Six has passed, the Redskins can return Brown to the active roster anytime within the next six weeks that he is able to practice. As Samuel L. Jackson said in Jurassic Park, hold on to your butts.
Image Source: Redskins Blog from here.
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