What Would Buddy Do?
Preseason injuries are silly (with just a tiny bit of haterade and imaginary religion)
Posted on August 25th, 2008 at 3:41 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

Osi on the cartNothing is more beat than pre-season injuries, especially to star players. We don’t like to see the more popular entertainers felled in training matches. And as much as we’d like to secretly gloat about Osi Umenyiora’s season-ending knee injury, we don’t like to see good players go down for the year (minor injuries that cause them to miss the Eagles game, well that’s a different story…).

Still, and we’re knowingly dodging bolts of lightning here, can we at least point out that it was Umenyiora who knocked Browns QB Derek Anderson out of the Cleveland-G-Men preseason match the Monday prior? Concussed him, to be more precise. In a preseason game. Sure, it was a clean hit, but he drove him into the turf — as a viewer, I wasn’t shocked when Anderson didn’t get up. And if I was, say, a Browns supporter, I’d've been mighty cheesed off at that hit.

We might also note a corollary here with the inexplicably unfined Dawkins helmet-to-helmet shot on Moosh the week before; Dawk left the following game with an ankle injury.

That karma is a pesky nemesis.

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