What I remember is that Lambert dislocated his big toe. That is a far more significant injury than "turf toe". I think, especially back in the day when the NFL played most of its games on artificial turf, many if not most backs experienced "turf toe". So, yes this is a concern but I don't think this is necessarily a career ending threat, unless this turns into a never-ending litany of problems for Dwyer.
There has been 30 more years of medical knowledge in how to deal with these types of injuries. I'm sure if Lambert was playing today the way he would be treated would be completely different from the early 1980's.
Originally Posted by Steelerphile
"Dwyer's running style makes him conducive to injuries" ?? How so??? Or is this simply a response to loydroid's comments on Redman?
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel
Regardless, this is really bad news. Just when he seems to be warming up to some big things. Yeah, improving game by game, play by play.
TS now might be in a bad situation now[actually good bad] with RM just about ready. Going from a thin RB situation to a now possible overload. Really was looking forward to seeing how the run game worked against the Raiders. More than likely Mendy would not have played giving him two more weeks to get 100%. But if Dwyer cannot light things up because of this freaking injury then that is really some doggone bad news.
What I am saying is screw those not impressive run stats up to now, those could change drastically in an instant. But now, it does not look or sound so good.
This was the 1st I heard about this toe. I was hoping that maybe it was the coach blowing some smoke to the Raiders. But I guess not. From today's PG.
Those who did not practice Wednesday: running back Jonathan Dwyer (toe), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (groin), linebacker James Harrison (knee), tight end Heath Miller (ribs), safety Troy Polamalu (calf), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (groin). Offensive tackle Mike Adams (back) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (knee) were limited. [Geez! Today will be a big day at practice to see who is available for the game]
Originally Posted by Keyplay1
Like I said in another thread, combine the injuries, with traveling to the west coast to the emotion of playing the Raiders and this Sunday has all the lelements of a classic "trap game"
I'm hoping they all still remember the embarrassment after the last couple games against the Raiders and they come out firing this week.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
Hall of Famer
I think you might be right Ovi. I'm starting to get that bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
Oh, wait a minute, it was just gas. I feel better now.
Lambert retired 20 years ago from this.
It is not the same problem it was then.
There are advantages to a "virtual" discussion...no smells
Originally Posted by ikestops85
That's just awesome.
Originally Posted by anjang86
Originally Posted by Book of Armaments, Chapter 2, verses 9-21
The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"
The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"
This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.
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