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Murphy hopes to come back from neck injury

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PWT36, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

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    Posted Mar. 28, 2006


    Murphy hopes to come back from neck injury
    Receiver Terrence Murphy, the Packers’ second-round draft pick last year, sustained a neck injury in the fourth game of the season.




    By Pete Dougherty
    PackersNews.com

    Though Terrence Murphy’s odds of continuing his NFL career might be only 50-50 at best, they’ve improved a little this offseason as he’s gotten further into a rehabilitation program for his injured neck.

    Murphy’s prognosis is no small matter for the Packers, who invested a second-round draft pick in the receiver last year and considered him a promising player before he injured his neck in the fourth game of the season.

    Tests last year showed Murphy has stenosis, or a narrowing of his spine in his neck, and the condition is career threatening. He’s sought the opinion of several neck specialists around the country and might not know until after the NFL draft in late April whether he will continue playing football.

    Doug Hendrickson, one of Murphy’s agents, has presented an optimistic front about Murphy’s future from the start and continues to now. But the Packers also appear to be at least a little more optimistic that the rehabilitation has improved his chances from late last year and early in the offseason, when his return looked especially bleak.

    “We’re waiting on more tests to come back,â€
     
  2. bozz_2006

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    he's as good as done. he won't find anyone reputable to clear him.
     
  3. Chamuko

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    I really dont think he will be back, sorry for him and for the team...
     
  4. GakkofNorway

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    if he's willing to risk becoming paralyzed or killed at worst,

    Welcome back!
     
  5. yooperfan

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    I think he is too young to take the chance of being crippled for life.

    It's too bad because he looked like he could emerge into a great talent.

    I certainly wish him the best. Just having played for the Green Bay Packers should open some very lucerative opportunities for him.
     
  6. dhpackr

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    I feel so badly for this guy.

    The guy who hit him was a vicious hitter. there should have been a rule against allowing that guy from being on special teams. lol j/k.

    i believe it was Thomas Davis that delivereed the blow, and Murphy gets all the credit in the world for taking that hit.

    If he were to come back, I don't see why it would have to be this year.

    I just hope the guy is ok, and would love to see him running routes for Brett next year.
     
  7. figtab

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    lol Every football player risks that plus T.J. Ford of the Bucks has the same condition and is kicking butt for them so i can see t-muprh comming back and kicking butt
     
  8. pyledriver80

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    Ford plays basketball. At last check you do not need helmets for Basketball
     
  9. PackerLegend

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    I dont want the kid to get hurt or anything but hopefully he can come back because i think he has the ability to become something special.
     
  10. PackinSteel

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    Unless you are in the stands :wink:
     
  11. pyledriver80

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    lol......as long as Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson are not around
     
  12. PackerLegend

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    Too bad it wasnt javon with the injury he doesnt want to play for us anyway. This kid i think could have something if he can still play
     
  13. Popcynical

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    Dude... wishing injuries on people is never cool in my book. You've already previously said that you hope Javon gets traded so he can play the Pack and we can finish off his knee. It's obvious you've got a grudge against the guy, but wishing for him to get hurt or crippled is kind of taking it too far.
     
  14. gopackgo4

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    I hope so he was promising.
     
  15. PackerLegend

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    I dont really want Javon to get hurt but I mean come on once you sign a contract you are suppose to honor it not be a big baby and then say im gonna retire because i dont like the packers anymore if you didnt like us and what we had to offer you shouldnt have signed the contract. It seems like as time goes on there begin to be more and more selfish T.O like players that arent happy
     
  16. JeezusJuice

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    Okay, that's quite enough of this "big baby" bullcrap. The NFL is a BUSINESS. JWalk is looking out for him, and he's going to get his. He has no responsibilities to ANYONE else in the league. Teams cut players all the time just to get out of paying the bonuses which are stated in their CONTRACTS. I didn't hear anyone crying about Larry Allen being released ten days before he was supposed to receive a two million dollar bonus, again, stated in his CONTRACT.

    However, I'm sure that each of you have an MBA and will surely refute my erroneous argument for my boy, Javon. He obviously deserves his contract, which was agreed upon by both parties years ago, and it's a joke for any of you to not think so. If he out-performs what he thinks his contract is worth, he can take it up with the organization, and they can agree on a new deal if everyone thinks it is appropriate. Again, this is a business.

    Now, let's see those MBAs shine....
     
  17. Buckeyepackfan

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    Uhmmmmmm.......What he said(JJ).
    The problem is there is always a Jerry Jones out there that will pay big bucks if they think the player involved will get them that elusive SB ring.
    TT has stated he wants Javon to honor his contract, I agree, but if Javon is dead set on not playing, The Pack doesn't need another Mike Mckenzie, try to get something from a trade, or cut him loose, he can only do the team harm with his current attitude.
     
  18. DePack

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    I agree...it is a business....and JW signed a business contract. That contract, as well as poor Larry Allen's states that in exchange for that fat bonus they received when they signed it (having never played an NFL game) the team has a CONTRACTUAL RIGHT to dismiss these guys whenever they want. That is part of the collective bargaining agreement and is to the BENEFIT to most of these players. That is why they never tried to change this part of the CBA last month. The players are all for it.

    Now Javon's option is to never play another game again for the Packers. That is his choice......but if TT takes a hard stand then JW will never play in the NFL again. He owes the Packers two more years. Sorry if you don't like it, but the players are the ones that insisted on this system and Javon signed the contract. With his wonderlic score it may have just been a big "X", but he did sign it.
     
  19. JeezusJuice

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    ... again with the WPT.... :roll: :roll:
     
  20. DePack

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    Not sure what this means but then again, not sure I care to.
     
  21. MajicMan

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    I don't want him back---

    I'd rather pass on my chances of seeing T-Murph as a player scoring TDs for GB, then have to see this kid work his way back only to be crippled on the field.

    What kind of benefits can Murphy expect from the league? I'd imagine that could weigh on his decision.

    Damn---Just would hate to see this kid take such a risk.
     
  22. dhpackr

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    I did a little editing, so I could read your post.
    I agree w/you on honoring the deal you've signed, but not on wishing someone gets hurt.
     
  23. cheesey

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    Here's how i see it....If, and it's a BIG if, Murphy gets clearance to play, if he wants to return, he should. ANY player is ONE cheap shot away from permanent injury. If the kid is medically sound, with all the protection they have with helmets and pads, why not play? There again, i am saying ONLY if he gets complete medical clearance. Then, it's his decision what to do. I have seen a few guys get crippled in the NFL, but considering the amount of players that play the game, the percentage is low. Heck, there have been i believe 36 people killed on snowmobiles in Wisconsin this year. Should we end snowmobiling because of the injuries and death? In all my years of watching pro football, i only remember one man dying on the field. It was a Lions player MANY years ago, and it wasn't from a football injury.
    Now.......that being said..........Murphy has to be the one to decide in the end. He could end up playing a 10 year career and never get smacked like that again. Sterling Sharpe played with a similar problem for 7 years, and didn't even know it.
     
  24. CaliforniaCheez

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    There are a lot of guys forced to quit due to injuries. I think the CBA ought to address the issue of career ending injury, especially young guys.

    A guy like Doug Peterson had a relatively long career and would not need insurance as much but a rookie like Murphy has a lot to lose and should have contract insured. I'm really not sure what is done if anything.

    That would help a lot of NFL Players association members and provide some security and peace of mind.
     
  25. dhpackr

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    To me its very simple. Javon Walker works for the Green Bay Packers. Therefore, the TEAM has a right to fire their employee. W/O any reason, they can just cut him or release him.

    In our society, how would it work if every employee decided they were worth more than their pay, and refused to work. Even though they had a contract or a salary, that employee just said, i want more 'cause i'm better than everyone else.

    Chances are that employee would be fired. So... I see it as a Team can release a player...but a player should honor his contract. After all aren't the owners giving the players an oppurtunity to be millionaires?

    Noone forced Javon Walker to sign a 6.5 million dollar contract, he did it of his own free will.

    and (1) 1000 yrd season doesn't lead to a huge pay-day for anyone.
     

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