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MR NFLFAN
09-01-2006, 11:40 PM
Vinatieri has sprained ligament in left ankle

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com


The foot specialist treating Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind) kicker Adam Vinatieri (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3727) said Friday that the 10-year veteran, who was injured during conditioning drills Aug. 14, is being treated for a sprained ligament in his left or "plant" ankle and not a break in his left foot.

"We are treating Adam Vinatieri for a calpaneal cuboid ligament sprain," Indianapolis-based foot specialist Dr. Dave Porter said in a statement obtained by ESPN.com. "Associated with his ligamentous injury is a small chip off of the cuboid. His healing will be determined by the ligamentous injury more than the cuboid injury."

Porter has treated professional athletes in a variety of sports.
It was not immediately known if Colts officials will elaborate on the statement. Indianapolis faces the Cincinnati Bengals (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin) on Friday night in the preseason finale, a game in which Vinatieri almost certainly will not participate.

There have been rumors for more than a week that Vinatieri, generally acknowledged as the league's top clutch place kicker over the past several seasons, was actually rehabilitating from a broken metatarsal in his left foot. Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said Thursday that the injury was a sprained ankle ligament and coach Tony Dungy declined to address the issue, beyond promising Porter's statement.

Vinatieri's mother told The Indianapolis Star on Thursday that her son had "a broken bone in his left foot."
There have been conflicting reports over whether Vinatieri, signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent in the spring in the team's lone high-profile veteran acquisition, will be able be ready when Indianapolis faces the New York Giants (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nyg) in the Sept. 10 regular-season opener.

People close to Vinatieri have said that the kicker is taking a "big picture" view of the season, and does not want to do anything that might set back his rehabilitation, even if it means missing a game. But Vinatieri has also noted that he has never missed a game to injury.
In 10 seasons with New England, Vinatieri converted 263 of 321 field goal attempts. He provided the winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI and in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

I think they are lying. I mean Adams own Mother said he has a broken bone in his left foot and we know that mommy's don't lie. Pretty tough break for the colts after spending ALL that $$$ for Mr Clutch. What will they do now? I hear Vandy might be looking for a job soon perhaps they can resign him as a back up. Imagine that Mr Accurate backs up Mr Clutch. :D :wink:

nephinsfan
09-02-2006, 09:04 AM
Vinatieri has sprained ligament in left ankle

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com


The foot specialist treating Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind) kicker Adam Vinatieri (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3727) said Friday that the 10-year veteran, who was injured during conditioning drills Aug. 14, is being treated for a sprained ligament in his left or "plant" ankle and not a break in his left foot.

"We are treating Adam Vinatieri for a calpaneal cuboid ligament sprain," Indianapolis-based foot specialist Dr. Dave Porter said in a statement obtained by ESPN.com. "Associated with his ligamentous injury is a small chip off of the cuboid. His healing will be determined by the ligamentous injury more than the cuboid injury."

Porter has treated professional athletes in a variety of sports.
It was not immediately known if Colts officials will elaborate on the statement. Indianapolis faces the Cincinnati Bengals (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=cin) on Friday night in the preseason finale, a game in which Vinatieri almost certainly will not participate.

There have been rumors for more than a week that Vinatieri, generally acknowledged as the league's top clutch place kicker over the past several seasons, was actually rehabilitating from a broken metatarsal in his left foot. Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said Thursday that the injury was a sprained ankle ligament and coach Tony Dungy declined to address the issue, beyond promising Porter's statement.

Vinatieri's mother told The Indianapolis Star on Thursday that her son had "a broken bone in his left foot."
There have been conflicting reports over whether Vinatieri, signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent in the spring in the team's lone high-profile veteran acquisition, will be able be ready when Indianapolis faces the New York Giants (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nyg) in the Sept. 10 regular-season opener.

People close to Vinatieri have said that the kicker is taking a "big picture" view of the season, and does not want to do anything that might set back his rehabilitation, even if it means missing a game. But Vinatieri has also noted that he has never missed a game to injury.
In 10 seasons with New England, Vinatieri converted 263 of 321 field goal attempts. He provided the winning field goals in Super Bowl XXXVI and in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

I think they are lying. I mean Adams own Mother said he has a broken bone in his left foot and we know that mommy's don't lie. Pretty tough break for the colts after spending ALL that $$$ for Mr Clutch. What will they do now? I hear Vandy might be looking for a job soon perhaps they can resign him as a back up. Imagine that Mr Accurate backs up Mr Clutch. :D :wink:

Isnt it funny how when he was a patsy, he was the best damn thing going, now that he is not, he is a bum. funny how that works. :shakeno:

Urlithani
09-02-2006, 11:07 AM
You're the Patriots fan. You should be telling us if they're lying about the injury or not!

After all, the whole injury ambiguity thing is a Belichick move. :)

I think he is injured though; his mom says a broken bone, but unless she's a doctor, if he walks with a terrible limp that would be anybody's first assumption.

MR NFLFAN
09-02-2006, 02:04 PM
Isnt it funny how when he was a patsy, he was the best damn thing going, now that he is not, he is a bum. funny how that works. :shakeno:

Are you dislexic? Where in there did i say he was a bum? Can any of you Miami Fans read? Oh thats right your from maine...never mind then that explains the reading problem :D

Colorado Dolfan
09-02-2006, 02:09 PM
Oh thats right your from maine...never mind then that explains the reading problem :D

New Englanders... :shakeno:

Wait... :(

:D

ashraf-23
09-03-2006, 03:26 AM
Why would they lie about an injury