The Associated Press reports that the Cincinnati Bengals' veteran tight end, Aberdeen native Reggie Kelly, has ruptured his Achilles’ tendon. He's facing surgery on Wednesday and there was quick speculation that he could be out for the season. Kelly finished third on the team in receiving last season with 31 catches for 207 yards.
Here's a story from the Cincinnati Enquirer, which notes that it's the first major injury Kelly has suffered in an 11-year career.
His Wikipedia page already suggests that it could be a career-ending injury, but Wiki users know to take that kind of speculation with a grain of salt. At the minimum, though, it's a six-month recovery -- and that takes the 2009 season off the board, for sure.
Players reported at Itawamba Community College on Sunday and began work on Monday, they'll kick it up a notch with two-a-days starting Tuesday.
Northeast's players report on Tuesday afternoon.
Both teams are preparing for Aug. 27 kickoffs. We'll have a report from both camps later this week.
... and he wants to know why we didn't have more NASCAR in the paper on Monday.
Um, because Sunday's race got rained out?
They finally ran the Pennsylvania 500 on Monday and Denny Hamlin won it.
Any Hamlin fans out there? That's what I thought.
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