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August 3, 2008 11:05 AM

Scrimmage takes its toll

Posted by Jose Romero

One had to imagine that there would be some guys that got banged up after the full-contact scrimmage Saturday. And all one had to do to see the effects of that was watch this morning's practice, as eight players joined the ranks of the injured.

The good news is that all but one don't figure to be long-term injuries. CB DeMichael Dizer tore an ACL when he planted wrong on the field yesterday and will need surgery plus a very long rehabilitation. But the rest are minor in comparison -- WR Logan Payne has a cracked rib from a play in which LB D.D. Lewis hit him at the goal line, and only rest can heal it; CB Jordan Babineaux "tweaked" his knee, coach Mike Holmgren said, and will have a precautionary MRI; OL Floyd Womack also has a bum knee and will get an MRI, same goes for OL Kyle Williams, who expected to miss three or four days.

DE Nu'u Tafisi injured an ankle and also figures to miss a few days. LB Eric Wicks has a quadricepts bruise and LB Matt Castelo also got a sore knee from the scrimmage. Holmgren characterized all but Dizer's injury as minor in that each player won't need long to return.

More good news, though: LB Wesly Mallard took part in individual drills, his first practice since July 28, and WR Courtney Taylor got in some individual work for the first time since a hamstring flared up and sidelined him on July 29.

"I'm back. I'm back and feeling good," Taylor said exuberantly after practice. "That training room is no place you want to be."

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Posted by swab

11:35 AM, Aug 03, 2008

shocking Pork Chop Womack got injured. Can't believe it.

Posted by rob

12:10 PM, Aug 03, 2008

Im just surprised tubbs didn't hurt a eye just watching the scrimmage

Posted by ethan

1:21 PM, Aug 03, 2008

well..the sick, lame and lazy can watch this week...hopefully we can get some things accomplished vs. the vikings.

Posted by ouch

1:55 PM, Aug 03, 2008

unbelievable. hate to see this happen and tank our season before it starts. We can't afford to lose CB's & 'backers.

Posted by BillyinJava

10:05 AM, Aug 04, 2008

Whatever "ouch". We didn't lose anyone important. This is standard pre-season stuff.

Posted by 84Hawk

4:00 PM, Aug 04, 2008

I'm going to agree with BillynJava - Jose's headline of "scrimmage takes toll" is a total over-exaggeration. Injuries sound like what would happen just in practice...

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