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Hadnot has not suffered torn ACL

The Browns received good news Saturday, when they learned guard Rex Hadnot only has a MCL tear in his knee, not an ACL tear as previously believed.

The initial diagnosis of an ACL tear was communicated directly from doctors to Hadnot, but that diagnosis proved incorrect after further testing. 

Mr. Florio, who is spending the afternoon with the family in Cleveland, sent along the news via his Sprint phone.  (I’ve been corrupted.)  According to a league source, Hadnot now has a chance to play in Week One.

Hadnot is a massive guard who fits what coach Eric Magnini wants to accomplish in the running game.  He also has some flexibility to be a backup at tackle. 

The injury may hurt his chances of starting right away, but he’s expected to be a key reserve at the very least. 

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14 Responses to “Hadnot has not suffered torn ACL”
  1. Ron In Charlotte says: Aug 8, 2009 2:44 PM

    I know deep inside that Florio really wishes he was allowed to use an iPhone.

  2. RedskinPete says: Aug 8, 2009 2:45 PM

    had he or hadnot he had it happen?

  3. stopwest says: Aug 8, 2009 2:52 PM

    “when they learned guard Rex Hadnot had not torn his ACL. . .”
    how could you pass that up

  4. El Colon says: Aug 8, 2009 2:59 PM

    enough with the Mr. Florio joke, it’s definitely old and tired.

  5. screaming sheep says: Aug 8, 2009 3:07 PM

    Where’s Aaron Wilson?

  6. JoeSixPack says: Aug 8, 2009 3:19 PM

    Ah Greggie… you’ve just been waiting to use that headline…
    Next up – and given the caliber of guys in the NFL it probably will happen at some point – “Deadbeat Dad beat Dead”

  7. Bronkko says: Aug 8, 2009 3:21 PM

    clearly missed “not had” opportunity.

  8. Gregg Rosenthal says: Aug 8, 2009 3:22 PM

    El Colon: Can’t disagree. Just following the boss’ orders!
    Screaming sheep: Aaron is working his butt off at Ravens camp all day, every day. Believe he’ll be pitching in on PFT tonight.

  9. RedskinPete says: Aug 8, 2009 3:31 PM

    @ stopwest
    you have no sense of humor, go have another plain donut and a glass of water

  10. mustbechris says: Aug 8, 2009 3:42 PM

    I bet you’ve been waiting a while to use that one, Gregg. Almost as good as the “Orton Hears a Boo” from Mr. Florio a couple days ago.

  11. empty13 says: Aug 8, 2009 5:04 PM

    i had not thought that he had not torn his acl.

  12. Unnamed Source says: Aug 8, 2009 6:05 PM

    you know what would be great? If we could rate comments.

  13. Abe Froeman says: Aug 8, 2009 6:28 PM

    Agree with Unnamed Source
    *******COMMENT RATING SYSTEM *****

  14. empty13 says: Aug 9, 2009 9:22 AM

    i believe they had not considered reinstituting it.

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