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Peria Jerry's knee still a concern

In 2009, the Atlanta Falcons selected defensive lineman Peria Jerry in the first round of the draft but got only two games and one tackle out of him before he was lost to a season-ending knee injury on September 20.

Ten months later, Jerry’s knee remains a concern to the Falcons.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons still aren’t saying what the specific nature of the injury was, and that rumors continue to fly about his ACL. The paper offers no details about those rumors, but suffice to say, the rumors are not that Jerry is perfectly fine and back to 100 percent.

At the Falcons’ minicamp in early May, Jerry did some rehab work but didn’t participate in any of the practices and was still limping noticeably. Whatever the details of the injury, it’s clearly not healing quickly.

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7 Responses to “Peria Jerry's knee still a concern”
  1. BasicInstinct says: Jul 20, 2010 10:52 AM

    Bust!
    Why do teams draft players with bad knees?
    Do they ever really come back?
    Who did?

  2. TheWhiz says: Jul 20, 2010 11:29 AM

    Please see Terry “Rubberknees” Allen.

  3. numberfour says: Jul 20, 2010 11:33 AM

    his brother, fusilli jerry, is ready to play if needed

  4. Dapollock says: Jul 20, 2010 11:40 AM

    BasicInstinct says:
    July 20, 2010 10:52 AM
    Bust!
    Why do teams draft players with bad knees?
    Do they ever really come back?
    Who did?
    The company softball team at Vivid Video.

  5. BigMacAttack says: Jul 20, 2010 11:54 AM

    Cadillac Williams came back pretty strong from 2 patellar tendons. Didn’t Drew Brees have a knee injury/ACL in college? I think about half the league has had at least one knee injury.

  6. rockotica says: Jul 20, 2010 1:50 PM

    yo this guy can really be something if his health works out. ATL needs him to!

  7. FalconsFan says: Jul 20, 2010 3:07 PM

    This story is the complete opposite of what is reported here:
    News Update Falcons | Peria Jerry may be ready for start of training camp
    Posted: 11 days 23 hrs 15 mins ago. | Source kffl.com
    The Atlanta Falcons have been encouraged with the progress of DL Peria Jerry (knee) in his recovery from a severe knee injury, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff during a SIRIUS NFL Radio interview. Peria is moving around in full stride and the team is encouraged he will be at full speed when training camp begins.

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