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Root canal delays Kevin Curtis’ comeback by a week

Veteran receiver Kevin Curtis had a plan for this week.  He hoped to pick a new team and be ready to play on Week 12.

The plan has had a wrench thrown into the gears.  Or perhaps it was a drill.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Curtis had an emergency root canal and other dental work on Monday.  It caused him to postpone additional visits (he already has worked out for the Lions, Giants, and Seahawks), and it likely will compel him to wait until Week 13 to join a new team.

The Giants had wanted Curtis to return today for a Gong Show-style receiver tryout, given the new injury to Hakeem Nicks.  Curtis, who was already was lined up for other visits before the dental issue, passed on the invitation to return.

Curtis has overcome knee injuries and testicular cancer to position himself for a return to football.  In the end, the extra week could make it easier for Curtis to spot the best option.

And perhaps the ideal option is just one more injury to a current player away.

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7 Responses to “Root canal delays Kevin Curtis’ comeback by a week”
  1. 4sacroc says: Nov 23, 2010 2:14 PM

    Had one. No big deal. Root is dead. No pain.

    Drilling out a filling is worse.

    That’s it for “Dental Talk.”

    C ya next time!

  2. BC says: Nov 23, 2010 2:20 PM

    Man, this dude’s had a rough go of it. What’s next, gout? Scurvy? Athlete’s foot?

  3. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter says: Nov 23, 2010 2:34 PM

    I broke my leg in HS, I dislocated my shoulder (Also in HS) and that pain is nothing compared to the pain that leads to a root canal. Dental pain sucks. Was gonna say oral pain but that is just like wearing a kick me sign.

  4. rammerray says: Nov 23, 2010 2:38 PM

    Hey K.C., you think someone’s trying to tell you something? Just askin…

  5. zombierevolution says: Nov 23, 2010 2:59 PM

    “The Giants had wanted Curtis to return today for a Gong Show-style receiver tryout, given the new injury to Hakeem Nicks.”

    I’m sure the athletes who play the sport PFT staffers can only blog about really enjoy the tryout being called “Gong Show-style”. At least you did not make another “slappy” style comment.

    PFT’s disdain for the marginal NFL guys is really unprofessional. Had Florio tried out it could have truly been called “Gong Show-style”.

  6. mikeflorio says: Nov 23, 2010 3:06 PM

    We dont have root canals down here.
    We just have tooth removal.

  7. laeaglefan says: Nov 23, 2010 5:17 PM

    At this stage of his career and with all of the baggage he carries, Curtis is not a starting caliber wide receiver anymore. He’ll be lucky to be a #4 somewhere.

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