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Eric DeCosta plays in pain

E. DeCosta

Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta had to ask G.M. Ozzie Newsome to push back a personnel meeting last week by ten minutes.

DeCosta had a good excuse:  he tore his Achilles tendon playing racquetball during his lunch break with senior vice president Kevin Byrne during his lunch break.

After a quick self-diagnosis was confirmed by the team trainer, DeCosta went right back to work according to Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.   Surgery was delayed more than a week (until Friday) so that DeCosta could recover over Easter weekend.

The rest of the day’s meetings went as planned, with one small change.  DeCosta couldn’t stand up to adjust the team’s draft board like he usually does, so someone else filled in for him.    The injury added a level of difficulty to a busy month for DeCosta, who also signed a new contract recently and became a father for the third time.

“Hopefully, I don’t have to take a lot of pain medication on draft day,” DeCosta said. “But I have the medication if I need to take it . . . based on how the front board’s coming off.”

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8 Responses to “Eric DeCosta plays in pain”
  1. nolanorth says: Apr 23, 2011 1:33 PM

    In New Orleans we hide are Saints drug abuse.. But Sean is a competitor so wait and see!!

  2. duanethomas says: Apr 23, 2011 1:44 PM

    Where’s the story? Middle age man gets injured playing a sport and goes back to work….happens all the time. Since he’s in football do you want to give him a purple heart???

  3. dempsey63 says: Apr 23, 2011 1:57 PM

    Remember: take the Vicodin if the board is going well and the cyanide if it isn’t.

    But don’t confuse the cyanide with Louis Murphy’s Viagra or you’re going to look silly with the War Room Cam catching you giving some sort of “up” signal for the next four hours.

  4. kevo126 says: Apr 23, 2011 2:22 PM

    @duanethomas so you are saying that if you tore your Achilles tendon you wouldnt miss any work????? the dude had to keep freezing his leg during the meetings in order to compensate for the pain.

    internet tough guy????

  5. whatevnfl says: Apr 23, 2011 4:27 PM

    “Hopefully, I don’t have to take a lot of pain medication on draft day,” DeCosta said. “But I have the medication if I need to take it..”

    In an unrelated story, Sean Payton is looking into making a trade with the Ravens…

  6. duanethomas says: Apr 23, 2011 6:14 PM

    kevo126 says:
    Apr 23, 2011 2:22 PM
    @duanethomas so you are saying that if you tore your Achilles tendon you wouldnt miss any work????? the dude had to keep freezing his leg during the meetings in order to compensate for the pain.

    internet tough guy????

    Yes wouldnt miss a day and when I had surgery your wife would take care of me. Thanks for asking buddy! Have a great weekend,

  7. tjacks7 says: Apr 23, 2011 8:23 PM

    Can you become a father for the third time? Or just once?

  8. davowilly says: Apr 24, 2011 1:09 AM

    I know some guys in hazard county that can give him the hook up….Oh wait they just got arrested.

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