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Adrian Wilson plans to play through torn muscle

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A torn muscle in his arm won’t be enough to sideline Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wilson has a torn bicep but is determined to try to play with it.

Wilson is scheduled to get a second opinion, and it’s possible that he’ll be told he absolutely has to have surgery, which could be season-ending. But based on the first medical opinion, which was that Wilson could delay the surgery until after the season if he can play through the pain, that’s his plan.

The 31-year-old Wilson has stayed relatively healthy during his 10-year NFL career, missing a total of 10 games.

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21 Responses to “Adrian Wilson plans to play through torn muscle”
  1. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 8, 2011 10:04 AM

    Wow. He better hope he does not hurt it more than it is right now.

  2. medtxpack says: Aug 8, 2011 10:05 AM

    good plan dude.

  3. sj39 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:09 AM

    Don’t do it Adrian. You have to play the Rams twice and odds are you will have to tackle Jackson at least once with that bad bicep. Think about it. It won’t be pretty. Think about it.

  4. scubasteve4930 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:18 AM

    Gerald McCoy had the same injury occur last year..n was out for the remainder of the season. doubtful he will play at all this year

  5. ticalcaldwell says: Aug 8, 2011 10:24 AM

    This is where we see how much the coaches want to win, and how much they truly care about the safety of players, I do love a tough football player though, they are becoming more and more rare nowadays with the pampered athletes that we have created…Hang in there Wilson, maybe Patrick Peterson can fill in….who knows

  6. trollhammer20 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:30 AM

    Gore…Jackson…Lynch…not like he’ll need two good wings to take those cupcakes down. Rest of the conference is also filled with tiny WRs like Mike Williams and Braylon Edwards, and puny TEs like Vernon Davis and Zach Miller. No sweat, Adrian.

  7. cardsfann1 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:31 AM

    This guy is the epitome of bad ass bit I don’t think it would be wise to risk further damage to himself. As much as I hate to say it, ir is probably the way to go. Huge blow to the Cards.

  8. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:36 AM

    Player safety works both ways the players don’t exactly do the crusade for a safer working enviroment any justice when they make these foolish choices.

    He is 31 and could hurt himself much more by playing. This is a clear case where a player (who does have good intentions) should be told you need to have the surgery and rehab.

  9. rabidmike says: Aug 8, 2011 10:45 AM

    As a Cards fan I’d like to see him shut it down. Get the surgery ADub.

  10. pilot2011 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:06 AM

    baller

    this dudes a beast and he will play if they give him the option of “play at your own risk”.

  11. countsnail says: Aug 8, 2011 11:13 AM

    …like a boss

  12. romoscollarbone says: Aug 8, 2011 11:16 AM

    Once your bicep is torn, you cant do much else to it, in terms of a greater more significant injury. There also is two muscles there. Hence the term “bi”-cep, so I guess his arm will still work for tackling.

  13. arzcardinals says: Aug 8, 2011 11:25 AM

    Shut it down. He played last year injured and it showed. Then again it’s his life his choice

  14. davemeisner says: Aug 8, 2011 11:58 AM

    First they lose DRC to the eagles, now Wilson most likely out for the season. I don’t think Patrick Peterson can make up for both of those loses.

  15. bhindenemylines says: Aug 8, 2011 12:50 PM

    So then any team playing the Cards is basically go 11 men vs 10 men against them.

    I’m sure the other 31 NFL teams are fine with that.

    Really stupid if the coaches let him do this. One play can cost you a game, which could cost you a playoff spot, and so on and so on.

  16. flapjackdaddy says: Aug 8, 2011 1:03 PM

    Brett Favre did it the last two years. Different position, but it can be done.

    Brett Favre, Brett Favre, Brett Favre.

  17. Soulman45 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:12 PM

    Sometime being the HE MAN don’t work it might be time to sit out.

  18. marcus158 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    davemeisner says:
    Aug 8, 2011 11:58 AM
    First they lose DRC to the eagles, now Wilson most likely out for the season. I don’t think Patrick Peterson can make up for both of those loses.

    —————-

    I really wish people would stop over-rating DRC. He is not a huge loss. He got burned a lot, doesn’t tackle, and is lazy/has a poor work ethic.

    Some people go on about him as if he was the Revis of the NFC or something.

    And anyway, we got Richard Marshall a solid CB from the Panthers. He could have the same impact as Rhodes did after we binned that over-rated lump Antrel Rolle.

  19. FinFan68 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:56 PM

    I admire that he wants to play, especially in this era where many athletes are more concerned with their image/future earning potential than trying to help the team. My question is if he does play and causes some sort of permanent damage, is he going to pay the health care stuff down the line or will he expect the league to pay for it via the CBA provision?

  20. rabidmike says: Aug 8, 2011 5:14 PM

    Here is word out of Cardinals Camp. Rookie Patrick Peterson says AW will play week 1. Coach is more vague and has replaced AW with Rashad Johnson who at this point in his career may be better in coverage than AW. Not really the same presence in the box (understatement). AW will be a monster in rehab and I wouldnt put this past him. I think the PUP might be a good choice.

  21. rabidmike says: Aug 8, 2011 5:45 PM

    Correction. AW is not eligible for the PUP, because he has practiced in camp. Therefore, I think the Cards should evaluate Rashad Johnson during the preseason, depending on his play, AW’s rehab, and SSs available VIA cuts, Cards could be OK.

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