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Bucs say Blount had a stinger


The mystery has been solved.  We think.

LeGarrette Blount didn’t have a concussion, even though he looked woozy.  And he didn’t have a a leg injury, even though he grabbed his leg.

Blount had a stinger, a pinched nerve.  And he didn’t practice on Wednesday because he went to Charlotte for an MRI.

Per Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Blount has been cleared.

“Regardless of whether a player says he feels good, we’re still going to go through the battery of tests,” G.M. Mark Dominik said.  “That’s really important to us.  That’s why I ordered an MRI on his neck and back.”

The mystery was fueled by the fact that the Bucs claimed after the game that Blount wasn’t injured.  On Monday, coach Greg Schiano suggested that he was.  Then, the team insisted that Blount didn’t have a concussion.

And the fact that the doctors who provide services to the players are paid for by the team.  Which always will create suspicion, especially if a team could be trying to avoid using the “C” word, which puts the situation in the hands of an independent neurologist.

Which was the subject of one of the segments on Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk.

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8 Responses to “Bucs say Blount had a stinger”
  1. jbl429 says: Sep 13, 2012 3:32 PM

    Undoubtedly a lie by the team. I’m sure most players are okay with it, for now, because it makes it easier for them to get back into the games sooner. But it’s just a matter of time before a player or former player comes out and says the team was lying about their concussion. It will most likely be part of a concussion lawsuit as well.

  2. yankeemofo says: Sep 13, 2012 3:41 PM

    Stinger to his pride, since he’s now a backup.

  3. bucrightoff says: Sep 13, 2012 3:43 PM

    Glad to see he’s not only OK, but that the Bucs would rather play it safe than risk it.

  4. gaadr says: Sep 13, 2012 3:49 PM

    Interesting question raised on sports radio this morning…Why did he have to go to Charlotte for an MRI?

  5. bucrightoff says: Sep 13, 2012 4:00 PM

    He went to Charlotte because thats where the neck specialist happened to be located

  6. crenfroe45 says: Sep 13, 2012 4:12 PM

    In response to Gaadr –

    He went to Charlotte to see a specialist. Its not unheard of to receive different opinions from various doctors (especially if the injury turns out to be a headscratcher like this one was). Undoubtedly, Dominik holds the doctor from Charlotte in high regard.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 13, 2012 4:43 PM

    “Stinger” is the new word for concussion?

  8. jostler18 says: Sep 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    Watching the play, it was pretty obvious this was not a concussion… the way Blount gyrated and jolted when he stood up, it looked exactly like some sort of nerve-shock.

    For the Bucs to risk a future, concussion-related lawsuit, just to keep their secondary back eligible, would be idiotic… much like the amount of press this story is getting.

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