Doctor says Dez needs surgery, Dez plans to try to play

AP

I once sought a second opinion from a doctor.  He said, “You’re ugly, too.”

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant sought a second opinion — from a second doctor — regarding his broken finger.  And the second opinion meshes with the first:  Dez needs surgery on his left index finger.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Dez intends to delay surgery and attempt to play.

At least he didn’t opt for the Ronnie Lott strategy.  Yet.

That said, we admire Dez for playing.  And we assume/hope that the doctors have explained the risks to him by doing something other than sending him to Wikipedia.

21 responses to “Doctor says Dez needs surgery, Dez plans to try to play

  1. I admire his spirit, but, given that two doctors have said he needs surgery AND there are long term implications if he reinjures it, he should get the surgery and shut it down.

    Dallas isn’t going anywhere this season (too many starters out – what is it now 15?) so it would seem to me that he’s taking the risk for nothing.

  2. Why get a 2nd opinion if you are not going to listen to either one? Good health plan I guess. Does anyone know if the finger is on his pimp slapping hand? I have a bet going with a coworker.

  3. Florio says:

    “That said, we admire Dez for playing. And we assume/hope that the doctors have explained the risks to him by doing something other than sending him to Wikipedia.”

    Really?? Last article wasn’t enough. Gotta take another jab at the NFL???

  4. That’s what you get when the owner and gm is an irresponsible, immature child who will let another irresponsible, immature child make the decision. I don’t think there’s another team in the league that would even let him play after hearing both doctor’s opinions.

  5. I figure the finger is going to either be surgically repaired now or later. If he can tape them together and say, he gets hit and it gets hurt worse–it’ll still have to be surgically repaired. It ain’t that complicated. If he can catch and not fumble, then he should play and have surgery after the season. If he can’t catch or hold the ball, the team should put him on IR. This is all made-for-TV, typical Dallas drama.

  6. johnnyjagfan says:
    Dec 13, 2012 11:01 AM
    I figure the finger is going to either be surgically repaired now or later. If he can tape them together and say, he gets hit and it gets hurt worse–it’ll still have to be surgically repaired. It ain’t that complicated. If he can catch and not fumble, then he should play and have surgery after the season. If he can’t catch or hold the ball, the team should put him on IR. This is all made-for-TV, typical Dallas drama.

    It’s not quite as cut and dry as that from my understanding. The “further” damage that the finger my sustain is potentially irreversible from what I’ve seen. So its not just a matter of his present capabilities, but possibly losing functionality of the finger long term. While it doesn’t seem like a big deal – the index finger is imperative in cleanly catching balls.

    I also recognize that I’m looking at this through Black and Gold colored glasses and I’m hoping he doesn’t play.

  7. Too young and foolish to make this decision for himself. Shame on the team for not proacting and benching him in order to save his future. When foolishness meets foolishness the result is usually a bad one.

    This is ridiculous unless they are just messing with heads.

  8. TAPE has been his intention from the first moment it happened! PEriod! just gotta play a few weeks and the Cowboys will likely be retired for the 2012 Season anyways; maybe 1 playoff game but I don’t see them winning a game in playoffs

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!