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Recovery slow, more surgery for Quincy Black

Quincy Black, Ryan Mathews AP

For Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black, getting back on the field has taken a back seat to getting well.

Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said Black needed surgery later this month to help a damaged nerve, casting more doubt on his future as a football player.

“[Doctors] were waiting to see how much regrowth would happen naturally,” Dominik said, via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times. “This is supposed to promote the growth.”

Black was placed on injured reserve, after suffering a neck injury on Nov. 11 against the Chargers when he hit running back Ryan Mathews.

“Quincy Black is still in the early stages of where he’s going to be long-term,” Dominik said.

Black’s agent said his improvement was slow, adding that his discomfort had moved from “excruciating pain.” Agent Harold Lewis said at the time the injury didn’t appear to be career-threatening, but Dominik didn’t give much indication the linebacker was nearing a return, either.

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4 Responses to “Recovery slow, more surgery for Quincy Black”
  1. fitz66 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:37 AM

    Quincy will be back. In the words of the great Wesley Snipes, “Always bet on Black.”

  2. fuglyflorio says: Jan 23, 2013 11:02 AM

    He might not be the strongest … but he’s got a good shot at ugliest.

  3. mazblast says: Jan 23, 2013 11:08 AM

    But don’t bet on Snipes vs. the feds.

  4. suicideisanalternative says: Jan 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    he took that hit directly from the crown of matthews helmet to his (black’s) left ear hole. black dropped immediately without supporting himself (left side completely limp) and everyone in the building knew how serious it looked.

    another lesson on how to coach these young kids up… keep your head up and always put your face mask on someone.

    hoping for a speedy recovery for mr. black… there is a lot more than football to look forward to in this life.

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