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Te’o sheds boot, still isn’t practicing


With his fake dead girlfriend fading from memory, rookie linebacker Manti Te’o is still dealing with a very real injury.

Per the Associated Press, the Chargers second-round pick has removed the walking boot from an injured foot.  However, Te’o still isn’t practicing.

“He will be out there when he is ready to go,” said Chargers coach Mike McCoy, who has matched his football knowledge with a mastery of the obvious.

Te’o, who was injured during San Diego’s preseason opener, isn’t expected to play when the Chargers face the Cardinals.

“The saying goes you don’t know what you got until it’s gone and it’s only been a week and a half and I’m already itching to get back on the field,” Te’o said.

“I’m getting all the mental reps, I’m taking the practice script with me and watching what plays are going and trying to play the plays in my head.  Even though I’m not in there physically, I’m just as much in it mentally.”

That last sentence could apply to Te’o in multiple ways.  For now, though, the main focus is football, and it’ll be interesting to see what he can do when he gets back to 100 percent.

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21 Responses to “Te’o sheds boot, still isn’t practicing”
  1. j0esixpack says: Aug 19, 2013 10:35 PM

    Dude looks a little jaundiced too, now that you mention it.

  2. kiopta1 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:40 PM

    What does that last comment refer to?

  3. skinsfan91 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:42 PM

    Manti thought she was real, he just stoopid.

  4. boyshole25 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:42 PM

    Teo is a great player the chargers and he have a win win situation on their hands

  5. tralfaz1127 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:44 PM

    I’m taking the practice script with meand trying to play the plays in my head.
    Sounds like real football and fake girlfriend are turning out to be the same thing.

  6. Stiller43 says: Aug 19, 2013 10:49 PM

    “With his fake dead girlfriend fading from memory,…”

    Speak for yourself. RIP Lenay Kekua (whom he didnt even bother showing up for the funeral for…even though she was his beloved gf of years).

  7. slobmykolb says: Aug 19, 2013 11:11 PM

    So teo say “the saying goes you don’t know what you got until its gone……”

    Bwaaaahhaaaahaaaa! Like you didn’t know you had a fake girlfriend until she was gone!!!

  8. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 11:13 PM

    Total softie and bust.

  9. vader3234 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:27 PM

    @humbolt half a century in the NFL and not one single solitary Superbowl for the chargers. Never has a team achieved so little with so much talent.

  10. japmen says: Aug 19, 2013 11:40 PM

    I don’t know if his mental reps are equal to another player’s…

  11. skoobyfl says: Aug 20, 2013 12:09 AM

    I’m sure he mental reps about all those dates he thought he might of had, when the time was wrong.

  12. kirschmania says: Aug 20, 2013 12:43 AM

    Way to throw in the “fake dead girlfriend” bit. Just couldnt help yourself, could ya…?

  13. godolphins133499 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:50 AM

    Maybe Rex Ryan can offer some foot healing to Manti….

  14. edelmanfanclub says: Aug 20, 2013 1:38 AM

    I hope someone in these comments subtly drops a fake girlfriend joke in here.

  15. joetoronto says: Aug 20, 2013 4:10 AM

    He doesn’t make tackles but hey, he thinks about making them.

    He’s the consummate Charger.

  16. paulsmith107 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:27 AM

    I am a huge notre dame fan but this guy is nothing special. He showed how good he was against nfl talent when Alabama blew our doors off. He’s small he’s slow he’s gullible he’s mentally fragile he’s gone in three years

  17. concord148 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:52 AM

    Keep it up Te’o – Your girlfriend is real and your injury is fake. Can’t wait to play you, Go Broncos

  18. steelerben says: Aug 20, 2013 9:10 AM

    “‘Even though I’m not in there physically, I’m just as much in it mentally.’

    That last sentence could apply to Te’o in multiple ways.”

    …I see what you did there.

  19. mediocrebob says: Aug 20, 2013 9:41 AM

    Lot of haters. You all can let me know how your foot tastes in about a month.

    I also think its interesting how funny some of you think you are. Would you be that funny with Te’o standing in front of you?

    I’m guessing not. Funny guys behind the computer screens.

  20. slick50ks says: Aug 20, 2013 10:44 AM

    This is JAG.

    Nothing special to see here, move along now.

  21. dashad5432 says: Aug 20, 2013 11:17 AM

    How do we know this is a real injury…

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