MRI on McCoy's shoulder shows "no further damage"

colt-mccoy-p1.jpgFormer Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, one of three top prospects at the position who is dealing with an injury, underwent an MRI on a shoulder that was busted up during the BCS Championship against Alabama.  Per Frank Tadych of, the exam showed “no further damage.”

We’re not sure what “no further damage” means, absent full details regarding the prior damage.

Besides, how would he have gotten any “further damage” if he hasn’t played any “further football” since January 7?

So would it be excessively cynical to think that all of this talk is aimed at making McCoy look like something stronger than weak sauce for not throwing at the Scouting Combine?

“The good thing is my shoulder is 100 percent fine,” McCoy said.  “There’s nothing
wrong with it.  We found nothing wrong with it.  It’s just a nerve
injury, and it’s just about 100 percent.  It’s just about ready to go.”

No, it wouldn’t be excessively cynical at all.

Of course, this doesn’t change our view that high-end quarterbacks are prudent to defer their throwing sessions to Pro Day workouts, as explained in a recent edition of PFT Daily.  But we’d prefer that they cite the valid reasons we articulated in lieu of trying to make an injury sound worse than it really is.

6 responses to “MRI on McCoy's shoulder shows "no further damage"

  1. A nerve stinger was all that McCoy had. QB’s play with them in games. “no further damage” means to his protect image.
    Plain and simple, he quit in the game. Tape shows this by his reactions going up the tunnel and standing on the sideline in the second half.
    NAH he is not tough enough to play QB in the NFL.

  2. LOL! How the hell can a tape show whether or not he was able to play in the game?? Does he have to have tears in his eyes for people to believe that his injury was actually painful?

  3. Thank you, VegasBronco!!!!!
    Every time I say the same thing, people want to know what my problem is with McCoy. It’s not personal. I just have a problem with a QB who treats us like we’re STUPID. And I have a problem with people who buy it.
    Yes, the tape shows him in the tunnel moving and lifting that arm with no problem. Pops issued a statement during the game that he was FINE and they were going to keep him out to protect his draft prospects. After the game, they said he required NO further treatment, NO rehab, NO physical therapy. So what’s with all this rehab crap? It’s almost 100 percent? There’s been no further injury? Doing what? Playing Scrabble in the off season?
    Forget the Combine. Forget Pro Days. Give him one series behind the BEST offensive line in the NFL opposite the WORST defensive pass rush–a perfect world. Can handle the onslaught?
    Don’t bet on it.

  4. @buddha …
    Obviously you didn’t listen to Colt’s post-game interview. He SAID he never experienced ANY pain. He SAID just felt some numbness. Most people who experience pinched nerves do experience pain that makes movement difficult. Those who experience numbness can still move–as he was seen doing on the tape.
    Maybe the people who keep assuming Colt’s injury was so devastating should listen to HIS interviews and HIS camp’s statements before criticizing the rest of us.

  5. OK, enough of the armchair neuropathic diagnoses. Let’s get some real opinions.
    A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues — such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
    What is a pinched nerve?
    A Pinched nerve is the term for pain or impaired function of a nerve that is under pressure. It happens to nerves that control muscle movements or relay sensations to the brain.
    Beginning signs of a pinched nerve
    The initial symptoms of a pinched nerve may be tingling, numbness, burning sensation or shooting pains down the buttocks and legs or in the neck, shoulders, arms and fingers.
    Sometimes the pains and sensations are distant from the point of pressure. For instance, a pinched nerve in the low back may cause pain in the calf as the only symptom. When there is nerve damage from constant pressure, pain and weakness may increase. There may be a loss of reflexes, movement skills, sensation in the affected area, and withering (atrophy) of the affected muscles.
    When pressure is placed on the nerve a person may feel a variety of different symptoms. Paresthesia (the sensation of pins and needles) is often felt first. The sensations of paresthesia are usually felt anywhere along the nerve from the site of compression toward the far end of the extremity. Symptoms may also go from the site of compression toward the spinal cord, but it is not as common. In addition to paresthesia sensations, a person with a pinched nerve may also feel sharp, shooting pain, or pain that feels like an electrical shock going down the extremity. All of these symptoms are from impairment of the afferent (sensory) nerve signal transmission. The sensation is not necessarily near the area where the pressure is occurring.
    Motor (efferent) signals can also be impaired from nerve compression. This will most likely show up as muscle weakness or problems with coordination. For example, people with carpal tunnel syndrome will frequently report losing grip strength. This is because the nerve has been compressed and signals are not getting through to the muscles of the hand that produce the grip.

  6. Well, gee, Vox, thanks. Could have saved you all that trouble. Like I’ve said before, I’ve had pinched nerves and more than two dozen surgeries (and since the other hotshot McCoy fans who were yelling at me read that as 12, let me specify that more than two dozen is more than 24), including three for nerve damage. I have permanent nerve damage to my dominant hand and severed nerves from some of the other surgeries. So I’ve had to rehab quite a bit and have come back from stuff a lot more serious than a football injury so I do know just a lil something about what I’m talking about.
    I’m not pulling my info out of thin air; I’m getting it from the statements coming out of McCoy’s camp. HE is the one who said he had no pain. The camera showed him moving the arm with no problem. His people are the ones who said he needed no further intervention, including no rehab and no PT.
    Maybe you should send your material to them.

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