Aaron Curry going for second opinion on his knees

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Stem cell treatments didn’t do the trick for Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry.

Curry expressed confidence that the therapy was working last week, but he left Raiders camp at the end of the week to head to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his ailing knees. Curry, acquired in a trade with the Seahawks last season, has been on the PUP list since the start of camp and Coach Dennis Allen admitted that Curry might not be ready to start the season.

“We’re getting closer to that point,” Allen said, via CBSSports.com. “I don’t know exactly where that is. Obviously he was not the same healthy Aaron Curry that we saw on tape last year. We’re trying to do everything we can to give him a chance to get healthy so he can be out there opening night. We’re getting closer to that point where that might not be a possibility but it’s not there yet.”

If Curry, the fourth overall pick of the 2009 draft, isn’t ready to go on opening day, the uncertainty will shift to whether or not he’s able to play at all this season for the Raiders. Curry restructured his contract this offseason and he has no guaranteed money coming his way after this season. If his knees can’t improve enough to get him on the field in 2012, Curry might not play another down for the Raiders.

13 responses to “Aaron Curry going for second opinion on his knees

  1. First orthopedist: Mr. Curry, after the stem cell injections and therapy, I think it will take about six months before you could consider playing football.

    Second orthopedist (probably Dr. Andrews): Well Aaron, with continued physiotherapy, you might be able to resume running in10-12 weeks and try playing ball in 24-26 weeks.

  2. The RAIDERS need Curry to he healthy and productive.

    But, with Miles Burris looking promising in his place, his days could be numbered.

  3. If he cannot play at all Seattle got a great deal from Oakland who gave up a 2012 7th and 2013 5th for a one year player. If he comes back even better! The 5th will turn into a 4th round pick. Either way, Curry is close to the end of the line and has never justified his high draft selection.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says:
    Aug 12, 2012 10:56 AM
    Remember when this guy was the “safest pick in the draft”?
    Seems insane now to think there was a debate whether the Lions take him or Matthew Stafford.

  5. Not only is he a bust we got 2 picks for, but J.R. Sweezy, the guy we took with the pick Oakland traded us, is the Steal Of The Draft for us. Tom Cable moved him from DT to OG, and he’s lighting it up in camp and already looks like a stud and starter no later than next year. Thanks Faiders!

    Al Davis, the gift that keeps on giving…

  6. I’m pretty sure Al Davis was already dead when this trade went down.

    I know he never valued LBs much, so I doubt he would have made that trade even if he were still with us.

    Now if he were a 4.2 DB, you might have been on to something.

  7. osiris33

    How’s Zach Miller working out for the Seahawks? Or right, Seattle turns one of the best pass-catching tight ends into a glorified blocker because the ‘Hawks O-line can’t protect QBs.

    And, to top it off, Miller goes down again with a concussion.

    Yes, yes, Pete Carroll sure knows how to pick ’em, eh?

  8. He helps the Raiders more when he’s NOT on the field. After he gets his knees figured out, he needs to find out what’s going so wrong between his ears. Baffling that a guy with his physical talent can be such a liability on the field. Seattle getting anything in return for this guy was an absolute steal.

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