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2bikemike
12-28-2004, 11:04 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Steve McNair underwent surgery Tuesday to strengthen his bruised chest, which has plagued him most of the season.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement that the surgery on the Tennessee quarterback went as expected.

"As an organization and medical staff, we feel confident that this procedure will stabilize his sternum and eliminate the symptoms he experienced this season," Fisher said.

McNair will spend at least Tuesday night in the hospital. The NFL's co-MVP of 2003 needed the surgery even if he was never planning to play football again after three injuries to the area.

The surgery involved taking a piece of bone from McNair's right hip and inserting it into an area of cartilage that exists in the sternum.

Doctors said they believe the insertion of bone will promote bone growth to replace the cartilage.

McNair is expected to be out at least six weeks before being allowed to lift weights as part of a strengthening and conditioning program.

He originally injured the area in 2000. He bruised his sternum Sept. 26 this season and spent two nights in the hospital.

He has aggravated the injury twice since then, causing him to miss most of the season as the Titans (4-11) wrap up their worst season since 1994.




Didn't Duane Clemmons fug up McNair in 2000?

stevieray
12-28-2004, 11:07 PM
Didn't Marvcus Patton light him him up in 2000?

Best of luck to McNair

Miles
12-28-2004, 11:13 PM
Yikes that surgery sounds kind of brutal.

ZootedGranny
12-28-2004, 11:35 PM
Didn't Duane Clemmons fug up McNair in 2000?

Yep. McNair scrambled out, went to turn back near the middle of the field and Clemons put his facemask right into McNair's chest. Duane said he heard his sternum crack.

The funny thing is, I think McNair played the next week and Clemons missed the next few games with a bad hip.

2bikemike
12-28-2004, 11:36 PM
Yep. McNair scrambled out, went to turn back near the middle of the field and Clemons blasted him.

I think that was the year that Clemmons and Hicks were having pretty good years.

David.
12-28-2004, 11:38 PM
wow, he sure is tough.


:)

Cochise
12-29-2004, 07:23 AM
Don't screw with the Chiefs' D!

muhahahaa....

:Lin:

badgirl
12-29-2004, 10:56 AM
I wish McNair would retire and we could have Patton Manning :thumb:

BigChiefFan
12-29-2004, 11:01 AM
McNair is most likely done, IMO. They showed the stats of all his injuries and the guy has taken his fair share of abuse. Whew. I think he seriously contemplates retirement this off-season and hangs it up.

Demonpenz
12-29-2004, 11:02 AM
sad to think it has been since 2000 since a chief player has lit anyone up

ChiefsFire
12-29-2004, 12:18 PM
I wish McNair would retire and we could have Patton Manning :thumb:
whos we the Tittans????

Rain Man
12-29-2004, 01:06 PM
I wish McNair would retire and we could have Patton Manning :thumb:

"No b*****d ever won a game by blowing out a knee for his team. He won it by making the other poor dumb b*****d blow out a knee for his team."

Deberg_1990
12-29-2004, 01:33 PM
McNair is one tough SOB.

Bearcat
12-29-2004, 01:53 PM
Wimp.