Friday, October 14, 2005

REPORT: Tedy Could Be At Practice In 3 Weeks

WBZ-TV Sports Anchor Steve Burton reported last night that LB Tedy Bruschi could be on the practice field sometime in the next three weeks, with an eye toward playing again this year.

While this would be a major boost for the beleaguered defense, you have to ask yourself whether this is the smartest thing for Tedy and his family. Reportedly, Bob Kraft had asked that Tedy get full medical clearance before going back on the turf, but one can't imagine any doctor giving an athlete 100% assurance that they will avoid debilitating injury.

There has been unconfirmed speculation that the medical procedure that repaired the small hole in Tedy's heart was the solution to the problem that caused the mild stroke he suffered in February. But, honestly, this whole scenario raises the specter of the Reggie Lewis tragedy so many years ago. While I hope that Tedy is 100% again and can safely return, I have to admit I am very concerned.

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