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Buffs' Injury report

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Justin M Guerriero, Sep 19, 2016.

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Can a Steve Montez-led Buffs beat Oregon on the road?

  1. Yes

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  2. Hell no

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  1. Justin M Guerriero

    Justin M Guerriero Well-Known Member Club Member

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    Note: This Content was originally reported by the CU Independent

    To make Saturday’s 45-28 loss to the University of Michigan Wolverines even harder to swallow, it’s now confirmed that junior outside linebacker Derek McCartney will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

    McCartney said that the injury happened in the middle of the second quarter.

    “I just kind of landed funny and my knee buckled on me,” McCartney said. “It’s unfortunate for sure. I didn’t go back in because it didn’t feel right. It was really disappointing, but at the time I was just focused on the game and that my teammates were ready to go. Looking at it now, it’s just tough, but it’s part of the game.”

    The loss of McCartney leaves a marked hole in Colorado’s defense that will be hard to fill.

    “Derek is our biggest, strongest outside linebacker,” head coach Mike MacIntyre said after practice Monday. “[He’s a] good player for us and a great leader.”

    The Buffs will likely turn outside linebackers (sophomore) N.J. Falo or(junior) Christian Shaver.

    Falo was suspended from the team along with freshman tailback Dino Gordon near the end of last spring semester. They were arrested and booked in the Boulder County jail April 28 on suspicion of burglary and theft.

    Shaver started at outside linebacker last week against Idaho State and saw action in 13 games on special teams last season. Falo played in eight games in 2015 and was reinstated on the roster before the start of fall camp.

    “N.J. will be back,” MacIntyre said. “He was out practicing today. He’s been practicing on the scout teams.”

    In addition to McCartney, senior kicker Diego Gonzalez tore his Achilles tendon — in his kicking foot — while pursuing Michigan’s elusive specialist Jabrill Peppers on a kickoff.

    “It’s really disappointing,” MacIntyre said. “The next guy’s got to step up and go. [With] Diego, you all have seen what he’s been doing, so we’ll have a kicking contest all week to see who’s going to kick field goals, extra points and kickoffs.”

    The “kicking competition” will be between backup kickers Chris Graham and Davis Price.

    Graham, a junior from Burlingame, California, is not intimidated by his potential new responsibilities.

    “Last year, [before Gonzalez was named the starter], we always handled every kick like a competition,” he said. “We never let each other feel complacent. We always want to one-up each other.”

    As for senior quarterback Sefo Liufau, who sustained a sprained ankle during the game at Michigan, MacIntyre has listed him as day-to-day.

    “He was moving around better today than he was yesterday,” MacIntyre said. “It’ll just be kind of day-to-day as the week moves along. He didn’t practice [today]. If he’s moving good enough to play, we’ll play him. If he’s not moving good enough to play then we won’t play him.”

    Despite the injury woes, this week of practice remains focused on the next game for the Buffs, who will fly to Eugene, Oregon, to play the Ducks in their Pac-12 Conference opener this Saturday.

    “Every Monday, win or lose, we come back and prepare as hard as we can for the next game,” MacIntyre said. “[The matchup against Oregon will] be exciting — it’s our first Pac-12 game and, of course, they’re a great team.”

    Contact CU Independent Head Sports Editor Justin Guerriero at justin.guerriero@colorado.edu and follow him on Twitter @TheHungry_Hippo.
     
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  2. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Yes. Because no is too depressing.
     
  3. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    That is why you play the game, got to find out. Said yes because as 68 said, it is too depressing to pick the alternative
     
  4. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    Can he? Absolutely. Will he? Show me.
     
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  5. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Sefo, Diego and DMac injured. Why don't the damn football gods just take Chido and Shay while they're at it?
     
  6. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    **** you
     
  7. goalline

    goalline Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not concerned as much with Montez's play per se, but rather the attitude of the team around him. It seems, and was alluded to in post game player interviews, that the team gave up after Sefo went out. The team has to have confidence in whoever is leading and step it up if they need to compensate for a different player.
     
  8. MiamiBuffs

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    Both Graham and Price (replacement kickers) were recruited walk ons. Graham has some kicking experience last year and was even put on scholarship recently. Sounds legit to me.
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Shut. Up.

    The football gods are listening.
     
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  10. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Shakes fist at sky. Drops trou, plays butt bongos at sky.
     
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  11. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    >>>Shakes puny fists of impotent rage<<<
     
  12. sliderNcider

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    Sarcasm?
     
  13. MDBuff83

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    Do you have quotes to back this up? Not questioning, just curious what was said....

    To be fair, if Frazier catches that ball....the team would have been confident in Montez, funny how that works. Only takes 1-2 plays to flip, he'll be alright.
     
  14. hawg1

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    Injuries are part of the game. It's why talent development and depth are important. This is not about football gods. This is about football. Period. Repeat. Football.
     
  15. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    You mean soccer, right?
     
  16. goalline

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    I don't have a link. If KOA posted the post game interviews, I think it was Fields. Darth posted that in a separate thread.
     
  17. Bufffan68

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    Screw you...it's all about capricious unseen beings. Period. :)
     
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  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That and whether some of us chose to wear the wrong Buffs shirt on Saturday.
     
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  19. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Big deal! Your regular morning ritual.

    Wotta you do to prevent injuries to our FB stars?
     
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  20. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Doh! I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! But it was in the dirty clothes hamper.
     
  21. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Ever heard of the smell test?
     
  22. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Isn't that where your daily wardrobe comes from anyway?
     
  23. DBT

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    Nah. I just wear the same thing every day.
     
  24. BuffLuKe

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    Ankles are tricky man. If he can go, I'd say do it but it might be the last time we see him. I just remember this doctor telling my brother, dude you would've been better off breaking it. He had a nasty one in a bball game. His ankle just turned like blue and ****. The swelling was pretty extreme as well. Once that went down a bit, he could play some but it would swell after. It was a lingering thing with him, he could go when they played but spent most of his time getting treating. Is that what this is gonna be like with Sefo, I have no idea? I'm guessing we aren't gonna be able to run him much. If we do, it's gotta be straight line type stuff. The more he cuts and stuff, better chance he will tweak it.
     
  25. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    Can be nagging injuries. Lots of ice and tape.
     
  26. bombay

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    If there's risk of further damage, please let him sit. The 8 games after Oregon matter more than this single game.
     
  27. DBT

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    Seems to me that I've heard that you can't really make those ankle sprains worse. I'd worry more about his limitations like scrambling, running, and pushing off on a throw.
     
  28. BuffLuKe

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    I hope ur right and he can go. Maybe some folks heal different Idk? In any event, it'll probably limit him.
     
  29. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    You're my boy, Montez!
     

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