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UCLA loses captain and leading 2011 tackler to concussions

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    This is becoming such a huge problem in football. Feel bad for the guy.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore is giving up football because of concussions.

    Larimore suffered a concussion last week during preseason practice. He also had a concussion during spring practice.

    UCLA coach Jim Mora says Larimore consulted doctors and then informed coaches he was taking a medical retirement.

    Larimore, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior, led the team in tackles last season.


    UCLA just got a lot more beatable.
  2. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

    Feb 14, 2008
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    I actually think this is a good sign. 10 years ago the guy would probably still be playing.

    But this really sucks for the player. I can't imagine what he must be feeling like right now.
  3. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

    Dec 18, 2006
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    I'm genuinely sorry to hear this.
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

    Nov 26, 2011
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    I'm genuinely sorry the a good player's career is cut short (which is probably what you meant). I am DELIGHTED concussions are being taken seriously across the board. Oh, and again, while genuinely sorry for the individual, I don't feel bad for UCLA - beat 'em Buffs!

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