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I feel bad for him and hope he can return better than ever. We need the rest of the WR & TE to start getting separation, running hard and making plays. Some of you have pinned WAY too much of our ineffectiveness on the QB. Maybe we should start earning our hype.
Morale is high and doubt is out.
Yes Money fractured his fibula just above his ankle attempting to catch a pass that was thrown low yesterday in practice. He is saddened but hopeful. He has dealt with broken bones in the past and is a quicker "healer". However he is desiring a medical redshirt because he wants a chance to play a full two years.
This injury also gives me the opportunity to disclose that his lack of playing time in the Kent St. and Army game was due to a sprained ACL in his shoulder the week of Kent St. thus the reason the original depth chart released that week had him starting and the final depth chart resembled differently. He was being saved for conference play...from what I was told.
No worries as to if he will be okay. We talked all night and he eventually was back to his smiling joyful self. He even joked that " I ain't never doing this [breaking a leg] again." and he sent me a picture that he took from his phone. Though his performance on field has not lived up to expectation to many, he said he is having the time of his life and he wouldnt trade it for anything. He loves his teammates and his coaches and he will stay positive about the injury.
On a more heart felt note, I'd like to personally thank QB Austen Arnaud for all his concern, sympathy and kind words. He was the first to contact me after Money did and express how much he was sorry. That is a true leader for you (and don't tell him I told you but Money said Arnuad was in tears) He's got my heisman vote!!!
This doesn't keep us from FULL support and even attending the games! My father and cousins are coming out to Arrowhead this weekend! I will be watching from VA!
Tell him we are all behind him and we are looking forward to, hopefully, two great years after the medical redshirt.
Thanks so much for the insider info. We really appreciate it!
It is very hard to make yardage on one yard swing passes to the outside when you have little blocking from the blockers. We continue to avoid throwing deep perhaps due to inaccuracy, but at some point we do not need all our receivers clumped close to the offensive line.
The defense has been a pleasant surprise. The offense still needs to get it going.
- What do they expect the results of the medical redshirt "application" to be?
- Has the staff informed him how long that process will take?
- In the event he would know the results soon, is there a "plan B" if the results are not favorable and to see if he can get back on the field late this season?
I would have loved to have seen what Money could have done if he could have gotten some blocking on a couple of those screens...
What are the odds of a potential redshirt for Money?
To my knowledge a medical hardship is always routinely granted for every player who meets the guidelines and has not previously redshirted. For football that would be playing 4 games or less, all within the first half of the season.
I think the only time that the NCAA judges redshirts on a case by case basis is when the player is asking for a 6th year to complete their 4 years of playing time.
Please pass on best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. The good news is that the orthopedic surgeon who works with the athletic department is top notch. He is in good care.
A low pass? Go figure!
Hope Money has a speedy recovery. I was told he was injured and thus the lack of PT the last two games. Personally I thought he was going to be our leading WR come conference time and to see him get injured is a big blow to our team.