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I said on NSD that I thought Leonard Williams was the key to the class along with Nelson.
Williams is going to have an opportunity to shine as a true freshman at DE. He won't start, but I think he'll be a solid contributor in the rotation, especially in the 2nd half of the season.
Unlikely. Most probably happened bench pressing, or during contact drills.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
I dont think they are doing any contact work
I think Lofa hurt his pec Sunday doing benches
Hate to wake up to this kind of news. Feel bad for Devon because he seems like one of the good guys on the team and was ready to have a breakout season. Well its time for the young kids to step up and make an impact at USC. Fight on Devon and get well soon to lead that DL next year!
have any x rays been taken? trying to think positive here and hope its just a bad strain and with some time with the trainers he will be back in time for fall camp... either way, praying for a quick and thorough recovery...
We have Burks who has been in the program over a year now (he arrived for spring ball two years ago) and Wilson who when spring ball starts will have be almost a year removed from his surgery (and was also here for spring ball this year).
We also have Townsend, Breslin and KG. We have depth at DE, just much of it is unproven.
I am anxious to see Burks and Wilson get their shot.
Damn, we haven't even gotten to training camp yet. Hope this isn't another year when we had 4th string cb's playing in the National Championship game. Best wishes to Devon!
Not only unproven but none of the back ups have looked particularly elite even during practices.
The scouting reports on Breslin say he's a beast. Next week, he can start proving it.
This post was edited by oldtrojan 93 21 months ago
I'm very interested to see what Breslin is all about. The guy was a monster at the juco level. Another thing about that is he's already got two years of college ball plus he probably has started developing his man strength. He's no youngin'.
Do you not realize that Breslin already participated in spring practice>?
Not saying Breslin won't be good, but he didn't standout from all reports during the spring which is a concern.
If DK had not gotten hurt, would the staff RS Devante Wilson? Is there any chance he gets RS still? Sure, we need players for this season, but we also need to think about long-term roster status as well....
With the proper coaching and the talent these guys have, we will be fine. Especially after a couple of ames when they get real speed of play. Remember that these guys are practicing against some real good O linemen day in and day out. They can get real good real fast!
Tommy, Rebel, and our newest rescue Harley!
What makes you think DK will be turning pro at the end of the season? If he is indeed injured for the season, he has just lost a lot of his ability to showcase himself. Also, with a former-NFL-player father, there is no need to enter the draft. In my opinion, he would be best served being Red-Shirted this season and coming back in 2013 with a monster season that nets him a 1st round draft pick.... Regardless, fight on Devon, get well soon!
+1 None of the back ups really did much in practice. Not a good sign. We need to do a power point presentation for some Penn State D-linemen.
A coworker did the same thing during a bench press. Whole pec just curled up like a grapefruit.
Fight On DK!
Was he trying to max, or doing reps? I bench 2-3 times a week and now I'm worried haha.
You're probably safe, A...
For you to risk injury, it's gotta be over 100 lbs - jk
Haha try doubling that and then some ;)
I hurt my pec twice in the last couple of years benching. I recently switched to coming to a complete pause at the bottom then pressing. It is a blow to the ego as you cannot do as much, but it is much, much safer.
What were you doing when it happened? As in how many reps?
Pectoral injuries are actually pretty uncommon when doing a bench press because there is little stress on the tendons during the concentric phase of the movement. Most pectoral injuries occur from fly movements or accidents(ie. dropping Dbs).
The first time, I inclined heavy on a Sunday, then benched on a Tuesday, so I wasn't fully recovered. Was benching 275 and just heard a loud wrenching sound in my left pec, and was like holy shit. Went home immediately to ice it down, started rehabbing it about a week later, but took a while before I even attempted 225 again. Now benching with a pause I am doing sets of 5 with 255 or so, (still building strength back from my last injury, will be at 275 for 5 in a month or so) much less weight than I am used too, but safer and still hits the muscle hard. Pretty much just removing the stretch reflex, but that is how you would have to bench in a bench press competition.
This post was edited by MJRuffalo 21 months ago
I have seen a ton of pec injuries while benching, almost always occurring during the transitional phase.
I guess "common" is a subjective term, but clinically it is a very rare occurence compared to something like rupturing the biceps tendon deadlifting. I've easily seen 100+ torn biceps first-hand(one of them being mine), don't recall seeing a torn pec major in person.
"Pectoralis major tendon rupture is a relatively rare injury, resulting from violent, ECCENTRIC contraction of the muscle." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2267574/
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