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LaRon Landry's Groin Contusion (seriously)

The Skins top draft pick, and the sixth overall pick in the draft, safety LaRon Landry, is not practicing today, and probably will miss the entire weekend mini camp, Bubba Tyer said.

Landry took a shot to the groin this week and was walking pretty gingerly. One look at him and you could tell something just wasn't right with his gait. Landry, without a helmet or pads, stood on the sidelines for about the first 25 minutes of special teams practice, and just walked back to the facility a minute ago. Bubba said he is day to day and it's nothing to worry about long term, just a freakish injury.

I think any male out there can instantly relate to insta-pain that can be derived from a knock to the groin, but I am sure Landry is getting some ribbing from the veterans, who love to have fun at the expense of the youngsters. Oh what fodder they have now.

In addition, the rest of the guys on the sidelines are who we expected:

DE Justin Hickman (knee), WR Danny Melendez (hamstring) , WR Santana Moss (groin) RB Clinton Portis (shoulder) and G Randy Thomas (knee) are all out for mini camp, while DEs Phillip Daniels (wrist) and Renaldo Wynn (elbow) will take limited work.

That's all for not. Gotta run back out there now.


By Jason La Canfora  |  June 15, 2007; 12:25 PM ET
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First, maybe?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 15, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse


The first overall player chosen in the 1997 draft, Pace has been one of the premier left tackles of this era, typically included in a threesome that also includes Jonathan Ogden of Baltimore and Seattle's Walter Jones. All three could be viable candidates for Hall of Fame consideration someday.

Like I said yesterday - Sameuls is currently not A HOFer

Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I dind the thought of a 'threesome' between those guys to be pretty repugnant. :-)

Posted by: Redcoat | June 15, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

All I gotta say is OUCH!

Posted by: Stumped | June 15, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

That was via Pastabelly, but that is what all of the national media types feel. Sameuls problem is that we never had a steady QB.....

Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so who hit him? Was this an on-field or off-field injury?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

groin contusion??? threesomes??? yikes.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

And 4th, as somebody noted yesterday, the team's general lack of success means our dudes by default have a lower profile. And we have to set aside our fandom to seriously discuss anybody's HOF odds.

Let's face it, our HOF chances ride with Monk and Green, then maaaaybe a Hog (and we'll be lucky to get one), then maaaaybe Brian Mitchell, who I think is a borderline case.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I thought they weren't hitting in practice yet. Maybe LaRon wasn't wearing his protective cusp?

For some reason this dredged up the faint memory of a movie fight -- maybe it was Jim Belushi in 'Real Men'? -- where our putative hero, addressing his opponents before the fight starts, said something like "No kicking in the b*lls." and then proceeded to kick a guy in the b*lls.

Anyone? Anyone?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Isn't the O's catcher contused in the groin as well, and on the DL right now?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

It's funny, Redcoat seems to refer to Aussies as being "friendly" with sheep, yet we feel the same way about Kiwi's! There a joke -

Q.How do you spot a Kiwi in a shoe store?

A.He's in the Ugg Boot section with an erection!

Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat - As for why don't Aussie Rules players convert well to NFL. It's a completely different skill set. NFL players are built for strength and power for 5-10 seconds, where AFL is an endurance type sport, with constant running, closer to a marathon. They put personal GPS monitors on the players, and most range between 15-25kms per game. Not too bad. Also, AFL players are more used to the ball coming at them, and in an end over end fashion, whereas a NFL player is more likely to be running with the flight of the ball, while the ball is almost always in a tight spiral.

As for tackling, well who needs it!

Your local kangaroo-eating, prison-colony-descendant maniac friend.


Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Muscle Contusion (Bruise)
A football linebacker tackles another player using his shoulder. A soccer goalie blocks the ball with her thigh. Athletes in all contact sports have many opportunities to get a muscle contusion (bruise). Contusions are second only to strains as a leading cause of sports injuries.

Contusions occur when a direct blow or repeated blows from a blunt object strike part of your body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin. You can also get a contusion by falling or jamming part of your body against a hard surface. Most contusions are minor and heal quickly without taking you out of the game. But severe contusions can cause deep tissue damage and lead to complications and/or keep you out of sports for months.

First aid

Contusions cause swelling and pain and limit joint range of motion near the injury. Torn blood vessels may cause bluish discoloration. The injured muscle may feel weak and stiff. To control pain, bleeding and inflammation, keep the muscle in a gentle stretch position and use the R.I.C.E. formula:

* Rest: Protect the injured area from further harm by stopping play. You may also use a protective device (i.e., crutches, sling).

* Ice: Apply ice wrapped in a clean cloth. (Remove ice after 20 minutes.)

* Compression: Lightly wrap the injured area in a soft bandage or ace wrap.

* Elevation: Raise it to a level above the heart.

Posted by: Nurse Rachett | June 15, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The Simpsons Trivia was pretty tough, I needed a bit more help from teammates. We finished 8th out of 15 teams. My flu has gotten the best of me, I can't even speak at the moment, think I may have to spend the weekend in bed.....oh what a shame!

On the way home (I'm a good boy, drove there, left my car and walked home), I walked past a couple of Kangaroos! Which reminded me to tell you guys the story of how they got their name!

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (for you guys, not for me!), a white man, stood next to an Aboriginal, and not too far infront of them, a Kangaroo bounded away. The white man pointed at it and said, "What do you call that?" The Aboriginal replied "Kangaroo".

In Aboriginal, "Kangaroo" means, "I don't understand you!"


Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Nurse Ratchett - Can you explain to me, how someone can sit comfortably, while elevating their groin above the level of their heart?

Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

So does "I don't understand you" taste like "chicken"?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Did Santana injure his groin dancing for Easterns?

Posted by: Jeff | June 15, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, I guess it's lucky we have ninety dudes coming to minicamp. With all these injuries it looks like it'd be tough to run 7-on-7 drills.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I don't know how I'd describe Kangaroo, they're a very muscly animal, so it needs to be cooked just right, or else it's very tough.

Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

""Nothing ever gets to him. He's always the same person," Shannon White, Campbell's high school coach, said by phone from Mississippi. "I wish I could tell you something bad about him, but I really can't. He's not a guy who is going to get a big head or get in trouble or throw out a lot of controversial quotes. He's very loyal to his coaches and teammates, and always puts the team first."

The work ethic Campbell has displayed during the offseason -- almost never leaving town, meeting with coaches and watching film at Redskins Park -- speaks to his priorities. He won over teammates by leaving the practice facility hours after everyone else and staying home to study defenses."

Yeah! It looks like we have a winner, folks. He has the Gretsky-Woods-Jordan work ethic.

Posted by: charlie | June 15, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Oh damn. Not the tools.

Posted by: jm220 | June 15, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

You don't won't anyone messing with the googs!

Posted by: kost52 | June 15, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

If this had happened to the Reaper we'd be tripping over each other to make jokes about 'you should see the other guy' and so forth.

But of course this sort of freak injury could NEVER happen to the Reaper.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The Reaper once stared a contusion out of his groin.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

new post

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

How to get a groin injury.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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