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Janicki Update

While D.C. United's health continues to improve, defender Greg Janicki is apparently not at full strength. Janicki was involved in that frightening head-to-head collision with Devon McTavish in the season opener at Los Angeles, and although he returned to play the final 11 minutes last Saturday, "we are still cautious with him," Coach Tom Soehn said. "He came in and had some dizziness after that so we are evaluating every day to make sure we don't push him back too soon."

By Steve Goff  |  April 9, 2009; 1:34 PM ET
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damn!! hopefully they can get him right. take care Greg!!

Posted by: torrey151 | April 9, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely the right move. Am I imagining things or are more players suffering head injuries these days? Or is medical treatment getting more sophisticated?

Posted by: griffin1108 | April 9, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Better safe than sorry.
Hope he gets well. That was one heck of knock that he took.

Posted by: yankiboy | April 9, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Say goodbye to the 4-4-2 formations, boys. Everyone and his mother can guess how we're going to lineup.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | April 9, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I would say that medicine has caught up to diagnosing concussions better. As terrible as it is to see guys like Mediate, Gros, etc get knocked out of playing, being able to use your basic motor skills for the rest of your life is MUCH better than ending up a mess or dead due to head traumas.

Best of luck getting well to Greg.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | April 9, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

If there is ANY doubt, he should NOT play!!
Can you let us know who is/isn't traveling?
Is McT ready to play?

Posted by: patrick18 | April 9, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Can you let us know who is/isn't traveling?
Is McT ready to play?

Posted by: patrick18 | April 9, 2009 2:36 PM


See the previous post. McT is traveling. If he's in the 18, he must be ready.

Posted by: JkR- | April 9, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"What's a 4-4-2?"

- Everyone's Mother

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 9, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Get well, Greg. Life after soccer, and all of that.

But I couldn't resist:

"Daylight, alright
I don't know, I don't know if it's real
Been a long night and somethin' ain't right
You won't show, you won't show how you feel

No time ever seems right
To talk about the reasons why you and I fight
It's high time to draw the line
Put an end to this game before it's too late..."

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 9, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Interesting SportsBizJournal article from earlier this week, with a couple quotes from Don Garber:

"We, as an industry, may have lost some perspective and have forced ourselves into a little bit of a bubble," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "Our team franchises were selling way in disproportion to the revenues. We're trying to, like many other industries, borrow against the future in trying to assume that the asset will continue to grow. I live in New York City, and we've got no shortage there of people who are thinking, How do they put food on the table and still buy suite tickets to go to baseball games and new stadiums? I think we've got to look at this as a wake-up to try to take a step back and see how we can get a better perspective on our industry."

. . . .

"We’ve got the golden goose: The fact that people will always want to go to sporting events, they'll always want to watch them on television, they'll always want to buy teams, they’ll have the ability to exploit that content internationally," Garber said. "We've got to just be sure we can open our eyes and see what we're going through, and perhaps get back to some center so we can have a business that will continue as an industry to be strong for the next generation, as opposed to just thinking about the next 10 months."

Posted by: Juan-John | April 9, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

All the best Greg!

Posted by: TheGreat8 | April 10, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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