Bad news on early enrollee LB De’Gabriel Floyd

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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  2. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    I've done some research and the condition can't be cured only treated. I don't see any way he could be medically cleared.
  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Love this player/hate this news
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  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Pretty sure it's the same reason Michael Irvin quit football.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  5. blonthang

    blonthang 2,500+ Posts

  6. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Unfotunately, I fear he is done with football. Hope I'm wrong, somehow...
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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  7. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Absolute best wishes to the kid. There really is more than football, though in my own life one might question that. Hookem
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  8. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. 100+ Posts

    Randy Simmons was my biggest recruiting disappointment of the last 30 years. Of the players we actually signed and never played a down, Arlington’s David Condon was my biggest letdown. IIRC he had the same condition.
  9. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts


    Well at least they found it before something worse happened on the field of play.
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  10. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet as I have some familiarity with the condition. While the question is certainly the severity, evolving treatments, including micro surgery (I believe) have supposedly yielded good results.

    The most important thing is that Floyd can live a normal and pain free life, but it would be terrific if in his case, the condition is treatable such that he can return to the field.

    Let me add that pretty much anything Chip Brown reports should always be met with some measure of skepticism.
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  11. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    True that.
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  12. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    It's very disappointing when someone with that great ability is diagnosed with a condition that could/probably end his career. It's "all he knows" at this point in his life. Is it worth paralysis? Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions but I'd put walking/using my arms a step above playing a sport I love. I like that schools encountering this type of thing step up and honor the scholarship and help the player continuing his education....admittedly, it'd be a little bad pr if they didn't....
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  13. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    Spinal stenosis is a very general term that can mean a lot of things, not all of which would be football-career-threatening. It just means that one of the many passageways through spine bones through which nerves pass is narrowed, either through injury, degeneration or congenital. How narrowed, located where, having what effect on nerves--these all go into how serious that term can be.
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  14. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    I'm no doctor but if I was and this condition substantially increased the chances of paralysis I wouldn't clear anyone to play in a billion years.
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  15. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 1,000+ Posts

    I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in my 20's. I have had the best medial care, treatment and rehad available. Treatments have come along in the last 10 years that have helped with the chronic pain. Helped. Not eliminated. This young man has been dealt a bad hand, but I pray no one talks him in to ever stepping on to a football field again.

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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    From TFB --

    – De’Gabriel Floyd has a herniated disc. This seems to be a huge factor at play because it is the main cause behind the spinal stenosis that is holding him out.

    – Per, a bulging disc or fragments from a herniated disc can then protrude into the spinal canal or pinch on the nerve extending through the foramen. Ligaments connecting the vertebrae may also degenerate and allow the vertebrae to shift, which can pinch the spinal cord or nerves. I have a picture below that displays an example of what is possibly happening.

    – The plan going forward with De’Gabriel Floyd is to put him through rigorous physical therapy to reduce the swelling in his herniated disc causing the spinal stenosis. As a very last resort, Floyd may undergo surgery for the herniated disc.

    – All parties are optimistic about his treatment; however, I will not tell you that it is 100% happening. The neck is tricky.
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  17. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Appears not to be a congenital restrictive issue which should provide some hope for the guy. However, the last TFB statement is very true.
  18. blonthang

    blonthang 2,500+ Posts

  19. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

  20. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    True, but Peyton didn't play LB; in fact he was protected, as a QB from head hits.
    Floyd's head/neck area would get hammered every game, multiple times.
  21. blonthang

    blonthang 2,500+ Posts

    Good point.

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