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Michael Turner Re-Aggraves Ankle Injury Against Jets

In tomorrow's post, you'll see a note about Michael Turner that doesn't mention his injury, and that's because I'm doing it here. This is going to be a short post because I'm inarticulate with rage.

There's a question raised in the AJC about whether the Jets deliberately went after Turner's ankle. If that's the case, it's a pretty crappy thing to do, but it also raises a question of just what the hell he was doing back out there on an ankle that only took one play to re-aggravate. He's not likely to play again this season, and one could argue very fairly that he should not have come back the last two times he's tried to. As a matter of fact, I'm going to argue that right now.

It's borderline insane to trot arguably your best player out on a leg that is clearly not healed. It's even crazier when he's a running back and needs his ankle to make cuts. It's even more nuts when you consider that they had already gone through this once with Turner. Unless he's holding a shotgun to Mike Smith's head, there is absolutely no reason to keep trying to force him onto the field, no matter how badly he wants it. I honestly hope they shut him down and let him get truly healthy for 2010, instead of turning this into a chronic issue.

Your thoughts?