Injuries Continue to Haunt Jaguar Center Brad Meester

Brad Meester, who you’ll remember as the guy whose home town got demolished by a tornado earlier this summer, has a continuing string of bad luck adding up for him. He will be out for eight to ten weeks. Both he and Reggie Williams went under surgery on Friday. Thankfully, Reggie Williams will not be out quite as long at an estimated two to three weeks.

The thing that worries me about Meester, who is apparently an awesome guy, is that he is getting old in a young man’s game and his injuries are piling up. I am sure this is eating away at the back of his mind as well.

This is a list of Meester’s injuries:

  1. Meester missed the first four games of 2007 because of a broken bone in an ankle
  2. Meester missed the last four games of 2005 because of a torn left biceps muscle
  3. And now he tore his right bicep muscle and will be out for another eight to ten weeks.

However, Del Rio gives an optimistic light:

“The doctors felt really good [about the procedures],” Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. “We’re talking about giving a shot at getting [Meester] in Week 4 or 5.”

Still, Meester is at least a nine year vet. I think he is on the last year of his contract. Thankfully for him (and probably bad for the Jaguars), there is no young rookie chomping at his heels. Meester will be replaced with eighth-year veteran Dennis Norman.

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