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    Despite scare, Rams' Fair could be ready for opener

    ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams cornerback Terry Fair, carted off the field with a neck sprain Monday night, could be ready to play in the Sept. 11 season opener against San Francisco.

    Fair was at the team facility Tuesday after spending the night in a Detroit hospital as a precaution.

    "They really feel like next week, after a week off, that he should be all right," coach Mike Martz said. "We're all very pleased and happy with the way that situation worked out.

    "You look at it on tape and it's a pretty substantial blow to the head."

    Martz said despite the injury, Fair had cemented a spot with the team. Fair, a 1998 first-round pick of the Lions, signed with St. Louis in April after missing the last two seasons with injuries.

    "A week ago, I wasn't sure Terry makes this team," Martz said. "But last week in practice he made this team, in my opinion. He made a significant jump."

    Fair, an extra cornerback who also can be used on punt returns, was hurt when he led with his helmet while tackling Lions running back Kevin Jones. He lay motionless on the turf for several minutes and then was strapped to a backboard and carted off late in the first quarter. As the cart approached the tunnel he lifted his right arm and put his thumb up.

    Martz said team doctors described the injury as a "temporary stunning" of the spinal column.

    "But he's recovered and doesn't appear to have any structural damage whatsoever," Martz said. "When somebody drops like a rock like that and there's no movement, it scares you to death."

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  • #2
    I heard the interview with him on KFNS.

    Claibs said something like, so did you feel better about the situation when you could feel your legs?

    No shit.

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    • #3
      I'm glad he'll be okay. That was a scary moment in last night's game.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by CSD@Aug 30 2005, 06:45 PM
        I'm glad he'll be okay. That was a scary moment in last night's game.
        w3rd to that. Could have been a lot worse
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        • #5
          Is he going to make the team?
          When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Aug 30 2005, 07:06 PM
            Is he going to make the team?
            Yes. Supposedly he has mad return skills.

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            • #7
              Another St Louis team's game being shown in Europe. Since it was the Monday Night game....it was shown over the air last night on Channel 5 in the U.K. and repeated (finally watched it) at about 5-8 p.m. on the North American Sports Channel here tonight.

              Steven Jackson's the real thing isn't he?

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