Cody Grimm Will Be Ready To GoMay 13th, 2011
When Tanard Jackson got popped (again) for a banned substance and was suspended for a year, Grimm, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, was thrust into Jackson’s starting position (thankfully, it wasn’t Sabby the Goat) and outside of getting twisted around by the Steelers, looked and played like anything but a rookie seventh-round draft pick.
But then against Baltimore, the saddest part of the Grimm story happened when he broke his left fibula.
(Shortly thereafter, Sabby the Goat was inserted into the lineup and was burnt to a crisp by Todd Heap and before you know it, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik put Sabby the Goat out to pasture and out of the misery of Bucs fans both sober and smashed. Sabby the Goat did more for alcohol sales in the Tampa Bay area than the good people of Anheuser-Busch and Dewars could ever have imagined.)
Video star Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune caught up with Grimm to talk about his rehab and Grimm believes he’s about 85 percent healed. He went into cringe-inducing detail about what doctors did to his leg.
“They pretty much put a plate and some screws in there and reattached the fibula,” Grimm said. “I had to stay off of it for nine weeks. Then they went in and took out one of the screws that holds my fibula and tibia close together so the cartilage can grow back together and get strong in between there.
“Once that happens, the fibula is good to go. Then it’s all about getting the strength back and the motion back. That’s the key. The bone is not the issue. Once the plate is in there, it’s stronger than before.”
This is just great news. Joe doesn’t believe Grimm will be one of the question marks for the Bucs this season.
warden commissioner Roger Goodell allows a season to happen.