Kellen Winslow’s Knee May Be Bothering Him

September 29th, 2009

Though Joe has not read nor heard of Kellen Winslow’s knee bothering him too much, it seems apparent that Winslow is having some issues with his knee.

Winslow participated in a chat on this afternoon and dropped a hint his knee is barking.

kieran bracken, cork ireland 02:29 PM ET
hey kev whats up are you looking forward to coming to london in october.

Kellen Winslow, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I really am. It’s going to be exciting to see what it’s like playing over there and playing in front of those fans. Neither me or my wife have been there before, and she’s going to go shopping and spend all our money! It’s going to be fun. I hate traveling, and I’ll be icing my knee during the flight, but really I’m still looking forward to it.

Why would Winslow even mention icing down his knee after a game unless it’s either a common occurrence or he is having issues with his knee and knows it will be hurting?

Joe hopes it’s the former and not the latter.

10 Responses to “Kellen Winslow’s Knee May Be Bothering Him”

  1. mr. Lucky Says:

    Maybe he caught a staph infection from Antonio Bryant!

    Damn Bugs! 🙁

  2. polkcountydude Says:

    That is pretty standard for a lot of high-level athletes, at least from my understanding. They have a lot of miles on those joints.

  3. Pete Says:

    Well I hope something is because right now his hands are bothering me.

  4. Jeff Says:

    How I read that was he ices his knee on the flight over – BEFORE the game.

  5. oar Says:

    Before, after, or whenever icing a knee doesn’t sound normal or ok.

  6. Brian Says:

    Actually when flying the pressure differences can cause swelling in the feet and knees…especially a long trans-atlantic flight.

    Couple that w/ Winslow’s previous knee issues, this is most likely a preventative measure to make sure the pressure differences doesn’t cause unneccessary swelling. Also w/ his previous knee injuries I’m sure he ices his knee after every game and/or practice.

  7. Joe Says:


    Is this a similar measure/practice to a baseball pitcher who always ices down his shoulder after each game he pitches?

  8. Joe Says:


    Brian might have a point (which is why Joe asked the question). Joe has seen baseball pitchers wear icebags taped to their shoulders after games. And these same pitchers are healthy.

  9. oar Says:

    Well, I have always said his knee injury is an issue with him, but if all the players are icing thier injuries while flying (pressure differences do make sense) then no big deal, I guess.

  10. Jonah Says:

    Fellas relax, he was in a motorcycle accident 4 years ago, the knee is just something he’ll have to manage for the rest of his career. Mind you these guys are going to be on a 9 hour flight to London, in COACH seats to accommodate the entire team. So EVERYONE is going to be sore and stiff after that flight.