Should Bucs Be Concerned About Winslow?

May 18th, 2010

The fifth knee surgery for a guy who is 26 is concerning to Joe about Kellen Winslow’s longterm durability.

Joe isn’t exactly the only one.

Last year, Joe wondered if Winslow would be able to outlast future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, now with the Falcons, despite the fact Gonzalez is in his 30s.

Color Adam Schefter concerned. The BSPN NFL insider isn’t exactly swallowing whole the explanation that Winslow’s recent scope is not a concern, per Schefter’s Twitter feed.

TE Kellen Winslow’s knee surgery is being called “a cleanup” and “minor”. Not buying. There’s no minor surgery on a knee that troubled.

The only way Joe can feel comfortable about this procedure is that Winslow got this over with so he shouldn’t be hobbled when training camp begins in two months, or worse: when the season opens.

9 Responses to “Should Bucs Be Concerned About Winslow?”

  1. Outside01 Says:

    Anytime you have major knee surgery, it is ideal to have the built up scar tissue removed once every year or two. Most average joe’s can’t afford to do it because insurance doeasn’t cover this follow up procedure, but it is the best.

    It is minor and shouldn’t hamper Winslow, but this is the same thing AB had done last offseason that caused him to be “injured” all year long. I think Winslow is a tough kid and he is used to dealing with the knee. I think he’ll be just fine. I sure hope so, cause we are screwed if he isn’t 100%.

    Cross your fingers. Wait and see.

  2. Louie Says:

    Ah JDouble, I see you changed your name! That’s what you get when you post identical comments on different websites.

  3. Eric Says:

    Wally Chambers? Hugh Green? McCants?

    Perhaps Wonder Dom took a pretty big risk here with the precious draft choices?

    All was known before the trigger was pulled.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    It’s a tough call. Winslow proved he’s healthy enough last year. And if the Bucs are on some sort of internal three-year plan to become a major contender, then Winslow seems to fit. But surely he can’t be in the real long term dynasty stuff Raheem likes to reference.

  5. TJ Says:

    I am starting to understand Olsen’s comments about being concearned and taking it easy on Winslow’s work load. And Joe yes they should be concearned cause without him they have no passing game and you wanna talk about a wasted investment the Bucs made him the highest paid TE

  6. oar Says:

    Wow the fifth surgery on same knee in the last 5 years! I remember reading when we traded for him, that he had to have knee surgery every year on that knee and wondered if was true. Low and behold it was and is a concern. Minor surgery on the same knee as a major reconstructive surgery, twice would be a concern, let alone 4 times!

  7. Outside01 Says:

    Ahh…Louie….I’m JDouble. Not hiding anything buddy. Outside01 is an older tag I used and I’m on my laptop which still has it saved as the default. Great detective work though! 😛

  8. Outside01 Says:

    BTW, from what I understand, Winslow has had this follow up surgery every offseason since his major knee surgery. It’s a preventative/maintenance procedure that stops scare tissue from building up and causing problems. He is use to it and knows how to rehab it and be ready.

    For what it’s worth, I’m not worried.

  9. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    You mean it would have been a bad idea to wait until half-way through the preseason to address a bum knee , like Antonio Bryant did???

    It worked out wonderfully for Antonio !!….or not.