In what it turns out may have been a bit of foreshadowing,
last month we wrote this after Cullen Jenkins signed with the Giants: Now if Mike Patterson were to wind up in
Dallas next, that could be a bitter pill to swallow. While the Eagle of eight
seasons didn’t do that exactly, it’s close.
Patterson will be joining Jenkins up in New York, making it awfully
difficult to root for the guy moving forward. He didn’t have the same
following some of other long-time Eagles veterans from the Andy Reid era did, so it
likely won’t make you feel as queasy as when Donovan McNabb was first traded to
the Redskins for instance.
But still, why’s it gotta be like this, Patt?
On the bright side Patterson’s never quite been an impact
player, and we don’t see him turning the corner now, so it’s not like anybody
needs to be overly concerned the Eagles will see him twice a year. He should
have some tread left on the tires though, and if that’s the case, he will help
Mike Patterson will help the Giants. Doesn’t sound right.
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On Friday, Sixers fans got some bad news when the team revealed that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
The Sixers didn't give a timetable for his return, saying that they were reviewing treatment options for the 6-foot-10 point-forward.
As a guest on CSNPhilly's Sportsnet Central, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz gave a little insight into Simmons' injury. Schwartz is not treating Simmons, but has dealt with similar injuries. Schwartz believes the prognosis is good for the Sixers' rookie.
"The big question is where the exact location of this fracture is," Schwartz said. "That will dictate the prognosis and the treatment. If it's at the base of the fifth metatarsal, it's usually a non-surgical treatment. It's usually a cast/boot for six to eight weeks and return to play somewhere around eight weeks."
That would be great news considering Sixers fans didn't get to see Nerlens Noel the year he was drafted and are still awaiting the debut of 2014 draft pick Joel Embiid.
Schwartz warns that the injury could be something known as a Jones fracture, which would likely require surgery and the recovery could be three to four months. The prognosis would still be good, according to Schwartz, but other NBA players have had lengthy recoveries with a similar injury.
"The prognosis is still good, but we know that Kevin Durant had a Jones fracture and he was out for an entire season because of it not healing," Schwartz said. "But the prognosis is good, however, the question is whether it's going to require surgery or not."
For more from Schwartz on Simmons' injury and possible timetable, check out the video above.
HANOVER, N.H. -- Alek Torgersen threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores as Pennsylvania rolled to a 37-24 victory over Dartmouth in the Ivy League opener for both teams on Friday night.
Torgersen finished with 188 yards passing, and bounced back from having his 17-game TD-passing streak snapped in a 31-17 loss at Fordham last week. He capped the Quakers' opening drive with a 28-yard scoring strike to Christian Pearson. Torgersen also bullied in from the 4 and 3-yard lines to help stretch Penn's lead to 35-10 late in the third quarter.
Tre Solomon ran for 107 yards on 29 carries and had scoring runs of 1 and 7 yards for Penn (1-2, 1-0).
Jack Heneghan was 27 of 43 for 289 yards passing, and threw two touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter to lead Dartmouth (2-1, 0-1).
It was second-year Penn coach Ray Priore's first win against Dartmouth.