Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kerney Back Under the Knife?

by: Michael Steffes

It would appear that Patrick Kerney may have undergone surgery yesterday to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Aaron Wienberg at is the only guy who has this story. Great work, Aaron! It doesn't appear to be up anywhere else, but if I recall we put the Leroy Hill story up first and, despite what many who chimed in thought, it was on point.

As for Kerney, this is a relatively minor procedure, but together they keep adding up. His hyperbolic chamber is working overtime these days. If this continues, he may have to upgrade to the Bacta Tank that Luke Skywalker was submerged in while he was at the Hoth base [Nerd. -Ed.]. Either way, he is expected to ready for training camp. Hopefully he has a solid year, because there is a good chance it will be his last with the Seahawks. His contract is getting pricey, as are his medical bills. Those two things usually point in only one direction, but another Pro Bowl year would certainly make the team think long and hard about whether they can afford to move on without him, especially if next year is uncapped.

Update: Eric Williams corroborates NSS's report. Nice scoop, Aaron! END