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    November 6, 2003 -- An already forgettable season for Wayne Chrebet took an ominous turn yesterday when it was revealed he has a concussion that could put his career in jeopardy.
    Chrebet was ruled out indefinitely and will not play Sunday in Oakland. That declaration came one day after the Jets listed him as "questionable" with a sore neck after having undergone some tests, the results of which were "negative."

    Jets medical director Elliot Pellman, who's a concussion specialist for the NFL, evaluated Chrebet yesterday and determined he was suffering from a concussion.

    "Wayne Chrebet will not return until I'm convinced he's OK," Pellman said. "[Can] I look at you and say, 'Will Wayne Chrebet play football again? The answer is, yeah, I think so, but I'm not sure.' I need some help with this one and that's why I'm reaching out to some experts."

    This isn't the first head injury Chrebet has suffered, this season or in his career.

    Earlier this season, in the Jets' win over the Bills, Chrebet was hit hard in his upper back by Buffalo's Aaron Schobel and played sparingly the rest of the game. Afterward, Chrebet suffered from migraine headaches and blurred vision.

    Chrebet didn't play the week after the Buffalo game, not making the trip to Houston against the Texans. He's played the last two weeks with that sore back, though he did not start.



    On Sunday against the Giants, while diving on an attempt to catch a pass in the third quarter, Chrebet was hit in the back of his helmet by the right knee of Giants safety Omar Stoutmire, a former Jet, as they collided.

    Chrebet lay motionless face-down on the Giants Stadium turf for at least 20 seconds as Jets' medical personnel rushed to his aid and yelled into the ear hole of his helmet before touching him. After several seconds, Chrebet was helped up. He walked off the field and returned for a number of plays later in the game.

    "It was just stupid trying to get back out there; it was just me trying to convince [the doctors] and myself that everything was all right," Chrebet said yesterday.

    Pellman yesterday confirmed that Chrebet lost consciousness for "brief seconds" after that hit on Sunday.

    Pellman said he's going to have Chrebet see an independent neurologist sometime this week.

    "My goal with Wayne is to try to protect him from developing long-term post-concussion syndrome," Pellman said. "Right now, there's just something not right."

    Pellman said he doesn't know whether Chrebet, who's feeling "fatigue and malaise," according to the doctor, is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, but he's treating it that way.

    Interestingly, and much to his credit, Chrebet gave Pellman the go-ahead to speak publicly about the injury and the process, even signing a waiver.

    "I told Wayne when we talked about this that there will be [reporters] on the Al Toon watch or Steve Young watch, [wondering], 'Is this another player entering that dark hole of post-concussion syndrome?' I will answer you honestly and I will tell you that I do not know yet," Pellman said. "But Wayne Chrebet is not Al Toon [the former Jets WR who was forced to retire in 1992 after a series of concussions]. I have retired players, some unhappily, because of this injury."

    Chrebet said he is hopeful this is not that serious.

    "It hasn't gotten worse, which is good, but it hasn't gotten much better, so the smart thing to do is take some time off," Chrebet said yesterday. "Hopefully, I'll come back Monday feeling better. I'm not going to say it's no big deal. This is one thing you don't want to mess with. I'm not going to fight this."





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    This would be a sad thing if it comes true. Thig guy has been a team player (excluding last years "I want the ball" comment) with arguably the most heart on the team and would be missed. Where else are you going to find a 5 foot white guy from a small school like Hofstra playing in the NFL. I hope he is ok.

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    He was my favorite player for a long time (Pennington holds that distinction, now.), but I hope he's smart enough to hang it up if his health demands it.

    Thanks for everything, Wayne. Now, don't live the rest of your life like Al Toon, ok?

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    There aren't many classier guys than Wayne, that's for sure. I would hate for him to have to hang it up, but health comes first!!

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    God, I pray it's not true. I can handle it (I guess), but my 5 year old boy would be crushed. He's had his #80 jersey since it fit him like a nightgown.


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    I don't mean to sound cold b/c it would truly be sad if Wayne had to retire but what are the cap implications of a retirement? Is there some kind of injury settlement? W/ Wayne's health questions and Conway's poor play, you better believe WR will be a top priority for this team in the off-season.

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    If Wayne died on the field, would you ask how much it would count againsed the salery cap?

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    He was a great story and a motivational symbol for every underdog in the world. He will be missed.

    He was also a nice 3rd down receiver, though not ideal for our system.

    If we lose him, and I agree that he should step away with his health before somthing permininent happens, it adds to those who are on the side of the fense on taking a WR in the first round in the upcomind draft and going after a LB in the 2nd round.

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    Originally posted by edcopp@Nov 6 2003, 12:12 PM
    God, I pray it's not true. I can handle it (I guess), but my 5 year old boy would be crushed. He's had his #80 jersey since it fit him like a nightgown.

    If his career does end soon, that jersey takes on new meaning. I know mine will.

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    You hate to hear something like this, particularly when it's a guy like Chrebet, who does it with heart and toughness.

    Hopefully he's not done.

    If he is though, and the money comes off the cap, it might go a long way towards helping the Jets out of their situation.

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    If a player has to retire due to an injury, what happens to the remainder of hie salary and bonus as it pertains to the cap?

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    i hope that for his sake and his life with his family after football he can recover fully

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    Originally posted by Vinny025@Nov 6 2003, 12:13 PM
    If Wayne died on the field, would you ask how much it would count againsed the salery cap?
    Give me a break? there is an atticle that he may have had a concussion and you are comparing it to death on the field?? It was actually more a curiosity.

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    It would be a tough way to go if Wayne had to retire. I always liked him as a player. Didn't Steve Young have to retire because of multiple concussions? But I guess the bottom line is that you can't put your future health at risk.

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    sarcastic lester, thats what I was being.

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    Originally posted by Vinny025@Nov 6 2003, 02:13 PM
    If Wayne died on the field, would you ask how much it would count againsed the salery cap?
    He's not dead though, so it's a perfect normal question to ask what the cap implications of a retirement are.

    Don't act like your better than someone just becuase you didn't ask an innocent question like that.

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    Originally posted by jersey joe@Nov 6 2003, 12:14 PM

    He was also a nice 3rd down receiver, though not ideal for our system.

    Never understood this.

    How is a guy who has made some of our MOST clutch catches, a guy who has been our MOST consistent receiver over the past 9 years, a guy who has converted third downs at an almost unreal pace, a guy who has scored TDs and been a big part of moving this team, how is this guy NOT ideal for EVERY system?

    Why, because he's not 6-3, 215, 4.35?

    Exactly WHAT system IS he ideal for? The CFL, Arena? Maybe he should NEVER been in the NFL- notwithstanding 550 catches?

    Geez, he's a freaking PLAYER.

    He makes PLAYS.

    It's not Madden 2004.

    He is NOT irreplaceable, I will grant you that.

    But 4 different coaching staffs and 3 different front office regimes have NOT been able to replace him.

    I think he'll be missed, not because I like him as a player, but because he has been a pretty important part of this team.

    Who makes the big 3rd and 12 pass next week if Moss is doubled?

    Conway? Swayne? Maybe Becht if he doesn't fall down or put it on the carpet.

    Not ideal. Geez.

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    I've always been impressed By Chrebet, excellent third-down go-to guy(reminds me of Troy Brown). I also can't believe the amount of physical punishment that Pro football players take and their willingness to play in pain.

    But at what point do you just say, enough is enough. Especially when you are dealing with your head. There is a lot to life after football, and I just hope Wayne realizes this and doesn't make it worse.

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    I'm a big fan of #80. I hope he gets to leave the game on his own terms and when he feels he's ready. In other words, with a Superbowl MVP award for the Jets.

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