Here we go again. Another Eagles offensive lineman is having recurring problems with a particular body part. So much so that he was sent to see a “specialist.” No matter how Reid and Co. spin it, this is a big deal and should be cause for alarm.
Todd Herremans is the lineman in question and his left foot is the problematic body part. The same foot he suffered a stress reaction, then a stress fracture last summer which caused him to miss the first five games of the season.
Todd is putting on his best “I’ll be fine” face, as is Reid. But that’s what they’re supposed to do. Their job is to remain positive and wish for the best. Running around in a panic and shouting the sky is falling would be refreshing, but it’s not considered sensible behavior in professional sports locker rooms.
Endless speculation and worry are reserved for fans and media. There aren’t a lot of huge nuggets coming from the NovaCare offices right now, so obsessing over Todd’s foot is topping the headlines. However, I think any and all concern is warranted. Especially since the specter of He With Back Problems Who Shall Not Be Named still lingers.
I’ve heard Reid downplay ailments for years and be wrong. I don’t trust anything he says when it comes to bumps and bruises. Herremans may very well be fine and dandy. We’ll find out soon enough. Just don’t be shocked when he limps off the practice field on the third day of training camp and hours later is on a plane to see another “specialist.”