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SKOL
11-04-2004, 10:41 PM
A Twin Cities station, Channel 4, just reported that an MRI revealed that Moss has a slight tear of the hamstring. It will take 3 to 4 weeks. They didn't say that he's completely out, just that it will take that long to heal.

I found the article:

Moss has test on injured hamstring
Last Update: 11/4/2004 8:54:57 PM


Tom Pelissero
KFAN dot com

EDEN PRAIRIE – Randy Moss underwent a diagnostic MRI on Thursday to evaluate the progress of his injured right hamstring.

It was the first such test that Moss, who has played just 11 snaps in the Vikings’ last two games, has undergone since suffering the injury Oct. 17 at New Orleans.

Moss has a slight tear in the hamstring, an injury that is expected to keep him below full speed for three to four more weeks.

Vikings coach Mike Tice hasn’t revealed whether Moss will suit up Monday night at Indianapolis, although teammates and coaches indicated Thursday that they are preparing as though he won’t play.

“We’ve been a little blessed and lucky to this point (that Moss) hasn’t taken a step backwards,” Tice said. “At a certain point, you’re not going to maintain that luck, so we have to be very smart.”

Moss left the Vikings’ training facility before practice Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings’ offense has struggled to find an identity without its top weapon the last two weeks. The remaining, healthy receivers – a group that should include Marcus Robinson, who practiced Thursday despite a sprained foot – must step up their production Monday against a depleted Colts secondary.

“We’ve got a little bit of pride on the line,” said Nate Burleson, the Vikings’ leading receiver with 31 catches for 418 yards. “With Moss being out, it’s really up to us to prove that we can make this offense tick.

“Marcus, myself and Kelly Campbell got to go out there and make plays so that we don’t have anybody questioning (the unit’s) talent without Randy.”

Moss has 26 receptions for 394 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns this season.

snowinapril
11-04-2004, 10:54 PM
Vikings | Moss Sits Out, May Not Play -
Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:48:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Randy Moss (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 4, and it appears the team is inclined to let him sit out their Week 9 game. He had an MRI done Thursday and is listed as questionable for the game. Head coach Mike Tice continues to reiterate that Moss has not suffered any setbacks.

cajunvike
11-04-2004, 11:29 PM
Crap...and crap!

Kleinsasser40
11-05-2004, 12:57 AM
man, that sucks. I swear, if it werent for all of these injuries this year we COULD be 7-0. We are lucky to be 5-2, we have had so many backups stup up like woah!

hawaiianvike21
11-05-2004, 02:13 AM
Man i just hope he plays the packers game and makes a difference unlike the past two games. THis season with injuries just sucks. :angryfire:


man the offense has to step up real big this time or itll be all over before you know it.


For some reason i had a feeling moss was going to get hurt before the season. Turns out i was right. :angryfire:

ADubya26
11-05-2004, 10:44 AM
I kept on saying that we should have sat him right after the Saints game. He would probably have been making him return on Monday Night and we would still have the same record, but a healthy Moss for the rest of the year. The coaches are so stupid on our team, damnit. If we dont make the playoffs, we can blame the coaching staff.

VKG4LFE
11-05-2004, 12:42 PM
He better play in the packers game! I didn't pay 300 bucks for two tickets to not see him run by all their DBs!

Foreman44
11-05-2004, 01:32 PM
One question: Why would the team wait almost 3 weeks after this hamstring injury to actually do an MRI?

Am I missing something here or am I correct in assuming most teams would have had him evaluated immediately after the injury?

TheAnimal93
11-05-2004, 02:29 PM
doesnt it figure? the coaches must have let moss slip them a mickey or something. i agree with the missing something, what the heck is going on? i know you have to try and dupe your next opponent but i would not get ready for moss, and the giants didnt look like they had too much of a game plan for 84. so why risk the most explosive player in the game hobble around for weeks before doing what should have been done 10 minutes after the game vs. N.O.? but dont give up the ship, moss is a gamer.

SKOL
11-05-2004, 02:35 PM
Tice insists that Moss' playing sparingly has not set back his recovery at all. I've only seen him jogging, I can't imagine it's done too much to affect his bad hammy.

snowinapril
11-05-2004, 04:51 PM
This is what I have been saying. You can't be a players coach in a situation like this. Your players will tell you they are fine, you can't trust them, they are players and players want to play. Bennett wanted to play because he knew what could happen. I know there is no question Moss gets his job back but still he wants to play so he is going to tell you he is good to go.

Coaches have to coach, that means making unpopular decisions.

Also, no one is taking the blame for this. They just want us to think it has always been this bad and dismiss it.

But that brings up the question someone just asked, why didn't they just do the MRI in the first place.

LosAngelis
11-05-2004, 05:54 PM
My prediction way back in spring:

This division race will be decided by injuries.

hawaiianvike21
11-07-2004, 04:42 AM
"LosAngelis" wrote:

My prediction way back in spring:

This division race will be decided by injuries.

Watch out it can fire back when you say that, even though it could affect anyone.

Its like what happens if farve and green get injured and are out for a while.

ricky38
11-07-2004, 09:47 PM
As much as I hate to say it even without Moss the Packers defense is going to have their A game going and the Packers can't have TO's. GO PACKERS