Posted December 13, 2012

Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff likely to miss rest of regular season after sports hernia surgery

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The Cowboys’ already thin defensive front will continue to be without four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff, possibly for the remainder of the regular season. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports Ratliff had surgery Thursday morning for a sport hernia in Philadelphia. He’s expected to need three-to-six weeks to recover.

Ratliff has suffered through an injury-plagued season, missing the first four games of 2012 with a high ankle sprain, then the last six games with the sports hernia.

Ratliff’s inability to get back on the field led to a heated confrontation with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the locker room following a win over the Eagles on Dec. 2. Ratliff did not react well to Jones’ encouragement to return to action.

The Cowboys were previously hit hard at nose tackle this week, with Ratliff’s replacement, Josh Brent, being placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season in the wake of his arrest for intoxicated manslaughter after a one-car accident Saturday morning that left teammate and friend Jerry Brown Jr. dead.

The Cowboys signed former Cleveland Browns nose tackle Brian Schaefering to fill Brent’s roster spot.


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marc.naturephotog
marc.naturephotog

The sheer arrogance of Jerry Jones in confronting a warrior like Ratliff in the locker room to get him to play hurt is mind boggling, even by the lofty arrogance standard set by J.J.   The man is unreal; the personality disorder of  Al Davis without the football pedigree.

SamLane
SamLane

Time to “punt” Ratliff to the curb and acquire someone who has a “desire” to contribute, Ratliff been on injury vacation or a non-factor on the field since his big payday. Fighting with the man who signs his check displays a lack of intelligence and arrogant, unacceptable, disrespect. Night, night, Ratliff…….

marc.naturephotog
marc.naturephotog

 @SamLane   So, what do you infer from the fact that Ratliff required surgery??  Obviously, it can only mean that he has been dogging it.  Wow.  Tough audience.