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Green Says He’ll be Ready for Opener
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On September 2, 2005 @ 8:16 am In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[Kansas City.com] Amid all the bad quarterback karma, Trent Green walked slowly along the sidelines with a trainer Thursday and then stopped. He’ll repeat this regimen today, while the Chiefs close out the preseason across the state in St. Louis.
Green, a Pro Bowl quarterback, can’t fly, can’t run and is on blood thinners. He said Thursday that he underwent surgery to repair an artery tear in the area behind his left knee. Doctors placed a stent in his leg, and Green will be on Plavix, a drug that may increase the risk of bleeding, until next week.
But he vowed to be on the field when the Chiefs open the season against the New York Jets on Sept. 11.
“Every indication is that I will be better than I was before,” Green said.
“By Wednesday, I’ll be able to do everything full go and be ready to go with no complications or problems on Sunday for the opener.”
The hardest thing now, Green said, is staying home tonight while the Chiefs try to avoid going winless in the preseason. He’ll start practicing on a limited basis Monday. Today, he’ll walk to keep the blood flowing in his leg.
“It’s hard for me to watch the guys this weekend,” Green said. “I’d rather be there with them. It’s been a long time since I haven’t been in that huddle.”
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