Sunday, September 25, 2005

Akers hurt again

Eagles kicker David Akers appears to have re-injured his right leg. On the opening kickoff, Akers came up limping after a 65-yard kick. To make matters worse, there was a penalty for offsides forcing the Eagles to kick again.

On the second kick, Akers went down in pain after bouncing the kick 57 yards. There was another offsides penalty, but Akers was headed for bench to be treated.

Long-snapper Mike Bartrum took over the duties and kicked it out of bounds after 41, resulting in the third penalty in an many plays. The Raiders finally started their first drive on the 50-yard line and scored a touchdown five plays later.


At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Akers was foolish to play in this game. If you can't get through the kickoff wothout injuring yourself, then you had to know that you were nowhere near ready. A player has the duty to inform coaches when an injury needs rest. He almost cost us this game and may cost others if his injury has worsened.


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