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I was looking for Sid during the Spring game but I don't think he dressed. Whats his status?
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Sorry to hear about Sid, he's too young to have a phrase like "quality of life going forward" used to describe an injury. Hope he makes the best decision for him and his family.
He would make a great football recruiter.
Backs are tough man. I decided to stop my career due to my back being worn down. It's just not worth it to mess with your quality of life. Hate to hear that for him. Best of luck going forward though.
Scottie Pippen and Larry Johnson went from all-time greats to mediocre pros overnight due to back injuries. It's just not something you can play through. Best to heed the dr.'s advice and try to get the injury stable.
Think you may be on to something. Between Bolin and Sid, it seemed they were always supporting committed athletes by traveling to watch their games and constantly talking up the Ville. From his Father's post and the little insight we have, Sid will be a winner in whatever he chooses.
Yep, yep. No matter what, he's a Card and in the Card Family for life.
It may not be on the field, but Sid will have a place with this team. Hope to see him out there soon, and hope to hear from Manvoots on Sid's progress.
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Sorry I have been so silent, just didn't have anything concrete to share.
Sid's football career is over. They applied to the NCAA for a Medical waiver for him, which releases a scholarship back to the team, essentially ending his playing days. Charlie, the docs and the trainers all agree it isn't worth the risk for Sid to try and play again. His mom and I agree. Quality of life down the road is more important than anything.
He is still going to attend U of L and have a small part on the team whether it be assisting one of the coaches with recruiting, the equipment room or coach Moorer in the weight room.
Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.
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We wish to tell you that we appreciate your son and great family... words are hard to come by. All of us who are parents respect and appreciate the courage it has taken to reach this decision. Bottom line is that we must have the kid's best interest lead the way.
All careers end.. sometimes sooner than we anticipated. Your families love and enthusiasm are all appreciated. But, right now we share some of the sadness for you at a distance.
God bless you and family. (somehow I hope we can continue to hear from you as days go forward).
From your posts we can detect that your's is a very close knit family. What ever Sid decides to do in life, I'm sure he will be successful with the support and guidance that you provide.
I feel Sid's pain. I had offers to play football in college, but due to chronic back and knee problems and being only 17 when I graduated high school, my doctors advised against me playing anymore. At 29, I'm in a lot of pain everyday and can only imagine what my body would be like if I had put another 4-5 years of football on it. Best of luck to Sid in the future; things get better, take it from me! As hard as it was to give up football, life goes on.
Man I hate to hear that. Getting to know him through your posts was enjoyable. I'm sure he can use his positive attitude and outgoing personality to be successful in life. He sounds like a winner so he'll do well with his degree.
What is the prognosis for his long term recovery and comfort?
My son is only 2 yrs. old, and hopefully, your son will be coaching him at UofL in the future. Good luck to you all.
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