Call It a Medical Miracle: Kenny Phillips Will Start Week One For The NY Giants

September 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips has achieved what many, including myself, once deemed impossible: a starting position on opening week of the 2010 season.
Rewind to this time last year and the buzz on Phillips was red-hot. NFL analysts were falling over themselves lauding Phillips’ talent and instincts. While Phillips was entering his first season as a starter, he showed enough promise his rookie year to have people excited.
After two games where Phillips looked like a dominant defender, the other shoe dropped harder than I can remember; Phillips was out for the season. And it wasn’t because he tore a ligament like his ACL, MCL or PCL, which would have been better than the reality.
It was because Phillips, a second year NFL player at the age of 22, had patellofemoral arthritis. What that means is that Phillips had degenerative arthritis so advanced he had little to no cartilage left in his knee.
To give you an idea of how serious this is there was s...

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