According to the latest article on QuakeMagic Also among the casualties was 2003 playoff hero Chris Roner. The Cal-Berkeley grad was attempting a comeback following a radical cartilage transplantation procedure on his right ankle last year. According to Kinnear, Roner's inability to recover quickly following practices and games led to the decision to part ways with the utility man. "I think it's safe to say that right now, [the ankle] still hurts him," added Kinnear. "I think this year he just needs more time [to heal]. He's the first guy to have had this surgery and try to play professional sports, so it's kind of an unknown for everybody."