Esky to see Neurologist

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  1. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    This is just bad. Even when Esky recovers, he'll still be suseptable to future concussions more easily than other players. I feel sorry for him.
  3. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Washington DC
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A knee to the head is nothing to take lightly. I hope it all works out, but it's going to take more than a couple of weeks. They need to take their time with this and make sure he's OK.
  4. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously, it's all about him getting better. With that being said, this team is looking thinner by the moment for this mass of games that are coming up in the next couple of months. Esky and Namoff were huge parts of our run last year. Management definitely needs to earn their paychecks and "discover" someone in the near future.
  5. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    That ********ing thug Reis.
  6. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
    Wow, this is bad news. I guess though it is how you look at it, I think it's best to let them be and get well and do what is needed to get back into commmision but this does hurt us. My wishes go out to Esky and Namoff to get well soon. We will DEFINITELY miss them this season. On a brighter note I must remind myself(perhaps it's that old blind ignorance) that we do have a good group of players that can up their games and have shown they have what is needed to do so. Stokes, Wilson, Boswell, Simms, and Nana all seem poised to make big contributions. I hope they can bring themselves to that next level. Once Q and Olsen are back(barring any injuries-knock on wood) we will see a resurgence, I think, in both their play. Regardless of the importance or necessity of this Gold Cup, playing with a different squad on that level can only do better things for them and in the long run for DC.

    If we can take a moment and try to remember last season when we were smacked with the injury bug backed up by call ups we were super super thin and it showed, most noticeably in the 5-1 drubbing we received from Dallas. If United can show the strength and determination they did in the second half of the Fire match on Wednesday night (God I really wished that one was televised) I think we can pull ourselves out of the spot we seem to be stuck in and still make a nice run into the playoffs. It's a long way til November so best we can do is hang on. Best wishes to Esky and Namoff.
  7. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GWS, guys. Your teamates will have to eat their power bars!

  8. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    The August 15th arrival of this years flavor of Argentine Savior seems years away. I hope Esky heals safely, United doesn't have a real sterling history of getting players mended with any degree of speed.
  9. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    I hope he recovers, he is a very nice young man and a great team player.
  10. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ??? WTF is this about? They can't find a specialist here? I think this is awfully peculiar.
  11. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    As said earlier by others, it's good they're seeing a specialist and the first, most important issue is the health of Alecko. Not even his playing availability--his health.

    As for going overseas, who cares where the specialists are. I thought Ronaldo came to the US for some work at one point. You go where the expertise is--the heck with national pride or geography. As for Namoff, I thought Nowak (who played with Munich 1860) had muscle pull problems--he may have a line on some expertise in Germany.

    That said, I also echo Ursula's thoughts. This ain't good. 3 concussions in 3 years. That doesn't include any that might have happened in college, olympics or other youth ball that we don't know about b/c he wasn't with United then.

    I'm not a medical doctor. Nor do I play one on TV. That said...
    1. This does increase his susceptability to further concussions.
    2. His recovery time ain't great. I know it depends upon the grade of the concussion. But that said, one of the markers of a real problem is longer and longer recovery times. And I suspect that is what we're seeing here.

    Ross Paule just retired b/c of concussions. Alan Mayer (GK in the NASL) had a problem with this (to the point where he wore a helmet in games and eventually retired b/c of this). This definitely is not good news.
  12. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    A concussion is a nasty, nasty thing. I've only had one and it knocked me on my ass for a while. I can't imagine having them as often and as bad as Esky. He just needs to take care of himself, then worry about soccer.
  13. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Distressing news. Best of luck, especially to Esky--that's nothing to play around with.
  14. owendylan

    owendylan Member

    May 30, 2001
    DC United
    Let's all chip in to get him a kevlar helmet, it might be his only hope. . .
  15. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    This is really bad news. Hopefully once he gets healthy this doesn't affect Alecko's attacking nature on the field.

    Heck, hopefully he gets healthy in the first place.
  16. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All the best to Esky for a fast, complete recovery. Nevertheless, he will have to be as careful as he can, not to pick up another concussion in short order.

    I can see how this might effect his game, to the extent that he probably won't challenge GKs/DEFs for 50/50 balls, the way that he used to.

    That's really tough luck!
  17. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I fear Eski may have no choice but to endure the modern soccer humiliation of white cleats - back in the day, they were for the dorks only (and no jokes about how I musta worn them when I played!) - and have to resort to the Full90 helmut.

    I say that with a gesting tone but there is nothing humorous about this issue and if the headband helps him stay healthy and be able to remember his name when he's 40, I say strap that puppy on.

    Besides, maybe it will be the lucky charm that breaks the goal-scoring drought.

    Regardless, here's to good health for both Alecko and Bryan.
  18. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I feel sorry for Esky. And if a helmut is necessary than I say "Do it Alecko, do it!"

    That said. Thread Title: "Esky to see Neurologist."....

    So when is Dema's appointment?
  19. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    Bad news for Esky and Namoff but our reserve team will be BRILLIANT.
  20. elconejito

    elconejito Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Where Homer Lives
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really really bad news for esky. I fear this may jeopardize his playing career. i thought this was only his second one? is it really the third in three years? I dont know if those helmet things actually work...

    good luck to namoff too. after seeing how long it takes our guys to get healed around here, i dont blame him for going overseas :rolleyes:
  21. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Get well soon, Alecko.
  22. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City

    Neurologist and Psychologist are two completely different things :D
  23. OutKast3000

    OutKast3000 New Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Is Esky the Troy Aikman of MLS?
  24. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    God, don't give him a Full 90 ....
  25. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Hey, it might look dorky - OK, there's no might; it DOES look dorky - but if it lets him keep playing, or keeps him from long-term neurological damage, I'm all for it.

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