Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kemo likely done for 2009

No one is officially saying it, but Maake Kemoeatu's 2009 season ended before it began. He'll undergo achilles tendon surgery to repair a complete tear on Wednesday. Timetable (roughly) looks like this. Off his feet for 4 weeks after surgery. Then start rehab. So it's September before he stands up, and week 1 is September 13. He's done for the year, folks. It would be nothing short of a miracle if he can play before the season ends.

Panthers have to find a way to plug that gap. Kemo plays such a vital role in stopping the run, simply because of his size. It's still so early to try and determine who will be the guy to step in--he could be on the roster now, or be brought in later as a free agent. It's one of the spots we'll be keeping an eye on going forward.

The heat claimed one player-OL Duke Robinson had some heat related issues, and was taken off the field as a precaution. It's getting steamy down there...if you plan on checking out the workouts, bring plenty of your favorite hydrating beverage.

Tonight on Sports Night, we'll hear from Double Trouble (DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart), as well as Ryan Kalil, and others. Make sure you check it out at 10 p.m.

Mike Solarte

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