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New Orleans Saints head trainer Scottie Patton comes to Jonathan Vilma's rescue

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Patton cites Vilma’s  injury history in the sworn affidavit that he submitted with great concern for the serious, long term effect that the September injury will have on the linebacker.

Patton emphasizes that without careful monitoring, he feels that Vilma will push himself further than he should.

“If Mr. Vilma ultimately is permitted to play at the beginning of this season, missing out on the rigors of training camp would expose him to a greatly increased risk of injury,”

Because of a recent blood treatment performed by Dr. Peter Wehling in Germany just weeks ago, Vilma was able to run for the first time in months.  Patton carefully outlines this specific treatment in his affidavit, along with details of Vilma‘s November and January surgeries.



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  • larryjames836

    The owners need to step up and put the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his place they don’t need the NFL to be that harsh. If the owners do not step up Goodell are going to broke the NFL down. Roger Goodell are using this CBA as his shield he is know good for the NFL players legs are important to them what if he has serious medical problems with his legs. I don’t care if there was a bounty program these players are not animals now days the animals has more rights than people’s. And anyone out there think Roger Goodell is right at what he is doing you just as sick as he is. And you owners these players are you guys material you owners suppose to stand up for these players. All of the players from all 32 teams need to strike on the NFL take it into a lockout I’m on the real this don’t make scent. Like I said all players you guys are in trouble one day you might be like Vilma its time to stand up for you guys medical benefits back its something about this CBA its not benefiting the players its covering the NFL not giving the players know rights it is against the players.