August 19, 2007

Cause for concern?

Sweed talks about the wrist injury

Texas senior wide receiver Limas Sweed addressed the media for the first time on Friday since injuring his left wrist in Wednesday's practice and he reported that the injury was minor in nature and it shouldn't have a big impact on his preparations on the upcoming season.

"From the looks of it, you'd think it's broken in about 30 different spots, but we're just being cautious, that's all," Sweed said.

Despite the claims that he would be back in time for the season opener, Sweed was vague when answering questions about the injury and his body language and tone suggested that there might be more to the injury than meets the eye.

When asked what the doctors have told him they'd like to see before releasing him for full contact, Sweed replied, "It's just one of those things that you'll just have to find out later on. They haven't really said anything. They gave me a certain mark point and we'll just have to see how it goes. They've never really said that by a certain date we want you to do this."

Sweed said that he injured his wrist during the scrimmage when he landed wrong on the heels of making a catch on a slant route. As far as bold proclamations are concerned, Sweed seemed to go back and forth between giving somewhat confident and unsure remarks about the injury

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