Thursday, January 25, 2007

Foles' surgeon optomistic

Nick Foles, ASU's 6-5 dynamo QB recruit from Texas, had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum on his throwing shoulder. Here's the good news:

- His doctor is Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., quite literally THE orthopedic surgeon for athletes in the U.S.

- Dr. Andrews did a similar surgery on Drew Brees last year and said Foles' injury was not as bad. Brees, who also prepped in Texas, sent text messages of encouragement to Foles.

- His four-month rehab should have him ready to throw by fall camp.

If you're looking for something to speculate on here, Erickson and two assistants went to Austin to make sure Foles was ready to throw this summer. That's a long way to go and a lot of staff to take with you to tell a kid you haven't signed to an LOI yet to be ready to throw entering a season with a junior incumbent starter at QB.

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