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Ahmad Brooks has an unusual injury

Posted on: August 8, 2010 10:21 am
Posted by Andy Benoit

Players on NFL injury reports usually have words like “shoulder”, “knee” or “ankle” next to their name. Very rarely does the word “kidney” show up. But such is the case with 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

Matt Barrow of the Sacramento Bee writes:

What was initially diagnosed as bruised ribs has turned out to be more serious for outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks. The team announced today that Brooks has a lacerated kidney. He missed today's practice and will sit out at least two more weeks when his kidney will be reevaluated.

The length of time a player misses with a kidney laceration depends on the severity of the injury and on how quickly an individual heals, which is why the 49ers have not put a time line on Brooks' recovery. Last year, for example, Chicago running back Garrett Wolfe injured his kidney on Nov. 8 and missed the rest of the season. Wolfe spent three days in the hospital recovering from the hit that damaged his kidney. Brooks, on the other hand, was walking around at practice today.

Brooks is not a household name, but the fifth-year pro is a crucial piece to San Francisco’s ascending defense. Uncanny speed and quickness (particularly in his first step) make Brooks the most dominant edge-rushing force the Niners have. He would start ahead of Manny Lawson if not for his lack of awareness in run defense.

Brooks had a career-high six sacks in somewhat limited action in 2009. He also forced four fumbles. The Niners re-signed him to a two-year contract this past offseason, knowing that if he’s healthy, he’s likely a double-digit sack artist.

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Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2010 5:14 pm

Ahmad Brooks has an unusual injury

Any type of trauma to the abdomen can cause the laceration.  a broken rib can also do the same. 

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2010 3:23 pm

Ahmad Brooks has an unusual injury

Not to be dumb or anything but how do you lacerate a kidney.  A laceration is a cut I think so did he get hit so hard something tore like the stuff connecting the Kidney to other parts of the body or did the Kidney itself tear.  I am not a medical student so I was just wondering.  Hope it gets better and he returns soon, it sure sounds bad!

Since: Aug 8, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2010 12:01 pm

Ahmad Brooks has an unusual injury

Can't help but wonder what he would have added to our defense if the Bengals hadn't cut him during their image rebuilding campaign.  Brooks, Maualuga and Dhani Jones as the starting LBs with Michael Johnson coming in on rush downs would have been one of the better LB corps in the division (if not the league).  He was a raw project during his time in Cincinnati - it figures he would blossom once he went to the 49ers!  Here's hoping your kidney heals and you're back to 100% Ahmad.  Our loss looks like the 49ers gain.

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