Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011
By Tracey Myers
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has gotten plenty of criticism after suffering a sprained MCL injury on Sunday. But Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell, who suffered the same injury earlier this season, said he shouldnt.
Campbell missed the first month of the season when he suffered an MCL sprain to his right knee in an October preseason game. To Campbell, who thought at first he could play on that knee but soon found out his couldn't, the injury was nothing to snicker about.
As soon as I got back to the room here, OK, somethings going on here. It's starting to to tighten up. Something's going wrong, Campbell recalled about the night he got hurt. I know when I was rehabbing, I wasnt able to do anything laterally for about three weeks. I dont know anything about Jay Cutler, but Id just like to see everyone put in his position when you go out there and you cant move around.
Cutler was barely taken out of Sundays NFC Championship when reaction ran rampant, especially on the internet. Campbell said it was pretty disappointing the reaction of it all.
You just dont react right away. You find out whats going on then react for a guy like that. You feel bad for him, his friends and family. Hopefully everyone can somehow apologize to a guy like that.
Anybody can grab a phone and say, I couldve walked around with my knee. True warriors know what guys do. He was sacked. beaten on the last two years. He just keeps going about his business.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.