Tag:Stacy Andrews
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Stacy Andrews suffering from blood clots in lungs

S. Andrews has been hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As if the Giants haven’t had enough injury problems this season, now they’ve lost backup offensive lineman Stacy Andrews for today. Not for anything that happened on the field, but because he’s in the hospital with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs.

That’s the announcement the Giants made Sunday morning, and (via the NY Times) the team says it believes the blood clots started in Andrews’ legs and then traveled to his lungs.

In case you’re not familiar with pulmonary embolisms, WebMD explains that it’s “the sudden blockage of a major blood vessel (artery) in the lung, usually by a blood clot. In most cases, the clots are small and are not deadly, but they can damage the lung. But if the clot is large and stops blood flow to the lung, it can be deadly. Quick treatment could save your life or reduce the risk of future problems.”

So, that’s kinda scary, right?

Andrews, though, should be OK. The Giants expect to be released from the hospital by Monday.

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Posted on: September 14, 2010 11:55 pm
 

Seahawks offensive line reeling after Unger loss

Posted by Andy Benoit
M. Unger
The Seahawks have placed second-year right guard Max Unger on Injured Reserve (toe). Losing a starting offensive lineman is always tough; exacerbating matters is the fact that left tackle Russell Okung is still on the mend with a high ankle sprain.

Veteran Chester Pitts could be a suitable replacement for Unger, but with Okung out, Pitts is needed at tackle. That leaves either former Bronco Ben Hamilton or recently-acquired tackle Stacy Andrews. Hamilton, a zone-blocking veteran, struggles with power. But then again, so did Unger. Andrews would be the more dynamic option, but prior to be trading from Philadelphia, he ripped the Eagles coaching staff for making him play guard.

The only other backup lineman on the roster is Evan Dietrich-Smith, an undrafted second-year player from Idaho State.

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Posted on: September 4, 2010 10:53 am
 

Stacy Andrews sensing his end in Philly?

Posted by Andy BenoitS. Andrews

On Friday, the Eagles traded for versatile Cardinals offensive lineman Reggie Wells. As we – and every other half-sentient observer of the Eagles – suggested, this didn’t look like great news for incumbent Eagles right guard Stacy Andrews.

Andrews would agree. We’re going to republish a few things the Eagles offensive lineman said to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. You decide for yourself whether or not this is a man who senses he’s about to get cut.

"I felt like I was pretty solid in there [against Kansas City, his last preseason action], but I guess they felt otherwise," Andrews said. He said he hasn't gotten any indication from coaches he is on shaky ground.

Andrews said he thinks he is making progress learning to play right guard, but "I would not have signed here from the jump" to be a guard.

"I got signed to play right tackle," he said…

"Howie [Roseman, the general manager] reassured me I would be the guy at right guard," he said. "I wouldn't have signed [the reworked deal] to be the third guy."

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