Denver Broncos' Rod Smith needs another hip surgery, career could be over Print
Written by Admin   
Friday, 28 December 2007 10:27
NFL Headline News

 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -Rod Smith needs another operation on his surgically repaired left hip, and his NFL career could be over.
The Denver Broncos co-captain revealed Friday he needs another surgery. There's a strong possibility he'll require an artificial hip replacement, which almost certainly would end his 13-year NFL career.
``It's hard. Because, honestly, it could be the end of my career. It could be my last game as a professional athlete. My last game with the Denver Broncos could be this Sunday,'' said Smith, who has been out all season. ``That in itself is really emotional, but at the same time I'm blessed to be here this long.''
Smith had been getting treatment at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., where he had a microfracture hip operation in February. He recently saw a specialist in Los Angeles, and surgery was scheduled there for next month.
Undrafted after a standout career at Missouri Southern, Smith made the team in 1995 after a season on the practice squad, embarking on a journey that included three trips to the Pro Bowl and two Super Bowl rings.
``I have a lot of memories, but the thing is not over, our season is not over,'' Smith said. ``So, I'm trying to respect everybody that's out there and make sure I don't take anything away from them. That's what I've been real hesitant to speak to anybody about it, because honestly I'm at the point where I still don't know exactly what's going on.
``I just know my leg still hurts. It's worse now than it was last year. It's worse now than it was before I actually had surgery. So I'm not comfortable. I have to get to a point where I'm comfortable.''
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 7/2
DENVER BRONCOS 7/2
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 4/1
GREEN BAY PACKERS 7/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 9/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 11/1
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 12/1
CHICAGO BEARS 12/1
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com