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DEN CB De'Vante Bausby to IR (cervical sprain, avoids paralysis)

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Noteworthy for 3 reasons:

1.  Bausby was clearly winning the #2 CB job after Isaac Yiadom was miserable (only year 2, so can't throw in the towel, but still not ready), and Bryce Callahan moved to IR-return, and Kareem Jackson now our SS. 

2.  Bausby was a victim of friendly-fire, taking a hit to the head from Alexander Johnson.  The scary part - he was paralyzed for 30 minutes.   Basically his spinal cord had a mild contusion, but not so severe he remained paralyzed.  He's a lucky, lucky dude in that respect.

3.  He was one of the AAF grads who was awesome there - so now not only IR, but possibly his career in jeopardy.  You need at least 6+ weeks to let the ligaments heal in general, and i don't know of any neurologist in the post-Shazier era who will treat this lightly.   2019 likely is done, but also his career is in doubt.  That really sucks for DEN and him, especially as you need 4 years to get a pension and long-term medical benefits (it will only be for this year, if DEN parts ways next year).

If you needed a reminder of how brutal the sport can be, this is it.   Still happy he's walking.  Could have been far, far worse.

 

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This is the guy that was deflecting passes against the Packers, right? That guy looked good out there.

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You know it's bad or in the GD water when even Ex- Eagle CB's go down for other teams too? 

Glad to hear he's  NOT Paralyzed!!

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Wow, that sounds painful and scary. Good to hear he's recovering.

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this is scary, but what can be done about it? Even if the helmets were much different, this might have been a matter of momentum and angles and in this game these collisions happen.   Nice to see he is ok, and paralysis never lasted

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Such a shame for him because he had just won a starting job, and we know how starting CBs get paid in the NFL if he could establish himself.

Definitely the right decision to put him on IR. Rest and see how your body heals.

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