Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Sep 2010

Montario Hardesty Tears ACL, Gone for Year

OK, let's see what the excuse will be for not playing Jerome Harrison now. Too much Peyton Hillis love?

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 03 Sep 2010

13 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 10:02am by Andrew Potter


by Nathan :: Fri, 09/03/2010 - 1:40pm

Peyton Hillis was the Jerome Harrison of Denver, so either way it's a win. I love both of those guys.

by Dice :: Fri, 09/03/2010 - 7:16pm

Grabbed Harrison in round 14. Hoping it works out...

by Eddo :: Fri, 09/03/2010 - 8:47pm

He lasted until the 14th round in your draft? Holy moly.

by buzzorhowl (not verified) :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 10:13am

Seriously. I think I took him in the 7th?

by Dice :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 2:42pm

The rest were afraid to take him. I didn't realize he was still there until after I'd picked up my targeted players, like Brees, etc.

by cisforcookie (not verified) :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 12:34pm

So is there a consensus nowadays on the impact of an ACL tear on a player? Does the knee remain weakened or is it returned to as good as new, and if so how quickly?

by tuluse :: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 12:06am

From what I understand repaired ACLs are actually stronger than the original one.

It takes about 18 months to fully recover, however.

by TomC :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 1:21pm

I just traded for Harrison a week ago, but the good (non-ffl-dominated) part of my brain thinks this is really too bad. The few times I saw Hardesty this preseason he looked like the real deal --- he hit the hole fast, angry, and with his pads low, and he was hard to tackle.

by TomC :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 1:27pm

Also, Harrison has been all fumbly this preseason, so I still wouldn't be surprised to see him on the bench opening day. (Sorry for the double post.)

by bubqr :: Sun, 09/05/2010 - 6:03am

Hardesty always looked good, but always was injured too.

by Xian :: Sat, 09/04/2010 - 7:38pm

Curses. I grabbed Hardesty as a late round flier, was pleased to see he was moving up the depth chart, and now this. Oh well, at least I have a spot for a backup QB now.

by Dean :: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 9:43am

This is why you wait until the last minute to have your draft. I'll not be picking him tonight.

Seriously? Why would you possibly have had your draft last week?

by Andrew Potter :: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:02am

My keeper league's draft was last Sunday. We've 20 owners, mostly married men with kids, spanning two continents and six timezones. That's simply the time we could get most people online, hence that's when we had our draft.