Sounds Like Rucker Season Is Over

From the Truman Sports Complex

It appears that Martin Rucker’s attempt to get back into the NFL this season is going to die on the vine.

Injured last week during an OTA session, Rucker is headed for a second opinion on the diagnosis of torn ligaments in his right knee. That would then force a decision on whether to operate, or let the knee heal naturally. Either way, it would leave him unable to be fully rehab before the end of the 2012 season.

“It looks like he has a knee issue and he’s going to get a second opinion and then make some decisions,” Crennel said of Rucker. “It doesn’t look good overall on that one.”

A native of St. Joseph and product of the Mizzou football program, Rucker was drafted in 2008 by the Cleveland Browns and played five games that season. He was waived in ’09 and since then has had stints with Jacksonville, Miami, Dallas and the Chiefs.

2 Responses to “Sounds Like Rucker Season Is Over”

  • June 7, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Man, what a hard proffesion to get a foothold. It’s like my second favorite game: Pinball. 80% luck and 20% skill. It’s sad when a dream can’t quite, with no fault, come true. I hope he tries again. But if he doesn’t I’ll be happy to sit next to him in the stands.

  • June 8, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    That’s a shame. I really wanted to see the Mizzou kid give it a good shot. He might have given the Chiefs another receiving threat from the TE position. Maneri and O’Connell aren’t big-time pass catchers; so it’s Boss and Moeaki. And that’s fine as long a Moeaki comes back strong. I guess Tim Biere’s chances just got a little better; he does have some ball skills. I wonder if the Chiefs will put Rucker on IR, and if they’ll bring in another TE. I wish Rucker good luck and another shot.

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