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.