49ers TE Delanie Walker’s Jaw Injury Still Lingers

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    In the pantheon of NFL injuries, it probably ranks below Ronnie Lott And The Severed Pinkie, but it’s still enough to give one pause: Delanie Walker still can’t feel part of his face. This week, the 49ers tight end said he severed nerves on the left side of his face as a result of the broken jaw he suffered on Dec. 24 in a win at Seattle. Walker still has some isolated numbness as a result of the injury, which, he said, doesn’t affect him on the field (or his eating, for that matter). He’s been told that area could remain numb permanently if he doesn’t regain sensation within the next few years. The left side of Walker’s face was completely numb when he played in the NFC Championship Game, 29 days after his injury. “I’m still going to play football fast,†Walker said. “When you think about injuries, you’re going to get hurt. I don’t think about it at all.â€

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
  2. bossco

    bossco Rookie

    Keep representing for P-town.

    9ers n lakers on my razr maxx(tapralk)

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