Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Dennis Allen Downplays Sebastian Janikowski Injury


Either Dennis Allen has no reason to worry about entering the regular season with a hobbled Sebastian Janikowski or he’s trying to save the panic button for a more appropriate occasion.

When Jano left Saturday’s game with a groin injury it didn’t at all look like there was no cause for concern. Not after seeing SeaBass flop around on the training table and certainly not when you consider his struggles with a similar injury one year ago.

But Allen is selling us all on the its-not-as-bad-as-it-looked angle as evident by the following quote lifted from CSN Bay Area.

“He’s got basically a sore groin. He’s a little tight but doesn’t seem to be any pull or defect in the muscle or anything like that, so I don’t anticipate it being a big deal. I don’t really anticipate that being anything that really carries over into the regular season.”

Let’s hope Allen is telling his honest opinion as opposed to the Hue Jackson method of calling every injury a “ding” then acting surprised when those men with “dings” aren’t in action come Sunday. For SeaBass its being reported that there is a chance he might suit up this Thursday in Seattle. That seems like a stretch. What’s most important of all is having Janikowski good to go for the regular season when these games actually count.

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