Terrance West mocks injury reports on Twitter

A source is quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Terrance West has been put on the non-football injury list due to a failed conditioning test, but that was quickly disputed by the Browns’ rookie runner on Twitter.

Regardless of what’s happening with this story, the fact that West himself says he’s healthy, passed his test and good to go, is good news for Browns fans. It will also be interesting to see how all this shakes out.

Not that it’s a big deal, but we don’t know exactly how Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer plan to handle the information regarding injuries. Eric Mangini treated injuries with the same paranoia that the elderly treat their social security number and Pat Shurmur wasn’t much better. Although Shurmur’s communication issues were far greater than a penchant for secrecy.

So, I am a bit curious to see if this new Browns crew has any issue with a rookie player disputing reports and giving out injury status updates via Twitter.

  • MrCleaveland

    Well, Craig, since you’re not elderly and paranoid, I assume you won’t mind sharing your Social Security number with the rest of us. (Smiley face thing.)

  • I never understood how, or why injuries are made public. All that is needed is the players status for the next game.

  • RGB

    Las Vegas. 😉

  • It just seems highly invasive, and a little illegal.

  • RGB

    I’m not disagreeing. Just saying…

  • I guess it’s an occupational observation as an insurance guy. I’m amazed when people call me for something and then won’t give me information I need to give them what they want.

  • MrCleaveland

    I guess it depends on whether you really, truly NEED the information or not. Or can you conduct the transaction without it?

    Lots of people ask us all the time for personal information that is none of their business and not necessary for them to know. And I used to blithely give it out without a second thought.

    But not anymore. Now I always ask them why they want to know. It’s not paranoia, it’s smart. There are way too many security breaches out there and long lists of people who have had their identity stolen. I don’t need that hassle.