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Rox to move on without Francis…

“It is disappointing but in the state I’m in, it’s not fair to me, and it’s not fair to my team,” Francis said. “The chances of me returning this season are remote.”

jeff20francisFrancis’ quote only reiterates my earlier post about this putting the team in jeopardy and it certainly does. And while we all will wish Jeff Francis a speedy recovery. It still bothers me that had he not tried to hide the problem last season. And had decided on surgery at that time, then we’d probably instead be looking at having lost Francis for the firt part of the season. I understand athletes want to play through pain, but in Jeff’s case when the pain is in the part of your body that is your bread and butter and affords you the finer things in life. You have to think about doing what is best for you, your family as well as your teammates and organization. And disguising the injury was not what was best for all involved.

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