Charlie Weis Wants to Avoid Knee Surgery For Now...

ThomasSenior Writer ISeptember 14, 2008

Charlie Weis see, Charlie Weis do. Only a week after Tom Brady injured his knee, his former coach, Charlie Weis injured his knee also.

For those of you a bit behind the times, before Weis was coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. That was from 2000-2004. In 2004, he became head coach of Notre Dame. Now back to the article.

In the game against Michigan on Saturday, Coach Weis was injured in a bizarre accident. During the second quarter of Notre Dame's 35-17 victory over Michigan on Saturday, Weis suffered major injuries to his left knee when Irish defensive end John Ryan was blocked into him during a punt return.

According to him, he never saw it coming. Apparently, he never learned the football lesson: always be alert. Weis returned to the sidelines in the second half with his knee wrapped up and himself on crutches.

For those of you who haven't seen the video, just go to this link.

Originally, he was going to have surgery on his knee this week, but now he's considering putting the operation off.

He said to reporters: "The MCL we just let tighten up, and then the ACL, if we need to address it down the road, we'll address it down the road," Weis said Sunday. "I certainly would not do it anytime we have a game. If I did it at all, it would be a bye week or after the season."

Until then, I recommend he stands behind a lineman during plays...or he could do what he wants.

He went on to say: "I'll probably place myself a little different. I like to try to stay somewhere around the 50-yard line. Certainly on offense, I'll always try to stay behind the ball. And then on defense, I'll probably try to stay behind [the opponent's offense]."