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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: McNair not injured in car crash

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 07:27 PM
Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was not harmed after a car accident Thursday -- just one week after undergoing surgery on his injured sternum.

According to police, a woman pulled out in front of McNair while driving down a one-way street and hit the quarterback's pickup truck. Jennifer Conrad told the authorities she was unfamiliar with the area and was attempting a U-turn.

The 24-year-old Conrad was cited for causing the accident and for driving without insurance.

McNair had surgery last Tuesday. The procedure involved removing a piece of bone from his hip and inserting it into an area of cartilage in his sternum, promoting bone growth that will replace the cartilage.

The 31-year-old Alcorn State product had been bothered by the injury, described as a bruised sternum, throughout the season. He played in just eight games and passed for 1,343 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Last year's co-MVP, McNair has battled through a multitude of ailments in his 10-year career. His aching body, along with the Titans' disappointing 5-11 season, has led him to mention the possibility of retirement.

The Titans expect McNair's initial time of recovery after the surgery to be six weeks, at which time he will be cleared to begin strengthening and conditioning workouts.

McNair has thrown for 23,980 yards and 140 touchdowns in his career.


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