View Full Version : Holmes and Clark missing @ Denver?

07-28-2009, 12:58 PM
I`ve just read on the message board of the official Steelers site that Holmes and Clark will be missing due to the sickle cell traits that both of them have.
The high altitude and thin air apparantly.
I`ve tried to hunt around on the web including SF but can`t find anything to confirm this is the case.

07-28-2009, 01:00 PM
Well I wouldn't doubt it because that is where Ryan Clark got sick for a couple weeks in 07.

07-28-2009, 01:01 PM
Time for someone to step up that week.

Virginia Steeler
07-28-2009, 01:01 PM
not true at all

Holmes' son has it...he does not


07-28-2009, 01:30 PM
not worried about it...Kyle Orton doesnt scare me.

both could sit out and we'd win haha
Mundy will step in and do work

07-28-2009, 02:35 PM
I know Clark is out for that game; he almost died last time he played in Denver. Holmes I hadn't heard anything about. We ought to be fine, since Denver sucks at offense and defense and come to think of it, basically football in general.

Virginia Steeler
07-28-2009, 02:47 PM
Again....Santonio Holmes does not have SCA ...

move along now, nothing to see here.

07-28-2009, 05:15 PM
ummmmmm..........I don't have the link but not long ago, Santonio admitted to having the same symptoms as a child that his son has and that he now thinks he shares the same diagnosis. I doubt they'll take a chance with him.

07-28-2009, 05:33 PM
Don't know about Holmes and I'm doubtful about that one, but considering that Clark came damn close to dying as a result of complications due to playing in our last game in Denver, err on the side of caution and give him that week off. Clark's well being and long-term health is paramount and takes priority here.

07-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Just to clarify...Holmes only carries the trait.

As a youngster, Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes experienced pain that racked his body similar to what his seven-year-old son endures today.

As a child, Holmes didn't know the source of that pain but he knows now.

His son has sickle-cell disease.

"I went through the same thing as a kid same pain in my stomach all the time, arms just start hurting for no reason," Holmes said following a recent workout at Disney's Wide World of Sports. "I never knew what it was until I just found out in May that I have sickle cell 25 years. Now, I know why he's going through all those things I did."

Holmes was born with the sickle-cell trait, a genetically inherited blood disease. His son, Santonio III, has sickle-cell disease, which appears in one out of every 5,000 people,


07-28-2009, 05:51 PM
If I were Clark, I would never set foot in that city every again. I don't blame him for not playing.

07-28-2009, 05:59 PM
If I were Clark, I would never set foot in that city every again. I don't blame him for not playing.

My son actually asked Ryan Clark that question last year on the Official Steelers site.

Are there any lingering fears or doubts about your medical situation that would make you hesitate on putting the big hit on an opposing player?

Ryan Clark: No. If we got back to Denver I might be a little nervous. But as far as my health I am ready to play.


07-28-2009, 06:05 PM
Just to clarify...Holmes only carries the trait.

At the same time, the article acknowledges that Santonio has experienced symptoms before. So him missing the Denver game isn't really out of the question. Only time will tell I guess.

07-28-2009, 06:22 PM
It's Denver. :noidea:

07-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Yeah, I DEFINITELY would not play Clark in Denver. Aint no way!!

Have a seat, AT HOME. Enjoy the game. You are going to be a healthy scratch. Nothing personal, well, yeah, completely personal, we need you too much.

Galax Steeler
07-29-2009, 03:27 AM
I would say Holmes will play but Clark will probably be up in the air. After what he went through in Denver I wouldn't take any chances.