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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Former Staples Footballer Mulcahy OK After Training Injury

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Sean Mulcahy: Recovering from neck injury. Bengals.com photo
Former Staples and UConn football standout Sean Mulcahy was injured during a training camp practice Monday morning with the Cincinnati Bengals in Georgetown, Ky. But he was back at camp hours later.

“The Bengals suffered a scary moment at Monday morning’s practice when they watched an ambulance drive on the field and take tight end Sean Mulcahy while strapped to a stretcher with a neck injury,” the team’s Web site, bengals.com said. 

“But by the time the Bengals practiced Monday night, Mulcahy was back at camp resting comfortably and ready to meet Tuesday with club doctors about his neck/spinal injury. He’s expected to have a full medical recovery but the continuation of his career will no doubt be discussed.”

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Mulcahy was running a blocking drill when the injury occurred, Bengals.com said. Public relations director Jack Brennan reported Mulcahy was joking and conversing with nurses at the University of Kentucky Trauma Center a short time after he was admitted, it said. 

Mulcahy, 25, played defensive tackle at Staples and then the University of Connecticut and has been in and out of the league since 2004 without playing in a game.

This was not the first neck injury for the 2000 Staples graduate. In 2004, he failed a physical with the Cleveland Browns after sustaining a neck injury during a UConn game the previous fall. (See WestportNow May 5, 2004)

During this past season in NFL Europa, he caught 16 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns after signing with the Bengals the week after this past season.

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