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Old 09-13-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

I had Demarco Murray and Jeremy Beal go down early in the season for several weeks. Murray should have been back by my final reg season game, but instead was "doubtful"....then a few game weeks later I play in the big 12 title, he's still not back, but "questionable"!!! Beal, who should have been back by the Big 12 title, was also listed as "doubtful" Mind you, I had 2 weeks off in between my last game & the Big 12 title game.

Skip to the bowl game now, and both are STILL on the injury list!! Murray is "probable", and Beal is still "doubtful", I believe.

I'm not an idiot, and I understand what the terms mean, but my thing is, it doesnt seem to make sense in this game the way it's implemented

What gives.....does the game not count the weeks/months in between games towards injury recovery?

Anybody else having this issue?


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Old 09-13-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

Maybe the had a sit back in rehab.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

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I had Demarco Murray and Jeremy Beal go down early in the season for several weeks. Murray should have been back by my final reg season game, but instead was "doubtful"....then a few game weeks later I play in the big 12 title, he's still not back, but "questionable"!!! Beal, who should have been back by the Big 12 title, was also listed as "doubtful" Mind you, I had 2 weeks off in between my last game & the Big 12 title game.

Skip to the bowl game now, and both are STILL on the injury list!! Murray is "probable", and Beal is still "doubtful", I believe.

I'm not an idiot, and I understand what the terms mean, but my thing is, it doesnt seem to make sense in this game the way it's implemented

What gives.....does the game not count the weeks/months in between games towards injury recovery?

Anybody else having this issue?
Happens in real sports all the time.
Jay Bruce was listed as day to day and probable 12 games ago and still hasnt played.
IRL doctors have no idea how long different athletes will take to come back from different injuries. Some guys are always able to come back quicker the others.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

If a guy has an injury and is out 6 weeks, that means he doesn't really even get to practice until that time is over. He isn't 100% healthy yet. For example, if you've ever broken a bone and had to have a cast, it still takes a while after you get the cast off to be able to use that arm/leg fully.

Even if the guy is 'doubtful' you can still play him by going to the injury screen while playing a game. It just means he's not 100% yet (and maybe is at a risk of re-injury).

Personally, I don't think there are nearly enough minor week to week, gameday decisions. I know in the NFL there are always a bunch of guys on the injury report listed as questionable or probably with nagging injuries like hamstrings or back problems that you don't really see in the games. There should be more multiple-week injuries that guys can still play through (at a slightly lower level).
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

THis is pretty realistic and it's a welcome change. The cut and dry "3 week injury" is very unrealistic and never happens that way in real life. Look at Fantasy football ... anybody with Fred Jackson, Sidney Rice, or some of those guys who got banged up in pre-season... we've all been watching injury reports to see if our players are coming back, it's always a game time decision with those injuries. Or Matt Stafford who went down yesterday is "probably" out for 6 weeks... So, he probably won't be back at full playing power by week 7, as soon as the 6 weeks is up. But then again, you have a guy like Wes Welker who many predicted wouldn't play till mid-way thru this season, and he's catching a TD pass on his second catch of the day.

I like how they did this. You CAN play them if they are questionable or probable, it's your decision... click on their name in the injury report and chose "sub in" or whatever the choice is.

I think it's a great way to do it... and like Steelers1 said, I wish that there were more week to week, gameday decisions. Seems like with one of the patches or tuners they tuned injuries down for the player because I'm getting far fewer than I used to.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

Oh, I didn't know you can force play them.

OK, that's what I'm gonna do. Makes no sense for a guy to get hurt against Texas, be out for 7 weeks and still not be back by the bowl game. It's stupid to me. Why not just say he's out for the year....
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

I started my QB who was "probable" and it was a disaster, couldn't complete a pass and had 4 INT's. I think I threw eight total INTs on the year, he was just terrible that game. I put him back on the shelf until he was 100% healthy. Cool little touch by EA.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:03 PM   #8
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

You guys can say it's realistic all you want. But, fact is, when I watch in real life and I see some player is listed as "questionable" one week, almost 100% of the time he's back playing the very next week after that. And if it says "probable" he's definitely back out on the field the next week for sure.

Meanwhile, I'm sitting on about 6 weeks and they're still out.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:35 PM   #9
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

Well, if the game says doubtful, questionable or probable, that's like they are playing at; less than 60%, less than 40% and less than 30% of their total ability. And it also means virtually 100% likelihood for them to be hurt WORSE the first time they take or give a BIG hit.

Rush them back and they WILL be out for the season...don't know if they have CEI in NCAA but they do in a LOT of games...just be ready for the "cause-effect" thing.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #10
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Re: WTH is up with this "Questionable/Doubtful/Probable" injury stuff?

I could be mistaking NCAA with another game, but I think even if a player is probable and has a leg injury his attributes drop in things such as speed, agility, spin move, juke move, etc...
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