Re: [patriotzip] Mrs. B's Annual Training Camp Reports 7/30 PM
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Calf injury keeps Cloud out of practices
FOXBORO -- Mike Cloud was in the hospital yesterday because of an injured calf and missed both of the Patriots' training camp practices.
It's unknown how this setback will affect the Portsmouth native's chances of making the team.
Cloud, who seemed to be quick, surehanded and explosive in drills through the first week of camp, practiced Tuesday afternoon and didn't appear to have any difficulties.
The extent of the injury isn't known. Cloud was said by a source to have been feeling "pressure" in the muscle.
Belichick did not mention anything about Cloud's injury in his press conference yesterday morning.
This stands as the latest setback for Cloud in his quest to catch on with the Patriots. After four seasons of seeing limited duty with the Chiefs, Cloud (a second-round pick out of Boston College in 1999) was a free agent.
But a positive test for steroids in a random drug test administered by the league late last season resulted in a four-game suspension that he'll have to serve at the beginning of this season.
Cloud said he never knowingly took the performance-enhancer (he contended it was in a protein powder), and the league was sympathetic, but the suspension stood.
Interest dried up until the Patriots worked Cloud out in mini-camp and then signed him to a one-year deal.
--TOM E. CURRAN----- Original Message -----From: KarenTo: ziplistSent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 5:32 AMSubject: Mrs. B's Annual Training Camp Reports 7/30 PM.Big question of the day??? Where is Cloud? I didn't see him this morning, nor tonight and didn't even see him as part of the bike brigade. Hope there's nothing to this story.....Mrs. B
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