Well I will admit when I am wrong. During the game I got a text saying that Adam had a concussion. During one of my columns I reported that it was a concussion. Well, the early word was wrong, I was wrong. Adam has a cracked vertebrae and will likely miss the rest of the season. Even if he could return by the USF game in December, I hope he is wiser than some other players (especially one NFL linebacker in San Diego) and chooses to sit out until he is fully healed. Any injury involving the neck or spinal cord must be treated delicately. He is still eligible for a medical redshirt and could extend his Panther career by one year.
When he returns next year he will be guaranteed a starting spot even if his replacement (Greg Williams) has an all pro-season. He will still be a senior while Williams will be a redshirt sophomore. In this system seniority rules, so Adam, play it safe, sit out 2008 and use this time to progress and turn yourself into an NFL linebacker if you can.
All the best Adam.