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Meyer makes swift recovery

Erik Meyer was told 8-12 weeks of recovery time by medical staff in Los Angeles and 6-8 weeks when he had surgery in Spokane. He came back from a broken collarbone in 5 1/2 weeks.

More on Meyer's recovery and what it means to the Shock here.

Meyer activated from IR

Spokane has activated quarterback Erik Meyer from injured reserve, roughly 5½ weeks after suffering a collarbone injury against Los Angeles.

“It’s great that he healed a lot faster than normal,” coach Andy Olson said in a release. “Having his surgery done with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists and the treatment he’s got to this point with PT Associates and our team trainer Julie Woolf has been fantastic. They’ve done a good job of taking care of him and he’s done a good job of taking care of himself.”

The Shock (6-6), who went 1-4 with Meyer on injured reserve, face a key divisional game at San Jose (8-4) on Saturday. Meyer, the AFL’s most valuable player last year, is 3-0 in his Shock career against the SaberCats with 16 passing touchdowns, five rushing TDs and zero interceptions.

 

Shock out of tune since Meyer injury

Spokane continues to struggle without quarterback Erik Meyer, who suffered a broken collarbone against L.A. last month.

Most figured Spokane's production would drop but its scoring average has slipped nearly 20 points per game. The defense has played  well the last five games but it hasn't been enough to overcome an offense that scored between 28 and 41 points in four of those games.

Here's a link to my weekly Shock notebook, which focuses on the offense's struggles.

There's no timetable set on Meyer's return but the 2013 AFL MVP amped up his cardio work Tuesday while his teammates were practicing nearby.

Meyer has surgery, out at least 6 weeks

Shock quarterback Erik Meyer, injured in Sunday's win over the L.A. Kiss, had surgery Tuesday to repair a broken collarbone, team officials confirmed. He's expected to miss at least six weeks.

No. 2 quarterback Jarrett Brown is on injured reserve. Wide receiver Rashaad Carter, who played quarterback in high school, replaced Meyer and accounted for six touchdowns, two passing and four rushing.

Spokane is searching for potential replacements but the AFL is already short of proven quarterbacks on its current rosters. The pool for experienced quarterbacks looking for work is shallow, at best. The Shock entertain Pittsburgh on Friday.

Shock media day is Wednesday so we'll probably have an update tomorrow on the QB situation.

More below.

 

Meyer making most of return

Erik Meyer had just mentioned Spokane's strong team chemistry during a television interview when 4 or 5 of his teammates snuck up behind him and starting imitating his touchdown dance, drawing chuckles from everyone nearby.

After two frustrating, injury filled seasons, Meyer and the Shock have been a perfect fit in 2013. The former EWU quarterback is a leader in the locker room and dominating on the field. More on Meyer's journey here.

(Note: Meyer's AFL career began in Spokane, not Utah as stated in the article. A correction will run in Friday's S-R.)

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