Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/26/12
Sean Mannion is the starting quarterback for the Oregon State Beavers.  However, he has not held that role in the past few weeks.  Cody Vaz has stepped in while Sean Mannion has been recovering from a torn meniscus.  Vaz has done an exceptional job as the Beavers have continued their winning streak, but rumors have it that he will be ready to start again this week. Before he gets under center, I thought we could take a peek into his knee. Now, I am no orthopedist (although I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express) but I thought it would be helpful to take a look at the injury and what it might mean for the rest of the season. Basically, your knee is filled with cartilage.  Cartilage is a stiff yet flexible connective tissue that is found in the knee as well as many other areas of the body.  It can be found between the bones, in the rib cage, the ears, the nose, the elbows, the ankles and the knee.  Cartilage is composed of specialized cells and acts as insulation for your knee.  I...
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