Saturday, February 21, 2009

Max Sapp found a quick (though ridiculously awful) way to lose 50 pounds

I’m just really waiting to see what the doctor says in terms of what he can and cannot do, but he’s going to be on a separate program,” Bennett said. “It’s going to take him some time for him to get back. I don’t anticipate him starting the season on time. I mean, it’s going to take at least a month, if not longer.

“Actually he’s going to report sometime next week to start working in the weight room and just start doing some baseball stuff. But it’s going to be some time until he’s back in the regular swing of things with the other guys.”

Sapp, who weighed about 240 pounds before tangling with viral meningitis, now weighs about 195.

“And at that point we’re going to put a plan together to try to get him back on a program,” Bennett said. “He’s lost probably 40 pounds. He’s still on medication. He’s still getting his memory. There’s a lot of things that he has to relearn, a lot of baseball stuff that he has to relearn. Memory is starting to come back to him, but it’s going to take some time.”

Yeah, before we go over footwork, let's make sure he remembers things like...I don't know...birthdays and family names.