Easy does it at NFL training camps

Page 2's Jim Armstrong says NFL training camps are more Club Med than Club Dread for today's players.

Updated: July 29, 2003, 4:14 PM ET
By Jim Armstrong | Special to Page 2

If Kobe Bryant is the most embarrassed man in Colorado these days, Daryl Gardener is a close second.

Gardener, signed to a $39-million free-agent contract to anchor the Broncos' defensive line, won't play a down at training camp. He underwent surgery the other day to repair torn ligaments in his right wrist, sidelining him for upwards of two months.

So how did he sustain the injury? No, he wasn't pumping iron. Nor did he fall down during a post-workout jog or take a tumble ...

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