Irby's injury included nerve damage, which is not recovering at the same rate as the rest of his knee. According to his doctor, he has progressed to light running, but will not be ready for competition until at least next season.
This is obviously not good news, but many of us were expecting the kind of injury Irby sustained to keep him out for most of this year already. Will the next David Thomas/Jermichael Finley with a team attitude please stand up?
Best wishes to Blaine and his rehab efforts, hopefully we'll have better news next summer.