"Phat Albert" tore a ligament in his right elbow in 2003 but has played through the pain. After the 2007 season, he consulted with Dr. Andrews and was given three options: reconstruction, arthroscopy, or rest and "self-monitoring." He opted for the third, stating, "If it blows out, it’s going to blow out." So far, so good. He’s an MVP candidate this year.