Last I heard, he is experiencing ennui.
Last I heard, he is experiencing ennui.
However, there are factors at work here including the fact that we do not know the type or even the extent of the LCL repair. We also do not know for certain the extent of the ACL reconstruction -- i.e., were they able to use the old tunnels. Also, the math tends to be different for high caliber professional athletes as opposed to amateur athletes, as pros are generally able to re-strengthen their muscles at a faster rate (see Adrian Peterson). Most literature will say that a grafted ACL is at full strength after about 6 months; the question is the rest of the leg.
Potentially working against Robert would be the amount of scar tissue and other ancillary damage inside the knee, as a result of wear after the 2009 surgery. Again, not a single person on this message board knows the answer to that concern. It could be NO concern, it could be a large concern. Judging by Andrews' aggressive timetable, though, I would say it's a safe guess that Robert's knee was in otherwise "good shape."
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Last edited by TheDane; January-10th-2013 at 01:23 PM.
Yeah I think its unrealistic for everyone to expect people to come back as fast as Wes Welker or Adrian Peterson have from their injuries in the past (People forget how quickly Welker came back from his injury as well and hes looked just as quick as he ever was). However, I don't really think fans are "expecting" it, as much as they're just hoping for it.
Finally, and I say this with respect to people in a profession I can't begin to get into, while I'm sure there are a lot of well trained medical professionals in this country, it baffles me how quickly people who are working at regular, average clinics and hospitals and question the judgement of guys who are widely regarded throughout the country as one of the best in the field. Its akin to Trent Dilfer or Rex Grossman critiquing Peyton Manning. Doesn't mean they can't, but it rubs me the wrong way when they come off like they're a little more right than the guy.
I say this because theres been waves and waves of people chiming in, and so many comments come off as if this Dr. Andrews guy is new to the profession or something.
Last edited by Sekhmet187; January-10th-2013 at 12:31 PM.
Can RG3 borrow Santana's hyperbaric chamber to heal faster?
I think the fact is, we won't know anything until training camp until July and even then we won't really know, I doubt he takes one snap in preseason, if by miracle, he is 100%, so we will not know really anything 100% until the week before the Season Opener in September
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Timing for his return aside, here's the part of the debate I don't get. Robert hasn't look good in any game since he came back. He ran the offense as well as he could and made some plays, but he looked extremely limited v. Philly, Dallas, and the Seahawks. Now everyone is saying he should have been benched at the half. He never should have been playing in the first place! Not because I'm a Dr and knew the re0injury risk, but I thought he was having trouble leading a consistent offensive attack. This is not an attack on Shanahan, its an attack on the fans & media who are now screaming he should have been out at halftime of the Seahawks game. Where were you the previous 2 weeks?
Secondly, the discussion is now what will Robert look like when he comes back. Have you not watched the last 3 weeks? He looked like 60% of his normal self....There's no way he could look any worse post surgery because he had an obvious limp and couldn't push off, yet the majority didn't have an issue then. This whole thing is ridiculous on many levels. Injuries happen....With this injury in particular, there were so many variables in play (was it the brace or the injury? how bad was the aggravation?, etc...) that to think that he would have been ok to go for next season had they taken him out at the half is a carless assumption. It was the 4 week point in a 2-4 week injury, yet he still was hobbling and couldn't plant well before the injury. That's the reality. Everyone (coaches, fans, media, players) got into the hype around the division hunt.
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