Re: is brady,s knee effecting him mentally?
posted at 8/23/2009 6:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: is brady,s knee effecting him mentally?
[QUOTE]Z - you are correct with a couple exceptions - the severity and trauma of the initial damage and the reaction of the body to the surgery. I had two completely different experiences with each of my knees. My first was an explosive tear to the extent that the miniscus became misplaced and my knee was stuck. I did not come out of that surgery well with significant scar tissue build up and difficult rehab. My second injury was much less severe. The reaction from the surgery was great and I had and have had little issue with it since.
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
Yes, but he wouldn't be cleared to play if it were a compound knee injury like that. And we know he had no meniscus problems. If there were problems, he would still be out rehabbing at least.
As far as complications, you are correct. But once again, if he were having trouble planting because of stiffness they would be able to see it in practice, and he wouldn't go. A stiff tendon is more likely to tear again because it wasn't healed correctly. That is why many people have to get the operation several times before finally being healed. The difference with an athlete is that he wouldn't play in the interim.
Willis McGahee is the best example. He had a worst case scenario. His knee was totally blown up. Evry ligament, tendon, fraying of the cartilege. Torn up. It took him quite a while, but he is back, because, again, theoretically, it is like having three new tendons.
I wouldn't worry about any QB coming back from this. I would be more worried if there were bursar or mensicus issues, because those do come back. But if a ACL tears again, and it was done properly the first time, it is just bad luck.