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SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 05:51 PM
I have some good news. A friend of mine has a gym and was working out with Cushing and my friend indicated nothing negative and was very positive so this is a good thing. I don't trust the Texans medical staff so I was happy to see this.

http://i42.tinypic.com/5bp5vs.jpg

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Old Miss Texan knows the guy on the right just so you know that I am not bull ****ting. Would tell you the name of the gym but it's probably best not to.

paycheck71
05-18-2013, 07:23 PM
I don't trust the Texans medical staff


Glad to hear Cush is doing well.

I've always wondered, though. When people say that they don't trust the Texans med staff, do they mean that they don't think their doctors are competent? Or do they mean that the med staff don't have the players' best interest in mind, only the Texans? Or do they mean the they don't share every medical detail with the world, and at times maybe mislead the world?

thunderkyss
05-18-2013, 07:28 PM
The thing that worries me about the Med staff, is that they have Matt Schaub out there playing on a broken foot. They cleared Andre for 100% duty when they should have erred on the safe side, same with Foster.

Newton was out there playing on a bum knee, then had to have "major" surgery after the season.

They didn't know Cushing was pregnant.

The list goes on & on.

paycheck71
05-18-2013, 07:41 PM
The thing that worries me about the Med staff, is that they have Matt Schaub out there playing on a broken foot. They cleared Andre for 100% duty when they should have erred on the safe side, same with Foster.

Newton was out there playing on a bum knee, then had to have "major" surgery after the season.

They didn't know Cushing was pregnant.

The list goes on & on.

I think, in general, the NFL culture, when it comes to injuries, is to be a cowboy, rub some dirt on it, and keep playing. Do you remember how much grief Cutler caught when he pulled himself out of a playoff game two years ago because of an injury? A legitimate injury.

That is very different from MLB, for example, where if a pitchers arm even feels funny, he's pulled out and doesn't play again until he's 100% again.

I think every team's medical staff modifies their decisions to some degree based on what the coaches want them to do. They work for the team, and the players' health is secondary, whether they will admit it or not. Given those parameters, I have no basis to believe that the Texans med staff is any better or worse than any other NFL team. Look at the nightmare Gronk is going through. Or the way the Manning situation was handled in Indy. I don't know how much NFL doctors are paid, but I would imagine that working for yourself, or working for a major hospital is more appealing than working for a business where your decisions can't be entirely independent. So, given that, you probably can't attract the best of the best to begin with.

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 07:43 PM
Glad to hear Cush is doing well.

I've always wondered, though. When people say that they don't trust the Texans med staff, do they mean that they don't think their doctors are competent? Or do they mean that the med staff don't have the players' best interest in mind, only the Texans? Or do they mean the they don't share every medical detail with the world, and at times maybe mislead the world?

Very competent.

Team first over player.

Share details with the team but by the time the media gets the info a lot of the time somebody seems to have changed the story to benefit the team.

Look at RG3 or all the times they let guys go back into the games with concussions in the past when they did not even know where they were.

Where are you, "Mmm, I don't know. Let me back into the &%*%^$#@ game!!!" Ready to go.

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 07:45 PM
The thing that worries me about the Med staff, is that they have Matt Schaub out there playing on a broken foot. They cleared Andre for 100% duty when they should have erred on the safe side, same with Foster.

Newton was out there playing on a bum knee, then had to have "major" surgery after the season.

They didn't know Cushing was pregnant.

The list goes on & on.

Rep, perfectly said.

Fili
05-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Not surprised. His injury is commonly dealt with as an athlete.

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 08:07 PM
[QUOTE=Fili;2165924]Not surprised. His injury is commonly dealt with as an athlete.[/QUOTE

You are right, this is a very common injury but not everybody jumps out of the operating room like AP. Adrian Peterson, what a freak.

CloakNNNdagger
05-18-2013, 08:09 PM
I think, in general, the NFL culture, when it comes to injuries, is to be a cowboy, rub some dirt on it, and keep playing. Do you remember how much grief Cutler caught when he pulled himself out of a playoff game two years ago because of an injury? A legitimate injury.

I think every team's medical staff modifies their decisions to some degree based on what the coaches want them to do. They work for the team, and the players' health is secondary, whether they will admit it or not. Given those parameters, I have no basis to believe that the Texans med staff is any better or worse than any other NFL team. Look at the nightmare Gronk is going through. Or the way the Manning situation was handled in Indy. I don't know how much NFL doctors are paid, but I would imagine that working for yourself, or working for a major hospital is more appealing than working for a business where your decisions can't be entirely independent. So, given that, you probably can't attract the best of the best to begin with.


I guess some of us have a better memory than others..........or at least a less selective one..........

http://www.calbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/hippocratic-oath-medicine_dayala0332c.jpg
http://rudderyaw.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/first-do-no-harm.jpg

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 08:13 PM
Also when Cushing's knee was cleaned out it took him a while to get back to his regular playing form. I would say longer than expected so I was worried that he would be behind schedule but he seems to be doing good.

IDEXAN
05-18-2013, 08:30 PM
I have some good news. A friend of mine has a gym and was working out with Cushing and my friend indicated nothing negative and was very positive so this is a good thing. I don't trust the Texans medical staff so I was happy to see this.

http://i42.tinypic.com/5bp5vs.jpg
OK can you atleast reveal the region of your "friends" gym " ? Someplace in Texas, or maybe SoCal, perhaps the state of NJ ?

DocBar
05-18-2013, 08:36 PM
I just hope Cush doesn't get "pregnant" again while rehabbing. :bat:
You know the temptation is there.

paycheck71
05-18-2013, 08:45 PM
I guess some of us have a better memory than others..........or at least a less selective one..........

http://www.calbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/hippocratic-oath-medicine_dayala0332c.jpg
http://rudderyaw.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/first-do-no-harm.jpg

I'm assuming this means that you agree with me that NFL doctors work for their employers and not necessarily their patients. I certainly didn't mean to insult all doctors by saying that some of them forget or "bend" the promises they made.

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Houston. Sorry, can't tell you any more. Just that it is a nasty place. Nothing like Alabama's new facility.

CloakNNNdagger
05-18-2013, 08:59 PM
I'm assuming this means that you agree with me that NFL doctors work for their employers and not necessarily their patients. I certainly didn't mean to insult all doctors by saying that some of them forget or "bend" the promises they made.

Unfortunately, I agree with your assessments.

SW H-TOWN
05-18-2013, 09:39 PM
OK can you atleast reveal the region of your "friends" gym " ? Someplace in Texas, or maybe SoCal, perhaps the state of NJ ?

I'll give you one more since you are so interested. What general area does Cush hang out at, where does he do those tweets from? The guy, my "friend" as you like to put it in quotes went to High School and the University with me. Played baseball with him for a couple of years starting in 95. I don't want to say his name because I don't want guys who are so interested going over there...Don't believe me, ask Old Miss Texan. He knows me and the guy you are so "interested in."

I just hope Cush doesn't get "pregnant" again while rehabbing. :bat:
You know the temptation is there.

He would have to be an idiot to do that and I doubt he would do it in Houston. When you are famous you associate with 2 types of people. Other famous people or people who knew you before you blew up. Probably a little out of his comfort zone.

NJ would be too obvious. They would focus in on the one area, where he works out at.

It would be around USC IMO. A guy he could trust. The USC campus, like any huge campus, is easy to get lost in. Lots of small rooms that would lend themselves to clandestine meetings. You can never underestimate the stupidity of another person but I seriously doubt he would do that. He was busted once so he has to know that they got him on the radar coming off an ACL and all.

bckey
05-18-2013, 10:59 PM
removed

Malloy
05-19-2013, 03:05 AM
http://rudderyaw.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/first-do-no-harm.jpg



To the TEAM you mean ? ;)

ObsiWan
05-19-2013, 07:05 AM
To the TEAM you mean ? ;)
In some cases, I think it meant
..."to my paycheck".

IDEXAN
05-19-2013, 10:28 AM
I'll give you one more since you are so interested. What general area does Cush hang out at, where does he do those tweets from?

Of course I'm interested, that's why I spend time most every day over here. And on the subject of where Cushing hangs out, last I heard he had his house in a Houston suburb on the market with intentions of moving closer to Reliant so he could concentrate on his rehab/workouts, so it sounds like he might be living in that little municipality called Bellaire where several Texans have lived to be closer to Reliant ? As to where his tweets are from, I have no clue ?

SW H-TOWN
05-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Sorry, it's just that I regret posting the pic. Even though the guy I know made the picture public on his Facebook business and personal page I just don't want people to start showing up over there and risk loosing a good friend. Nothing personal, hope you understand. I don't know how often he works out there just that the guy I know worked him out and said nothing negative which means he looked good. He is no dummy so I am sure he was paying attention to his knee and lateral mobility. It is not a regular gym like the one they would have at Reliant or a University. It is pretty bare bones and they do a lot of exercises that require you to move around, pull stuff, that sort of thing. For that reason I got excited when he posted and commented on Cush, pretty sure he got a really good look at his lateral mobility.

Brisco_County
05-19-2013, 01:17 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/5bp5vs.jpg

I'm sure his knee is progressing ahead of schedule. That assessment was already made. What concerns me is that he looks like he's at 235 lbs in late May. And if that's the impression I get from his upper body, then I'm more concerned about his lower body, which would have atrophied more due to the inactivity imposed by a knee injury. You can't do squats, lunges, or deadlifts on a knee that's not 100%, so he may not have done any leg strengthening work to this point.

SW H-TOWN
05-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Guy on the right is at least 250 and really really thick, think FB thick, so that may make Cush look smaller but he does look small in the chest. Also, he is not turned at an angle so I cant tell how thick he is but he I would estimate 240 to 245. Good point, especially about the legs. He needs to talk to Connor Barwin and Rick Smith needs to talk to Ted Thompson about Desmond Bishop because I doubt Sharpton will be ready.

CloakNNNdagger
05-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Guy on the right is at least 250 and really really thick, think FB thick, so that may make Cush look smaller but he does look small in the chest. Also, he is not turned at an angle so I cant tell how thick he is but he I would estimate 240 to 245. Good point, especially about the legs. He needs to talk to Connor Barwin and Rick Smith needs to talk to Ted Thompson about Desmond Bishop because I doubt Sharpton will be ready.

Unless Cushing's wearing high heels, that guy on the Cushing's left is no more than 5'10" and nowhere close to 250 pounds. Flexing his left arm in posing for the camera gives you the impression that he is thick. The only thing that I can say about Cushing here is that he has undoubtedly lost significant muscle mass..............and that he is not "showing" yet if he is indeed pregnant again.

ObsiWan
05-19-2013, 08:55 PM
What's with the pregnant references? Did I miss an episode of How the Cush Turns?

infantrycak
05-19-2013, 09:02 PM
What's with the pregnant references? Did I miss an episode of How the Cush Turns?

Hcg which is what Cushing tested positive for is not a PED. It naturally appears in all people but it is typically elevated in pregnant women. Hence the jokes. It is also associated with steroid use to keep the marbles functioning/not shrinking.

The Pencil Neck
05-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Hcg which is what Cushing tested positive for is not a PED. It naturally appears in all people but it is typically elevated in pregnant women. Hence the jokes. It is also associated with steroid use to keep the marbles functioning/not shrinking.

And it's also used by some people to minimize lean mass loss while dieting.

SW H-TOWN
05-19-2013, 11:31 PM
Unless Cushing's wearing high heels, that guy on the Cushing's left is no more than 5'10" and nowhere close to 250 pounds. Flexing his left arm in posing for the camera gives you the impression that he is thick. The only thing that I can say about Cushing here is that he has undoubtedly lost significant muscle mass..............and that he is not "showing" yet if he is indeed pregnant again.

You are going to have to trust me on this one doc. The guy on the right is around 250.

HOU-TEX
06-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Is Cush getting his size back? Or is it just the picture?

Looks good to me. No homo, of course

http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2013/06-June/temp_BB12614--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720

http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2013/06-June/temp_BB12615--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720

rolyat93
06-06-2013, 02:42 PM
Needs to work on those biceps.

amazing80
06-12-2013, 07:28 PM
LOL I think people need to stop looking at random pics to try and figure out cushings weight. Im sure he isnt just laying around milking the injury to his wife like all of us would be. :whip:

CloakNNNdagger
06-12-2013, 08:07 PM
http://www.tshirtsiwant.com/images/b21/97663.jpg

CloakNNNdagger
06-14-2013, 10:25 PM
Brian Cushing to be cleared from ACL injury July 17 (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Brian-Cushing-to-be-cleared-from-ACL-injury-July-17/a831917b-79dd-41bb-b73f-3fc37c251fb3)

Posted 3 hours ago

Nick Scurfield Email @NickScurfield

Linebacker Brian Cushing expects to be cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews on July 17, nine days before the start of Texans training camp on July 26.

The Texansí defensive captain and 2011 MVP has been rehabbing from a torn ACL in his left knee. He was injured on Oct. 8 at the New York Jets, ending his 2012 season after five games.

ďIíll be cleared July 17th,Ē Cushing said Friday at Reliant Stadium. ďIíll fly down to Pensacola and get cleared by Dr. Andrews, who was my surgeon for my knee. As far as camp goes, the first day, Iíll be out there; Iíll be in pads. As far as how much Iíll do in camp, Iím not sure yet, but I know I will definitely be doing a good amount of it, try to get a preseason game in for sure, just knock some of that rust off and be 100 percent come the first game.Ē

Cushing did not participate in OTAs and mini-camp, rehabbing with Texans trainers and injured teammates on a side field at the Methodist Training Center during the spring practices.

ďPersonally, I believe I probably couldíve done all that, but as we go further along and the time goes by, my knee is just getting healthier and healthier,Ē Cushing said. ďIíve been doing pretty much all the work that theyíve been doing and obviously, a little bit more considering the time Iíve been in and really the time I havenít had off. Iíve been squatting, running, cutting jumping. Thereís absolutely nothing I havenít done, which is good, and just reassures me that thereís no on-field situations that I havenít encountered already when I get back.Ē

...........except facing live bullets and hard contact. And he really won't get much of that during TC and preseason. Squatting, running, cutting, jumping are all good landmarks of rehab. But doing all that against strong resistance is a major jump that requires significantly more strength.......something that he will be trying to regain at least through the first half of the season. It is this most important final strengthening phase that will determine what his maximum performance return will be. And, of course, the stronger his supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments, the less risk his knee will be re-injured during various real game-time "trauma."

Go get'em Cushing..........smartly.

badboy
06-14-2013, 11:19 PM
...........except facing live bullets and hard contact. And he really won't get much of that during TC and preseason. Squatting, running, cutting, jumping are all good landmarks of rehab. But doing all that against strong resistance is a major jump that requires significantly more strength.......something that he will be trying to regain at least through the first half of the season. It is this most important final strengthening phase that will determine what his maximum performance return will be. And, of course, the stronger his supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments, the less risk his knee will be re-injured during various real game-time "trauma."

Go get'em Cushing..........smartly.Another player to put a check mark by as being ready for season.

Texn4life
06-14-2013, 11:33 PM
...........except facing live bullets and hard contact. And he really won't get much of that during TC and preseason. Squatting, running, cutting, jumping are all good landmarks of rehab. But doing all that against strong resistance is a major jump that requires significantly more strength.......something that he will be trying to regain at least through the first half of the season. It is this most important final strengthening phase that will determine what his maximum performance return will be. And, of course, the stronger his supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments, the less risk his knee will be re-injured during various real game-time "trauma."

Go get'em Cushing..........smartly.

I'm drunk on kool aid so all I saw in that post was "Go get'em".

JPPT1974
06-14-2013, 11:39 PM
It will be a month and two days when he will be cleared from injury!

robroy72
06-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Is there any significance to those black sleeves he has on his legs? I noticed he was wearing on at the JJ Watt softball game.

CloakNNNdagger
06-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Is there any significance to those black sleeves he has on his legs? I noticed he was wearing on at the JJ Watt softball game.


I haven't seen pictures of Cushing wearing such sleeves. But if these sleeves at least run up to the lower thigh and down to the upper calf, they serve as supportive garments that trap body heat and store it in the fabric so itís concentrated on the injured area. They are also compressive to help with swelling and joint/muscle fatigue and protection during rehab and sports training.

rush2112mn
06-16-2013, 12:50 PM
I have some good news. A friend of mine has a gym and was working out with Cushing and my friend indicated nothing negative and was very positive so this is a good thing. I don't trust the Texans medical staff so I was happy to see this.

http://i42.tinypic.com/5bp5vs.jpg

I trust Cushing...what he had to say the other day on Video......
He will be ready and chomping at the bit to lay the smack down......

bhsman
06-19-2013, 01:04 AM
Soooo...was he cleared?

ObsiWan
06-19-2013, 04:12 AM
Soooo...was he cleared?
Not yet, still a month to go
...July 17th.

bhsman
06-19-2013, 03:27 PM
Not yet, still a month to go
...July 17th.

Durr, noted.