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aj.
09-03-2006, 10:09 PM
Doesn't look good. They are putting one of those inflatable casts on his lower right leg and bringing in a cart.

Update: Broken leg.

Errant Hothy
09-03-2006, 10:14 PM
Doesn't look good. They are putting one of those inflatable casts on his lower right leg and bringing in a cart.

Update: Broken leg.

This sounds really sick, better thats better then a knee injury.

TexansLucky13
09-03-2006, 10:23 PM
Noooooooo!!!!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
09-03-2006, 10:26 PM
Broken tibia

aj.
09-03-2006, 10:31 PM
Season is done. What a shame.

Just showed the replay. Kinda ugly.

WILLIEG
09-03-2006, 10:58 PM
Well maybe now he will fall out of the first round and we can trade down to pick him up in the second.

Hulk75
09-03-2006, 10:59 PM
6-12 months for one of those.

PapaL
09-03-2006, 11:07 PM
Seriously, better a broken leg then an ACL/MCL tear. Easier to regain confidence.

Reddevil63
09-03-2006, 11:09 PM
Hindsight is 20/20 but I bet he's wish he had declared last year. Tough break (no pun intended)

Hulk75
09-03-2006, 11:54 PM
Seriously, better a broken leg then an ACL/MCL tear. Easier to regain confidence.
Broken Leg - Treatment and Recovery
To bear weight normally, the tibia must heal in good position. This often requires that one have pins placed into the bones to put them in position, and then traction equipment can be used to hold the alignment. Lengthy bed confinement and all the problems with being immobile then ensue. Even when everything goes well, the healing time for a broken leg can be long and difficult. The emotional stress of the whole package is taxing. Major disruptions in work and sports is the usual course. So many things can be overlooked by the physician right after the broken leg injury that extreme diligence is a must. Prompt orthopedic consultation and aggressive treatment is mandatory, or permanent disability results.
I pray for the guy and hope he does not get down.

texasguy346
09-04-2006, 08:28 AM
That's a shame to hear about that. He was running all over Kentucky last night.

On a side note did anyone else see the receiver who looked to tear his ACL in the Memphis/Ole Miss game? It was a WR for Memphis running a reverse, and he planted his leg. It bent back the wrong way, much like the Willis McGahee injury a few years back, and he went down immediately. Very nasty injury. I wish both guys the best of luck in recovering from their injuries.

rmartin65
09-04-2006, 11:12 AM
Ugh. I thought this guy was gonna have a monster season. Hope he recovers.

TexanSam
09-04-2006, 10:00 PM
I was watching this game yesterday and when they showed the replay...ugh. It didn't look as bad as the Willis McGahee injury a few years back, but this one wasn't pretty either...

edo783
09-04-2006, 11:59 PM
Bush was looking like the real deal. A REAL running back. Speed and power.

HeartofHouston
09-05-2006, 01:33 PM
so what do you guys think this will do to his draft status?

real
09-05-2006, 01:37 PM
so what do you guys think this will do to his draft status?

If he comes out I think he will definitely be second round material, unless someone(Denver) would take a chance at him in the first...and It also depends on how many good backs come out next year....If he takes a redshirt I think he will have a good enough senior season to put himself back in the first rd.

Vinny
09-05-2006, 02:10 PM
so what do you guys think this will do to his draft status?If he runs well, first round. I was in a college fantasy dynasty team and he was my feature back. He is the Bush we want in this downhill system really...not the other one. This guy is a nasty blend of size, speed and power and he pops off the screen when you watch him. A Steven Jackson with more pop/suddeness is what I see.

threetoedpete
09-07-2006, 06:06 PM
If he comes out I think he will definitely be second round material, unless someone(Denver) would take a chance at him in the first...and It also depends on how many good backs come out next year....If he takes a redshirt I think he will have a good enough senior season to put himself back in the first rd.
That's what I'm thinking too. You're a little higher than me. I was thinking that if he falls out of round two..take a shot. the fact is, he just is not going to have the time to come back, combine back, from this injury. Who steps up to the plate when to take on the risk ? Last year we saw Sabin take a shot at a DT with a bum shoulder, Rod Wright, in the seventh. I'm sure a third rounder will get you a look at the guy. Even then, might be '08 befor he's up to speed. Might be able to hold your water untill day two. Just a thought.

TexanSam
09-08-2006, 12:54 AM
Is there any way he's going to be able to redshirt? I heard during the game that he hasn't redshirted yet. Would playing in the first game of the season disqualify him?

threetoedpete
09-08-2006, 11:00 AM
Is there any way he's going to be able to redshirt? I heard during the game that he hasn't redshirted yet. Would playing in the first game of the season disqualify him?

If I was his family, that's what I'd advise. I'm not a scout, but it seems if he could get the powers that be to go for it...that would be the wisest move.To apply for an emergency red shirt year. To go from premere first round/second round guy to a question mark has got to be a pretty big drop off in his pay day. Be sorta like Morency. He did look like a monster in that game.

Hope he had the season insured ? Just a shame. But...this is why guys come out early. Easy for us as fans to say come back for your Sr. season. But there is always a chance that something like this can happen.

Anyone see the little guy last night from Boise(SP?) state ? He's got my vote for next years Mr. # 6. Chriss Taylor looks like a great prospect , but this guy blew up Oregon St. last night.

real
09-08-2006, 11:29 AM
I think that he can take a medical red-shirt...I'm not sure how all of it works; I'm not sure if it has to be an injury occured b4 the season, or if you can take one even though he has played....but if I was him I'd be trying every way possible to be a Louisville next year...

infantrycak
09-08-2006, 12:21 PM
I think that he can take a medical red-shirt...I'm not sure how all of it works; I'm not sure if it has to be an injury occured b4 the season, or if you can take one even though he has played....but if I was him I'd be trying every way possible to be a Louisville next year...

He can apply for one and it should be routinely granted. IMO he should just go into the draft. He didn't blow out a knee he had his leg broken--he'll still be a 1st round pick.

threetoedpete
09-16-2006, 10:55 AM
Uh HUh....

Quote:
Broken Leg - Treatment and Recovery
To bear weight normally, the tibia must heal in good position. This often requires that one have pins placed into the bones to put them in position, and then traction equipment can be used to hold the alignment. Lengthy bed confinement and all the problems with being immobile then ensue. Even when everything goes well, the healing time for a broken leg can be long and difficult. The emotional stress of the whole package is taxing. Major disruptions in work and sports is the usual course. So many things can be overlooked by the physician right after the broken leg injury that extreme diligence is a must. Prompt orthopedic consultation and aggressive treatment is mandatory, or permanent disability results.

He had a rod inserted . Haven't seen anything from Louisville about a red shirt request. So you're saying in seven months he's going to be combine ready to compete & someone is going to risk a number one on that leg ? Is he from Nigeria ?

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/horse_racing/15437813.htm

says there six to eight months recovery time ?

RiotCommander
09-16-2006, 11:10 AM
Willis McGahee turned out ok, and he blew out his knee in the Fiesta Bowl. The Bills still drafted him in the first round. I admit I wouldn't have done it, and I thought they were stupid at the time for doing so. Looks like I showed them... :brickwall

YoungTexanFan
09-16-2006, 12:23 PM
Uh HUh....

Quote:
Broken Leg - Treatment and Recovery
To bear weight normally, the tibia must heal in good position. This often requires that one have pins placed into the bones to put them in position, and then traction equipment can be used to hold the alignment. Lengthy bed confinement and all the problems with being immobile then ensue. Even when everything goes well, the healing time for a broken leg can be long and difficult. The emotional stress of the whole package is taxing. Major disruptions in work and sports is the usual course. So many things can be overlooked by the physician right after the broken leg injury that extreme diligence is a must. Prompt orthopedic consultation and aggressive treatment is mandatory, or permanent disability results.

He had a rod inserted . Haven't seen anything from Louisville about a red shirt request. So you're saying in seven months he's going to be combine ready to compete & someone is going to risk a number one on that leg ? Is he from Nigeria ?

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/horse_racing/15437813.htm

says there six to eight months recovery time ?

I don't think he will go in the first round right now. Before his injury, I had him down for middle to end of the first round, with guys like Lynch, Broussard, Irons, and Peterson all ahead of him already. Now with his injury, I don't even know if he will go in the second. Willis M. was a projected top 3 pick, and it was already a pressumed fact that we would have taken him over Andre. He was the top RB talent in the draft by far, Bush is not in that class. I think he is much more likely to get the Eric Winston draft syndrone than the one Willis got.

CloakNNNdagger
09-17-2006, 12:31 AM
Uh HUh....

Quote:
Broken Leg - Treatment and Recovery
To bear weight normally, the tibia must heal in good position. This often requires that one have pins placed into the bones to put them in position, and then traction equipment can be used to hold the alignment. Lengthy bed confinement and all the problems with being immobile then ensue. Even when everything goes well, the healing time for a broken leg can be long and difficult. The emotional stress of the whole package is taxing. Major disruptions in work and sports is the usual course. So many things can be overlooked by the physician right after the broken leg injury that extreme diligence is a must. Prompt orthopedic consultation and aggressive treatment is mandatory, or permanent disability results.

He had a rod inserted . Haven't seen anything from Louisville about a red shirt request. So you're saying in seven months he's going to be combine ready to compete & someone is going to risk a number one on that leg ? Is he from Nigeria ?

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/horse_racing/15437813.htm

says there six to eight months recovery time ?


TTP,

From what information I have been able to gather, Bush has a fracture of the larger tibia bone of the lower leg. As is common with such a fracture, there is an accompanying fibula fracture (the smaller bone of the lower leg). The tibia is indeed a bone which takes longer (12 weeks) to heal than most other bones (6 weeks). The long immobiliization....taction/casting is a conservative approach to affecting healing. However this approach can lead to increased rish of blood clots, pneumonia, etc. associated with laying around for prolonged periods. Additionally, this can lead to increased risk of rebreak. Fortunately, the break occurred well above the ankle, not as high as you would like to see it, since the higher up the tibia fracture (excluding those involving the knee joint) the "better" the healing. Bush has evidently undergone an instertion of a rod through the marrow of the apposing portions of the tibia, with further stabilization using 2 pins.

With this approach, he should not be immobilized at all and should be allowed to begin bearing weight around 3 weeks with use of crutches. He should be able to cast his crutches at around 6 weeks. I doubt that with this type of supportive repair there will be any need for a protective/supportive cast.
At 3-4 months they should allow him treadmill/bicycle rehab. Theoretically he could be back in 4-5 months.

threetoedpete
10-19-2006, 09:27 PM
thanks CnnnnD

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060927/SPORTS/60927008

Read into this what you will.