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srrono
03-21-2012, 08:16 AM
Linebacker Darryl Sharpton was lost for the year with a torn quad tendon last season. Anyone have any knowledge of this injury as in recovery time and effectiveness 1st season back?

CloakNNNdagger
03-21-2012, 10:03 AM
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/figures/A00512F01.jpg

Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

Hope this answers your question.:)

Vinny
03-21-2012, 10:11 AM
Linebacker Darryl Sharpton was lost for the year with a torn quad tendon last season. Anyone have any knowledge of this injury as in recovery time and effectiveness 1st season back?
do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.

Lucky
03-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Hope this answers your question.:)

You are, without a doubt, the MVP (Most Valuable Poster) of this forum. Thanks, again.

El Tejano
03-21-2012, 10:45 AM
The only thing I remember is that Sean Cody wiggled his leg and asked him if he could do that on On The Nose!

nero THE zero
03-21-2012, 10:54 AM
You are, without a doubt, the MVP (Most Valuable Poster) of this forum. Thanks, again.

Seconded. Thanks CND

badboy
03-21-2012, 11:02 AM
do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.I see him more as an OLB, anyone agree?

Vinny
03-21-2012, 11:05 AM
I see him more as an OLB, anyone agree?

oh god no...no way he is an edge rusher....he's way too small to deal with NFL Tackles

Texan_Bill
03-21-2012, 11:25 AM
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/figures/A00512F01.jpg

Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

Hope this answers your question.:)

Thanks (as always) Doc, for your willingness to share your knowledge. Rep. if I could.

TimeKiller
03-21-2012, 11:27 AM
He's like an oversized in the box safety. I think we'll be seeing a selection or two to beef up the middle.

Or maybe they reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally believe in Mr. Alexander?

cj5776
03-21-2012, 11:41 AM
do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.

Sharpton played very well in the first 8 games, he seemed to have a nice chemistry with Cushing. Part of that was not wanting to rush Ryans back, but the play of Sharpton seemed to be part of the reason for limited snaps for Ryans. The week before his injury (week 7, Tennessee blow out), Sharpton had 3 solo tackles and Ryans had zero.

Vinny
03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Sharpton played very well in the first 8 games, he seemed to have a nice chemistry with Cushing. Part of that was not wanting to rush Ryans back, but the play of Sharpton seemed to be part of the reason for limited snaps for Ryans. The week before his injury (week 7, Tennessee blow out), Sharpton had 3 solo tackles and Ryans had zero.
he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.

Blake
03-21-2012, 12:31 PM
he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.

He will make a nice backup MLB.

Texan_Bill
03-21-2012, 12:32 PM
He's like an oversized in the box safety. I think we'll be seeing a selection or two to beef up the middle.

Or maybe they reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally believe in Mr. Alexander?

That's Mister to you, Mr.

Vinny
03-21-2012, 12:51 PM
He will make a nice backup MLB.
if people didn't think DeMeco was big enough for this role I don't know how a less instinctual, smaller and less sudden player is a good fit. I think he has a hard time making the team if we bring in more guys...and in my eyes we are forced to or we will not be happy with what we will see next season. I don't know why some of you guys are so high on Sharpton. Don't let the General seep into your coconuts!

Insideop
03-21-2012, 01:23 PM
if people didn't think DeMeco was big enough for this role I don't know how a less instinctual, smaller and less sudden player is a good fit. I think he has a hard time making the team if we bring in more guys...and in my eyes we are forced to or we will not be happy with what we will see next season. I don't know why some of you guys are so high on Sharpton. Don't let the General seep into your coconuts!

It seems like the coaches love Sharpton but I just can't imagine them not taking a high draft pick to start over him. Problem is, to me anyway, it doesn't seem to be a deep class of ILB's. If Hightower is there in the 1st, does anyone think the Texans will take him and skip the WR until later?

srrono
03-21-2012, 01:28 PM
It seems like the coaches love Sharpton but I just can't imagine them not taking a high draft pick to start over him. Problem is, to me anyway, it doesn't seem to be a deep class of ILB's. If Hightower is there in the 1st, does anyone think the Texans will take him and skip the WR until later?

We now have many directions that the Texans can go in the draft
could be OLB ILB OG OT CB WR TE which to me says Texans can go BPA all the way thru the draft because of starter needs and depth needs.

NastyNate
03-22-2012, 09:17 AM
he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.

He's fine in pass coverage and that's something we really didn't get with Meco. And in all honesty Meco's run defense for the first half of the season was worse than Sharpton's. We don't lose anything here.

Vinny
03-22-2012, 04:06 PM
He's fine in pass coverage and that's something we really didn't get with Meco. And in all honesty Meco's run defense for the first half of the season was worse than Sharpton's. We don't lose anything here.thats probably because Sharpton is the size of a big saftey and weighs less than many starting quarterbacks. You won't find him in the game in goal line packages or short yardage situations...Dobbins came in for that. The first half of the season, Ryans was hurt. Watch him in the playoffs...he was all over the field.

srrono
03-22-2012, 04:09 PM
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/figures/A00512F01.jpg

Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

Hope this answers your question.:)

Thank you for your post

Wolf6151
03-23-2012, 12:35 AM
I see him more as an OLB, anyone agree?

I see him more as a spectator, he should be in the stands. I think the Texans are fooling themselves if they think a slow 5'11" / 230 lbs. ILB can hold up to the pounding of a Vonta Leach type of FB or a pulling OG that's 6'05" / 330 lbs.. Sharpton is gonna get killed and make it much easier for opposing teams to run up the middle on us. I'd start Mr. Alexander next to Cushing. He didn't play alot last year but I was somewhat impressed with what I saw from him.


CND, I have to agree with others here. Your the best when we got medical questions. Thank You Sir.

Rey
03-23-2012, 08:33 AM
I see him more as a spectator, he should be in the stands. I think the Texans are fooling themselves if they think a slow 5'11" / 230 lbs. ILB can hold up to the pounding of a Vonta Leach type of FB or a pulling OG that's 6'05" / 330 lbs.. Sharpton is gonna get killed and make it much easier for opposing teams to run up the middle on us. I'd start Mr. Alexander next to Cushing. He didn't play alot last year but I was somewhat impressed with what I saw from him.


CND, I have to agree with others here. Your the best when we got medical questions. Thank You Sir.

I really like what I saw out of Mr. Alexander. I don't know if I'd hand him the starting spot, but I definitely wouldn't rule him out.

NastyNate
03-24-2012, 04:18 AM
I see him more as a spectator, he should be in the stands. I think the Texans are fooling themselves if they think a slow 5'11" / 230 lbs. ILB can hold up to the pounding of a Vonta Leach type of FB or a pulling OG that's 6'05" / 330 lbs.. Sharpton is gonna get killed and make it much easier for opposing teams to run up the middle on us. I'd start Mr. Alexander next to Cushing. He didn't play alot last year but I was somewhat impressed with what I saw from him.


CND, I have to agree with others here. Your the best when we got medical questions. Thank You Sir.

I'm just quoting this to look smart in 7 months. Sharpton will be fine, you people cry too much.

TheRealJoker
03-24-2012, 08:07 AM
Dobbins should have the inside track on Demeco's spot.

Lucky
03-24-2012, 08:49 AM
If Hightower is there in the 1st, does anyone think the Texans will take him...
No, the Texans won't use a 1st on a 2 down player.
Dobbins should have the inside track on Demeco's spot.
They'll have to re-sign him, first. Dobbins is a free agent. I thought he played very well at the end of the season (his forced fumble against the Titans almost won the game). And he was very solid in the goal line defense. If not Dobbins, then another thumper like him. Sharpton is more of a nickel LB/special teamer.

* Nasty, you can quote this, too.

ArlingtonTexan
03-24-2012, 09:01 AM
I think we are now in era where your Lbers ability to move around in space is more important than his ability to stuff the run. There are more games where the Texans will be spread out facing a passing formation 40 plus times a game than game where a team is pounding the middle 30 times. Essentially this is why a Ryans gets jettison and free agent ILBs aren't getting money.

IMO, the run stuffer is now the specialist with the "nickle" run around the field guy being the norm.

Lucky
03-24-2012, 02:32 PM
I think we are now in era where your Lbers ability to move around in space is more important than his ability to stuff the run. There are more games where the Texans will be spread out facing a passing formation 40 plus times a game than game where a team is pounding the middle 30 times. Essentially this is why a Ryans gets jettison and free agent ILBs aren't getting money.

The Texans will be in the nickel or dime defense at that point. That LB won't even be on the field. When he is, he'll probably be need to stop the run. Especially with Wade's preference for the smaller, penetrating NTs. In a division where all of your opponents will likely be run first offenses in 2012, the Texans will need to pickup a thumper inside. Not a high priced one. But somebody.

Vinny
03-24-2012, 03:12 PM
I'm just quoting this to look smart in 7 months. Sharpton will be fine, you people cry too much.
Sharpton has shown nothing plus he is undersized and will be a good back up for the nickel package...but I don't think he will pair with Cushing on the inside long term..heck, at 230 I bet most QB's in the league weigh that much. He's the Gifford Neilson of linebackers. A good backup, but will be exposed as a limited player as a starter.
No, the Texans won't use a 1st on a 2 down player.

They'll have to re-sign him, first. Dobbins is a free agent. I thought he played very well at the end of the season (his forced fumble against the Titans almost won the game). And he was very solid in the goal line defense. If not Dobbins, then another thumper like him. Sharpton is more of a nickel LB/special teamer.

* Nasty, you can quote this, too.we'll find a guy like Dobbins and it will be a cheap FA or a mid round pick. Goal line situations, short yardage and a player that will absorb the second level blockers leaving Cushing to run and chase will be the role of DeMeco's replacement. Where is Al Smith when you need him?

I think we are now in era where your Lbers ability to move around in space is more important than his ability to stuff the run. There are more games where the Texans will be spread out facing a passing formation 40 plus times a game than game where a team is pounding the middle 30 times. Essentially this is why a Ryans gets jettison and free agent ILBs aren't getting money.

IMO, the run stuffer is now the specialist with the "nickle" run around the field guy being the norm. I think you hit the nail on the proverbial head.

TexansFanatic
03-24-2012, 03:21 PM
You are, without a doubt, the MVP (Most Valuable Poster) of this forum. Thanks, again.

Totally agree.