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NitroGSXR
11-05-2012, 04:19 PM
From a reliable source...

Fractured three ribs and has a punctured lung. Let's wish him a speedy recovery!

CretorFrigg
11-05-2012, 04:29 PM
From a reliable source...

Fractured three ribs and has a punctured lung. Let's wish him a speedy recovery!

I thought every injured Texan during the Buffalo game went back in to play?

NitroGSXR
11-05-2012, 04:34 PM
I thought every injured Texan during the Buffalo game went back in to play?

He is at Memorial Hermann hospital right this very second. I expect some breaking news pretty soon or I'm going to have egg on my face.

jaayteetx
11-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Is this a football related injury?

NastyNate
11-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Is this a football related injury?

Indeed. I forget the exact point in the game, but he shed his blocker and made a tackle to his right, landed hard on the runner and was keeled over, very slow to get up and was wincing on the sideline clutching his stomach.

HOU-TEX
11-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Nothing on Twitter yet. Not that that means anything. Although, it's been reliable in the past

NastyNate
11-05-2012, 04:57 PM
Bruised ribs, no mention of lung. This sounds more plausible.

http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Shaun_Cody/2521932/cody-back-suffered-bruised-ribs-during-sundays-win-over

kiwitexansfan
11-05-2012, 05:04 PM
Really hope they are bruised and not broken and the lungs ok.

For his sake as well as much as anything.

Cody is no world beater on the nose, but I would still rather have him than Mitchell and Crick.

DocBar
11-05-2012, 06:42 PM
They said, in game, bruised ribs. I believe he went back into play. I wouldn;t mind seeing Crick get some playing time, BTW.

SCOTTexans
11-05-2012, 06:58 PM
From a reliable source...

Fractured three ribs and has a punctured lung. Let's wish him a speedy recovery!


If he went back into the game with 3 broke ribs and a punctured lung, that man feels no pain

Hervoyel
11-05-2012, 07:21 PM
If he went back into the game with 3 broke ribs and a punctured lung, that man feels no pain


"How do you play football with three broken ribs and a punctured lung?"

"How do you beat a man who is willing to play football with three broken ribs and a punctured lung."

jtexas
11-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Now that your source isn't so reliable... expose who they are! :winky:

DocBar
11-05-2012, 07:26 PM
"How do you play football with three broken ribs and a punctured lung?"

"How do you beat a man who is willing to play football with three broken ribs and a punctured lung."Easily. Hit him anywhere near the ribs. You don't go back into games with broken ribs. You lie on hospital beds and cry. A lot.

Hervoyel
11-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Easily. Hit him anywhere near the ribs.

Missed the point I guess.

DocBar
11-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Missed the point I guess.Maybe. I've been known to do that. :)

NitroGSXR
11-05-2012, 07:47 PM
Now that your source isn't so reliable... expose who they are! :winky:

I think my source is pretty solid. I am surprised a report hasn't come out yet but I feel pretty good one will soon... then again... we all know how the Texans are regarding injuries.

Corrosion
11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Indeed. I forget the exact point in the game, but he shed his blocker and made a tackle to his right, landed hard on the runner and was keeled over, very slow to get up and was wincing on the sideline clutching his stomach.

If he went back into the game with 3 broke ribs and a punctured lung, that man feels no pain

He missed one play and went right back in .... Tough SOB.

Corrosion
11-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Now that your source isn't so reliable... expose who they are! :winky:

Dude , some people's sources around here are better than John McLaim's .... then again , thats not saying much since all his sources moved to Hickville Tennessee.

I trust Nitro's sources .... hold onto your panties.

Vinny
11-05-2012, 08:06 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/NT-Shaun-Cody-injures-ribs-against-Bills/c8632997-ec82-48cb-8fba-979f7831054f not proof of the depth of his injury...just posting an acknowledgment.

badboy
11-05-2012, 08:16 PM
I remember the play and Cody pointing towards his chest opposite of the shoulder. I thought oh, crap, collar bone. I was surprised to see him reenter the game. I hope we do not have to find out how weak we are without him. Our LBs will look even worse. Man, we need to draft an Nose.

Corrosion
11-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Easily. Hit him anywhere near the ribs. You don't go back into games with broken ribs. You lie on hospital beds and cry. A lot.

I have had broken ribs on a couple of occasions .... when you are in a situation where adrenaline is pumping .... you can "play thru the pain".

But .... after the fact , it hurts to breathe.

Playoffs
11-05-2012, 11:05 PM
I trust Nitro's sources ....
Me, too.

TEXANS84
11-06-2012, 02:56 AM
Me, too.




“@ShaunCody95: Feelin good. Just had a bang to the riblets. Gonna be fine. #swatteam”

Straight from the horses mouth.

welsh texan
11-06-2012, 04:38 AM
“@ShaunCody95: Feelin good. Just had a bang to the riblets. Gonna be fine. #swatteam”

Straight from the horses mouth.

That is good news, don't mind the Cody/Mitchell/whoever rotation, but think it looks a lot worse without Cody in there.

Cody was a very underwhelming FA pickup who's done a really good job for us over the years, get the feeling we'll be forced to part company at the end of this season although maybe he'll want to stay and sign something that helps the team out.

It may be an upgradeable position, but at the same time you can't pay 22 pro-bowler pro-bowl money so some positions need to be filled by guys like Cody who are fairly average but work hard and take home a lesser wage.

NitroGSXR
11-06-2012, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the confidence, fellas. I have been wrong before though. Either way... I hope we hear something from Kubiak this afternoon during his recap.

In regards to the twitter post... it's a bit old. That was tweeted 3 hours after the game. He didn't go to the hospital until yesterday afternoon which is confirmed in Vinny's link above (I also posted this thread one hour before that report came out). I sure wish he'd make another tweet.

If nothing comes out of Kubiak's conference this afternoon, then I will concede and join McClain in his prison of errors but until then... I still stick by my source.

:cowboy1:

TimeKiller
11-06-2012, 08:43 AM
I think we'll see even more of Mitchell with Cody's injuries stacking up. He's been less than what we've hoped for but the only way to succeed is with playing time so here we go. I don't think Crick is up for rotating at the nose as he backs up Smith/Watt. He had a batted pass last Sunday, again, you'll only make plays with time so here's to more of the mid round DL getting some run!

Texn4life
11-06-2012, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the confidence, fellas. I have been wrong before though. Either way... I hope we hear something from Kubiak this afternoon during his recap.

In regards to the twitter post... it's a bit old. That was tweeted 3 hours after the game. He didn't go to the hospital until yesterday afternoon which is confirmed in Vinny's link above (I also posted this thread one hour before that report came out). I sure wish he'd make another tweet.

If nothing comes out of Kubiak's conference this afternoon, then I will concede and join McClain in his prison of errors but until then... I still stick by my source.

:cowboy1:


Pretty sure you wouldn't post that unless u knew it was true. I just hope the big guy is ok.

steelbtexan
11-06-2012, 10:50 AM
That is good news, don't mind the Cody/Mitchell/whoever rotation, but think it looks a lot worse without Cody in there.

Cody was a very underwhelming FA pickup who's done a really good job for us over the years, get the feeling we'll be forced to part company at the end of this season although maybe he'll want to stay and sign something that helps the team out.

It may be an upgradeable position, but at the same time you can't pay 22 pro-bowler pro-bowl money so some positions need to be filled by guys like Cody who are fairly average but work hard and take home a lesser wage.

Agreed

Love the effort that Cody gives, I think he will re-sign here because Rick will give hima reasonable deal and Cody has bounced around the league before he found a home with the Texans.

I still think NT/WR are the 2 greatest needs. Followed by ILB.

2012Champs
11-06-2012, 11:07 AM
Now that your source isn't so reliable... expose who they are! :winky:



He probably wouldnt be smart to expose the potential hipaa violating party

The Pencil Neck
11-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Agreed

Love the effort that Cody gives, I think he will re-sign here because Rick will give hima reasonable deal and Cody has bounced around the league before he found a home with the Texans.

I still think NT/WR are the 2 greatest needs. Followed by ILB.

I don't thing "bounced around the league" is accurate. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Lions, stayed with them for 4 years, and then came to us and now he's been here for 4 years.

I'd like for him to stay but I think we can upgrade that position. I'd like to see him as the veteran backup.

DocBar
11-06-2012, 12:58 PM
I have had broken ribs on a couple of occasions .... when you are in a situation where adrenaline is pumping .... you can "play thru the pain".

But .... after the fact , it hurts to breathe.I've had mine broken a few times, also. Adreneline doesn't usually last long enough to allow you to play for an extended time with broken ribs. Not to mention the fact that you stand a very good chance for more serious, internal injuries by doing so.

I'm sure he got some pain killers just to finish playing with bruised ribs.

Speedy
11-06-2012, 01:21 PM
I have had broken ribs on a couple of occasions .... when you are in a situation where adrenaline is pumping .... you can "play thru the pain".

But .... after the fact , it hurts to breathe.

How much adrenaline is pumping through you once you're well into the game? I could understand if it was the start of the game.

welsh texan
11-06-2012, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the confidence, fellas. I have been wrong before though. Either way... I hope we hear something from Kubiak this afternoon during his recap.

In regards to the twitter post... it's a bit old. That was tweeted 3 hours after the game. He didn't go to the hospital until yesterday afternoon which is confirmed in Vinny's link above (I also posted this thread one hour before that report came out). I sure wish he'd make another tweet.

If nothing comes out of Kubiak's conference this afternoon, then I will concede and join McClain in his prison of errors but until then... I still stick by my source.

:cowboy1:

Damn Twitter and its timeless spreading of false hope, sure you won't mind but I'm pulling for your source to come through for us and be outright wrong, as I wrote in my earlier post, I'm not a huge fan of our interior without Cody, especially with our current ILB corps. too.

CloakNNNdagger
11-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the confidence, fellas. I have been wrong before though. Either way... I hope we hear something from Kubiak this afternoon during his recap.

In regards to the twitter post... it's a bit old. That was tweeted 3 hours after the game. He didn't go to the hospital until yesterday afternoon which is confirmed in Vinny's link above (I also posted this thread one hour before that report came out). I sure wish he'd make another tweet.

If nothing comes out of Kubiak's conference this afternoon, then I will concede and join McClain in his prison of errors but until then... I still stick by my source.

:cowboy1:

I just got onto the board. I can make some comments on what your source may have related to you. I have treated and personally also suffered an injury myself in the past involving multiple rib fractures. It's a very very painful injury, especially every time you take a breath.......and most of us would still choose to continue to breathe despite the trauma. We all know though that adrenaline as Corrosion has already mentioned and "miracle" injections can go a long way to let an athlete "forget" his pain. So, yes, a player could potentially find a way to "play through" broken ribs.

Now, if you then add a "punctured lung" to this picture, that means by extrapolation that at least one of the ribs' fractured sharp edges that were pushed inward into the lung has caused the lung to "collapse" (medical term-pneumothorax) to some extent. Even minimal collapse would still be ~10%. If he was taken out of the game with associated signs and symptoms of rib fractures, x-rays would have be taken and "collapse" should have been diagnosed at the same time. If any physician would have seen this, there would have been no way that he would have been allowed to return and take any chance of taking another hit, even if protected or remote from the site of fractures. Doing so, would almost assuredly guarantee subsequent major collapse of that lung.........a situation that would not allow him to breathe adequately (not due to pain) to continue play and require emergency surgical (chest tube placement) attention to avoid a potentially life-threatening situation. [See below] Even with a lung minimally collapsed, I know of no legitimate health care provider being aware of this circumstance allowing return for at least 1-2 weeks.........and 4-6 weeks for a substantial collapse. [Disclaimer: I would hope that this is not the case, but there is no accounting for a missed diagnosis at initial evaluation]

http://images.medicinenet.com/images/image_collection/anatomy/pneumothorax.jpg

steelbtexan
11-06-2012, 06:25 PM
I don't thing "bounced around the league" is accurate. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Lions, stayed with them for 4 years, and then came to us and now he's been here for 4 years.

I'd like for him to stay but I think we can upgrade that position. I'd like to see him as the veteran backup.

Bounced around was the wrong term. A part time starter/backup would be correct.

I would like to see him as a backup as well.

NastyNate
11-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the confidence, fellas. I have been wrong before though. Either way... I hope we hear something from Kubiak this afternoon during his recap.

In regards to the twitter post... it's a bit old. That was tweeted 3 hours after the game. He didn't go to the hospital until yesterday afternoon which is confirmed in Vinny's link above (I also posted this thread one hour before that report came out). I sure wish he'd make another tweet.

If nothing comes out of Kubiak's conference this afternoon, then I will concede and join McClain in his prison of errors but until then... I still stick by my source.

:cowboy1:

It's all good Mike, I had a source tell me some info so I posted before the season that they were about to cut demeco and Jacoby. Didn't quite turn out that way but he still had good info.

darrinlane
11-07-2012, 04:06 PM
Looks like you were right.

TheIronDuke
11-07-2012, 04:20 PM
Sure does:

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/shaun-cody-has-broken-ribs-punctured-lung/

I had a bad sternum bruise and a broken rib once and I can't imagine doing anything like playing football like that, I couldn't even laugh without pain, even with pain meds.

CloakNNNdagger
11-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Nitro (msr),
Your info was quite evidently correct........and the initially "missed diagnosis" scenario as I described seems unfortunately to have been the case. They better be smart with his injury.........the "collapsed lung" part of it moreso than the broken ribs.

HOU-TEX
11-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Yup, nice job Nitro. Was your source the dadgum doctor? Ha

michaelm
11-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Sure does:

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/shaun-cody-has-broken-ribs-punctured-lung/

I had a bad sternum bruise and a broken rib once and I can't imagine doing anything like playing football like that, I couldn't even laugh without pain, even with pain meds.

I don't read that blog. How credible is it as a source? I haven't seen any other confirmation by the team or player. Although, it would be normal for there to be no news from the team at this point.

ChampionTexan
11-07-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't read that blog. How credible is it as a source? I haven't seen any other confirmation by the team or player. Although, it would be normal for there to be no news from the team at this point.

Tania Ganguli's an NFL beat-writer for a major newspaper. Blog or no blog, she's not gonna go with it unless she's very comfortable with the source, has more than one source, or both. And yes, I think in todays NFL, it is very normal for there to be no news from the team at this point.

SouthSideTexan
11-07-2012, 05:54 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000091809/article/shaun-cody-reportedly-suffers-punctured-lung


NFL is reporting a broken rib and a punctured lung.

jtexas
11-07-2012, 05:58 PM
I think my source is pretty solid. I am surprised a report hasn't come out yet but I feel pretty good one will soon... then again... we all know how the Texans are regarding injuries.

You win. Nice call.

TheIronDuke
11-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Nitro (msr),
Your info was quite evidently correct........and the initially "missed diagnosis" scenario as I described seems unfortunately to have been the case. They better be smart with his injury.........the "collapsed lung" part of it moreso than the broken ribs.

So can he really be in a day-to-day injury status with a punctured lung??? Sounds pretty serious.

ChampionTexan
11-07-2012, 06:12 PM
So can he really be in a day-to-day injury status with a punctured lung??? Sounds pretty serious.

I realize there are varying degrees of everything, and I will certainly defer to Cn'D on anything he may say, but I found this from last season...

Tony Romo’s late-game heroics in San Francisco Sunday came while he was playing in serious pain.

Romo reportedly suffered both a fractured rib and a punctured lung against the 49ers.

Although Romo left the game for most of the third quarter, he returned and played brilliantly in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Cowboys went from down 24-14 to winning 27-24.
LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/19/tony-romo-played-through-broken-rib-punctured-lung/)

I'll also throw in that Romo started one week later vs. the Redskins, and didn't miss a start all season. On the other hand, he only had one broken rib, and I haven't seen any report on Cody that didn't refer to broken ribs in the plural. And I realize there's also a difference between playing D-Line and QB.

Playoffs
11-07-2012, 06:37 PM
I trust Nitro's sources ....
Badda bing, Nitro comes through as expected. http://fc02.deviantart.net/images3/i/2004/09/a/9/Bullseye_emoticon.gif

Here's hoping Cody recovers well.

NitroGSXR
11-07-2012, 06:47 PM
I did not want to be right.

:(

Just an FYI, I am N-O-T Ganguli's source... so this means we have two separate sources reporting the same thing.

NitroGSXR
11-07-2012, 06:51 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000091809/article/shaun-cody-reportedly-suffers-punctured-lung


NFL is reporting a broken rib and a punctured lung.

Three broken ribs. It doesn't say that in there but it's three.

Brandon420tx
11-07-2012, 08:41 PM
Well fortunately (I guess) We did just sign that third rounder from a few years ago that the Panthers let go

CloakNNNdagger
11-08-2012, 12:31 AM
I realize there are varying degrees of everything, and I will certainly defer to Cn'D on anything he may say, but I found this from last season...

LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/19/tony-romo-played-through-broken-rib-punctured-lung/)

I'll also throw in that Romo started one week later vs. the Redskins, and didn't miss a start all season. On the other hand, he only had one broken rib, and I haven't seen any report on Cody that didn't refer to broken ribs in the plural. And I realize there's also a difference between playing D-Line and QB.

Romo was put in 1 week following his "punctured lung." Per one of my inside sources immediately following his injury, it was revealed that he sustained a minimal pneumothorax which sealed off quickly with total reinflation within the week, this fits within the 1-2 week period in my previous post...........the 1 week minimal time out still probably not being the wisest route for a football player, but we all know that with football players, the wisest route is not all that common.

Even taking into account that Cody had ONLY sustained three fractured ribs, let's look at this situation with a little additional analytic eye. Romo is a QB.........and Cody is a DT. How often is Romo expected to be hit in the chest.......5, maybe 10 times during the game? A DT on the other hand makes his living exposing himself as a human piniata, being pushed, punched and/or piled on every single play he plays in the game. With rib fractures, it doesn't matter if you are hit from the front, the side or the back........it moves the fracture site. With single fractures, there is less likelihood of significant movement of the fracture segments as opposed to multiple fractures. Multiple rib fractures typically result in a more unstable and vulnerable chest superstructure. And the more movement of the fracture segments secondary to outer forces applied to the chest, the more likely the sharp edges of the fractured bone is to repuncture and thus recollapse the lung........usually to a subtotal to total extent which could result in an immediate life-threatening scenario.

Here is a CT scan that demonstrates a single fractured sharp edge (yellow arrow). To help orient you to what you are looking at, this is a "cut"/view that simulates the magician cutting a body in two and looking at one half from the side. On the apparent left, the mottled large area taking up most of the left side is a normal fully inflated lung. On the apparent right, the mottled area is small and collapsed (its outer border identified by the red arrows)


http://img.medscape.com/pi/features/slideshow-slide/pneumothorax/fig3.jpg

For those of you that are saying to yourselves, a flak jacket will protect Cody from further injury. Flak jackets work by widely distributing the force of trauma instead of allowing it to concentrate it on the fracture sites. But flak jackets do not guarantee complete protection from reinjury. And repeated impact to the chest during a game, flak jacket or not, does nothing to help the healing process and thereby can only serve to empirically impede it.

welsh texan
11-08-2012, 03:25 AM
I'm saying it now, sit him, and sit him until he's healthy. Can't be losing this guy for the playoffs.

If it is only a case of giving him one week off, a non-conference road game is not a bad game to choose either.

Showtime100
11-08-2012, 03:38 AM
I'm saying it now, sit him, and sit him until he's healthy. Can't be losing this guy for the playoffs.

If it is only a case of giving him one week off, a non-conference road game is not a bad game to choose either.

This heea^^

Malloy
11-08-2012, 12:29 PM
Is this rehab and ready for playoffs, or are we talking IR here ?

Hervoyel
11-08-2012, 01:23 PM
I'm saying it now, sit him, and sit him until he's healthy. Can't be losing this guy for the playoffs.

If it is only a case of giving him one week off, a non-conference road game is not a bad game to choose either.


That's what I'd do. Try to get away with sitting him a few weeks or as long as it takes for him to get healthy. You want the ribs better, you want the lung healed up, and it wouldn't hurt to give that bad back a rest before starting the run to the playoffs. We'll need him then so rest him now. The guy is an 8 year veteran, he can stay in decent shape without taking a beating and will be able to get back to playing speed/shape in a short amount of time when he's healed up.

NitroGSXR
11-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Is this rehab and ready for playoffs, or are we talking IR here ?

We'll never know! You know how vague the Texans are! If you were to ask my opinion which is BASELESS and UNFOUNDED. Just going on what we know about Shaun Cody.

He missed one play and went right back in .... Tough SOB.

I'm gonna say he'll be back in a couple weeks. Guy's a warrior.

GlassHalfFull
11-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Didn't Tony Romo break a rib and puncture his lung last season?

Tough news for the Texans, Cody is a warrior. I would think it would be a longer rehab for a lineman to get back in the game.

Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery. And good drugs while healing.

ChampionTexan
11-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Didn't Tony Romo break a rib and puncture his lung last season?

Tough news for the Texans, Cody is a warrior. I would think it would be a longer rehab for a lineman to get back in the game.

Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery. And good drugs while healing.
See post #46 in this thread.

Edit: Might be worth looking at #51 also.

Dutchrudder
11-08-2012, 03:36 PM
It's really a shame that we lost Ra'Shon Harris for the year. He could have filled in for Cody a bit. Any one have an idea who will be starting at NT this week?

drs23
11-08-2012, 04:36 PM
It's really a shame that we lost Ra'Shon Harris for the year. He could have filled in for Cody a bit. Any one have an idea who will be starting at NT this week?

I don't know but my "idea" would be Mitchell. Who else comes to mind?

The Pencil Neck
11-08-2012, 05:36 PM
It's really a shame that we lost Ra'Shon Harris for the year. He could have filled in for Cody a bit. Any one have an idea who will be starting at NT this week?

I expect Mitchell to get the nod.

But I wouldn't be surprised if Crick trots out there.

TheIronDuke
11-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Apparently Cody is denying he has a punctured lung and says he's good to play Sunday.

Showtime100
11-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Apparently Cody is denying he has a punctured lung and says he's good to play Sunday.

I guess I'll just take him on his word. I see no reason he would BS if he really couldn't go on Sunday.

drs23
11-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Apparently Cody is denying he has a punctured lung and says he's good to play Sunday.

Source/link? Would like to see the info...

NitroGSXR
11-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Source/link? Would like to see the info...

I saw a podcast on Houstontexans.com but I can't listen to those. I'm guessing it's in there? Transcribe what you can. Thanks mate.

http://old.houstontexans.com/news/PodcastCentral2.asp?AUTO=Y&EID=2547

I'm just gonna stick with him being a warrior.

TheIronDuke
11-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Source/link? Would like to see the info...

I was listening to 1560 this afternoon and they said something like whoever reported it jumped the gun and Cody was upset that it was said. And they said they expect him to play against CHI, sorry I don't have a link but that's all I heard.

CloakNNNdagger
11-08-2012, 08:24 PM
I was listening to 1560 this afternoon and they said something like whoever reported it jumped the gun and Cody was upset that it was said. And they said they expect him to play against CHI, sorry I don't have a link but that's all I heard.

I would take this "new report" with a grain of salt. More of an avoidance of revealing to the Bears who is going to be playing the position on Sunday.

CloakNNNdagger
11-09-2012, 06:58 AM
The word "procedure" is so convenient.

Shaun Cody has ‘procedure’ to repair injury (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/shaun-cody-has-procedure-to-repair-injury/#more-28396)
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm by Tania Ganguli

Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody had a procedure this week to help with a torso injury he suffered against Buffalo.

“I know he had a procedure done that is tied to his ribs, somehow associated with what took place with his ribs,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “The procedure went good. It got him back in position, working back toward the field.”

The Chronicle reported Wednesday Cody suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Although Cody denied his lung was punctured, he remained vague about the details of his injury

NitroGSXR
11-09-2012, 07:03 AM
Your link isn't correct.

NitroGSXR
11-09-2012, 07:13 AM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/shaun-cody-has-procedure-to-repair-injury/#more-28396

Here's the correct link.

CloakNNNdagger
11-09-2012, 07:19 AM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/shaun-cody-has-procedure-to-repair-injury/#more-28396

Here's the correct link.

Thank you........have corrected the link on my post.

CloakNNNdagger
11-09-2012, 02:45 PM
Someone asked me what procedure he may have undergone and if I believed he would be able to play. To answer the latter, although the Texans and Cody are implying that he may very well play, no way under any of the scenarios presented should he be allowed to play this Sunday. As to the former question:


This could have been one of several procedures. Most likely examples might be:

1)Placement of a chest tube to re-inflate a collapsed lung (despite his denial of a “punctured lung.”

2)Surgical placement of some sort of mini-plating of the rib fractured segments in order to block movement of these segments (which accounts for most of the severe long-term on-going pain due to this type of injury). A fractured nose, even when the nose might end up at right angles to the face is essentially painless because muscles are not tugging on and moving the bone fragments.

Here’s an example of one such system:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/29/article-2210463-15442360000005DC-836_634x785.jpg


3)Narcotics are not very effective in controlling rib fracture pain. Nerve block injections with needles if employed must be repeated in many different locations/angles. Therefore, sometimes injection tubing (like mini IV tubing) leading to the appropriate nerves to bathe the area(s) with local anesthetic can be placed with a little port either implanted under the skin or left outside the skin for convenient injection as needed. (Not the same, but along the principles of an epidural anesthesia line).

Exascor
11-09-2012, 02:55 PM
To answer the latter, although the Texans and Cody are implying that he may very well play, no way under any of the scenarios presented should he be allowed to play this Sunday.FYI-Cody (&Tate) were ruled out today by Kubiak.

welsh texan
11-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Is it still cortisone they use Doc? I know around 10 years ago or so it was all the rage in soccer and players were playing through all sorts of knocks, until it became obvious just how much damage it does to a player to go full speed whilst injured and completely oblivious to pain. Think it crocked quite a number of players before their prime and has died off a little as a result.

The thing is, in a 16 game season the pressure is on both the team and the player to maximise each game, which makes it easy for them to forget that pain is there for a reason, masking it hides rather than removing the problem.

I personally wont feel too comfortable if Cody is smacked off his face on drugs and sent out there, there is a limit to how much toughing up I like to see in my athletes and given the dangers associated with this injury it pushes me beyond my limits in this case.

badboy
11-09-2012, 02:57 PM
I imagine Cody is thinking this is his last year on contract & he wants to show some team if not Texans & he wants to be on field to do it.

CloakNNNdagger
11-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Is it still cortisone they use Doc? I know around 10 years ago or so it was all the rage in soccer and players were playing through all sorts of knocks, until it became obvious just how much damage it does to a player to go full speed whilst injured and completely oblivious to pain. Think it crocked quite a number of players before their prime and has died off a little as a result.

The thing is, in a 16 game season the pressure is on both the team and the player to maximise each game, which makes it easy for them to forget that pain is there for a reason, masking it hides rather than removing the problem.

I personally wont feel too comfortable if Cody is smacked off his face on drugs and sent out there, there is a limit to how much toughing up I like to see in my athletes and given the dangers associated with this injury it pushes me beyond my limits in this case.

It can be either long-acting local anesthetic alone or mixed with corticosteroids. Corticosteroid in the form of injections at trauma sites have always been a double-edged score. They bring down inflammation which is a significant factor in the creation of pain. However, they all decrease the ability of tissues to heal by decreasing many of the healing processes (including the case of broken bones), including the laying down of collagen to strengthen wounds. The steroid can also diffuse to nearby tissues unintended to be involved in the injection and thus lead to weakening, breakdown or death of these tissues (eg, neighboring bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, fat and even skin). This is not even to mention steroid's effect of decreasing immunologic protection of the tissues, injected and adjacent, significantly increasing the risk of their infection.

CloakNNNdagger
11-09-2012, 06:36 PM
I expect Mitchell to get the nod.

But I wouldn't be surprised if Crick trots out there.

(on if NT Terrell McClain is ready to play) “He better be. He’s going to play. The versatility comes from (NT) Earl (Mitchell) and it comes from (DE Jared) Crick. Crick’s really fun to watch right now, practice, to watch a guy just kind of come out, I’m going to say shell. I don’t know if he was in one, but to watch his personality come out a little bit. He’s got a lot of confidence in what he’s doing. He does not act like a rookie anymore on the practice field. He’s going to be important to what we do in the second half of the season.”link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Friday-practice/f3373bb1-d6d3-4768-8c15-00e34918da6b)

Hervoyel
11-09-2012, 07:13 PM
The word "procedure" is so convenient.


They don't want to freak everybody out and just come out and say "Adamantium bonded to his skeleton". I mean, is that even legal?

So instead they say "procedure". Makes sense if you think about it.

ObsiWan
11-10-2012, 08:58 AM
They don't want to freak everybody out and just come out and say "Adamantium bonded to his skeleton". I mean, is that even legal?

So instead they say "procedure". Makes sense if you think about it.

Aaaah... a Wolverine reference... MSR.

and you'd think they'd have done that on Cushing. He has the mentality for it.

ChampionTexan
11-10-2012, 09:42 AM
They don't want to freak everybody out and just come out and say "Adamantium bonded to his skeleton". I mean, is that even legal?

So instead they say "procedure". Makes sense if you think about it.

I don't think so - he's a FA after this season - can you imagine the leverage that would give him?

Hervoyel
11-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Aaaah... a Wolverine reference... MSR.

and you'd think they'd have done that on Cushing. He has the mentality for it.


I think they already did that to Cushing. That's why he plays the way he does. Sadly it doesn't bond well to ligaments so what can you do?