Originally Posted by 76Texan
What I wonder is that Kubiak sounds hopeful that Jean will be back in short order like Casey, but how much medical knowledge has he truly acquired throughout the years?
Is this kind of procedure common enough in football for a HC like Kubiak to be somewhat authoritative in his assessment after he learned every news from the pros?
Meniscus tear is a very common NFL player injury. Though, they may have a good idea of when he can return, he and his medical consultants are not likely to bet their lives on more specific reliable predictions than what I just posted. Each injury/player can see some variability in ability to return for what might seem to be similar injuries. Sort of like, even though he may have vast experience replacing tires on his car, he is as likely to exactly predict within three thousand miles of wear how long it will be until he will again need to replace them.