Originally Posted by Doppelganger
Based on the info we know(I know the Texans tend to not disclose a lot) what is the prognosis for Sharper moving forward? Is there a likelier chance for reinjury or to injure something else due to compensation(as he did in TC)? While he is "in shape" he is clearly not in game shape. About how long do you think it will take to get him back into "game shape"?
Thank you sir!
The only thing that can really be said at this time is that it must be considered that he is coming back from both a quad and a hip problem.......neither has yet been game-tested. His last set back was suffered during rehab. Rehab must be performed step wise with step-wise goals met completely before going onto the next. This can and should be a carefully controlled schedule. The next level is practice. And this is considered a significant milestone. As we all know, "stuff" happens in practice......but despite this, during practice, there is still the ability for the coaches to control the exposure. During this phase, the extent of contact can be controlled or eliminated according to progress.......and this is the phase where the player begins to learn his true limitations and how much of his strength, responses and coordination has returned, and how much needs to be regained before placed into real game situation. If this triad of goals has not been attained, expect him to be both ineffective and high risk for re-injury........especially for a player that has already had a long history of not being able to remain intact on the field for very long. If the Texans are smart they will try to maximize his practice period (at least 2 and more hopefully the full three weeks) before activating him and possibly putting him into a real game situation...........where he or they will have virtually no control over "opposing forces."
I hope this gives you an idea of my line of thinking as concerns Sharpton.