Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
Does anyone really know exactly when the surgery took place?
The first thing I saw regarding the surgery was a report dated 3/7 indicating it had happened "In February". That could be anywhere from 4 weeks to 8 weeks after the season was over. 8 weeks would definitely make you question it - 4 weeks not so much.
My best reconstruction of what might have been going on:
If it were closer to 3-4 weeks delay from his last playing time.............it was probably to try to decrease the local inflammation prior to surgery.
If it were closer to 5-8 weeks........you've got to be thinking that they were still trying to conservatively rehab to avoid surgery........found that it wasn't working out well........and rather than continuing to hope misguidedly for a successful outcome, thought we better cease trying that route before he still ends up needing to go to surgery........and it ends up too late to make him a usefull 2013 body.