Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
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.
So Doc, with a successful surgery and no other complications, best guess, how long is a normal recovery for this type of operation? The way you're describing this, he may not see the field for half the season! That could change the Texans draft/FA strategy a bit if they need a good RT.