Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
The picture he tweeted last year was consistent with an adductor muscle tear.....consistent with at least a significant Grade II tear (possibly Grade III).
His 8/26/12 tear was simply an extension of his 8/7/12 tear.........in the same leg......his right kicking leg. He evidently tried to play through the initial injury and it worked out just as well as it did for Brooks Reed. These extension injuries, if not given adequate rest and rehab initially, notoriously and predictably extend and become recurrent and progressive over a period of months, even if then properly treated thereafter. An acute tear can easily become a chronic tear,
one that can take 3-6 months of slow, careful rehab in order to safely return and stay on the field.
As far as pre-injury leg strength, in college, he was never known as a "boomer." He was known for his accuracy under 50yds. Nor was he ever truly in any significant number of games to prove a "clutch" reputation. In fact, as I see it, his "booming leg strength" label has been virtually manufactured and hyped by Kubiak and the Texans F.O.
Doc, is this type of injury the kind that, once you have it and with the position he plays, he will be more susceptible to have it reoccur?
As for the "booming leg strength" label, didn't Marciano and some of the scouts go to College Station and have him work out for them during his Pro-Day? I remember reading something about them being impressed with Bullock and maybe that's where the "booming leg strength" thing came from. Whatever the case may be he had better have an outstanding season for the Texans because I don't see another Kicker signed on the roster.