Originally Posted by Insideop
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.
This is similar to the concerns you have with a significant hamstring tear. In many cases, once healed, that may be the end of it. In other cases, they may become a recurrent problem. In a kicker with a soccer style (swinging the leg to the inside), instead of basically placing all of the stress on the quad......a very large muscle group.......as in a traditional straight up kicking motion, major stress is placed on the adductor muscle.........a relatively much smaller muscle group. Therefore, there will always be a greater concern for re-injury of that muscle group in a kicker's kicking leg, and especially in a kicker of Bullock's style. Hopefully concern does not translate into reality.