Originally Posted by nero THE zero
CnD, what is your take on Foster's injury and, specifically, where do you fall in regard to Jene Bramel and Dr. First's seemingly divergent takes on the matter?
Bramel's article, linked here
, suggests a more dire outlook than First's interview this morning on Inside the Loop.
Bramel says that, "the fact that Foster will need the eight weeks between late May and the start of training camp in July to recover suggest a mid-grade injury (or worse)..." and that the "...weeks leading up to camp are an important conditioning period for NFL players and the risk of re-injury or a compensatory injury will be high..."
Whereas, First called it "tennis leg," a 3-6 week injury, and said that Foster should be back, no problem, for TC.
What is your opinion here?
Tennis leg essentially assigned as just another name for a calf tear........it does not necessarily characterize the extent of the tear. I have offered my comments on Fosters injury in the OTA thread, pointing out specifically that the most likely injury was a Class II tear which would probably require 4-8 weeks of recovery/rehab. I would tend to estimate the period closer to the latter rather than the former number, keeping in mind that this is an injury that is even less predictable than a hamstring strain and even more predisposed to recurrence and chronicity.
So that you don't have to wade through all the OTA thread, here are my summary posts: