Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Surgery was this morning. They say he will be back for TC.
If there is a small bone spur that is giving chronic pain, the surgery is elective and arthroscopic.
When it is an emergency arthroscopic surgery, it usually means that there is an acute "impingement" of the ankle joint, where soft tissue or bone fragments are caught in the joint space, and does not allow for normal movement of the anke joint.......sometimes freezing any joint motion altogether.
The former type of spur may only require 1-3 weeks for return to play.
The latter "impingment" type may require as long as 3-6 months for return to play.
I didn't get that sense from Kubiak.
Two days ago, Duane Brown left OTAs slightly early before walk thrus. We asked Kubiak about injuries and he sort of just gave us the all good.
Yesterday vets didn't practice. He was there. He was walking around fine. No limp, nothing that looked wrong at all. He rode his Segway back to the stadium after practice was done.
Kubiak was saying today that the ankle was bothering him a little so they figured they'd do something now so it wouldn't be a problem later in the season.
So given your definition, not sure it is emergent. Kubiak didn't seem terribly concerned but it isn't his ankle.