Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Depends on the nature of the injury. As Kubiak said, the guys come out amp'ed up the first couple of days. So it wouldn't surprise me to see somebody roll and ankle or strain something going all out to make a circus catch or pick off a pass.
Then again, maybe that's conditioning too. I dunno.... you're the doc.
If you look back at Montgomery's Draft write ups, you'll repeatedly find comments of his notable "stiffness" in movement and very poor ability to maintain "balance".........specifically after his 30 pound weight gain before his junior year.
Having poor balance is very much related to poor conditioning and/or to a frame carrying too much weight. Both of these factors have been identified as strong independent risk factors for noncontact ankle injuries.
Furthermore, there is an often cited interesting study in HS football players, that showed an extremely strong correlation between the player's risk of recurrent ankle sprain and BMI (Body Mass Index-essentially weight to frame measure). An overweight player who had a previous ankle sprain was ~20 times more likely to sustain a noncontact ankle sprain than was a normal-weight player with no previous ankle sprain. Now, even more so, Montgomery needs to take his weight and his level of conditioning very seriously.