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Old 08-26-2013   #7
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Default Re: Graham Suffers "Hip Pointer"

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Originally Posted by TheRealJoker View Post
So on the low end it's a 1-2 week recovery. On the serious end it's out for season ala Dennis Pitta?
He'd have to fracture it to be out for the season. A pelvic fracture is pretty tough to do. I see it in trauma all the time with car accidents, but it is less common in football because the pelvis is a circular structure and dissipates force. To break it, you generally have to break it in 2 places (one point, and the opposite end of the circle that makes up the pelvis). That said, a hip pointer can be an isolated chip fracture.

His recovery is dependent on how close the bruise is to the attachment of the muscles on the pelvis (which dictates pain) and how large the bruise is and then the presence of a fracture.

Just from a percentage standpoint, he will probably be ready for San Diego, but that's why they will do the x-ray or ct.
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