Originally Posted by hradhak
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.
Thanks for clarifying that.
A "chip fracture" is really the type of fracture I was referring to. It is surprising how much just a little chip fracture on the pelvic rim with attached muscle pulling on it can increase the pain and prolong the recovery.