Originally Posted by Brisco_County
You had said before that the tendon in the repaired foot becomes inflamed and painful like tendonitis after prolonged use. You had also said that the only remedy for this is rest. I'm thinking that after Schaub had one poor performance, he practiced extra hard to rebound and rebuild confidence, and he didn't allow time for his foot to rest. This affected him in the next game, which was a disaster, so he worked extra hard again, and just compounded the problem. By trying to work through it, his accuracy and confidence degrade each week. He's grinding the gears and becoming a psychological wreck.
Except for the foot structure affected being ligament (and arthritic bone) rather than tendon, resulting discomfort and stiffness leading to abnormal mechanics is the progression that would be expected........improved to some extent with rest.........and easily aggravated with return to traumatic activity.