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Old 10-20-2013   #62
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Default Re: Cushing - will he play another play?

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Originally Posted by DocBar View Post
Doc, how much can be diagnosed by the amount of movement in the knee? Would the avulsion fracture, mentioned above, give more movement or about the same as a complete tear of the ACL? Would the amount of pain involved hamper a proper diagnosis because the patient couldn't stand the pain to show full amount of movement from the avulsion fracture?

EDIT: What is the prognosis for other ligamentous and/or menisci damage along with the avulsion fracture? Still ready by TC or 2014 regular season? At what point could Cushing expect to experience debilitating arthritis in this knee?
Too many potential scenarios if other injuries involved. Let's wait until we have more definitive information (if we ever get it) before trying to prognosticate anymore. After the types of injuries that Cushing has suffered in both knees, it would not be surprising for him to develop varying degrees of arthritis within 5 years of his injuries. To what extent it may debilitate him is variable from player to player.
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