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Old 10-21-2013   #88
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Default Re: Cushing - will he play another play?

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Originally Posted by waynegg View Post
CBS is reporting a broken leg and torn acl. Truth or bull****?
All CBS reports I have reviewed are stating LCL and leg or fibula (part of leg) fracture. They report that this is the same leg as the ACL he suffered LAST year. I've not seen a report of an ACL tear. He could still have an ACL, but that would be likely a partial ACL since it wasn't supposedly evident on physical exam alone......and then would be only diagnosed AFTER he undergoes the MRI later today.



This is the type of injury [See above] that you would not want to find after full evaluation......one including the tibial plateau, a separate LCL tear in addition to a fibula fracture. Since the plain x-rays did not mention displaced tibial fracture(s), the MRI would probably only reveal stress fracture(s) of the tibia plateau.........along with more definitive evaluation of knee ligament and cartilage structures.

EDIT: Now the new information from McClain is that he has a separate LCL tear and a LOWER fibula fracture (I still don't know for sure that he does not mean LOWER LEG (which still could include the proximal avulsion fracture scenario) instead of LOWER FIBULA, since the fibula is considered part of the lower leg-----will have to wait until after the MRI at Kubiak's conference to clarify this). His prognosis, if these are the only injuries, are still good for return to pre-injury performance. Keep in mind, that from last year's ACL, Cushing has done very well when moving forward and backward, but he has definitely lost lateral movement, impeding his sideline to sideline coverage. Independent of this latest injury, this may or may not ever return.
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