Originally Posted by Playoffs
Wow. I missed that one. Could be important.
Within the next couple of years if Jones is no good. Myers was still playing at a good level, but his pass blocking dipped a bit possibly due to Wade's weak play.
Most elbow problems can be handled by conservative non-operative approach. Only 5-10 require surgery.
If you remember back in I believe it was Nov of last season, I reported that he was having significant elbow problems which concerned me for a center who requires repetitive pushing against resistance. He was evidently receiving concentrated treatment............but no rest, which is one of the most important components of the conservative approach. Not resting the elbow could have resulted in nothing but aggravation and extension of the injury. And following failed conservative treatment, surgery was decided on.
BTW, pass blocking is much harder on the elbows than run blocking since your arms can be kept more controlled central to the body.