Originally Posted by DX-TEX
I cant WAIT for Cloaks rainbows and lollipops diagnosis.
Great! Awesome! let the March for Mariotta begin!!
It is unlikely that Clowney
has been dealing with this since only the draft. Even though there may be an acute incident that leads to this condition, it is not something that is immediately recognized. Seldom is surgery performed short of ~6 weeks of conservative treatment. Theoretically, athletes can return to play in as little as 4-6 weeks. However, it tends to be closer to 8-10 weeks. The good news is that studies have shown that ~95% of athletes will be able to return to their pre-injury performance level. There are several studies that have shown that to attain this level, it will typically take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Many surgeons will perform a contralateral (opposite) re-inforcement in athletes, even if there is no positive findings on this side, since later in 10% of cases, players go on develop one on that side. Some surgeons are critical of this approach because it increases the risks of the surgery theoretically x 2. Johnathan Joseph underwent bilateral surgeries also by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. Since this surgery, Joseph has apparently not regained his pre-injury performance for whatever reason. On the other hand, Brooks Reed had bilateral repair, again by Dr. Meyers, and seems to have regained his pre-injury performance level.