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Linebacker Darryl Sharpton was lost for the year with a torn quad tendon last season. Anyone have any knowledge of this injury as in recovery time and effectiveness 1st season back?
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Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

Hope this answers your question.

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Linebacker Darryl Sharpton was lost for the year with a torn quad tendon last season. Anyone have any knowledge of this injury as in recovery time and effectiveness 1st season back?
do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.
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The only thing I remember is that Sean Cody wiggled his leg and asked him if he could do that on On The Nose!
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do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.
I see him more as an OLB, anyone agree?
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I see him more as an OLB, anyone agree?
oh god no...no way he is an edge rusher....he's way too small to deal with NFL Tackles
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Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

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He's like an oversized in the box safety. I think we'll be seeing a selection or two to beef up the middle.

Or maybe they reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally believe in Mr. Alexander?
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do you think he is a 3-4 ILB starter at 230lbs? He isn't all that sudden either. Most of the QB's in the NFL weigh more than that.
Sharpton played very well in the first 8 games, he seemed to have a nice chemistry with Cushing. Part of that was not wanting to rush Ryans back, but the play of Sharpton seemed to be part of the reason for limited snaps for Ryans. The week before his injury (week 7, Tennessee blow out), Sharpton had 3 solo tackles and Ryans had zero.
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Sharpton played very well in the first 8 games, he seemed to have a nice chemistry with Cushing. Part of that was not wanting to rush Ryans back, but the play of Sharpton seemed to be part of the reason for limited snaps for Ryans. The week before his injury (week 7, Tennessee blow out), Sharpton had 3 solo tackles and Ryans had zero.
he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.
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he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.
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He will make a nice backup MLB.
if people didn't think DeMeco was big enough for this role I don't know how a less instinctual, smaller and less sudden player is a good fit. I think he has a hard time making the team if we bring in more guys...and in my eyes we are forced to or we will not be happy with what we will see next season. I don't know why some of you guys are so high on Sharpton. Don't let the General seep into your coconuts!
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if people didn't think DeMeco was big enough for this role I don't know how a less instinctual, smaller and less sudden player is a good fit. I think he has a hard time making the team if we bring in more guys...and in my eyes we are forced to or we will not be happy with what we will see next season. I don't know why some of you guys are so high on Sharpton. Don't let the General seep into your coconuts!
It seems like the coaches love Sharpton but I just can't imagine them not taking a high draft pick to start over him. Problem is, to me anyway, it doesn't seem to be a deep class of ILB's. If Hightower is there in the 1st, does anyone think the Texans will take him and skip the WR until later?
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It seems like the coaches love Sharpton but I just can't imagine them not taking a high draft pick to start over him. Problem is, to me anyway, it doesn't seem to be a deep class of ILB's. If Hightower is there in the 1st, does anyone think the Texans will take him and skip the WR until later?
We now have many directions that the Texans can go in the draft
could be OLB ILB OG OT CB WR TE which to me says Texans can go BPA all the way thru the draft because of starter needs and depth needs.
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he had a hard time shedding blocks and was a step slow. I'm not real high on him. I bet he doesn't start when the time comes.
He's fine in pass coverage and that's something we really didn't get with Meco. And in all honesty Meco's run defense for the first half of the season was worse than Sharpton's. We don't lose anything here.
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He's fine in pass coverage and that's something we really didn't get with Meco. And in all honesty Meco's run defense for the first half of the season was worse than Sharpton's. We don't lose anything here.
thats probably because Sharpton is the size of a big saftey and weighs less than many starting quarterbacks. You won't find him in the game in goal line packages or short yardage situations...Dobbins came in for that. The first half of the season, Ryans was hurt. Watch him in the playoffs...he was all over the field.
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Sharpton experienced a complete rupture of his quadriceps tendon (not a quadriceps muscle tear). He underwent immediate surgical re-attachment. The recovery from such an injury is classically ~6 months. But peak muscle strength is probably closer to 1 year.

Can there be implications in return to play with this type of repaired injury?

Loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well.

In one of the largest series of patients, 50 complete quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by primary repair, at a mean follow-up of 4 years a decrease in muscle strength could be observed in more then half of the patients. Only 1 re-rupture was reported, consistent with re-rupture rates in the literature which are quite low in general.

Coincidentally, the only study of this particular injury involving NFL players was published in November of last year.

Twenty-two complete ruptures. Nineteen returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL. To summarize this study’s findings, an immediate surgical repair generally produced “good functional results” and allowed for return to play the following season. What was very interesting as a rule, players chosen earlier in the draft are more likely to return to play. Players who returned were drafted, on average, in the fourth round, while those who failed to return to play were drafted, on average, in the sixth round. Of those players who returned to play, the average number of games played was 45.4, with a range of 1 to 142 games.

As far as Sharpton goes, he has a very good chance of coming back as a very functional player. However, we will have to wait and see how his muscle strength returns and if it has any detrimental effect on his ultimate performance.

Hope this answers your question.
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