Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by SW H-TOWN, May 3, 2013.
Part of the deal with him. As long as he's ready to go for the start of the real season, it's no big deal.
This was reported as something that was going to happen before he even signed.
Although I believe the "hip" part is wrong. I'm pretty sure it's his shoulder.
Swearinger, "Jungle Boi"...hilarious nickname, better bring his a game to OTA's and training camp. Hope Ed Reed heals fast, maybe he can get some dear antler spray from Ray.
Hope they knew about it before he signed. Anybody got a link? Probably showed up when they did his medical but I'm just curious because I had not heard anything about this prior to today.
Did he already have the surgery?
If not, why wait so late to have it?
Ugh, I already bought my OTA playoff tickets too. Non-refundable even!
If I remember correctly, he actually had major hip reconstruction some years ago. No mention if this recent (last week) arthroscopic surgery was on the same hip.
Is there any reason why they'd wait until the tail end of the off season to do this surgery?
When dealing with a "minor" tear, players can many times rehab by trying to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint. If they continue to have significant debilitating pain or limited free range of motion, arthroscopy is performed. The Texans may have seen that the rehab alone wasn't working and rather see him attend to it now rather than into the season. Seeing that Reed made his original injury much worse by trying to work through the pain before finally succumbing to major reconstructive surgery (found a link:
Jun 26, 2010
Ravens S Ed Reed says hip is healing and he wants to play at least one more year), he may have not told anyone that he was having problems at all and the Texans medical staff may not have caught it when signing him up........probably being more concerned about his shoulder.
We are not told if this is the same previously reconstructed or the other hip joint.........as each may carry their own unique implications.
Poor bastard, you might have to talk to JJ and Arian instead.
I knew about his shoulder labrum having an issue last year. I wasn't aware that his hip was still bothering him.
Doc, this doesn't sound good. I know Reed is not the player he was a number of years ago but this sounds like something that is normally career ending for most. Is he more susceptible to a career ending hip injury now or is his hip stronger since the surgery and it's a non issue?
Doesn't he usually skip out on OTA's anyways?
At this point, there are a lot of holes in the information available. If it is his other hip and it is indeed "minor" requiring only minor debridement, I have seen patients weight bear within 1 week and be back within 4-6 weeks. On the other hand, if this is to go back into the previously reconstructed hip, return could be anywhere from 8-24 weeks, depending on the extent of surgery was necessary and if it involved revision of the iliotibial band graft which I found was used to reconstruct the labrum.
In either case, it has been shown if there is significant chondromalacia (essentially destruction of the cartilage) in the joint present, which is almost certainly the case in an example of major labral reconstruction, arthritis becomes a major factor in obtaining long-term success/performance. Even small labral tears may be associated with significant underlying areas of cartilage damage.
As always, we will need to wait for additional information or just have to be patient to see how his rehab progresses to extrapolate the extent of his injury(ies).
One reason why the Ravens didn't sign him.
You know they offered him almost as much money as we did, right?
Yeah but they didn't go more.
I think his point was that they TRIED to sign him back. Your post implied that the did not want him anymore.
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