Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by CloakNNNdagger, Mar 19, 2013.
We now know what Newton's surgery was.
So Doc, quick rundown on how serious that is & what the recovery & longer term ramifications are? When you have the time.
We believe in Newton. If he can progress off what he did last season, hes on his way to being a good player.
This is what I have been saying about Derek. Most of our problem came from RG not RT. If Newton had not been injured or was 100% by preseason, I think Gary would go with Gardner as the backup swing. I think Harris is a possible re-sign but he needs to step up if his back allows him. This should allow those mocking an OT in top 3 rounds to go different direction.
Newton must have had a problem with the knee for sometime. He was out for game 13 and 14 with a “knee.” Looking at this with today’s information, Newton had an inflammation of the patellar tendon (chronic patellar tendonitis) with possible small tendon tears already at that time and evidently tried to play through it until he no longer could. He was treated conservatively with rest.......2 weeks is very short to expect this type of problem to resolve. When the knee pain became “manageable” again, since the Texans were down to almost nothing with the T position, he was evidently put out there again to try to finish out the year. He did. But evidently in doing so, developed major tears from the continued inflammation and weakening of the continually traumatized tendon. Such a case would no longer be appropriate for conservative management, and especially in an NFL player would require surgical repair in order to return and remain on the field with any semblance of production.
A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in November. 2011 Patellar tendon ruptures in National Football League players reveal some potentially important trends.
*Twenty-four ruptures of the patellar tendon in 22 National Football League (NFL) players were identified from 1994 through 2004. Team physicians retrospectively reviewed training room and clinic records, operative notes, and imaging studies for each of these players. Player game statistics and draft status were analyzed to identify return to play predictors. A successful outcome was defined as participating in 1 regular-season NFL game.
*Eleven of the 24 injuries had antecedent symptoms.
*Three of the 24 cases had a concomitant anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
*In 19 of the 24 injuries, the player returned to participate in at least 1 game in the NFL.
*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.
*Professional football players with isolated rupture of the patellar tendon treated with TIMELY surgical repair will return to their sport.
*It should be known that in general, patients who require this type of surgery do better if the repair is performed early after the injury. Early repair may prevent the tendon from scarring and tightening in a shortened position, leading to compromised return of knee flexion and/or quadriceps strength.
Still think it's been a mistake to go the low-budget route at right tackle. A seventh round pick and a UDFA...on a team that makes so much money running the ball...c'mon man. Sometimes even in the NFL you get what you pay for.
Any idea why surgery was delayed after season was over?
Looks that way, for sure.
Hard to keep the shelves stocked, though, when you draft around 6 or 7 players every draft....yet you've got 11 starters on offense and 11 on defense.
Takes around 4 years of drafts to create an 11-man offense and an 11-man defense....if you started from scratch and used only a standard NFL draft, counting one guy per round over tje course of a 7-round draft. 7 players multiplied by 3 years = 21 players, one shy of a full O and full D.
And that's just for 22 starters. Still need 31 more 2nd stringers etc.
The logistics of fielding a truly GREAT team in the NFL is crazy.
You are aware that Newton statistically compared favorably with Duane Brown? Don't focus on where player was drafted or signed (udfa) but how they played. Harris has skills and should be much healthier by game one.
you can't tell how good a tackle is based on a stat line.
uh that's why I posted watch how they play. Brown had a good vet to split time with him and teach him, Newton did not and does not. Not saying he is as good or better but stats are important. Not everything but sacks allowed and runs to that player's side are valuable pieces of info or the team would not keep them.
Harris isn't currently on the team. Latest I heard on him:
Kubiak said #Texans still very interested in FA T Ryan Harris, & "theres an opportunity for (Tim) Dobbins hopefully to come back."
Most likely to try to allow some of the inflammatory tissue changes from the continued trauma to decrease in the knee.
As always, MSR Doc. Thanks.
*not a doc*
I have had problems with my patellar tendon for years (jumper's knee). I can tell you from experience that it's very hard to get any real push. It's also very difficult to bend your knees properly, which leads to improper posture and off balance, which is obviously bad for a tackle. For his to be bad enough to warrant surgery, that's a helluva task to play with it.
Does anyone really know exactly when the surgery took place?
The first thing I saw regarding the surgery was a report dated 3/7 indicating it had happened "In February". That could be anywhere from 4 weeks to 8 weeks after the season was over. 8 weeks would definitely make you question it - 4 weeks not so much.
As I noted in post 5 possible re-sign.
From a medical standpoint, is this type of thing a danger to player's career or is it something that if he plays on it, the new damage if any will be correctable by surgery in most cases (not looking at Newton only but all?
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