Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by srrono, Aug 12, 2012.
source 11 news
Cody suffered a Disc injury in last nights game.
Source Gary Kubiak: Cody had an epidural and will be evaluated.
This could open the door for Fangupo and that Sonny Whatever-his-last-name-is to make the team.
Yeah, in the presser Kubiak seemed to be looking forward to getting Sunny (whoever) back tomorrow.
That would be Ra'Shon Harris, also known as Sonny/Sunny. He was having a very nice camp before he was injured. He was moved from DE to NT this season and he can play both positions giving the team flexibility. A nice rotational guy.
And it begins Next man up again this season ????? "knocks on wood "
Not taking anything away from Shaun here and he did make his own contribution to last years outstanding Texans' defense, but I'd still say he's the least indispensable starting player on the whole defense. But I for sure hope he still recovers soon and gets back on the field.
Yeah but it's also at arguably the weakest position on the team....NT. Cody might not be all-pro but he tugs his section of the rope.
Why do people undervalue Cody. What he does is not glamorous on paper but I've watched him do HIS job which is plug up the hole. Guess what he does it very well, he does not get a lot of tackles he will never be ngata but that is ok. He is doing what is expected of him. I think we will see a drop off when some guy trying to make the team does too much and does not contain.
The fact that we're rarely cussing about him on here means he does his job well. Fingers crossed on this injury.
Wait... What? Cromartie is knocking up Texans players now??
Yep and yup. For the most part, NT is not a glamor position. Especially with the wealth we have at DE and LB on this team. However, if the NT does not do his job, the whole D is screwed. Hopefully Cody is ok, but keep in mind Mitchell looked solid last year.
I dont , he was probably the most consistent player on the DL last season - Not the best but the most consistent.
BTW , his job is not "plug a hole" in this version of the 3-4. He's asked to penetrate and shoot gaps vs both the run and pass. Wade's is a one gap system not a two gap which would be what you describe.
Yes , he does his job well ... If he misses significant time , one of the other guy's will really need to step up their game.
McClain reports that they don't expect for Cody to miss the first regular season game.
The most likely is that he has suffered an acute lumbar disk herniation or a lumbar muscle strain. The epidural (which usually includes a steroid and local anesthetic) is to decrease the inflammation and swelling around the involved nerve roots or the muscles, and therefore decrease the pain. It does NOT treat a bulging disk. It does not cause a bulging disk to decrease in size. It is meant to allow rehab and, in the case of a disk problem, the hope to avoid surgery. Decreasing the pain does not ensure that he will do well with rehab, nor does it ensure that he will avoid surgery. We don't know what the MRI showed. Anyone who has ever suffered a low back disk herniation or to a lesser degree in the case of a lumbar muscle strain, knows how unpredictable its rehab can be, and how easily it can be re-injured. Unless, this is a lumbar muscle strain or a very minor disk, I cannot see how the Texans can predict date of return for the first regular season game. If this injury by any chance involves a lumbar compression fracture, all bets are off.
Here is a recent piece (presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine February 2012) that will give you something to hang your hat on, as relates to lumbar disk herniation
Epidural steroid injection returns most professional football players to the field
EDIT: lumbar muscle strains can also be accompanied by lumbar sprain (vertebral ligament damage)
This still sucks.
The lumbar muscle strain scenario which I mentioned above was essentially the only injury that I felt consideration for return near the beginning of the season would possibly fit..........and then it would not be a given. It turns out that this is indeed the actual diagnosis.......not a disk as initially reported. That, at least, is some better news than expected.
Texans Cody likely to miss Saturdays game with lower back strain
Posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm by John McClain
most know I want a big old Nose like Fangupo, but Cody is much better at this stage. I am hopeful, he will have another good year and then a better player step in 2013.
As a second back injection has been reported administered to Cody at the beginning of the week(a little over a week following his 1st) , the NFL study I quoted earlier in this thread (post #14)possibly becomes more interesting. Most physicians would space the injection closer to 2 weeks. For resistant cases, a 3rd injection could be again administered 2 weeks later. Most surgeons would not entertain any more than 3 in a 6 month span. Others consider that no more than 3 should be administered in a 1 year period.
Going back to the study, of the 17 NFL players, a total of 37 injections for 27 distinct lumbar disc herniation episodes were administered. The success rate of returning an athlete to play for a given episode of disc herniation was 89% (24 of 27 episodes) with an average loss of 2.8 practices (range = 0-12) and 0.6 games (range = 0-2) after the injection. Only four players required a repeat injection for the same episode. Three of these four players ultimately failed conservative management and required surgical intervention.
Whether Cody received his 2nd injection with the Texans attempting to facilitate his recovery vs. to “hurry” his recovery and return to play vs. because his recovery is not progressing as expected, would have to be a matter of speculation at this time. The latter 2 scenarios would not be positive. I hope we are dealing with the first scenario so that Cody doesn’t have to end up dealing with an early recurrent episode, or worse yet, consideration for surgery.
Not a good sign.
Doc, this message board is full of great information about the Texans. I can't tell you how much all the medical information along with your respected opnions means to us fellow Texan fans. We are blessed to have you on here. Besides that you are a great Texan fan. Thanks!
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