Wade Smith had knee scoped last night

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  1. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    For those who don't venture into the Training Camp thread...

    Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
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  2. eriadoc

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    I'm shocked.

    :yawn:
     
  3. badboy

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    Wish we could have some consistency on oline but it does allow others to get work. Hope to see Q get some additional work on left.
     
  4. Texn4life

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    We've been pretty healthy at O-Line for a couple of years now compared to most teams. I'm just glad it happened at this point in the season. Get it cleaned up and get ready to roll a month or so from now.
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

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    We were already specifically told that Wade had a "knee bone bruise," which in of itself is bad enough. Now he has undergone a scope, for whatever reason, which signifies that there was definitely additional damage present. The fact that bone bruises are commonly associated with damage to other adjacent knee structures is why I posted what I did on his injury originally.........none of these associated injuries plays well to a more favorable prognosis or quicker recovery.

    Today, Dougherty reports that the Texans described Smith as having a "deep bone bruise."

    The deeper the bone bruise signifies greater damage to the involved bone and greater likelihood of significant associated injuries.


    [Original post over 1 week ago]

     
  6. badboy

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    Wade Smith ✔ @Smitty74allday

    My surgery went well. I appreciate everyone's calls, texts, thoughts, prayers, & well wishes 4 a speedy recovery. Be back before you know it
    12:15 PM - 13 Aug 2013

    From Battle Red Blog
     
  7. BullBlitz

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    We've dodged injuries so far, but it was inevitable that we would eventually have to deal with a few. This sounds worse than they initially led us to believe.
     
  8. DocBar

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    As bad as it may sound, I'd rather see Wade down than many other players. The Texans can survive this and still be dominant.
     


  9. dalemurphy

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    CnD,

    I read the events and reports that they likely went into the knee to clean up torn cartilage and discovery to see what they fear: significant cartilage loss leading to something close to bone on bone, requiring the dreaded microfacture surgery... or constant pain and further deterioration... or retirement.

    Correct me where I may be misguided.
     
  10. thunderkyss

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    I wanted to replace him anyway. Feel bad for him, I really do, but it is what it is.

    I'd like to see Brooks next to the big guy... er, bigger guy & Ben Jones in Brisiel's spot.


    But, I am intrigued by putting the Q next to Duane. More than likely it's going to be a rotation there with Ben & Quessenberry(sp).
     
  11. eriadoc

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    I've just adopted a rule of thumb when considering what the Texans medical staff reports. I just multiply the severity by 10. They're kind of like the Black Knight reporting a flesh wound.
     
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    I have been pushing Q for OG and here is a link you might like to read:

    http://www.battleredblog.com/2013/5...-rookie-ot-david-quessenberry-scouting-report

    Quessenberry has long arms, left tackle length arms, and knows how to use them. You'll also notice, if you've an eye for it, a wider-than-normal stance, which helps him establish a stable, strong base to help with his leverage. Powerful Brandon Williams? Down. Athletic freak Margus Hunt? Blocked. Violent, physical Datone Jones? Shut down. Watch the practices for that blue helmet on the line and you see him keep at it.

    2014 is where Quessenberry should begin to make his impact. If Houston feels he's progressing nicely, I can see them letting 32-year-old Pro Bowl guard Wade Smith's contract expire and penciling in Quessenberry as a starting guard with, presumably, Brandon Brooks. That's what the Texans do on the line: they keep young talent at the ready and move them up the chain. A potential multi-year starter from a sixth round pick? Tremendous value pick that could be the steal of the NFL Draft. Even if Quessenberry remains the top swing reserve lineman, that's still good value.
     
  13. Playoffs

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    How long after the scope before he can practice again, Doc?
     
  14. eriadoc

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    Strictly based off draft reports, training camp reports, and one preseason game, I like the guy a lot. I think he can be the second best lineman at some point down the road.
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    With a DEEP bone bruise, cartilage destruction is common, as are other tissue injuries. Virtually by definition, these players are destined to severe arthritis. But if the bones of the knee joint are involved as the bones of "deep bruise," acute damage to the cartilage may require removal of large fragments of cartilage, essentially denuding significant surface areas of apposing bones, in this case distal end of the femur to the proximal end of the tibia.............known as bone on bone. Separated cartilage fragments like these do not heal if attempts are made to "transplant" or "re-graft" them. So they are "cleaned up," i.e., removed. And, as much as has been made of micro-fracture surgery, it seldom solves any problems unless the denuded area is extremely small.........and then only temporarily. If he undergoes micro-fracture surgery for a limited area and it is considered successful, your would still not expect return to play for at least 6 months..........if ever.

    I hope this answers your question.
     
  16. CloakNNNdagger

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    It all depends on what the extent of damage and type of damage he has sustained....and what procedure(s) they truthfully performed during the scope.
     
  17. Brisco_County

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    When will we get to the point where we can just 3D print some cartilage and shove it in there?
     
  18. steelbtexan

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    Scary stuff

    The word truthfully should never be used in the same sentence with the Texans medical staff.
     
  19. badboy

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    I am hoping for 2014
    Brown, Q , Ben Jones, Brooks and Newton backed by Williams will be the future. of course there will always be others either low draft picks or FA like Harris to fill in as back ups.
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

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    Computer manufactured 3D implants exist for many bony parts of of the body (I've used them for facial/skull and chest reconstruction). However, pieces of isolated joint cartilage are not replaceable.......when it gets to that point, both apposing surfaces must be replaced in substitution of bone and cartilage in the form of joint replacement.
     

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