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So Will Anderson MCL Grade I, probably needs rest right? How many games do you expect him to miss Doc?
Actually, a Grade I MCL can require anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks depending on the extent and distribution of ligamen fiber disruption. In my opinion, being smart, at very least 1-2 weeks [After a full week of full practice].While we're waiting for @CloakNNNdagger opinion, here's what the interwebs says:
Source: Sports Injury Clinic: MCL Sprain - Symptoms, Treatment, Exercises & Rehabilitation (sportsinjuryclinic.net)
If the minimum is 3 weeks, expect the Texans staff to rest him for only 2.
A lineman has a better chance of returning early, since he can wear a supportive knee brace. An OLB or skill player cannot wear a knee brace without it significantly negatively affecting his performance.
Against the Bengals, Anderson appeared quite sluggish. He was involved in only 1 assisted tackle with no pressures.