No word yet on V Taylor. Getting an MRI today for the ankle. Some are reporting he could be out for week two. That actually sounds positive
Basically sticking a wire in a drilled out hole with an anchor bolt used to tighten and hold in place. Really cool stuff.
During the game, I commented to my friend that it looked like Taylor suffered a high ankle sprain. The only ankle surgery besides a simple cleanout which I doubt being the case since he has no history of previous ankle injury/surgery, that would be out for only 6 weeks(still likely to not see the game field for 8 weeks) would be a "tightrope" surgery for a high ankle sprain.
The newer "tightrope" procedure allows the high ankle separation to be stabilized in a flexible manner, keeping the natural motion between the tibia and fibula. Since the fixation is flexible, there is no need for a second surgery to remove the metal hardware. Keep in mind that return to play for the classic screw fixation can be expected to be 3-6 months.
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Not really bloody in-surgery VIDEO
Tretter has had ongoing problems with his knee since the end of 2019. In Aug 2020, he underwent a knee scope to remove some loose floating particles of articular cartilage. This past Aug 16, he had a similar procedure to remove loose articular cartilage fragments. He returned too soon last game. He will be shot up if he is to continue to play. But his issue will be progressive. As a center, this type of problem will affect his base.Thanks @CloakNNNdagger !
Another OL injury that has popped up for the Browns is center JC Tretter (knee). He was LP leading up to week 1 but is DNP this week so far with a knee injury. I read he had knee surgery in the 2020 offseason but he has not missed a start since signing with the Browns in 2017. Could this week be the first missed game for him?
The official word came out yesterday evening:Having reviewed the film, Taylor sustained a grade II hamstring tear. He can be expected to require 3-6 weeks rehab. He should be on the conservative side on return, as recurrence is common, especially when coming back too soon.
I WOULDN'T PUT TO MUCH PROGNOSTIC VALIDITY INTO THE DNPS TODAY AS REGARDS THE QUESTIONABLES.........NO ONE WOULD PRACTICE (EXCEPT FOR WALK-THHROUGHS) THE DAY PRIOR TO A THURSDAY GAME............AND AN INJURED PLAYER THAT HAD A CHANCE OF PLAYING WOULD MOST PROBABLY NOT PLAY BOTH PRACTICES LEADING UP TO A THURSDAY SHORT WEEK IN ORDER TO GAIN ADDITIONAL REST/REHAB TIME. HOWEVER, THEY MAY ULTIMATELY WISELY CHOSE CONSERVATIVELY TO MINIMIZE THEIR CHANCES OF EXTENDING THEIR INJURIES TO MORE LONG-TERM ISSUES.