- Aug 15, 2011
Tend to agree. It isn't ideal timing wise for Clemson, but probably good news long term. Perhaps the best we could have expected, given how things looked last week.Just looking at a calendar I think Clemson is unrealistic (in a hard cast now). Just have him full go by NC St. Anything sooner is gravy to me.
Agreed -- luckily, these kids have access to therapy / trainers that normal people don't have. October 1 seems realistic.I think October 1 would be great on McKinley, always seems like it takes a couple more weeks than anticipated, either way great news he's not out for the year
I have played and been around athletics all my life, I personally have never seen a cast used unless a bone has been broken. I absolutely can be wrong. But, I think this was a broken foot.
If you google treatment for high ankle sprain, you will find that a cast is an option. They may even use screws to aid the recovery.I have played and been around athletics all my life, I personally have never seen a cast used unless a bone has been broken. I absolutely can be wrong. But, I think this was a broken foot.
They certainly might use a cast. I invite you to google treatments for high ankle sprain.It's a broken bone if they're saying he's likely available week 2-3... they wouldn't say that with definition if it was a sprain. At least in my non-expert opinion. Also, they wouldn't have a hard cast on it if it was a sprain.
If he's back in week 2 or 3, I think that works out to be close to the 6 weeks you need for a bone to heal when you consider how early in camp the injury occurred.
It’s a broken bone. 4-6 weeks is the recovery time and he’s already been out 3. He wouldn’t be on a scooter with cast if ankle sprain/strain. My medical training and contacts trump a google search
Correct, I guess I should have been more specific. Meant at start of season he would have already been out 3 weeks (actually almost 4)...Babers said 2-3 games which would put him at 5-6 weeks from original injury. He technically should be healed up by Clemson...but conditioning etc are another thing so could go a number of directions here.He’s been out 2 weeks today.
The good news is...that he has a redshirt available if needed. No reason to rush him back. Do what is best for the player.To me, I'm far less concerned about what the injury is than I am with how long it would keep him out, how long he'd be impaired by it when he DOES return, etc.
I recognize that those things are semi-related to what the injury is. But the only thing that matters to me is he's slated to return for week 2 or 3. Not ideal for Clemson, but probably the best we could have hoped for long-term for the rest of the season.
100% agree with this. Goal should be players health first. If it's in time for a certain game great, if not then oh well...life goes on and you hope another player steps up. If this guy is taking over for Slayton and tasked with taking on two blockers most plays, the last thing you do is put him out there with a bad wheel. He won't be able to play with any leverage whatsoever.The good news is...that he has a redshirt available if needed. No reason to rush him back. Do what is best for the player.