Entering a new age of sports injury recovery: Akers, Watt, Henry and now Winston (1 Viewer)

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Certainly the actual surgeries are more advanced
But I imagine the much faster recovery time has to do with much more aggressive PT interventions
- instead of immobilizing for 3 months, they probably jump into targeted recovery a few days after surgery
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Kwon played like himself this season after his Achilles tear too.

I guess that’s why many are saying that Jameson Williams will still be a first rd pick despite that ACL injury.
Yeah, everyone on here said he wouldn't be back until week 8.

The videos he was posting said otherwise. The guy looked great in May.
 

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Akers - torn achilles
Watt - torn pectoral
Henry - broken foot
Winston - ACL

It wasn't that long ago not only would you easily miss the rest of the season with these injuries, but you may not even be the same player the following season.

Add on a player like Burrow who suffered his ACL tear pretty fast into the season, yet he's come back with no ill effects.

Winston looks like he could play next week.

Thoughts?
Better/more advanced procedures.
Cooper Kupp torn his ACL a few seasons ago and came back better than ever. What a steal he’s been for the Rams.
And their RB who trucked Baker.
 

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The first anomaly I remember was Adrian Peterson. Dude tore a couple ligaments and I thought he’d miss all season coming up. He was ready by preseason or something.

I hope Winston is ready quickly.
Yeah, all he did was miss the NFL rushing record by 8 yards and got the MVP..lol. That was a crazy season.
 

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ACL tears are a bit unique. You aren’t simply repairing a torn muscle or ligament. They are taking a piece of your tendon and putting it where the ligament should be. It has to break itself down and then convert it self into a new structure basically. That takes time.

Therapy has advanced to get strength and motion back sooner. But religamentation takes as long as it takes. Move to quick and you can retear or stretch it out. 9 months is the standard minimum time frame. NFL players have the best of the best rehab but somethings just take time.
 

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It seems the achilles tear is the new ACL tear-in that it was an injury that used to essentially doom a career and have a bleak prognosis, but became something significant but not career-threatening due to iteration of procedures and rehab methods. It does seem we’re at the point that even the achilles, the most brutal of all injuries, can be recovered from successfully with the right treatment and rehab.
 

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Players have to want to come back and play. Think it was more mental than physical with MT. Will be interesting how things play out.
From what I understand, the issue with CGM is he didn't get surgery when he needed it, and that was for a long time. I think he tried to rehab without the surgery, and that didn't work, then he got the surgery at such a late stage that it put this last season at risk.

There's questions about timing and why CGM didn't get this all done sooner. At this point, I don't really care who's fault it was. It's time to sheet or get off the pot. If he's not on the field and not ready to play by week 1, just sit him another year. The team needs to move on either way. Either with him or without him. I wouldn't trade him unless some team makes a stupid offer.
 

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