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  1. Remember when someone tweeted this Play 60 kid probably grew up to be Mac Jones? https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7AV2/nfl-play-60-featuring-cam-newton
  2. Not saying he won't (well, maybe I am...) but If he starts game 1, then his recovery will indeed be in the stratosphere of recoveries joining the likes of Adrian Peterson (ACL) and Terrell Suggs (Achilles). Those don't happen very often. For a high priority position, Pat Kirwan believes a 'decent' backup will allow at least 50% win percentage over a small number of games. (IE: 2 wins and 2 losses over 4 games). Anyone have analytics (like VORP or such) on Left Tackles?
  3. I think we all hope it, but some of us are not going to 'bank' on it. Desire it, yes. Expect it, not quite. May well be, as everyone is different, and not predictable. Drew Brees had a similar (and even more intense) shoulder surgery than Luck. He recovered notably quicker than Andrew. Luck just seemed to be the outlier in the 'other' direction in healing time on his injuries; taking slightly longer. Terrell Suggs (Achilles) and Adrian Peterson (ACL) outliers in quick healing and return to playing. How Dayo and Eric respond is still in question, but the Colts doctors and training staff know where they are physically versus the projected timelines. Apparently, it's on track or better from what we fans can tell. I hope the best for him, but I know with his injury, JT and Hines in the mix, it will be hard for him to rack up incredible stats. But I hope he shines, but I'm not expecting it. I'm interested to see how all these injuries play out.
  4. Well, they know whether either (or both) Fisher and Dayo have hit or surpassed their 'milestones' in recovery. Yes, and the somewhat reduced ability for many those returning quickly. OTOH, Dr.'s and AT's are pushing for notably earlier starting of rehab; all made possible by limited open type surgical techniques and less time (and atrophy) in casts/or boot before starting range of motion exercises. this could potentially slice off 4-6 weeks off recovery time. But what cannot be altered by surgical technique or an early and rigorous rehab is biology. There's a mean, and outliers above and below the time frame(s) and individually patient specific recovery ability. RB is one of the worst positions for those recovering from an Achilles and attempting a return to sport. Hoping the best for Mack.
  5. Competition Devastating when your opponent can knock in a 54 yarder to beat you, but your team vacillates between kicking the FG or going for it on 4th down beyond 49 yards. Inside of 50 yards, yes he was. Hit 32 out of 37 field goal attempts (87%) and made 43 out of 45 of his extra point chances. If he improves there, he wins his job back in his sophomore season, IMO.
  6. Actually, they gave them Walmart's store brand, Great Value! Not even the real Pop Tarts brand, but a discount generic version.
  7. Oh dear... You know it. Maybe, but let me throw out some factual info. Carson Wentz record versus the Seahawks is 0 wins and 5 losses! So evidently Pete Carroll know how to have the D play vs. Wentz. Carson has 6 TD's, 6 interceptions, and has taken 15 sacks vs. Seattle. Seems like a tough first assignment as a Colt to me.
  8. His Injury/repair was December 5th. (Almost 2 months earlier than Fisher) He got 1 catch for 5 yards in a pre-season game (where they don't play the whole game) about 8 1/2 months later (August 19), or 257 days. Fisher would have to make his first game appearance on about October 17, 2021 to be comparable. It seems many teams are accelerating rehab on players that had limited or mini-open repair Technique. And things don't always work the same for every player. Take Sidney Jones. For example. He tore his Achilles at his pro day in 2017. He fell from a certain first round pick to the Eagles in the second round at #43. Jones also had the new tech mini-open Achilles repair performed by Dr. R. Anderson on March 21, 2017 which is just a couple months shy of his 21st birthday. https://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/261854/new-advances-in-achilles-treatment-encouraging-for-sidney-jones-nfl-players He did not get activated onto the Eagles active 53 roster until December 30, 2017, the Eagles final regular season game. (It was just slightly more than 9 months in recovery). He was not active for any post season play (Super Bowl season) that year. He was waived by the Eagles a couple years later, and has suffered hamstring and Achilles injuries with the Jags since. Here was his 'talk' and buzz after his surgery- Sidney Jones said he’s certain he’ll play in 2017 — and play like the first-round pick he believes he still deserves to be. “I’m the best corner in the draft, plain and simple,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports. “Don’t look at the possibility of me not playing this first year.... ... I can play basically right when the season starts." Ummm, no. I'm sorry, he did not. He was only 20-21 years old, and also had the 'latest' improvements in surgical technique for Achilles repair. It was just 3-4 years ago. You can't make a comp based upon just one other person, otherwise Terrell Suggs would be the target and not the outlier. Some don't assume the worst, but they are aware of the averages.
  9. Aye, but here is the rub. All (anyone that disagrees, show one that doesn't demonstrate this) of the studies show (that tracked this data) there is a very noticeable degradation in play for those that return to sport. Some 20 to 25%. Not for a few weeks or a month or two, but the rest of the whole season. Any marked improvement to where they were prior to injury mostly occurs the 'next' season. I do not expect Fisher to improve very much once (if) he is inserted into the starting line up. If he is 90% by the playoffs, I'll believe he was 85% or more in his return. It could happen, but I feel by history the odds would differ.
  10. Finish the conclusion so that the end result is clear for everybody. The only study recently that evaluated those with an average 9 months to return to sport also concluded this- "While the incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures in NFL players, especially in the preseason, has increased substantially, more players are returning to play after injury and with better post-injury performance as compared to the previous two decades. These injuries should still be considered potentially career-altering as 26% of players never return to play after Achilles tendon ruptures and there is still a net decrease in power-ratings (performance) by 22% for those who do return." I ask, is a 75% to 80% Eric Fisher better than a 95%-99% Tevi? I'm curious. I hope so.
  11. LOL. I'm not a true MD, nor DO (and not a PhD either) But I sometimes play one on teh interwebs- (j/k!!) This picture was of me taken 5 years pre Covid-19 in the control room of a hybrid operating room suite (which had advanced X-Ray imaging equipment permanently installed) before a case. I do not recall the city or state. I retired 3 years later on 12/31/2018. Before retirement, I worked for a Major International medical imaging device company for over 25 years as a Zone / Senior Clinical Education and Support Specialist in Image Guided Therapy {IGT}. I had worked right along side Interventional Cardiologists and Radiologists at a hospital for many years before that), and worked closely with some of the best and brightest Interventional Vascular specialists, Interventional Cardiologists, Neurosurgeons, and Vascular surgeons in their operating room suites and procedure labs around the U.S. (even invited to Grand Cayman to work once!! Loved that trip. That and in Anchorage, AK). Anyone in the medical field or on hospital staff knows if you (as in knowledge, skill set, and need) are not 'Absolutely Essential' to being part of the operating room team for and during a procedure, you just plain aren't wanted nor allowed in. I also know a few Nephrologists, OB/GYN doctors (mostly because of my wife's occupation; an OB/GYN Sonographer, but she's ARDMS certified in all areas of Ultrasound), Radiologists, and Orthopedic surgeons. I really try not to 'talk shop' with them if at all possible. But can, and do at specific times. I really haven't ever before, nor even now really feel like divulging my work past. But there it is, in a quite shortened bio. Not a doctor.
  12. Maybe 11 games, if he returns after reserve/PUP served (because I think he makes it onto it. Colts physicians will have all of the discussions and get all of the medical data on Fisher. Ballard will talk with the Colts medical team about what they know/recommend. Leno seemed to be guy that would be on the radar. And I think its almost unrealistic to think Fisher is going to be in game day shape in just short of 7 months (mid August). In my mind, if he had minimally open procedure and no (especially nerve) issues, with a solid accelerated successful rehab, he could possibly get on the field in 9 months or so, but at a degraded (75-80% ?) performance capacity, in my estimation. Time will tell. Certainly they feel the potential is there, but I'm pretty sure no Doctor is going to guarantee them that. There's still risk and will be until he actually gets cleared to 'Play". And if/when he does, at what level will he perform? Is a 75% or 80% Fisher better than a >95% Tevi (or other LT) ?? I don't know. My gut feeling says anywhere after reserve/PUP time frame (which I feel Fisher gets put on) passes during the season (at a minimum). Maybe by Halloween? we will later see.
  13. If, for some reason, he can't go, do you think the Colts might have a 'split' contract (amount) on his P5 salary written in? I expect he will be on the active/PUP pre-season, and very possibly to start the regular season on reserve/PUP list (missing the first 6 games. But that just me and my expectations. I want to be more optimistic, but a Mid August return in football shape is way to rosy for me. I do not trust Rapoport (nor his source) on this projection on Fishers return status. I caution those that do, do not be upset and angry if he isn't 'ready' by mid August. Keep an eye out for active (summer/training camp) and possibly later, the reserve (reg. season), PUP lists. Hopefully he can and will be 100%. Will make Colts fans very happy. But mark me down as he might be ready mid-late October, and will be at 75-80%. Even with a great surgeon, perfect operation, and off the charts rehab, you can't rush biology aspect. IE:, the low blood supply necessary for proper full healing, the excessive muscle atrophy that occurs, etc... My feeling is he might be end up being 'cleared for full activity' in/by end of July, but it may take as long as another 3 months or more (ask @TomDiggs) of football drills/practice just to get somewhat back into playing shape by 9 months. And I feel that even that may be still too early and could be a contributing reason why football players that do return so early also have notably decreased performance during the year following their return. Cleared for full activity and cleared to play are two totally separate things. Ran across this, to go with all of the other studies discussed in another { Left Tackle(Leno,Fisher,Okung?)/Sam Tevi at LT (MERGE) } thread- “Seventy-eight Achilles tendon ruptures were identified in professional football players during the 2010-2015 NFL seasons. 58% of these injuries occurred during the preseason. Of those that suffered an Achilles tendon rupture, 26% did not ever return to play in the NFL. Players who did return to play in the NFL took an average of 9 months to recover after the date of injury. Across all positions, there was a net decrease in power ratings by 22% and a net decrease in approximate value by 23% over 3 years following player return after Achilles tendon rupture. Across all positions, running backs saw the biggest decrease in production with a 78% decrease over 3 years post-injury in both power ratings and approximate value.” The fact they signed him gives hope he will contribute, at some point. When and how ell are the questions.
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