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#1 jarhead

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

It says Beason should be ready by preseason but not without risks.For those that do not see this as a serious injury please read


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Typical time of return from ruptured Achilles is 11 months

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 31, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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In the 24 hours since the Eagles announced that left tackle Jason Peters suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, there’s been plenty of speculation about whether he’ll be able to play in 2012. It’s too early to say what the prognosis is for Peters, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday. But if Peters is like the typical NFL player who suffers a ruptured Achilles, he won’t see the field until 2013.

Dr. Mark Schwartz provided some bad news for Eagles fans to CSNPhilly.com, calling a ruptured Achilles tendon a career-threatening injury, and saying that if Peters has the typical time of recovery, he wouldn’t be able to play football again until at least a month after next year’s Super Bowl.

“Of those who did return back, the average length of recovery was almost 11 months prior to returning, with a [minimum] of seven months,” Schwartz said. “[Of] those who did get back, there was a decrease . . . in their ability to perform on the field. So this is a significant injury to a player in the NFL, especially an offensive lineman who weighs 330 pounds and relies on the explosiveness of his legs and his feet.”

Schwartz said about one-third of NFL players who suffered ruptured Achilles tendons never played in the NFL again, although it’s possible that many of those were marginal players who weren’t good enough to make a roster, or older players who decided to retire rather than go through the grueling rehab needed to get back on the field after such a serious injury. Peters is a Pro Bowler who from all accounts will be ready, willing and able to rehab himself, but that’s going to take significant time.

Several NFL players suffered ruptured Achilles tendons during training camp and the 2012 regular season. Bengals cornerback Leon Hall suffered a ruptured Achilles in November; if he needs the typical 11 month recovery time he’d miss about the first five games of the 2012 regular season. Buccaneers running backEarnest Graham suffered the injury in late October; at 11 months he’d be expected to miss the first three games of 2012. Panthers linebacker Jon Beasonsuffered the injury at the start of the regular season, so he’d likely be ready to go for the preseason. Lions running back Mikel LeShoure suffered the injury at the start of training camp and is expected to be at full speed for training camp this year.


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#2 PantherPhann89

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

This is why I think that we'll draft Kuechly. We have two starters that are coming off injuries and our backups are more depleted than last year.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

That is the recovery time to play not the time it takes to get back to 100%. Most players never do and those that do often take at least 1 or 2 years. Takeo Spikes took 3 seasons and Ryans in still in the middle of it. I hope I am wrong but I am not looking for Beason to be 100% this year. And lets be honest, Beason at 85% is not better than a guy at 100%. I think linebacker is actually going to be one of our thinnest positions this year when everything is said and done. It is a shame we have invested so much and injuries have taken away our best linebackers.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

That is the recovery time to play not the time it takes to get back to 100%. Most players never do and those that do often take at least 1 or 2 years. Takeo Spikes took 3 seasons and Ryans in still in the middle of it. I hope I am wrong but I am not looking for Beason to be 100% this year. And lets be honest, Beason at 85% is not better than a guy at 100%. I think linebacker is actually going to be one of our thinnest positions this year when everything is said and done. It is a shame we have invested so much and injuries have taken away our best linebackers.

I agree and it is the scenario that no wants to consider.Its not just a typical injury.and who do we have a mlb with Connors gone?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Ugh how many treads need to be started trying to prove that Beason is not going to be ready while ignoring what his own doctors have said. Don't sleep on Beason the dude is super motivated and ahead of schedule.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

The thing with Beason is he plays at full speed... this injury will have him back at only 85-90%.... that's a high risk for more damage.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

no reason to play him in the preseason if he isn't ready. dude has enough veteran experience and football acumen to jump into the lineup the moment he's ready and produce.

hopefully the staff is extremely cautious after how the whole thomas davis episode went down.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

Ugh how many treads need to be started trying to prove that Beason is not going to be ready while ignoring what his own doctors have said. Don't sleep on Beason the dude is super motivated and ahead of schedule.

This has nothing to do with motivation .I would like to see what Beasons doc said if you have the thread.Just being ahead of schedule does not mean he can play football at a high level

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Ugh how many treads need to be started trying to prove that Beason is not going to be ready while ignoring what his own doctors have said. Don't sleep on Beason the dude is super motivated and ahead of schedule.


Being "super motivated" has nothing to do with the medical evidence that shows how long it takes to come back even clsoe to 100%.

Believing that a player is super human because he plays for your team is ridiculous.

Chances are that he NEVER comes back 100%....those are the statistical facts.

Whether we chose Kuechly or not is up for debate. Ignoring medical statistics and evidence is humorous at best.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

The thing with Beason is he plays at full speed... this injury will have him back at only 85-90%.... that's a high risk for more damage.

That is what I understand from a ortho surgeon.He also said the best case scenario is he will miss games with tightness and soreness.....this is not a ACL type injury.Who do we have to plug in at MLB? Do think we can pick up a gut in the 4th round to take his place?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

Being "super motivated" has nothing to do with the medical evidence that shows how long it takes to come back even clsoe to 100%.

Believing that a player is super human because he plays for your team is ridiculous.

Chances are that he NEVER comes back 100%....those are the statistical facts.

Whether we chose Kuechly or not is up for debate. Ignoring medical statistics and evidence is humorous at best.


Most of that has been shown was shaky at best. Time will tell and making stupid statements while ignoring what his OWN doctors have said is just stupid. There have been many cases of players coming back from that injury and producing. Still just keep on cherry picking until the season starts and Beason proves you wrong.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

I am worried as much as the next about Beason. I'm just happy that Anderson is someone I can count on..... I'm almost more worried about Thomas Davis.Thomas Davis what is it his 12th ACL tear? (sarcasm, but not really)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

Ugh how many treads need to be started trying to prove that Beason is not going to be ready while ignoring what his own doctors have said. Don't sleep on Beason the dude is super motivated and ahead of schedule.


I get what you were saying even though people were trying to grill you on it. The guy is a beast, and he's going to do what it takes to get back on the field. I am somewhat worried, I won't lie... But at the same time I have faith in this guy to put time into his rehab etc.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

People said the same thing about ACL/MCL tears 8 years ago. Lets just take everything on a case by case basis.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

The Kuechly would have been a Fox Hurney pick. Rivera and Hurney not so much.


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