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Typical Time To Return After Achilles Tear


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#21 4PY

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

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.


Being as objective as possible, the study many of our achilles-recovery stats come from was based on data from nearly 10 years ago. No time to look up & link at the moment, sorry. The average age of players was 29 and (as noted) some of this group were larger linemen. Takeo Spikes is a worthwhile comparison, but Beason has shown to be a good healer in the past. I'm cautiously optimistic that by mid-season Beason will be much closer to 90-95% back. As he gets playing time, therapy, and familiarity in the system I think his productivity will improve significantly. But we are seriously thin at linebacker. Drafting or acquiring done solid, high ceiling prospects is in order.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Drafting a linebacker in round one because the other linebackers you drafted in round one are question marks is more treadmill mentality than a solid solution plan.

Especially when beason was drafted partly because dan morgan was unreliable as far as staying healthy was concerned.

So basically what i'm saying is the same people who want keuchly now are going to want the top linebacker prospect in a few years if keuchly gets hurt (and we have terrible luck when it comes to first round linebacker health it seems)

#23 KendrickPanther

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

So by not addressing the linebacker position we are better off?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

I think the smartest thing Hurney and Rivera could do is assume that neither Beason nor Davis is going to be ready to go at the beginning of nor be able to go for a full season and plan accordingly.