Thomas Davis min-bio(video)
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:26 PM
I don't think he will be in THAT bad shape after his career is over. He has torn the ligament three times. They keep fixing it up and letting it heal. How could that be worse than a guy that pops it off completely the first time and continues to play for 8 years? The guy hasn't taken many licks in the last 3-4 years. I would be much more worried about the guys getting their heads beat in.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:46 AM
How many times can it pop before the tendens just had enough.
It's not a tendon, it's a ligament, and it's not the same ligament each time. When you have a complete ACL tear, they remove that ACL, then take something from somewhere else in your body (middle third of your patella tendon, part of your hamstring, etc.) or a tendon from someone else (not as reliable) and put it in place of your ACL. Amazingly, your body can take something like a tendon, recognize that it's not supposed to be there, break it down, and turn it into a ligament. Then, what used to be a tendon or muscle can turn into a new ACL.
Source: My own ACL tear experience
Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:23 AM
I did tear up a bit when TD got hurt against GB this year. Yeah I'm a bitch, but TD does things the right way and if he can't play anymore its a damn shame because he is everything that a professional athlete should be, but too often the others are not