Is there a Doctor in the house? I have a question..
How do you diagnose a knee ligament sprain from a MRI? I suppose it means the MRI shows only some localized swelling around the ligament versus a tear? Is this right? What is the typical recovery time for this injury?
I am not a doctor, and I did not see the MRI.
A sprain can typically mean a bunch of things. It can mean strain and stress to the actual ligament, or typically it means that there was damage to the bone. Ligaments are very strong, oftentimes stronger than the bone they connect to. Many times when people have a severe sprain, instead of just damaging the connective point, they actually damage the bone. The bone heals relatively quickly.
This is why high ankle sprains are so destructive to a season. There's actual damage to the tib/fib, and not just a tendon.
i have experience, like I said earlier, with an MCL sprain. It was bad for about a week and a half-two weeks. Then suddenly it just got better. I did this without the kind of world class rehab and sports medicine doctors CJ will have access to.
That said, there's no way he plays this week. Maybe if it was a playoff game or something they'd load him up with Toradol and put him out there but it simply doesn't make sense against the Dolphins.