News: FWST: Jenkins still lacks range of motion in his shoulder, still has ways to go

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    - Clarence Hill

    Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is making progress in his rehab from shoulder surgery but he still has a ways to go before he will be cleared to play.

    Jenkins will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He is at the Cowboys rookie minicamp working with the team's training staff.

    That Jenkins could not throw the football overhand while playing coach with a strength coach is not alarming, according to a Cowboys trainer who said limited range of motion was normal with rotator cuff surgery.

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  2. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    It's not a big deal, the transition from limited to full range of motion is usually abrubt with rotator cuff injuries/surgery. You'll go months without being able to rotate your shoulder completely then in a matter of a week it'll be fine. It's sort of like the flu, you'll often feel like crap for a week or two then just wake up one morning feeling relatively fine.
  3. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    Gives hope to read this. Hopefully his full range of motion kicks in sooner rather than later. Is it a matter of pain being the limiter, or just sort of a feeling of things not being so tight?
  4. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling jenkins wont play until week 7
  5. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    My initial reading about his surgery said that there was a possibility that he would never regain full movement of the shoulder. Hope it is not so, but....
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Oh well... Next man up!
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    So did he have rotator cuff surgery and/or repair for instability? That is one huge scar just for RC surgery.
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I have to disagree. I had the same surgery and it takes a long time to recover and the physical therapy is a must and painful.. my surgery was 4 years ago and it still bothers me.
  9. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    Well that gives an opposing, personal experience view of things. Back to wondering WTH we might reasonably expect out of Jenkins come the first half of the season. ???

    Shoulda been rehabbing at VR all along, no matter his attitude about "things"... seems safe to say.
  10. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    The rehab process for rotator cuff surgery varies according to the individual. In my case, I rehabbed faithfully and was back to work in 6 weeks at a job requiring almost constant motion of the affected shoulder. There's no standard measuring stick for complete recovery. Persistent rehab exercise at the prescribed times set forth by the surgeon is a key factor. Since Jenkins isn't allowing the Cowboys' trainers to control that activity on a regular basis, it's obviously much more difficult for them to monitor his recovery as they might see fit. It definitely seems to me he's neither doing himself nor the club any favors.

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