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News: Norm clarifies TO's injury...

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by InmanRoshi, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Norm called the Cowboys' doctors to clarify it ...

    Its not a broken finger as its being listed by most of the newspapers this morning. Its a fractured metacarpal, which are the bones that run from your wrist to your knuckle. Its in the top part of the hand. The doctors will just go in to stabilize the fracture so it will heal faster, and he could play with a pad on his hand in a couple of weeks. Broken fingers are actually a nasty and much more serious injury for WR's.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Which means there is a chance that he could be ready for Tenn at best and Philly for sure
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I honestly expect him to be healed by our next game. I've had this same injury twice. I was a young kid both times, but it wasn't particularly painful or anything after a few days. In 2 weeks, with a hyperbaric chamber, he should be good to go.
  4. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Thanks for the update. That is good news.
  5. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I may be in the minority but I'd rather him rest against Tenn unless he's at or close to 100%. No need risking further injury against a team we should be able to beat with Crayton and Hurd playing along side Glenn.
  6. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Yea i agree, i just hope he plays against the TExans, cause yea i have tickets with my dad, and i want me some TO. :D lol
  7. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

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    90 minutes in the hyperbarric chamber, and he'll be fine!

    He'll be back at practice tomorrow.
  8. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Originally posted by ROBBOBVILA from a sports forum:

    He has a fracture to metacarpal which is not as serious as broken finger according to Norm from the Ticket.
  9. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    If that is the case, He should be ready to play Tenn. IMO
  10. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I don't think a hyperbaric chamber is going to help as much for broken bones.
  11. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

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    If its the bone between wrist and finger in the hand then I have broken that finger myself, although I broke the "pinkie" finger on my right hand.

    That fracture is often referred to as a boxers fracture as it usually gets broken when throwing a punch (I broke mine by getting kicked in the hand playing soccer though).

    Anyway, its not a very painful break, a bit achey maybe. I was told that usually they do not operate on it as it will usually heal ok on its own and it's actually more risky to operate and risk any kind of infection in the hand. I didn't have an operation, I just had a cast on my hand for a couple of weeks (no more than 2) and after that it was fine.

    My extremely naive medical opinion, he'll be back for the Philthy game.
  12. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    The 2-4 week estimate was based on this fractured info, not the broken info. He's still 2-4 weeks. I expect TO will get back out there much closer to the 2 than the 4. We'll see...
  13. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    Didn't Emmitt Smith have this injury in 99? I think he hurt his hand in a Monday nighter against the Vikings. (Where he was dominating) and missed the next game against Green Bay.
  14. panchucko

    panchucko We have a pretty good offense Zone Supporter

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    Parcells will expect nothing less.
    Players should play with pain, Remember Whitten and broken jaw. He missed one game.

    TO has the bye week to heal.
  15. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    Yep, it was a shame too as he was on pace to break the single game rushing mark with 140 yards midway through the 2nd quarter!
  16. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Actually, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is frequently used for bone healing problems particularly in the jaws of patients that have undergone radiation therapy. It increases oxygen available to healing tissues which in theory, improves wound healing.

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