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Twitter: Sean Lee had surgery on his ACL

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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  2. RW31

    RW31 Active Member

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    Good thing they got it over with. Good to see he hasn't been IR'd. Hoping they put him on PUP so he returns late in the season, he can do it.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    So what do they do, go in and stitch it back together? I'm not really familiar with the procedure.
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    They can't IR him yet unless they want to expose him to waivers. They can PUP him at the start of camp to gain his roster spot.
  5. DoctorChicken

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    They drill holes in the upper and lower bones to form a tunnel above and below the knee joint. They then take a graft (another part of your body) and shove it in there.

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    I'm no surgeon, but I am training in anesthesiology.
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  6. RW31

    RW31 Active Member

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    Oh ok. Hm. Still, hope they don't IR him.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee has successful surgery to repair torn ACL
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    By Rainer Sabin
    rsabin@dallasnews.com
    12:38 pm on June 12, 2014

    IRVING — The surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee’s left knee was successful.

    The operation was performed Thursday by team doctor, Dan Cooper.

    “We got him all cleaned up and he will be back doing his rehab before you know it and he will be back playing before you know it,” Garrett said.

    Lee suffered the injury May 27 during the Cowboys’ first day of organized team activities. The timetable for recovery is typically seven to nine months. But head athletic trainer Jim Maurer said each individual’s rehab schedule is different.

    “I have already told [Lee], ‘We’re going to be fine,’” Maurer said. “You’re going to play for six more years. This ACL – we’re going to get this fixed.”

    Lee, 27, had actually partially torn that same ligament his senior season at Penn State. It never fully healed so now Lee has the benefit of coming back with a fully-repaired anterior cruciate ligament after undergoing surgery.

    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...s-successful-surgery-to-repair-torn-acl.html/
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yep. I've had one. The tendon's actually tighter and stronger than the ligament was to begin with, so that's not the issue. It's a question of rebuilding muscle, trusting the knee and not favoring (and overtaxing) the 'good' one as a result. Also, typically you'll have scuffed up that meniscal cartilage in the process with all the slop going on in the knee, so depending how significant that is, you can get some bone-on-bone in the repaired knee that is normally just fine and then at certain angles hurts like the devil.
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  9. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member Zone Supporter

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    I had mine done and rehab was a BEETCH! Now my repaired knee is my good one!
  10. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Yup. It's a super fun ordeal.

    How long until you were fully recovered?
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Well, I did my first one before they were using the infrapatellar tendon repair, so I had a lot of slop in my knee as a result that chopped up the meniscus and eventually had me going in for a second repair. The second one took about a year to get back to normal, but was only six months of real hard work. It was worse, though, because I had to walk on it to keep the ligament repair from binding up, but the meniscus repair was fairly painful to walk on, so, that sucked.
  12. speedkilz88

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  13. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    He'll be IR'd soon. This jury does one thing for the Cowboys. Basically voids that 80% playing time incentive.
  14. DoctorChicken

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    Wow, sounds like a pretty bad situation. That's one of the worst case scenarios.

    A lot of people are hoping they can PUP Lee and he can play later in the season, but I don't see it. Maybe if we went to the Super Bowl he could play. :D
  15. burmafrd

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    Let the guy have a full year to recover and get ready for 2015. Because I have a hunch if he gets injured again he is gone.
  16. rpntex

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    Never had anything with the ACL, but know people (including athletes) who have. Torn ACL used to be a devastating injury, with regards to potential recovery and return to the same level of activity. Nowadays, with how they're grafting the tendon in there, it has become a more successful surgery, with the odds of returning easier to predict. Most people I know who've had ACL reconstruction end up with a stronger knee joint than it was before their injury, as long as they fully committed to the rehab.
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  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Want to bet?

    I have to warn you that it's NFL procedure to PUP the player at the start of camp whether he is IR'd once the season starts or put on Reserve/PUP. The only way to IR until the 2nd cut down date would be to waive injured and hope the player isn't claimed.
  18. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Which is the reason he hasnt be put on IR. but the first chance they get he will be. Common sense
  19. RW31

    RW31 Active Member

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    Nope!
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Spencer is running?!?

    HALLELUJAH!

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