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Gil Brandt predicts Week 14-15 return for Jaylon Smith

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Smashin222, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    That is completely fair but as DLaw demonstrated, even a handful of games can help development a lot. I'm not counting on him being a game changer but I do want to get the development ball rolling.
     
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  2. windjc

    windjc Well-Known Member

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    I just want to know one thing. Will he better than Gachkar?
     
  3. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Gachkar gives Chuck Norris nightmares... Nobody messes with the Gachkar
     
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  4. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    It's not uncommon that when a nerve reinnervates that it comes on like a light switch. Reading the tea leaves you can get the implication that is indeed what has happened. even so the peroneal muscle that lifts the foot likely atrophied and would need rehab.

    I am reluctant to eat the cheese without explicit information myself. He is not eligible to even return to practice until after the bye and no decision has to be made at all for two weeks following that. Makes for interesting speculation though.
     
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  5. windjc

    windjc Well-Known Member

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    I am not an expert, but I've had a little personal experience with nerves turning off and back on. And in my experience, its not all or nothing. Its gradual. This idea of a lightswitch is exactly the opposite of mine and others' experiences that I know.

    It just doesnt seem possible to me.
     
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  6. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Well that's what I was thinking too. As with any injury. It takes time to fully heal and there's steps to healing. Its hard to believe about a injury or a nerve in this case just firing and the next day being good.
     
  7. BoysfanfromCanada

    BoysfanfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting, thanks for sharing. Gives a little insight on how the nerve sometimes fires.

    And like I've said before, the cowboys won't announce that the nerve has fired up or gotten to the point that the drop foot had ceased... there's no reason to. Nothing to gain, especially if there are complications later in recovery. The only way we'll find out he's improving/recovered is when someone like Spagnola will notice Smith training by himself during practice (not rehab). That'll be a sign he's close to practising with his teammates.

    So he may have already been ahead of schedule, we just won't know about it because there's no reason for us to know, from the teams point of view
     
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I meant nerve function, not a return to full strength. IE one day you cannot move it all and the next you can. The muscle fibers atrophy without nerve connection and need to be rehabbed.
     
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  9. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to go with this. I suffer from CBT (cubital tunnel syndrome), a bad flair up and my ring an pinky finger have little to no sensation for 24-48 hours, minor one is it take a few hours for the nerve to start firing and i get sensation back gradually through the day.
     
  10. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Exactly as diagnosed the nerve appears to be responding right on schedule.
     
  11. windjc

    windjc Well-Known Member

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    Well, I get the impression that sensations may be returning slowly. He seems to be working out to greatly reduce muscle atrophy and I imagine if hes doing "more" its because he is feeling "more".
     
  12. ilykdrama

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    The possibility of him and Gregory even appearing in a wild card game is unreal. Romo/Dak, Dez, Zeke, Jaylon, Gregory, DLaw......Oh. My. God.
     
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  13. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Bah I meant muscle function. He has straight out said that he has new sensations every day from the time he was drafted. It's about him being able to flex the peroneal muscle with the nerve that I am speaking about.

    IE one day he cannot lift the foot and the next he can.
     
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  14. fortdick

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    Kk
    While it does sound enticing, what really, has Gregory shown so far? I really don't recall anything that makes me think he is anything more than dazed and confused.
     
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  15. windjc

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    Gotcha.
     
  16. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice Zone Supporter

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    You can nevee really tell nowadays. What makes perfect sense to you may not be how things turn out
     
  17. AzorAhai

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    The fundamental difference is Collins was taking up a 53 man spot, of which is already 3 spots down at the time due to Dez, Romo and Scandrick having multiple week injuries, and Smith doesn't. He's going to remain on the NFI until he has to be put on the 53 or put on IR. There's no reason to do anything else at this point.

    I believe its the 1st day after the 11th week of the season when that decision HAS to be made. After the 6th week is when he would be eligible to return to practice, but he has until the day after the 11th week before he has to return to practice. At that point he has another 3 weeks if he's practicing(not sure what degree of practice is acceptable), or until the day after the 14th week, to either be placed on IR or put on the active roster. From what I understand, if he's not capable of practicing after the 11th week he will have to be placed on IR. Even if they do skirt the rules and hold out until after the 14th week, he will either have to be put on the 53 or IR. Basically they could probably stretch this out all the way until week 15 before we know for sure he's done for the year or capable of playing. So up to 2 more months of wheres Jaylon threads for this season.
     
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  18. DandyDon52

    DandyDon52 Well-Known Member

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    lol yeah people are seeing him as a instant star all pro legendary LB, and maybe he will be , but I doubt it this year.
     
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  19. Verdict

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    Why not? Zeke probably will. Dak has that much ability. Why not Smith too?
     
  20. Bullflop

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    OK, somebody needs to admit it, so here goes -- I have no idea whether Smith's nerve has "fired" or not. How's that for honesty?
     
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