Didn’t McCaffery have two different ankle sprains?
One cost him a half dozen games and the other put him on IR for a bunch of games?
He was ok *last* year but the previous two years he played 10 games total, all due to ankle sprains.
Sounds like we should prepare for all eventualities.
Dude was a walking injury for a couple years. One area I am not knowledgeable at all with these injuries is if one increases the chance of another, and that could be a really good argument to be cautious on Pollard if the data is there. Looking at CMC's history he had two ankle sprains, but one was his left the other his right so there really isn't any correlation there.
Ultimately though CMC spent a ton of time on the IR, however when he did play he was still effective. I don't get the doom and gloom crowd that believes Pollard is shot because of this injury, almost all of the data suggests otherwise.
If this injury happened mid season i would be more concerned. The fact that this happened in the final game and he has an entire offseason to recover (with an estimated 3 month timetable) tells me that the level of concern for Pollard should be pretty minimal.
|Oct 8, 2016||Non-NFL||Inguinal Hip Pull||McCaffrey missed 1 game (vs. Notre Dame).|
|Sep 20, 2020||NFL||Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3||McCaffrey suffered a right high-ankle sprain during Week 2's loss to the Buccaneers and missed six games|
|Nov 8, 2020||NFL||Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain||McCaffrey injured his shoulder on the last drive of Week 9's loss to the Chiefs. He missed 4 games|
|Dec 9, 2020||NFL||Thigh Glute Strain||McCaffrey's thigh tightened up ahead of Week 14 game. He missed 4 games due to that injury.|
|Sep 23, 2021||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||McCaffrey suffered a strained hamstring in Week 3's Panthers win over the Texans. He missed five games.|
|Nov 28, 2021||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2||McCaffrey rolled his left ankle in Week 12's loss to the Dolphins. He was placed on injured reserve Monday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.|