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Guess I should be eating a little bit of crow on this one. I really thought his ligament reconstruction surgery would be delayed to due to his knee not being able to maintain his reduction. So, glad I was wrong about that. Definitely should give recognition to the on-field athletic trainers for USC. Sounds like they really did a great job in the recognition and management of his injury.
1 year, 11 months ago on USC Confirms: No New Surgery Needed For Lattimore
@John at MrSEC Hotty Toddy, John. Hotty Toddy! It's obvious to me who your "real" favorite SEC team is.
Thanks for responding to my injury comment. And I guess I should have specified that yes, Lattimore did have a dislocated knee cap. That was one of the results of the general knee dislocation. But by far, that was not the most serious aspect of the ordeal.
2 years ago on There’s “Good” News and Bad News For USC’s Lattimore
I'm almost certain that Spurrier, from what I read yesterday, didn't say dislocated knee cap (patella). He said dislocated knee. That one word makes a huge difference.
Just watching the video live, it was plain to see that Lattimore had a true knee dislocation. All of his stabilizing ligaments were torn, putting his neurovascular structures to his knee and leg in danger. This is similar to McGahee, but McGahee's injury wasn't a true dislocation in that his didn't stay out of place. He "only" and I use that word loosely, he "only" tore both his ACL and PCL.
The release from USC is positive in nature, and you can't blame them for that. In reality, Lattimore will be lucky just to walk again. Complications from this injury are sometimes BTK (below the knee) amputation because the blood supply is compromised even when the knee is relocated in just a few minutes.
Make no mistake, this is as bad of a knee injury as anyone can sustain. He will be lucky to walk again (not lose the leg) and his football career is over.
Sad, but true.
My thought is they will suspend the RB for not immediately falling down!
2 years ago on Bama’s Fanning Delivers Dangerous Takedown; Mizzou Handles Matters On The Field
@John at MrSEC You "strain" a muscle or tendon. You "sprain" a ligament. Feel free to contact me anytime with medical related questions.
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@John at MrSEC I actually kinda assumed that after I posted my comment. Sorry about that--medical guy here. I always get peeved when reports misuse medical terms like "strained" and "sprained."
I'll come back off of the ledge now. Keep up the good work!
Excuse me, but where in the body is the "tibula" bone? I'm not familiar with that bone. I know all of the other 212 bones. Could this be the missing 213th?