Re: Amendola's Injury Question
posted at 9/19/2013 10:47 AM EDT
In response to ATJ's comment:
Radical idea I know, but perhaps we should see what happens in the coming weeks. At this point, Amendola has missed exactly one game with a very common injury. Another radical idea, perhaps reading just a skosh about the injury might be helpful (disclaimer: if you've already made up your mind that Amendola is a bust, don't read the link):
And I realize that for just about everyone who is down on this guy I'm truly pi$$ing up a rope.
I think most of us here would agree that everyone who has played sports have probably had a groin strain at one time or another, so most can kind of relate to this injury and they suck! I have had this and I would say 3 weeks off was good for me. However, at 3 weeks Amendola went right in and played a game and reinjured it very early in the game. He was not ready at 3 weeks, his was more severe and he injured his groin even more during that game. Not good!
In the link you provided it says grade 1 should be rested for about 3 weeks.... but a grade 2 is out about 4-6 weeks. I'm not a doctor but I think it would be a pretty fair assumption that DA's injury is probably at the grade 2 stage, would that be a fair assumption? That would put him back around the Saints game. that would be 4 games missed, maybe even 5 with the Saints game.
It is just amazing...... People were saying Amendola had only missed games due to two freak accidents, which he really missed games due to 3 different injuries, and now he gets injured with a common groin strain and people are now using the "it's a common injury" as an excuse. If this was anyone else everyone would be admitting what a mistake this move was. But since so many people took sides on this move they ones who liked it can not call it what it is... this signing was a mistake..period! This guy can not stay on the field. This team needs all the help it can get and this guy is hurt.
This better not turn into a Greg Jennings situation, he was out with a groin injury for what 10 weeks? And then had a hernia. That would be terrible for this team.
What is more disturbing is that there are reports concerning different medical opinions on what the injury is. What the heck??