Re: Any news on Kelly injury?
posted at 10/6/2013 10:02 PM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to mrtm70's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
This is all I've read so far...
Following up with Tommy Kelly: The veteran defensive tackle, who left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and didn't return, was one of the last players to leave the locker room. Unlike Vince Wilfork last week, who left Atlanta on the back of a cart after tearing his Achilles, Kelly walked out under his own power and his injury didn't appear, on the surface, to be as serious as Wilfork's. Kelly said he planned to speak with reporters later in the week, but when asked briefly about the knee, he said "everything's good." What that exactly means remains a bit unclear.
Whomever wrote that mthurl, was wrong, Kelly actually did return, if they watched the game...he was out for like 1 or 2 plays & then they showed him on the bench for the rest of the game, from that point on though.
He returned, but then fell down again grasping his knee, which is why he spent the rest of the game on the bench. It's clearly injured. Hopefully nothing more than a sprain, but I won't be surprised at all if he's out for a while.
I know they have pretty thorough tests they perform to determine if certain main ligaments are still intact. Given that they allowed him back in the game, I think it's clear that the major ligaments (ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL) aren't severely damaged.
That said, his knee did buckle, and it didn't look good on the surface. If I had to guess, I'd say it's an MCL sprain, given that the knee gave out to the inside. If my hunch is correct (which it very well couldn't be) one could expect him to be out anywhere from 2-6 weeks. But what do I know. He could return against the Saints.