Re: The Gronkowski infection is very serious
posted at 4/11/2013 5:39 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to jjdbrasil's comment:
So, this proves what Borges sold the public was a sensationalized piece of garbage. Is it possible that they might go back in? Yes. Is it also possible they don't have to? Yes.
It's early April here.
He can still work out, keep up conditioning, etc. I want Gronk for title games and SBs, not for preseasons.
So what is the status of Gronks prior surgery? Item #1, we cannot accurately ascess the healing staus because the metal plate doesn't allow us to gain x-ray information.
#2. We suspect that the healing has been delayed and attribute the cause to persistent infection, an abscess (could be a sterile abscess merely requiring drainage), an infection not responsive to antibiotics.
Question: Have antibiotics been ineffective because of poor circulation (i.e., the metal plate reducing adequate nutrition to the area), because of poor lifestyle choices (diet, alcohol..which can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics when used to excess), or to a virulent bacterial strain resistant to the antibiotics currectly being used?
#3. What are the signs and SYMPTOMS indicating that healing has been compromised? Answer...there has been no information forthcoming. We are left in the dark!
#4. What has changed to allow Gronk to postpone surgery? A good question. Perhaps some of the signs and symptoms indicating delayed healing have improved or disappeared? Or, perhaps new or different antibiotics are being tried?
#5 We can only wait to hear what lies ahead. If new treatments (i.e., antibiotics) are being tried we can expect to revisit Gronks status in 3 weeks if the treatment approach changes (i.e., surgery) or perhaps hear only that healing is back on tract.
#6 The season starts in 5 months and avoiding further surgery would be desirable so there is still time to try another treatment approach.