Pats Injuries - 2022 Edition

joe dokes

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Jul 18, 2005
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Lol he had a legit charlie horse. Worst ever maybe.
That's really what I thought in real time from the hit -- either charlie horse or something smashed up inside the leg -- as it didn't appear to be as much a torquing injury as an impact blast. But as we know from Cam Neely, a charlie horse can be quite serious. Or Bledsoe, who had a freak injury from a direct hit.
 

sezwho

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That's really what I thought in real time from the hit -- either charlie horse or something smashed up inside the leg -- as it didn't appear to be as much a torquing injury as an impact blast. But as we know from Cam Neely, a charlie horse can be quite serious. Or Bledsoe, who had a freak injury from a direct hit.
I thought so too, then went to broken femur when I saw the reaction. These guys have telephone poll legs and it’s not too hard to imagine one hitting a bone just the wrong way. He’s so important to having a potential for solid line play ((Scar’s interview with Phil stated they will really only move forward when they can have repeated practices and game’s)
 

macal

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Jul 31, 2005
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Didn’t see the injury and might not even be the same part of the thigh, but remember this?

https://www.masslive.com/patriots/2019/08/retired-patriot-rob-gronkowskis-super-bowl-injury-was-so-bad-he-had-a-liter-of-blood-removed-from-leg.html?outputType=amp

I hope Andrews’ version is less severe…
I believe I had a similar injury when I was a teenager playing soccer around 40 years ago. Somebody slid into my thigh with their cleats (they were metal back in the day). It burst a blood vessel and my thigh blew up like a balloon with blood inside. It was the most painful injury I've ever had and I've had multiple broken legs. I was able to walk after a few days, however, a walk to my school bus that usually took 5 minutes, took 30 minutes. Any little twitch of my body brought out severe pain, so even resting it was sore. If my memory is correct, it took me around 1 month before I could play again and that was without any treatment or special equipment. For an elite athlete, with treatment and modern equipment, i would suspect that 1-2 weeks may be a good recovery time. If it is a similar injury to Andrews, then I can certainly understand the pain he was in.