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Postby DarthMonk » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Robert Griffin III - QB - Redskins

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Robert Griffin III (knee) could follow a training camp schedule similar to Adrian Peterson's from 2012.

Peterson spent the first 16 days of Vikings camp on the PUP list, doing work on the side to prove he was ready to return. AD did not appear in the preseason. It would be far from surprising if the Redskins followed a similar course with RGIII, as they have nothing to gain from him going full blast on day one. We expect him to open camp on active/PUP, from which he can be activated at any time. The rub is, he would then no longer be eligible to begin the season on reserve/PUP.

Source: NFL.com Jul 19 - 8:18 AM
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Postby riggofan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:15 am

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/94984 ... day-report
Dr. James Andrews reportedly will examine Robert Griffin III's surgically-repaired right knee on Wednesday and determine whether the quarterback will be cleared for the Washington Redskins' training camp, which begins Thursday.

A person familiar with the quarterback's recovery from surgery to repair his torn ACL and LCL told The Washington Post that Griffin "feels great" and is running and cutting without pain.

If Dr. Andrews doesn't clear Griffin on Wednesday, the quarterback might begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, allowing him to strengthen his knee while backup Kirk Cousins takes the first-team snaps.

Griffin has said he expects to be cleared for the start of training camp and participated in the Redskins' offseason workouts. He has said his goal is to be ready to play by Week 1.

In March, Dr. Andrews told ESPN's Stephania Bell that Griffin's recovery has been "unbelievable."

"RG III is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, where as a normal human being may not be able to recover," he said.


Cleared for training camp? Wow. Is this really a possibility or just a formality before placing him on the PUP list?

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Postby SkinsJock » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:01 am

there is more likelihood that there are ZERO lingering effects from the injury and the operation than what many are still concerned about
The day is fast approaching where most everyone will understand that there is no longer ANY need to be concerned about 'the knee' - praise the Lord :lol:

the operation went well and the Dr was also able to make better the previous work done on this knee and then use stem cells to ensure a healthy knee for this season

any and all football players play the game and take the risk of a career ending injury at any time - RG3 is very fortunate that what appeared to be a catastrophic knee injury was NOT and the operation was also able to address an issue from a previous operation that might not have happened and might have caused problems down the road

Soon we will all see that in fact the knee is fully recovered as predicted by Dr Andrews back in March AND RG3's physical condition especially as it regards this knee is actually improved

RG3 will be FASTER & WISER :D
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Postby Deadskins » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:19 am

My only question now is whether or not he will wear a knee brace when he plays.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:43 am

I want him in a full body brace. lol
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Postby SkinsJock » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:58 am

He might wear a brace ... for added protection .... and why not on both knees - it's kind of like insurance - you don't really need it but it's nice to have :wink:
if the brace interferes with his mobility he will NOT be wearing it - it's not like he (or Dr Andrews) thinks the knee needs to have a brace
he also could wear a brace to cover up the fact that the knee is fully recovered
don't forget that Mike is NOT going to reveal how healthy that knee really is


even when Mike/RG3/Dr Andrews know that that knee/ligaments are well & possibly even better than it was before last season, there's still going to be many fans who are skeptical

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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:43 am

SkinsJock wrote:He might wear a brace ... for added protection .... and why not on both knees - it's kind of like insurance - you don't really need it but it's nice to have :wink:
if the brace interferes with his mobility he will NOT be wearing it - it's not like he (or Dr Andrews) thinks the knee needs to have a brace
he also could wear a brace to cover up the fact that the knee is fully recovered
don't forget that Mike is NOT going to reveal how healthy that knee really is


even when Mike/RG3/Dr Andrews know that that knee/ligaments are well & possibly even better than it was before last season, there's still going to be many fans who are skeptical

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Lets assume the ligaments in the knee are up to 100% of where they would have been had he never had either ACL injuries (and that is a HUGE asumption) his knee is still in worse shape!

How so you ask? Well he had damage to his knee meniscus this past injury and it is a safe assumption that his knee cartilage was damaged the first ACL injury too. And eveytime you repair cartilage you do it by removing part cartilage. Eventually there isn't anything left and for an athlete that is the end of his/her career.

So don't pretend his knee is back to 100%, it never will be!
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:57 am

skinsfan#33 wrote: So don't pretend his knee is back to 100%, it never will be!


There's nothing that can be done to repair, regrow or replace it?
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Postby SkinsJock » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:02 am

I don't think the knee is 100% or that the ligaments are completely restored to better than they were

I think that RG3 is very lucky (in a way) that Dr Andrews was able to do what he did and then aid the R&R by using stem cells

I'm expecting that he will be faster because this kid is an exceptional athlete that has already undergone the Olympic preparation process and has an incredible desire to improve ALL THE TIME

I look for this kid to be better & faster than he was - that's not suggesting that the knee is perfectly healed
just that the knee and the ligaments are not going to be a factor in his constant drive to be better than he was

I also expect he and his coaches to have benefitted a whole lot from all that happened on the field last year

OK - call me a big time optimist - i think that we all dodged a huge bullet and that this kid is destined for greatness - HTTR
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Postby riggofan » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:47 pm

Chris Luva Luva wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote: So don't pretend his knee is back to 100%, it never will be!


There's nothing that can be done to repair, regrow or replace it?


Stem cells?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 163246.htm

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Postby Cappster » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:51 pm

riggofan wrote:
Chris Luva Luva wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote: So don't pretend his knee is back to 100%, it never will be!


There's nothing that can be done to repair, regrow or replace it?


Stem cells?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 163246.htm


Stem cells are leading us to our medical technology breakthroughs. There is no doubt that stem cells have directly contributed to RGIII's swift recovery. Without modern science, he might have been just another guy who lost an ACL and lost his career.
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Postby SkinsJock » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:17 pm

Oh No! - please don't introduce the doom and gloom fans to the possibilities of what modern science can achieve ... :roll:

Jan 2013 - "the kid's knee is destroyed and he's going to be hobbled by what happened for the rest of his career ..."

"didn't you see the knee collapsing to the ground of FedEx field ..."

"it's over - he'll be lucky if he can ever run again ..."

"thank God we drafted Kirk Cousins - he can play .... "

"looks like we wasted all those draft picks ..."


I cannot wait for a bunch of fans here to try and squirm out from all their negative thinking over the past 6 months :roll:


last season, RG3 was the best QB in the NFC East and we're going to see him be even better this season ... :lol:
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Postby Cappster » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:55 pm

All of them can eat crow! :lol:
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Im in agreence that Rgiii volume 3.0 will he closest to 100% as possible... I think his knee will be healthier then before the injury last season due to better rehab from when he tore it at Baylor... Better technologies will help too ie stem cells. Faster? Doubt it.. stronger? Yes. He looks jacked this year so speed may decrease a touch but I expect durability to improve a lot. #httrg3!!!
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:24 am

Cappster wrote:
riggofan wrote:
Chris Luva Luva wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote: So don't pretend his knee is back to 100%, it never will be!


There's nothing that can be done to repair, regrow or replace it?


Stem cells?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 163246.htm


Stem cells are leading us to our medical technology breakthroughs. There is no doubt that stem cells have directly contributed to RGIII's swift recovery. Without modern science, he might have been just another guy who lost an ACL and lost his career.


There is no doubt that the injection of his own stem cell into knee has helped to speed his recovery.

This was a very interesting article and it looks like the medicle field is making some strides in the erea of eventually being able to regrow or better heal damaged cartilage but right now cartilage damage repair is simply cut away the rough erea, stress risers, or smoth any imperfections that might result in another tear.

Can the injection of cells Robert got help this healing process? Sure. Will it regrow it cartilage they removed? No.

Medicle science is coming a long way and it looks like we are getting closer to the point where cartilage isn't a non-replenishable resource.
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