I know what the injury is, but dont know the extent or long term effect it has on athletes. If the Dr says u can get 5-6 yrs w/out it bothering him....he should b the call at 6.
So Bluez if he can get through his 1st contract would u draft him or look elsewhere?Can you assure me the stenosis will hold off debilitating his skills for those 5 years?
So again...once they begin, and become more frequent, what will Jones desire be to be the best at his position? Working your arse off for 2 years to become a young millionaire is one thing...Continuing to dare permanent damage, after becoming a young millionaire is quite another thing...
In 1997, Dr. Joseph Torg and colleagues [demonstrated] that cervical spinal stenosis likely increases the risk of developing cervical cord neurapraxia (CCN), a condition defined as temporary paralysis of two or more limbs for up to 48 hours (h/t Pub Med). Current theory states that in CCN, direct hits to the head or neck compress the spinal cord between two vertebrae, thereby interrupting its signaling and producing symptoms.
Dr. Torg found that out of 104 patients who suffered an episode of CCN, 86 percent had some degree of cervical spinal stenosis. Additionally, 100 percent of the episodes occurred during participation in a sport, and 87 percent occurred during football. Finally, of the 63 patients that returned to contact sports after their CCN resolved, 56 percent had another episode.In short, cervical spinal stenosis predisposes to CCN, and those who have had one episode of CCN are likely to have another
So Bluez if he can get through his 1st contract would u draft him or look elsewhere?My question is this...If there is a better than average chance that he begins having incidents that will erode his skill level, would you spend a draft pick in the top ten to take a chance that he might last 4-5 years?
I would look elsewhere . after seeing him stink it up against Bama in the SEC Championship game then again in there bowl game . was his back bothering him those two games ? or did he just stink it up ? either way i would stay away from him . just my take .
but the part about struggling vs Bama and Neb is not true....he had 6 tackles and 2 sacks and 8 tackles and 2 sacks respectively.SS, you should really go back and watch the game again. Jones got RUN over all day long vs bama. Aside from the sacks, most of his tackles were not at or near the LOS. He couldn't shed the TE or Tackle blocking him.
Crex, I agree he did struggle vs Bama and their OT, but thats a big mismatch IMO. Ur talking bout 50-60 lbs so he shouldnt win that battle. The bigger question should b raised....where was Ogletree? Bama had 350 rush yds,,,,IMO I think Minter is the best MLB in this draft.Hmm..so Manti Te'o who tore it up ALL YEAR, until the Bama' game, is all of a sudden overrated and shouldn't be a first round draft pick...
Crex, I agree he did struggle vs Bama and their OT, but thats a big mismatch IMO. Ur talking bout 50-60 lbs so he shouldnt win that battle.
The last thing any football fan wants to see is another player go down with a devastating spinal injury.I don't think it is the type of condition that puts him at higher risk for spinal chord injury TD..
I don't think it is the type of condition that puts him at higher risk for spinal chord injury TD.Well maybe I didn't word it right, but we are still talking about a narrowing of the spine that leaves one susceptable to a greater risk of nerve damage....That seems pretty scary to me. Maybe I'm over sensitive to it because I've got chronic back issues and nerve damage myself. I type with one finger, not because I'm an idiot, but because I have very limited sensation in my hands and I can't feel the keys...If somebody stomps my foot it takes about 2 or 3 seconds for my brain to register that that freakin hurt..It's not ideal, believe me...I'm not sure, but I don't think the human body can take too many "stingers" before the nerve damage becomes irreversable....just my 2 cents.
I type with one finger, not because I'm an idiot, but because I have very limited sensation in my hands and I can't feel the keys...
Teo is a bum and I have said that from day 1....the combine re-affirmed my notion and Minter is a tacking machine that is all over the field. He was a beast vs Clem and many other games.Yeah?! A Bum you say?