Tall Paul Not great news for Wasps or us... Anyone know how long that takes to repair? (Which?)
Depends on the severity, if bad enough for surgery, then I'd be thinking of around 2 months; could be up to 18 months though if really bad (18 months for full, 100% recovery, which never happens in professional rugby; if that's his prognosis, expect him to be good enough for selection in 4-6 months, with me getting angry about it if I've seen the actual prognosis)
2 months would be my estimate to recover from surgery, so more to do with that, than the initial injury.
Again though, sports pro.s tend to come back too early anyway, so whilst it'd be 2 months for sensible people, 5-6 weeks is probably more accurate for a sports pro who would rather prolong the condition than lose his place in the team/ranking points etc.
I had my rotator cuff done a few years ago, 2 keyholes, one to the front and one to the rear of the shoulder. It's a common complaint in front rowers as you tear it by overextending. In my case the loosehead prop I played with was a big old unit and I had to reach up and round him at scrum time. It's a painful problem and it gets to the point when you can't physically lift your arm above your head.
I had physio and hydrotherapy post op and was playing again within 3 months, so Webber will be up and running way before that with the medical facilities they have in place these days. I can't see him playing again this season though as what's the point?
It depends so much on the original damage, the open surgery might be needed for someone who has received a traumatic injury to the whole joint (e.g. motorcyclist accident) then up to 6 months, for a keyhole to repair a single tear then as low as a few weeks for someone like Webber.
Hope he doesn't rush back (thinking Moody), it's never worth it in the long run. Not too much cortisone either.
Does raise the question of how many fit hookers England will have for the summer tour. IIRC Brooker's out for the season, the Hawk may be too, and if Hartley receives a ban I guess that leaves just Lee and Gray from Quins.
Unless we raid the Old Hookers Home and draft in Chuter.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21/03/2012 17:14 by callmeMrTibbs.
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