8/5/09

Niese - Ouch!

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I'm not sure what the prognosis is going to be after Niese's ugly injury this afternoon but I have to throw my two cents in...
As I type this, I am two months post-op from reconstructive surgery on my left ACL and Meniscus. As a catcher, I always had weak knees, but watching Jon go down like that was eerily familiar to what happened to me just a few months ago. My knee twisted in the exact same way as Jon's did today, as I fielded a groundball going to my left at third base. Watching him plant his leg during that practice pitch made me queasy....
Not for the squeamish, but watch the slow-mo to see what I'm talking about:
I hate to say it, but Dr. Dziuba thinks Jon may have just torn his ACL...if that's the case, see you in 9 months buddy
Obviously I hope it's much less....best of luck Jon

2 comments:

Mack said...

I'm friggin speechless, and that doesn't happen very often.

Mack

Teddy Dziuba said...

Pay close attention to when he makes the stretch at first base...for a moment, his knee locks flat on the ground, but he gets up with no worries

When I tore my acl, I was walking around fine for weeks after the initial injury, but it wasn't until I landed on it funny (like Jon does on that practice pitch) that I was out of commission and couldnt walk without someone helping me.

Again, I could be full of s*** and he could just have a sprained ligament or something, but i would bet dollars to donuts that he tore a ligament making that stretch, and it wasn't until that practice pitch that he destroyed what remained

Shame on the training staff for letting him throw that practice pitch

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