Jack Riewoldt [Merged]

graystar1

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Would not be surprised if Jack was to miss the rest of this season.

Not too sure how serious a PCL injury is, but going on his comments on AFL 360 last night he is no certainty for quite a while.

Big loss for us if that is the case, and worst case scenario is if he decided to give the game away altogether. Age could be a factor.

Have posted this same post on the injury site so if the moderators wants to delete from here feel free.
 

pete and tys

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Starting to look like JR might be better to have a PCL reco and be right for next season.
Hope I am wrong and the current strategy works. Seems a huge risk.
 

zippadeee

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graystar1 said:
Would not be surprised if Jack was to miss the rest of this season.

Not too sure how serious a PCL injury is, but going on his comments on AFL 360 last night he is no certainty for quite a while.

Big loss for us if that is the case, and worst case scenario is if he decided to give the game away altogether. Age could be a factor.

Have posted this same post on the injury site so if the moderators wants to delete from here feel free.
They will get him back.
The last 4.games then the break before the finals...
 

Dont Argue

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pete and tys said:
Starting to look like JR might be better to have a PCL reco and be right for next season.
Hope I am wrong and the current strategy works. Seems a huge risk.
Been reading up on it and also have a mate who works with Dr Julian Feller.
He's going to talk with him tomorrow. If it's a full tear ( Grade 3 ) as reported, then it looks unusual for a professional sportsman to not have reconstructive surgery.


Patients who have a complete PCL tear with less than 8 mm of posterior translation can be considered for a non-operative rehabilitation program in special circumstances. However, in most patients who have 8 mm or more of increased posterior knee translation, there is a much higher likelihood than not that these patients will need a posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery to improve their knee function and decrease their chances of developing knee arthritis. Thus, in a higher-level athlete, it is usually recommended to proceed with the PCL knee reconstruction because results of acute reconstructions are much better than chronic reconstructions.


Posterior cruciate ligament pain injuries are classified according to the amount of injury to the functional ligament:

Grade 1 PCL Sprain: A small partial tear
Grade 2 PCL Sprain: A near complete tear
Grade 3 PCL Tear: A complete tear whereas the ligament becomes non-functional; usually this occurs with injuries to other knee ligaments (most commonly the posterolateral knee structures)
Most isolated grade 1 and 2 PCL sprain injuries should be treated with a non-operative program to include functional rehabilitation of the quadriceps mechanism and the possible use of a jack brace to help reduce the knee into a normal (neutral) position. Dr. LaPrade strongly encourages patients with a partial PCL tear to participate in this rehabilitation program.
 

Dev Tiger

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The idea was probably to try a non surgical approach and then if that doesn't work have the reconstruction. Hopefully it works.
 
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easy_tiger

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As if we would run a finals campaign with our Jack.

Even on one leg, he'd be vital.

At best, it will be round 17/18,

at worst, it will be an old fashioned

'Brave Jack revels he swung the momentum in the GF on one leg'

first Monday in October headline
 

toby64

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easy said:
As if we would run a finals campaign with our Jack.

Even on one leg, he'd be vital.

At best, it will be round 17/18,

at worst, it will be an old fashioned

'Brave Jack revels he swung the momentum in the GF on one leg'

first Monday in October headline
Hopefully learned our lesson playing injured/sick players in the preliminary final debacle of 2018.

Doubt any players, no matter who they are, will be playing in September on one leg!
 

MD Jazz

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toby64 said:
Hopefully learned our lesson playing injured/sick players in the preliminary final debacle of 2018.

Doubt any players, no matter who they are, will be playing in September on one leg!
Didn't you reckon we were done and dusted with such an average list? Now you think we will be playing Sep?
 
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easy_tiger

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toby64 said:
Hopefully learned our lesson playing injured/sick players in the preliminary final debacle of 2018.

Doubt any players, no matter who they are, will be playing in September on one leg!
As long as they aren't shitting through the eye of a needle, 1 legged is sweet
 

toby64

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MD Jazz said:
Didn't you reckon we were done and dusted with such an average list? Now you think we will be playing Sep?
I'm flattered you are tracking my posts, but perhaps you need to take more notice of their context.
 

zippadeee

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Hardwick was asked this morning (fox sports) about the ‘set back’ and he said that they were ready for his return just after the bye, but will only be a couple weeks after now.
 

Ian4

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zippadeee said:
Hardwick was asked this morning (fox sports) about the ‘set back’ and he said that they were ready for his return just after the bye, but will only be a couple weeks after now.
so round 17 or 18
 

Tony Braxton-Hicks

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Dont Argue said:
Been reading up on it and also have a mate who works with Dr Julian Feller.
From my googling, a Grade 3 PCL involves no damage to other ligaments and can be left to rehab over 3 months. Grade 4 is where other ligaments are damaged, and this is likely to need surgery and 9-12 months.
 

sausage_meat69

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Tony Braxton-Hicks said:
From my googling, a Grade 3 PCL involves no damage to other ligaments and can be left to rehab over 3 months. Grade 4 is where other ligaments are damaged, and this is likely to need surgery and 9-12 months.
I read the same. Pretty cool how a PCL can repair itself from a complete tear. I wish my ACL could've done that.

Lynch is the cautionary tale here. He did his late 2017. Rested it as per the medical prognosis over the break. Flared up throughout 2018 culminating in surgery mid year. Fast forward to RD10 2019 he's still not back to his best. I hope they are very different injuries and that we're not taking unnecessary risks with Riewoldt. No reason not to trust the medical team... just saying.
 

123kid

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Jack is totally selfless and fearless in pursuit of greatness. Whatever happens, we know he’ll be a terminator for several more years yet, and he’ll still be a massive force behind the scenes when recovering.

Hypothetically, if the odds could guarantee say 4-5 games this year, but there’d be say a 70% chance it leads to a full reco in October that takes 11 months to recover from... do you take it?