We all knew he was back at practice, but it's great to hear he is in full pads and ready to go. Can't wait to watch him play.
Go Blue, Beat Bama.
Looks like Bama will be without the #2 WR recruit. He injured his shoulder in practice and is set to have surgery soon. Recovery will take 3-4 months.
Stepped on some glass and had to have surgery - estimating he will be out for 10 weeks.
This came out on the Solid Verbal this week (16:30 mark of the 5/9 show... ).
Would you let your kid play football? They both said... no.
It's slow. It's May-...here's a survey...I'll post it as a comment if this html doesn't work...
It didn't work...on to the comments...who needs surveys when you have a board. I won't taint anyone's opinion in saying I would encourage the heck out of my son not to play, but would sign him up if he stood his ground. I'm trending toward no on this question...more and more each year.
Results as of 12:17AM A2 time 05/15/12
Yes - 59.1%- 202 votes
No - 25.4% - 87 votes
Maybe - 15.5% - 53 votes
It surprised me that the Solid Verbal guys would say no. What would Brian say - now I'm thinking no ...but I'm making that up of course.
So I'm not a doctor, I'm just going off of personal experience and the picture that Kenny tweeted.
Based on the above picture (Thumb in a cast, other fingers free) and the fact that he'll be out 4-6 weeks I'm guessing Kenny has either a chip fracture at the base of his thumb or an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. An x-ray would show which one it is. I have had 2 partial tears of my UCL and they hurt. (There is an Ulnar Cruciate Ligament, that's in the elbow and baseball players mess it up a lot). This injury is often referred to as skier's thumb because the method of injury happens a lot to skiers. It happens a lot to football players too. My first injury was when I tackled someone. Look at the back of your hand and pull your thumb down and towards you - that's the motion that the UCL prevents and how you can damage it. If Kenny slightly missed on a tackle - his thumb connecting with a shoulder or something but the rest of his hand didnt - and his thumb got bent back, that would lead to a UCL tear (my guess).
Depending on severity and if he needs surgery 4-6 weeks is a typical recovery. It's a joint that is easily taped and depending on his repair/recovery he should have no lasting effects. I had partial tears (no surgery or repair) and wasn't diagnosed for about 8 weeks after the first injury. My only medical restriction is that I'm not allowed to put my thumb in a bowling ball - all other sports and stuff are fine. Kenny's at Michigan, was diagnosed on sight and has some of the best medical care in the world. I'm sure he'll be fine come the fall. Here's wishing him the best during his recovery.
Broke his foot on Oct 9th. Does anyone know if he can apply for another year of eligility? If not, could he be ready for the bowl games?