No link available, but WOTS is that Demens needs surgery on his shoulder. Not sure if it is severe nor of his timetable for recovery. Unless it's catastrophic, I assume that he should recover in time for the fall, but the spring game is up in the air. Best of luck, Kenny.
Demens to have shoulder surgery
I saw him out Friday night. Any word on whether he has had this surgery yet? Because everything seemed pretty fine with him.
Many shoulder injuries don't require immediate surgery, it could've been something over the season that he needs to get done in the offseason. I went 5 years with a SLAP tear in my shoulder before getting surgery.
I have one of these right now and am contemplating surgery. For us mortals it's a 6-8 month recovery process. After surgery I hope to be back to working out like I do now in a year but will still have to regain everything I lost. I couldn't imagine a recovery process like that and trying to be back in time to play D1 college football... I suppose if all I had to do was workout and go to class but it's still crazy to me.
My recovery wasn't that long, I was in an immobilizer for 3 weeks, then a few physical therapy appointments after that, and I had full use of it within 2 months of surgery, did have to build up a lot afterwards, but I think that was more because I waited the 5 years and everything was out of whack.
Agreed, I had the same thing done and was back to work in four months max. Im a firefighter in Indianapolis. So they were a lot more stringent on me as far as waiting longer to go back. The PT for D1 athletes is more intense and he should be able to see the field quicker then my 4 months because of intense PT by a huge staff 1 on 1
I also live in Indy. If you're ever interested in going to games, I go to 5-6 per year. I am always looking for extra people to call when my friends have last minute crap that makes tickets available (this happens at least once a year). Where in Indy are you?
on what is going on with him. I just had a shoulder arthroscopy (distal clavicle resection) 4 weeks ago, but it was only to create more space in the AC joint. I'd had constant shoulder pain/discomfort that started off during upper body training sessions that eventually required me to halt all pressing motions. This had been going on for 2.5 years before I decided to get it taken care of. They essentially dremmeled off 10 mm of my distal clavicle. Apparently the recovery for this is around 12 weeks, but this is probably one of the easiest shoulder procedures.
It's definitely in his favor that he's young, but soft tissues are very stubborn to heal b/c of the lack of blood supply. Therefore, any surgery with reconstruction (labral, rotator, ligament, etc.) is going to require a lot of recovery time and PT. If it's something like yours (assuming yours required anchor[s]), then he's looking at a lengthy recovery. If the labrum isn't actually detached from the bone, they will go in and do a debridment of the area, which is essentially just clipping off the torn portion.
AFAIK, rotator injuries vary depending on severity (size of tear) as well. As long as he can continue training lower body with some intensity, he won't lose too much size/strength. Believe it or not, the body does everything it can to stay "in balance" so to speak and continuing to push the lower half will drive the body to hold on to the upper mass as well.
Either way, we all wish him luck and a speed recovery.
Hopefully it is nothing serious and that he can be ready to fully go this fall. I think Demens will be a huge play maker in Mattison's defense and we need his experience there this next season, IMO.
Well said we need his experience on the D this year. I hope it is nothing serious, and he is ready to participate in spring ball.
They're talking about it on scout's forums,
"Everybody keep me in their prayers!!just found out I gotta get surgery Wednesday on my shoulder."
anyone to need shoulder surgery but at least its someone on the defense. It's a little more worrisome when anyone who handles the ball regularly (i.e. throwing, carrying, catching) has to have shoulder work done. Wish a quick recovery to Kenny and that he's back to the field in no time.
I dont care really who it is on the field, shoulder injuries for football players are always worrisome. Every player makes contact with their shoulders, and missed tackles due to recurrent stingers due to a lingering shoulder injury is a death sentence for a MLB.
I totally agree with you on this one. The shoulder is a major impact point for a linebacker. Here's to a quick recovery and a big season!
Some shoulder surgeries, as many of you know, can take quite some time to rehab - torn labrums definitley do. Six months or more. Been there, done that. But he still has quite a lot of time, regardless.
Good luck Kenny.
It's not like we are thin at linebacker or anything. Damn!
looks like kellen jones will have an early opportunity
It's seven months until the season starts and we don't even know what the injury is. We should probably wait before making assumptions.
yea but it's still giving jones an early chance in spring ball to impress the coaches. i agree that demens will recover and most likely be an experienced starter (a real need) but this will be ga chance for jones and some of the other linebackers to step up.
I may be wrong, but I don't think Kellen Jones will be participating in spring ball.
you're definitely right that was my mistake. however here's to hoping some improvement in the linebackers or other positives to come out of this situation.
Is it an NCAA violation for the MgoCommunity to chip-in and send Kenny D a get-well stuffed semi-aquatic rodent?
not if it's from the sec or ohio state.
Hope for a fast recovery and ready for the 2011 opener against Western Michigan. !
GERG will be by his bedside to cheer him up afterwards at least...
Ugh don't scare me. We don't need Gerg anywhere near Demens.
hes got another shoulder
Hopefully it's not a torn labrum. I'm going through that recovery right now and it's not fun. They say it's a minimum 6 month recovery but everyone's body is different. I wish him luck and I hope it's not too serious.