Why'd they wait so long?
OT: Matthew Stafford undergoes shoulder surgery
I got 100 that says he plays less then 6 games next year.
He'll play all 19.
OK how much are we putting on this?
That is a terrible bet for you my friend.
I don't lose.
My life sucks
Three word sentence.
I hate Ohio
My balls itch.
.. they'll put together a decent line to protect him and he will get 9 games in??
are actually top 5-10 in pass protection. Pretty impressive considering that they had to protect a 2nd string and 3rd string QBs for most of the season.
You shut your whore mouth!
...and there goes the Lions' latest hope. Being their number one pick is like being a Clippers' number one pick or a Michigan safety.
Sort of a stupid analogy at this point...
...to write off three decades of bad luck. Just think if the Clips would have somehow drafted Oden.
Isn't this the same injury that Bradford had when he was at Oklahoma? He seems to have recovered A-OK.
I'm not surprised that he needed shoulder surgery, but I see this being an injury that never really ends. As long as he keeps taking hits, he will continue to hurt his shoulder. I actually like Stafford when he is healthy. He can make some tremendous throws, but the Lions need to invest in a new QB. I don't care how they do that (either in the draft or through trades), but it needs to happen.
I think Stafford is a fantastic quarterback with great potential. Our line could be improved a bit, but this year they were pretty good at not giving up sacks. Stafford just needs to spend some substantial amount of time strengthening his shoulder so these issues stop happening. I can only imagine how frustrated he has been the last two seasons. I can tell the whole offense seems to be more pumped up when he is leading the team. I think the Lions have the talent to win the NFC North next year. Yes, I said it.....
You know I hated him when he knocked us out of the tourney in 08, but wow I'm really starting to love him in the NFL. He is just straight dirt right now.
Blake plays football too?
Yes he is Tim Tebow
All the bad things I shouted at him during that single game, they cannot be unshouted.
I'm forced to hate him to keep consistency.
Blake Griffin is my favorite basketball player in the NBA. (Even though I hardly watch the NBA)
Because Blake Griffin is palming the back of his head.
I do alot of work on a fitness club here in Dallas and in the off season he has got a personal trainer that he works out with. I hope this guy can work miracles with that shoulder or he will be done i'm afraid.
I hope Stafford can stay healthy. It would be interesting to see if the Lions can do well (and some good news for the region).
Although not a Lions fan, I've been a long time Lions watcher, so I won't believe it until I see it. Or until William Clay Ford sells the team (and ends his curse).
if only the Lions didn't win so much.
They could be back to picking a new QB at the top of the draft.
They need LB, CB, OL, WR before they need a QB. Even if Stafford gets hurt again, they still have Hill.
And how is that different from any other year?
They haven't needed to draft a WR for awhile now but they need a #3 WR. Last year they didn't need LBs. They had Sims, Levy and Peterson. Corner and OL have been needs for awhile now...but Matt Millen isn't drafting so I have confidence in Mayhew.
Because normally it's Everything.
Cause most other years they a need QB, RB, and DL also
What would Matt Millen do?
If he were still here would would have no issue at WR! However, your post would read...
"They need LB, CB, OL, QB, S, DT, DE, C, P, and K.
This is not a labral tear or a glenohumeral issue or even a rotator cuff issue. It is just acromiocalvicular disclocation. Many time this heals on it's on but if you perform surgery you can assure yourself primary intention (ie. the bones meet and merge appropriately). I'm not sure why they are shaving the clavicle unless it had some over growth that could threaten the rotator cuff.
This is exactly the injury that Bradford had and exactly the same thing happened to Stafford when he tried to come back (remember Bradford tried to return for the Texas game after hurting himself against BYU and was knocked out for the season). I personally feel all AC joint issues should be surgically treated if you are in a contact sport but not all orthos feel that way. However most guys who try to let it self heal usually reinjure it unless they have surgery for fixation.
he had degenerative changes on the distal clavicle or they wanted to make more AC space.
They probably wanted to make more AC space - that actually makes sense
For those who speak english that would be a seperated shoulder.
have Hill though...Well then just keep building the defense Martin Mayhew.
I've seen his offseason workouts his personal trainer is a busty blond and likes to hold workouts on boats and down in Mexico, usually involving many reps of lift, tip, drink. It's MTV's the GRIND, Stafford style!
You go Matty!
done last Monday. I gave mine 6 months time to resolve on it's own without any luck. Not sure if he had other things done in the AC joint, but they could have done a few things. With mine, they created 10 mm of extra space in the AC joint. This involves shaving off part of the clavicle and possibly the acromion. If he had any ligament damage (AC lig, labrum, blah blah), which I'm assuming he did, I'm sure they repaired that as well. If he had any impingment going on, they may have also shaved off a portion of the inferior acromion as well, called a sub-acromial decompression.
My orthopod (guy who works for USC, Dodgers, and the Kings) told me 12 weeks and I'm back to full speed (mine was strictly deburring the distal clavicle and removing scarred bursa). I had it out of the sling the second day, so it's not that limiting. It's still really damn sore right now, but compared to a rotator repair, this is nothing. I believe the idea is that scar tissue cushions the area after full recovery.
I'm in total agreement with the wait and see approach.
Come back healthy and play all 16 games in 2011.
He's a bum.....period
Forward down the field! This Lion's team it will not yield!
Stafford's may have almost 18 mos to heal with the lockout - At the best, he'll have until midway into the season if the can salvage part of it.
He is going to have more than enough time to heal with the lockout.
If Matt could get a full season under his belt next year the Lions will be pretty solid, The chips are finally falling in place, Dude just needs to learn how to fall down a little more gracefully,
I really hope he gets healthy. The Lions could've easily had a better record if he would have been healthy the whole season. I think you'll all see me in the postseason at Ford Field? Alright that's too much, but still, best of luck to him.