Rashan Gary update

Submitted by corundum on October 6th, 2018 at 5:41 PM

Confirmed as an AC joint injury that he's been working through for a majority of the season.

He could have played today but was held out by Harbaugh to recover for next week.

He will play next week.

No update on Dwumfour or Kemp.


All from Harbaugh's post game presser:




October 6th, 2018 at 5:45 PM ^

I broke one of the the bones that comprises the AC joint 3 years ago. Its two little bones in the tyop of the shoulder joined with connective tissue. Its a non-surgical injury. Its painful and PT did nothing to help. Ive been told its something I will have to live with. Im 53 though not 21 so Rashan has hope.


October 6th, 2018 at 7:27 PM ^

100% true...clavicle is one of if not the easiest bone to fracture, just due to size and location/lack of protective tissue/muscle. The tip of the scapula is one of the most difficult areas to fracture and almost required massive force trauma to accomplish. With Gary, and pure speculation based on limited information...it's most likely a shoulder separation or deep bone bruise/deep shoulder dislocation. The AC joint is relatively unstable, which also allows more range of motion. It's a trade off. It's something where if he's truly needed, they can pad and brace it, and he can deal with the pain, may cause more issues short term but post season surgery would likely fix it if that is what is going on. Just sucks because he uses his hands/shoulders so much controlling the line of scrimmage.


October 6th, 2018 at 7:24 PM ^

That's what I initially thought as well. High-ankle sprains are incredibly painful. But when they said achilles I realized it also could have been that as well.

In physical therapy, athletes suffering from high ankle injuries report some of the highest pain scores of all injuries.

For his career, let's hope it's the ankle sprain. Even though the high-ankle could just as easily be season-ending, it typically is a much easier/higher percentage recovery.