Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:24:26 AM(UTC)
MintBaconDrivel

Rank: Administration
United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)
Applause Received: 102
Jason Wilde said:
GREEN BAY — Tony Romo hasn't looked at Aaron Rodgers' x-rays, CT scans or MRIs. He's not a doctor, nor does he play one on conference calls with reporters. But the Dallas Cowboys quarterback knows a thing or two about a broken collarbone, so when he talks about what kind of pain the Green Bay Packers quarterback is going through these days, well, he knows what he's talking about.

"If you're feeling it at all, you can't come back and play," said Romo, who suffered a broken collarbone of his own in 2010, which ended his season. "But even more so than that, even when you get relatively where you feel like it's pain free, it still doesn't mean you're ready to play — just because it's such an easy thing to hurt again."

According to Romo, the reason the Packers don't know whether Rodgers will be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cowboys is that this injury is simply more difficult to gauge than a sprained knee or twisted ankle. When Romo broke his collarbone in late October 2010, he was originally expected to miss six weeks. Even as the Cowboys' season fell apart while Jon Kitna started in his place, Romo held out hope that he'd return. Finally, just before Christmas, the Cowboys gave up and put him on injured reserve.

Like Rodgers, Romo broke his left collarbone, although his was more severe because his was a displaced fracture. Rodgers' isn't displaced but it is a spiral fracture, where the crack reaches two opposite edges of the bone in what resembles an S-shape.

"I was doing everything I could to get back out there," Romo said during a conference call Wednesday with reporters at Lambeau Field. "I know Aaron's doing the same thing. You also have to be smart about it. If he's been feeling good for a couple of weeks, then I think that's something where you could really have a chance to say his re-injury factor has gone down. And if that's the case, you might be able to go."

"[But] it's a little different in the sense that, if you come back right when you feel like you're healthy, there's just so many cases of people come down with another collarbone injury — the same one, just re-injuring it. That really plays a big role in determining when you come back, and [it's] always an injury that you almost have to wait longer than initially diagnosed, typically, because it's just the re-injury factor alone plays such a high role."

The Cowboys were 1-5 at the time of Romo's injury and went 2-3 with Kitna at quarterback. They finally put him on IR on Dec. 23 and finished the year 6-10.

"I think in our case a lot of it was dependent upon where we were and what position we were in and if we had the opportunity to continue to play [by making the playoffs]," Romo said. "We didn't that year, so it made the decision easier on the doctors, I think."
thanks Post received 1 applause.
IronMan on 12/14/2013(UTC)
Sponsor
Offline DarkaneRules  
#2 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2013 12:47:09 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/15/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 232
Applause Received: 392
Very insightful piece. Brings a lot of perspective to the situation.
Offline nerdmann  
#3 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2013 1:23:41 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Select Member
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,168
Applause Received: 783
Quote:
Like Rodgers, Romo broke his left collarbone, although his was more severe because his was a displaced fracture. Rodgers' isn't displaced but it is a spiral fracture, where the crack reaches two opposite edges of the bone in what resembles an S-shape.


Fucked up how these tidbits leak out over a month after the fact.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Recent Topics
18m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

25m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

47m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / greengold

21h / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

18-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / OlHoss1884

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

16-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

16-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

16-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra


Tweeter