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Old 11-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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Default Re: Ben may be back for the 2nd Ravens game

Originally Posted by SCMom View Post
No, I don't see it either. BEST case scenarios have him out 3 weeks minimum. Realistically, we could be looking at 4-6 weeks. Can't find the article now, but I read there is chance of nerve damage to his arm as well if he comes back too soon.
Best to err on the side of caution. If it were just a sprained ankle or something, I'd say have him back then...this is just a bit more serious though.
It was the Monday Morning QB article on CNNSI, where a Thoracic surgeon was speculating on possible issues.

If you want to do some reading. Look up : THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME or PADGET-SCHROETTER.

-It involves compression of the subclavian vessels between the clavicle and 1st rib, which normally requires a 1st rib resection to heal. (yes, they remove your first rib). People with TOS sometimes lose all feeling or strength when they raise their arm above their head.........not so good for an NFL QB.

Ben is likely gone 6 weeks, unless the joint stabilizes sooner.
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