Context wrote: shtolky wrote:
Knicksfan1992 wrote:There's no reason for KP to sit out the whole year next year. That's not how ACL's work. He needs to get back to trusting his knee. Getting more "rest" won't heal him any better in this case.
This. Zero reason to sit him. Playing is part of the rehab. If it's 12 months which would probably be the back end of any range, you play him after the break. Sitting him does nothing.
I'm sorry but with all due respect to you and knicksfan1992 none of you know what you're talking about. While you need to
play as part of your rehab at the CORRECT POINT- the mistake that many professional athletes make is that the connecting ligaments and tendons need TIME to attain the strength to be able to handle the load of increased training and stress...
It could take up to 3 years depending on the athletes current physical state.
I cant believe some of you are in such a rush for KP to come back. Haven't any of you learned your lesson?
When almost all rehabs show a 12 month timetable as the max, how is playing him after 12 months rushing him back? Did I say I wanted him playing after 9 months?
Dr. Laith M. Jazrawi, chief of sports medicine at NYU’s Langone Medical Center, said it’s “not unreasonable” Porzingis could be back in seven months but believes the Knicks will be more conservative to give the quadriceps muscles extra time to strengthen and prevent a recurrence.
“If next year is not the year to be the champs, they’ll want him 110 percent before he’s back to playing, and there’s also a lot of mental stuff,” Dr. Jazrawi told The Post. “The Knicks may not feel it’s worth it. It gives him a longer time to develop more muscle tone to protect him in the future. In that sense, there’s no rush to get back in seven months — nine to 10 months is better. Sometimes it’s physician-specific, and they like to have more graft maturity.”
Taking 12 months — as done by Jabari Parker — would seem unnecessary if Porzingis passes quad-strength tests, according to Jazrawi.
“Anything more than a year, they’re not hitting their time marks,’’ Jazrawi said. “Jabari’s was revision surgery, which tends to delay them longer.”