Is anyone familiar with Aaron's injury? I have a question

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Will he be 100% in two weeks? Assuming all goes well? If not, how close to 100% will he be? Two weeks seems like plenty of time to heal a strain, no?
 

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Having gone through several calf strains myself (all were running injuries), it really depends on severerity. There have been a couple times where I was back at it in 2-4 weeks, one time it was well over a month before I felt 100%. I'm also the same age as A-Rod. Just speaking for me personally, this can be one of those "nagging" injuries that just keeps coming back. I'm not convinced that he will be 100% in two weeks.
 
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Well as long as hes around 90%

Good thing about Dallas, is that they do not have a elite pass rush.
 

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I'm not convinced he'll be 100% either and its only one step away from being a lot worse if it is close to 100% in 2 weeks anyway.

I'm sure he'll be getting treated everyday between now and then.
 

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As ParLawGod said, it's all about the severity....and these do tend to be nagging injuries just like the hamstring. Yesterday's injury was IMO a sympathetic injury due to Rodgers moving gingerly on his bad calf. Luckily he can play pretty well even with it not feeling the best.

To me, the real question isn't whether or not he will be healed (he won't) but will it progress enough so that he doesn't re-injure it or spawn a new one.
 

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well we don't know how fast aaron heals, but we know that they shot him up when he went into the locker room cause if he didn't theres no way he comes back in the game. Ive had calf strained and they are much more like like hamstring pulls. I think aaron calf injury is a pretty good one the way he couldn't get back up, i bet he felt it pop so A good tear takes like 4-8 weeks to fully heal. He won't be 100 percent in 2 weeks for sure.
 

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I'll be interested to see what his mobility is in a couple of weeks. Losing his ability to scramble would be a big loss, as well as his ability to run for yards and pick up key first downs with his legs.
 

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Will he be 100% in two weeks? Assuming all goes well? If not, how close to 100% will he be? Two weeks seems like plenty of time to heal a strain, no?

I'm in physical therapy school. We don't know the severity if the injury for sure, but there are three grades of strain. Grade 1 is just overstretched a little or maybe a couple fibers torn, but strength is normal. Grade 2 has more fibers torn and some strength loss, and grade 3 is completely torn.

Safe to say it wasn't a grade 1. That can be shaken off and he would not have fallen over. Fortunately, it clearly was not a grade 3 complete tear. With that, he would barely be able to point his toe without even standing on it, let alone push off the foot. That would have likely ended his season.

Therefore, it's most likely grade two. To be at 100% in two weeks will be pushing it. He should be much more mobile in a two weeks though.

The chat box also was wondering about him grabbing at what looked like his hamstring. The main calf muscle crosses the knee and stops right above it, so to feel pain where Rodgers was grabbing is nothing strange with a calf injury.
 

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As everyone else has pointed out, it does really all depend on the severity. My assumption is that the two weeks will allow him enough time to get to around 90%, which would give him the ability to scramble out of the pocket if need be, however I will bet a shiny penny that he will not be looking to run down field very often throughout these playoffs.
 

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I'm in physical therapy school. We don't know the severity if the injury for sure, but there are three grades of strain. Grade 1 is just overstretched a little or maybe a couple fibers torn, but strength is normal. Grade 2 has more fibers torn and some strength loss, and grade 3 is completely torn.

Safe to say it wasn't a grade 1. That can be shaken off and he would not have fallen over. Fortunately, it clearly was not a grade 3 complete tear. With that, he would barely be able to point his toe without even standing on it, let alone push off the foot. That would have likely ended his season.

Therefore, it's most likely grade two. To be at 100% in two weeks will be pushing it. He should be much more mobile in a two weeks though.

The chat box also was wondering about him grabbing at what looked like his hamstring. The main calf muscle crosses the knee and stops right above it, so to feel pain where Rodgers was grabbing is nothing strange with a calf injury.

No way it was a grade 3 tear as I have had one in the calf area while jumping to rebound a basketball. I was on crutches following the injury and there was no way even with an injection I could of continued to play let alone walk without assistance.

Oh my the dreaded chat box. I am sure they thought he ripped his hamstring in half.
 
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but we know that they shot him up when he went into the locker room cause if he didn't theres no way he comes back in the game.
I can't dispute that outright, but the ESPN game recap did state that Rodgers sat in the training room, watching the Lions score with a heating pad wrapped around his sore left calf. One doesn't always need injections. Sometimes even using rollers or the stationary bike can get muscles working better in the short term.
 

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I'd be floored if he got a shot of anything. Talk about shooting yourself in the leg in terms of healing or thinking towards the next game. I'm pretty sure he got some soft tissue work, wrapped and was told not to push that leg.
 

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I'd be floored if he got a shot of anything. Talk about shooting yourself in the leg in terms of healing or thinking towards the next game. I'm pretty sure he got some soft tissue work, wrapped and was told not to push that leg.

Shooting him up and throwing him out there would of made surgery "eminent".
 

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I for one am very concerned about Rodgers' injury going forward. According to a foot specialist quoted in Packersnews, we're probably looking at a moderate to severe strain. That means partial tearing which will take somewhere around 6-8 weeks to fully heal, and the chances for re-aggravating the injury are definitely there. What it means is the Rodgers mobility throughout the playoffs will be very limited and that he could even re-injure it to the degree where he has to leave the game.

I'm sure 2 weeks will certainly help, but this could really put a dent in GB's playoff hopes.
 

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I for one am very concerned about Rodgers' injury going forward. According to a foot specialist quoted in Packersnews, we're probably looking at a moderate to severe strain. That means partial tearing which will take somewhere around 6-8 weeks to fully heal, and the chances for re-aggravating the injury are definitely there. What it means is the Rodgers mobility throughout the playoffs will be very limited and that he could even re-injure it to the degree where he has to leave the game.

I'm sure 2 weeks will certainly help, but this could really put a dent in GB's playoff hopes.

This is my biggest fear moving forward too. I have heard everything from he should be close to 100 percent in two weeks to it will take 6-8 weeks like you posted. I think if he can be 80-90 percent and have little risk of reaggravating well be good but not sure that is realistic either.
 

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This is my biggest fear moving forward too. I have heard everything from he should be close to 100 percent in two weeks to it will take 6-8 weeks like you posted. I think if he can be 80-90 percent and have little risk of reaggravating well be good but not sure that is realistic either.

Agreed. The prospect of Rodgers' calf being 80-90% healed with little risk of reaggravation in 2 weeks time sounds like a very optimistic scenario and probably too optimistic. What it means at the very least is that Rodgers' ability to extend plays with his feet is something he will not able to resort to.
 
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As I said, good news is, Dallas doesn't have a elite pass rush. So if we play them, it'll be like 3 weeks of rest for Rodgers.

I think Rodgers will be fine honestly. Athletes are freakish these days.

I also think this is good for the team too. Rodgers respect went up 100 fold within our organization. I can see this being a rallying point honestly and something that drives us to #5 this season.
 
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meh, yeah, its honestly not that huge of a worry. That write up makes it out like this type of injury is common for players.
 
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