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LoneyROY7
Miami (FL) Fan
Member since Jan 2012
481 posts

Educated post about Gordon's injury...

...via rthomas_83 on nola.com

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Gordon's meniscus (fibrocartilage) is fine, so he's clearly having problems with his hyaline cartilage (or articular cartilage), which is what covers the tips of your bones and provides that smooth glide in the knee joint. What hasn't been said is if it's the articular cartilage covering the tip of his femur, tibia or behind his patella (knee cap).

A lot of you fans are uneducated. The cartilage is a tricky material. It's totally avascular, which means it has no blood supply like other organs, which means it takes longer to heal. This is a crucial time for Gordon. IF he does further damage, he could need micro-fracture surgery to create new articular cartilage (the newly created articular cartilage isn't as good as the original though). IF his condition is anything like Andrew Bynum's, it means his articular cartilage is a little soft or in a "weakened state". That's probably where the bruising and swelling came from.

Gordon is doing the right thing. He's strengthening the quad, which is major to the health of his knee joint. He's also giving his knee rest, which is clearly what it needs. I think it's good that he hasn't played on this, making it worse.

It sucks, but it is what it is. People will just have to be patient. He'll come back 100% and avoid any future problems if he stays patient.


Well said, IMO. Thought I'd pass it along.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 3:27 pm



wope
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Aug 2011
5108 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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He'll come back 100% and avoid any future problems if he stays patient.




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Puddinhead
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2003
3479 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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Educated post

quote:

on nola.com


You lost me.


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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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He'll come back 100% and avoid any future problems if he stays patient.


if this is accurate i would be more excited than tehchampion


quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
31794 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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i would be more excited than tehchampion


i'm just hoping for the world to end before then


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LoneyROY7
Miami (FL) Fan
Member since Jan 2012
481 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
I think that's the key nugget here.

We saw that last year when he came back during that 9-game stretch, he was just as explosive and agile as ever, despite the fact that this nagging knee issue hadn't been fully resolved.

I think that points towards the probability of no long-term effects on his game, and that once the pain has fully subsided, he can return at full-strength without any hindrance.


quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
31794 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
until he gets injured again


saintsfan22
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
30885 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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He'll come back 100% and avoid any future problems if he stays patient.

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LoneyROY7
Miami (FL) Fan
Member since Jan 2012
481 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
True.

No one can deny his propensity for getting sidelined.

We've just got to hope the trend changes.


nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
8243 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
He doesn't want to play for Hornets


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tehchampion140
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Bow to the Brow
Member since Sep 2010
17294 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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if this is accurate i would be more excited than tehchampion

Doubt it.

How reputable is this source? It sounds reasonable and promising but people on the Internet love to pretend that they know more than they do.


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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91515 posts
Online

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
That dude straight up put the pussy on the pedestal.


realtalk
Miami (FL) Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2011
2061 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
quote:

saintsfan22




but on a serious note...good post. Too bad we can't tell if this is the actual case though. IF we could know what was really going on a lot of our fan base would be more accepting of the situation IMO


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brmark70816
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La
Member since Feb 2011
2458 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
quote:

Gordon's meniscus (fibrocartilage) is fine, so he's clearly having problems with his hyaline cartilage (or articular cartilage), which is what covers the tips of your bones and provides that smooth glide in the knee joint. What hasn't been said is if it's the articular cartilage covering the tip of his femur, tibia or behind his patella (knee cap


So basically this guy is making these assumptions based on reports he has read online, right? I'm guessing he hasn't personally examined Gordon, so he is just trying to put it together from various sources. Given that, he really has no idea what Gordon's medical situation is. Especially since there are conflicting reports to the extent of the damage and the best course of treatment.

quote:

Gordon is doing the right thing. He's strengthening the quad, which is major to the health of his knee joint. He's also giving his knee rest, which is clearly what it needs. I think it's good that he hasn't played on this, making it worse


How does he know? I'm guessing this guy has medical training, but how does he know that it doesn't need or require additional surgery (like first reported)? We went through the same thing last year and it ended up being something worse than originally reported.

quote:

It sucks, but it is what it is. People will just have to be patient. He'll come back 100% and avoid any future problems if he stays patient


This is just plain horse shite. I can be as optomistic as the next guy, but no one can say he will ever 100% again with any degree of certainty. Plus how does he know he'll never have future problems? No one can know that..





42
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2012
3703 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
I've talked smto some docs, and you can make inferences about what is wrong based on what you've seen him do in terms of prrformance on the floor.

I read this as a supported theory, not fact.

It makes sense.

Other stuff does, too.

I try to ignore reports based on hearsay, team communications included.


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primemover225
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2010
6538 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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Educated post about Gordon's injury
Lord knows those have been few, and far between..
This post was edited on 11/27 at 9:10 pm


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VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Lap of Luxury
Member since Apr 2009
45716 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
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So basically this guy is making these assumptions based on reports he has read online, right?


Pretty much like every motherfricker on this board.


42
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2012
3703 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
Yup.

And elsewhere.


Wild Thang
USA Fan
10-7 Superbowl!!!!!
Member since Jun 2009
25380 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
Moscona said it best today. A full calendar year out with a fricking bone bruise.


JayJay2
West Virginia Fan
cane sweeeeeeet tea, Luzianne
Member since Jul 2010
11117 posts

re: Educated post about Gordon's injury...
Lol moscona


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