Potential Ricky Rubio sighting tonigth vs the Cavs. According to ESPN, Rubio is trying to get some playing time tonight, but the decision is really up to the doctors.
I can't wait for him to return to the floor, he will amke the Wolves a playoff team no doubt. But please to not rush him back, but Adelman is a smart coach and will be sure to monitor Rubio in the early goings.
Can't wait to see the open looks, alley oops, and pic and roll dimes.
I don't know if they used a donor ligament or took a piece from his patellar tendon, but regardless, the ligament should be strong. It's been what 9-10 months for Rubio?
I mean, as long as his quad strength is great, I don't see why he shouldn't play. Put him on a minute limit per half until his endurance is up to par.
What is the difference in recovery time among the two surgeries? I am aware of the medical differences, however I am unaware on how the rehab differs and would delay recovery time for one or the other?
The wolves are being sneaky this year on bringing back players from injury. First Love makes a surprise return, now this. If this is true it's awesome news for the wolves. They have managed to go without their two best players essentially staying at .500 and getting great experience for the role players... I cannot wait to watch Shved and Rubio play together, they both have a great feel for playing the game..
Opponents better be prepared for a truly dizzying amount of screens whenever they step on the court against this team...
He better not play tonight. I have a soccer game at 7 and this will be the first wolves game I miss all year. I cant miss Rubio's return.
I got excited, here is Kahn setting me straight
When you use a graft (with bone attached at each end) from the patellar tendon, the athlete returns faster than with using any other ligament. PLUS the ligament is stronger due to the fact it's already attached to bone. The surgeon just connects the pieces of bone at each end of the ligament into holes drilled where your old ligament used to be attached.
Another benefit of using a graft from your patellar tendon (or even your hamstring) compared to using a donor graft is it doesn't take as long for your body to create that new bond with the ligament since it's from your own body. Donor grafts are frozen ligaments from a tissue bank that are usually from somebody 40 years or older who died in an accident.
I just always like knowing what tissue the surgeon used. Patellar tendon graft with bone, two tendons from the hamstring or a donor graft. Then I can get a good idea of their recovery, rehab and also when they'll return.
Derrick Rose's surgeon used a graft from his patellar tendon.
This is why I've always believed Rose would return earlier in his projected return than later. First, they put extra emphasis into his ROM, etc before even having the surgery. They used the tissue from his own body, that heals the fastest and is the strongest (attached the strongest to the bone and least amount of stretching)... They gave him PRP injections to speed healing. They've handled his rehab and physical therapy to perfection.
My only worries with Rose (and using a graft from the patellar tendon in general) is it could weaken his patellar tendon and patella. It's rare, but it's possible to tear the patellar tendon since the graft came from the center of it. It's also possible to fracture the patella (due to heavy use of the quads) since the bone at the top and bottom of the graft comes from the bottom of the patella. That's very rare too though.