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Postby Kensat30 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:38 am

Holt is playing this Sunday and starting. He may not be running at 100% because of the brace, but all the quotes out of practice and from Holt seem to indicate that he won't be limited on Sunday.

Who cares if the ligament is partially torn if he can play on it?
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Postby nmarq8 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:57 pm

matmat wrote:is it the MCL tear you can play through with a brace?

Ya, the MCL is huge, protects the knee from buckling inward, and only completely tears in something like a car accident, in which case surgery is needed. In a football-related injury the MCL will tear partially and the prognosis is rest until there is no longer discomfort - scar tissue mends the tear.

The PCL (that Holt injured) is much different. It's rather small and criss-crosses the ACL through the middle of the knee, both serve the same function of stability. If the ACL tears surgery is most oftened needed because of its size. In contrast, when the PCL tears surgery isn't necessary because it's so small, so long as the ACL is still intact. Scar tissue helps to mend the tear in the PCL after a few weeks. That's where Holt's at right now. He'll probably wear a brace for a little while until he becomes fed up with it and his knee feels stable on its own. It's not as serious as these reports are making it out to be.
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