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Brooks out at least 2 weeks

Kidney laceration?! Wow that sounds so damn painful...
s**tty deal, i hate it when guys get hurt and they miss the pre-season so when they come back it always takes a few weeks into the reg season before they get back to their normal level of play
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Damn. I'm guessing that 2 weeks is an optimistic deadline.

-9fA

2 weeks then he will be re-assessed. This is a huge blow. He could in the worst case be out for months.
Does not sound good at all. Briggs will get even more reps now. I think this kid could be a player.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
we've got 2 kidneys right? Ronnie lott would just cut it out himself
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
we've got 2 kidneys right? Ronnie lott would just cut it out himself

with a spoon
I'm callin the cops
Originally posted by global_nomad:
wanna lay off the nut cracker yet Singletary????

Niner Talk at it's finest.
Good thing it's only a laceration and not a puncture. Laceration could be a small scratch. Good thing he has two. This sucks because he was one player I wanted to watch right away.
Whats the recovery time of a kidney laceration? Is that a serious injury?
Originally posted by Joecool:
Good thing it's only a laceration and not a puncture. Laceration could be a small scratch. Good thing he has two. This sucks because he was one player I wanted to watch right away.

why does everyone say good thing he has 2 like there is a valve you can turn off the one that is injured. They both work together and its gotta hurt like hell.
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Following up on Ahmad Brooks' injury
August, 8, 2010 Aug 82:44PM
By Mike Sando

As promised, ESPN injury expert Stephania Bell has come through with thoughts on the kidney laceration Ahmad Brooks suffered during San Francisco 49ers training camp. The team has said it plans to evaluate Brooks again in two weeks.

Bell is a physical therapist, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Her thoughts on Brooks:

"If it is a very tiny laceration, more superficial (or more toward the 'outer surface' of the kidney), this injury might well heal on its own and heal completely without further issue -- relatively quickly. A more severe injury could cause much more bleeding and in some instances require surgery, although that is far less common.

"At issue is how much bleeding there is and how long it takes for the kidney to repair itself. It often does heal itself well, but the biggest concern is sending someone back too soon and having the kidney vulnerable to further injury (particularly in a contact sport) and then having a far more serious situation at hand.

"The Chicago Bears' Garrett Wolfe last year suffered a lacerated kidney in early November, then was placed on injured reserve. But in that case, Wolfe, was hospitalized for three days post-injury, suggesting it was more serious from the outset than the case appears to be with Brooks.

"Unless Brooks' injury is more serious than it sounds on the surface, I would expect that he will be able to return. The question becomes when. While I certainly can't offer a specific timetable from here (and even the 49ers couldn't give a precise one because it all depends on how his healing progresses), I can say that the re-evaluation in two weeks will probably dictate whether looks well enough to return to practice. Expect more time before they allow contact."

The 49ers have more than a month before their first regular-season game, so there's time to take things slowly without affecting the team on the field


[ Edited by mayo63 on Aug 8, 2010 at 15:29:15 ]
I am optimistic about this one. It sounds not as serious as it could be because he was not hospitalized and was walking around during practice. I think with a month left to the actual season that might be enough time for him to recover.
Originally posted by global_nomad:
wanna lay off the nut cracker yet Singletary????

its football people get hurt....
I just hope this doesn't turn out to be a much longer recovery.