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Crabtree's neck injury?

Grrrrrrrr, WTF?

Anyone have some solid info on this?
He's f**king hurt? I just got back from work/dinner.
All sprains or strains, no matter where they are located in the body, are treated in a similar manner. Neck sprains, like other sprains, will usually heal gradually, given time and appropriate treatment. You may have to wear a soft collar around your neck to help support the head and relieve pressure on the ligaments so they have time to heal.

Pain relievers such as aspirin or ibuprofen can help reduce the pain and any swelling. Muscle relaxants can help ease spasms. You can apply an ice pack for 15 to 30 minutes at a time, several times a day for the first 2 or 3 days after the injury. This will help reduce inflammation and discomfort. Although heat, particularly moist heat, can help loosen cramped muscles, it should not be applied too quickly.

Other treatment options include:

* Massaging the tender area
* Ultrasound
* Cervical (neck) traction
* Aerobic and isometric exercise

Most symptoms of neck sprain will go away in 4 to 6 weeks. However, severe injuries, may take longer to heal completely.

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00410
Neck sprains refer to a ligament sprain or muscle strain in the neck. They are most typically associated with the whiplash injury (common in a car accident) but also occur frequently during sports. They are the result of a fall, impact or contact with another person, object or surface.

The seven cervical vertebrae are connected to each other by ligaments. A sprain occurs when these ligaments are stretched or torn beyond their normal range of motion. This may happen during sudden movements that causes the neck to extend, then snap back, with extreme force. Common symptoms of a neck sprain include:

* Pain in the back of the neck that increases with movement
* Pain on the sides of the neck
* Delayed onset neck pain that shows up 24 to 48 hours after a neck injury
* Muscle spasms or pain in the upper regions of the shouldersback and shoulders
* Headache at teh back of the head
* Sore throat
* Irritability, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and difficulty concentrating
* Stiffness / decreased range of motion in teh nck
* Tingling, numbness or weakness in the hands or arms

Treatment
It is important to have a physician evaluate your injury to rule out anything serious. Once a diagnosis of sprain or strain is confirmed, the treatment is the same as other soft tissue injuries. First aide includes R.I.C.E. therapy (rest, ice, compression and elevation). Neck sprains are painful and take time to heal, so you may need to wear a soft cervical collar to help support the head and relieve pressure on the neck while ligaments heal.

Anti-inflammatory medications, can help reduce the pain and any swelling. Muscle relaxants may be prescribed by your doctor to help reduce muscle spasms. Applying ice to the neck (15 to 20 minutes at a time), several times a day for up to three days after the injury will help reduce inflammation and pain. Applying heat should be avoided in the early stages of the injury because heat will increase the circulation and increase swelling.

Most symptoms of a neck strain will decrease in four to six weeks, but a severe injury can take even longer to heal completely. For this reason, it is wise to avoid a return to contact sports until several months of being pain-free. You may also benefit from a visit to a physical therapist to ensure a safe and appropriate return to exercise.

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/neck/a/neck2.htm
He strained it looking around to see if Balmer was walking in any minute.
The Sky is falling.
I really hope its not serious
Originally posted by global_nomad:
The Sky is falling.

if he's seriously hurt..... then YES it is
One article says strain, one says sprain. Lets hope he doesn't have to miss the rest of camp.
Originally posted by AJ_Larrea954:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
The Sky is falling.

if he's seriously hurt..... then YES it is

he stayed out and watched the rest of practice, if it was serious he would have been taken in immediately to get a medical evaluation like Hietman, McKilliop ect.
Meh, he'll be ready to play Sunday, but he'll take limited snaps with the first time probably. (Not like he's been really catching anything lately as it is.)
This injury bug the team has is a real pain in the neck.
Originally posted by global_nomad:
Originally posted by AJ_Larrea954:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
The Sky is falling.

if he's seriously hurt..... then YES it is

he stayed out and watched the rest of practice, if it was serious he would have been taken in immediately to get a medical evaluation like Hietman, McKilliop ect.

Sure but even if its not severe its going to be very sore and stiff for a good while and will probably impact performance if he can't locate the ball as quickly.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
This injury bug the team has is a real pain in the neck.

Foone gui!
He doesn't need preseason.