Originally posted by SFL49ER:
medical info of a torn tricep
It seems there are 2 different reports. Matt Maoicco report claims that according to the 49ers, Justin Smith had a bone spur attached to the tricep tendon (NOT the muscle). The spur became detached and partially tore the tendon, not the muscle. Hence, this is different from the Haralson injury where he tore his muscle. As a medical student, I think the injury with a better prognosis is Smith's and probably why he is not placed on IR.
[ Edited by Mertonschickendance on Dec 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM ]