Jackson's Hamstring Injury - Grade 2 or 3?

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  1. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    Been do some searching on this injury.

    Question - when did it first happen?
    Chad wasn't ready to go on start of TC. I thought I read somewhere
    is happened around mini camp close in June.

    If so then he was out for around 5 weeks before he tried to come back.
    If so he is now going on 8 weeks or so. If it is a grade 3 then it looks like 12
    weeks or 3 months would be recovery time looking at reports below.

    From info on recovery time on hamstring injuries this looks like a grade 3,
    the worst hamstring injury graded and around 2 - 3 months recovery time.

    Also read usually Grade 3 require crutches in early weeks which he was
    not on during TC. But if it happened several weeks before TC no one may
    have seen.

    One article said the average NFL hamstring injury recovery time is 14 days.

    here are a few articles on the subject:



    Everything I read seems to indicate this was a severe hamstring injury.
    I don't like what I've read. I hope it is only a grade 2. It certainly is
    not a grade 1.
    In a grade 3 which can be 3 months or more ... the muscle may not retattach like it ws before the injury as there is scaring in the healing
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    You can't research something that you have no information on. It's a waste of time. We have no clue.
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  3. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    But we do have some info which is length of time he has been out.

    Now it is not conclusive information but from searching it says this is no
    simple 14 day recovery hamstring injury and the longer it takes the more
    it points to a severe hamstring injury.
  4. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm sure this has probably been posted, but in Reiss' mailbag, he referenes a Yahoo! article about the Patriots, where I guy has some info on Chad's injury, which I found highly interesting, mostly in that its the first I've heard of it (article dated 8/13)


    Kind of lame if that's how he initially hurt it, a random 40-yd dash. That's def. something players should be properly stretching, etc. for, IMO. Esp. when they are just in training camp.
  5. BelichickFan

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    You're wasting your time. It could be a bad thing that will keep him out 2 more months or a not so bad thing and he'll return tomorrow. Not to mention that the Grades are just basic levels with lots of different levels of severity in between. He'll be back when he's back.
  6. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    Ok this confirms intial injury time frame. It means he was rehabing for about
    5 weeks minimum before he tried to return. This was no simple hamstring
    injury and it looks like at least grade 2 maybe grade 3.
  7. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    To gain a better understanding of the possiblilites of a hamstring injury
    is hardly a waste of time. Perhaps you know it all .. fine. But for some
    of us who do not know the possibilities information is hardly a waste
    of time.... lighten up.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006
  8. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    There were no organized team activities for 5 weeks for him to try to return to. But hey, if engaging in half-assed detective work makes you happy knock yourself out. :rolleyes:
  9. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    Thanks for your permission ... :rocker:
  10. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    BelichickFan is right. Hamstring injuries come in a continous sprectrum of severities. You can't extrapolate how much longer he will be out based on how long he has been out so far. The grades are simply a way of grading the injury into ranges. It's like saying foothills are 0-2000 feet, low mountains are 2001-5000 feet, and high mountains are over 5000 feet. That doesn't mean mountains don't come in all heights.
  11. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    I have not extrapolated at all. I have made no predictions.

    I Just presented information found about hamstring injuries and the possibilities. I knew he could be on the field tomorrow.
    But I did not know if it was severe it could up to three months or more. There may be a few
    here that also didn't know the full extent. So why assume just because
    you know all about hamstring injuries, if you did, everyone else should?
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006
  12. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Yup, he and Branch.

  13. jaychamp

    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

    Maybe BB can rush him back and reaggravate it like TO just did :p
  14. Digger44

    Digger44 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    i'm sorry, but what was the point of this thread?
  15. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Dammit JR, you know your only supposed to be talking about Branch's hold out now. Sheesh, I'll bet you don't even own a Ty Law comeback jersey, do you? :rolleyes:
  16. shakadave

    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

    I put the over/under for the number of catches Jackson makes in 2006 at 17.
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  17. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Well yeah if you've ever tweaked a hammy the average out time of 2 weeks makes a lot of sense. This looks a lot more severe. How much so, who knows. Just praying he'll be back soon, because this kid by all reports was really impressing in minicamp with his hands and ability. It's a shame CJ got hurt in a meaningless thing like a surprise 40 yard run. We already know how FAST he is for crying out loud, he burnt rubber at the combine.

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