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montrose
02-16-2010, 12:09 AM
Just heard it from a source, waiting for confirmation.

theAPAOps5
02-16-2010, 12:11 AM
Just rub some tussin on it and get back out there.

Bronco CB40
02-16-2010, 12:12 AM
That would be unfortunate. Reid would be the first guy on the team that I would want on my side in a bar fight. He's ****ing crazy!

bpc
02-16-2010, 02:07 AM
I like him as a player. He isn't a starter though so it's not a huge loss. Hopefully he can come back full speed.

TheReverend
02-16-2010, 02:42 AM
He had a pretty strong season for a rotational guy. Here's hoping to a speedy recovery.

Punisher
02-16-2010, 06:01 AM
He had a pretty strong season for a rotational guy. Here's hoping to a speedy recovery.

He sucked three dicks at once who cares if he's hurt

WolfpackGuy
02-16-2010, 06:45 AM
I bet Macho Harris doesn't want to go anywhere near him.

I'm pretty sure it was Reid who blew him up in the Eagles game.

BigPlayShay
02-16-2010, 07:37 AM
Experimental knee surgery in place of microfracture. Not a good sign. Unfortunately, Hosina is breaking the story.

http://community.kdvr.com/_Broncos-LB-Darrell-Reid-May-Miss-Entire-Training-Camp/BLOG/1865405/96399.html



Denver Broncos LB Darrell Reid May Miss Entire Training Camp

Undergoes Cutting Edge Knee Surgery

--Monday February 15, 2010; 8:47pmMST--



Surgery may prevent Denver Broncos outside linebacker-defensive end Darrell Reid from participating fully in training camp at the very least.

“I had knee surgery in New York after I got back from the Super Bowl. I was told the recovery time could be between six to eight months,” said Reid to Fox 31’s Josina Anderson on Monday.

Reid indicated he underwent a new surgical process called the articular allograft cartilage transplant procedure in Mount Sinai hospital in New York on Feb.11. He elected this treatment to address connective tissue damage in his left knee.

“I had the surgery because I have a significant hole in the cartilage in my knee. The doctors aren’t exactly sure how this happened but they have a theory. Although there are signs of wear and tear, my injury looks like it is rigid; so they think my defect--they call it a defect--is most likely fresh,” said Reid.

Reid estimates he injured his left knee in the second half of the Broncos home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Nov.9.

Initially Reid made the decision to keep his condition to himself.

“I’m the type that doesn’t really like the training room, so I really didn’t tell the trainers what was going on at first; but after the Colts game it got so sore that I knew I had to get on top of it. I had to tell the trainers. I told them after the Colts game because I knew that it wasn’t good,” acknowledged Reid.

Reid revealed to Anderson that his decision to delay informing the Broncos training staff may have worsened his condition, but Reid also says under the team’s knowledge he played the remainder of the season on his same injured left knee.

“Continuing to play on it may have effected me from a recovery time stand point, but it was important for me to be there for my teammates. Once the defect was there though it was there, because cartilage doesn’t grow back on it’s own; but obviously the smaller the injury area the quicker the recovery time will be.”

The Broncos apparently put Reid on a schedule to aid him in playing the remainder of the season.

“After the Colts game, I played on it three more games. It was basically enough pain to play with but not to practice on consistently. When I did practice on it, it was very limited. Basically, I would just do walkthroughs and the special team periods because I was such a major factor in those phases of the game. When it comes to full contact and running on it at full speed, that was a no-no,” emphasized Reid.

By the end of the 2009-10 NFL season Reid knew he had to get surgery. He was fearful of having a microfracture procedure based on the negative feedback he received about it.

“The history on microfractures is not the best especially for football players. Nobody comes back from it better, and I didn’t see myself as being the exception to the rule. The option I took wasn’t even available to (Nuggets forward) Kenyon Martin.”

Martin had two separate microfracture procedures on both knees within an 18-month period between 2005-2006, and struggled to return with consistent playing time after his rehabilitation process.

That’s why Reid says he searched for other surgical methods. Eventually his agent suggested another new and cutting edge option.

“I first heard about the Denovo procedure from my agent,” said Reid.

Dr. Jonathan L. Glashow M.D. is the co-chief of Sports Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and was Reid’s lead operating surgeon.

According to Glashow, the DeNovo NT is the implanted cartilage product. However the actual medical term for the procedure Reid underwent is called the allograft articular cartilage transplant procedure.

In this procedure juvenile articular cartilage cells are placed within the defect on a joint surface of the knee.

“Articular cartilage is distinct from the fibrous meniscus cartilage which is found in the middle of your knee. It looks like rubber discs. Specifically, articular cartilage is the thick shiny white hard material that coats the end of the bone. This is the area that was affected in Darrell’s knee.”

“Darrell had an area that was sheared about inch wide and 1 1/4 inches long in size. That’s a pretty significant area missing,” said Dr. Glashow to Anderson in a cell phone interview from his home in New York Monday night.

Dr. Glashow explained the new cartilage transplant procedure he used to repair Reid’s knee.

“In this procedure what we’re doing is taking juvenile articular cartilage from a young donor and then transplanting it to the damaged area. The two advantages of using younger articular cartilage from a donor is: its ability to heal more rapidly; and it has less chance of rejection as immature cells have less ability to be recognized as foreign in the recipient.”

Dr. Glashow says that the cartilage transplant procedure has been available in limitation for patients for about a year. He estimates that the procedure has been conducted on just 200 to 300 people in total so far.

Dr. Glashow explained how this new cartilage transplant procedure is viewed as more optimal than microfracture surgery in certain cases now.

“The microfracture procedure is a very simple procedure that works by poking tiny holes in the underlying bone. However, after this procedure what grows back is just fibrocartilage which many athletes feel just doesn’t hold up as well over time. However with the cartilage transplant procedure our hope and expectation is that the articular cartilage graft we put in will heal and grow in the defect and hold up better.”

Dr. Glashow says many athletes feel like this procedure is especially better for the bigger type athletes that play contact sports like in Reid’s case.

However, he emphasizes that the recovery period in both procedures is very similar.

“It allows athletes to return usually within six to eight months depending on the individual recovery.”

In the meantime, Reid has been told to walk with crutches for the next six to eight weeks.

Dr. Glashow indicated that he’ll revisit with Reid to perform another MRI in three months, and six months out as well.

“After that we will determine if Reid is ready to play again,” added Dr. Glashow.


HOW DO THE BRONCOS FEEL ABOUT THIS?

Reid, who has been in communication with the organization about his treatment, says the Broncos encouraged him to surgically repair his knee, although, he indicates they were less inclined towards this transplant procedure.

“That’s because it is relatively new. Nonetheless, the Broncos were very supportive of my decision. They just wanted me to get my knee taken care of as soon as possible so I could return back to the field with my teammates,” said Reid.

When Anderson asked Reid if he thought his surgery threatened his tenure with the team, he didn’t seem noticeably concerned.

“(The Broncos) really haven’t expressed that to me. To be honest, they really don’t have that much data to go off of in terms of when I would be ready.”

Reid is in the process of rehabbing and receiving intermittent Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) supplementation to encourage and expedite the healing in his knee at another facility in New York. In (PRP) they spin down your blood and instill the extracted growth factors where the graft is.

Reid says he’s mostly concentrating on muscular contraction work with his quadriceps, hamstring, and calf muscles to maintain strength and neural firing.

Reid is looking forward to concluding the process at Dove Valley upon his return.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-16-2010, 07:48 AM
When Anderson asked Reid what he thought of "that poopy-face McDaniels," Reid could only reply "don't you owe me a blow job?"

montrose
02-16-2010, 07:55 AM
Story confirmed.

Man-Goblin
02-16-2010, 08:06 AM
Josina just tweeted that it was Josh McDaniels that caused the deterioration of cartilage in Reid's knee.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-16-2010, 08:09 AM
"DR out 6-8 m. wrkn on smthn, but jm responsible acc to agent in town 4 lunch & bj."

baja
02-16-2010, 08:18 AM
The Broncos security cameras in the team dining room caught Josh McDaniels on film eating cartilage and scrambled eggs just after the bye week, now there is no solid proof that the cartilage on McD's plate was the missing cartilage from Reid's knee but the evidence is everywhere that it could be.

jhat01
02-16-2010, 08:20 AM
The Broncos security cameras in the team dining room caught Josh McDaniels on film eating cartilage and scrambled eggs just after the bye week, now there is no solid proof that the cartilage on McD's plate was the missing cartilage from Reid's knee but the evidence is everywhere that it could be.

:thumbs:

Paladin
02-16-2010, 08:27 AM
Well, Josina said it was all in front of you......

Florida_Bronco
02-16-2010, 08:30 AM
Doesn't sound like too big of a deal.

snowspot66
02-16-2010, 10:12 AM
"DR out 6-8 m. wrkn on smthn, but jm responsible acc to agent in town 4 lunch & bj."

So accurate to the real world I didn't realize it was a joke until the very end.

Traveler
02-16-2010, 10:50 AM
Guess this makes ILB more of a pressing need. McClain moves back to the forefront.

Broncos_OTM
02-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Guess this makes ILB more of a pressing need. McClain moves back to the forefront.

How so Reid was a OLB and a DT in nickel...please explain