#6 Joe Daniher - almost had a full pre-season


#9196

NEIN


#9197

As if we needed further confirmation that we are going to win round 1.


#9198

How long did it take for you to get over your calf injury?


#9199

Pretty sure this is because he smiles too much on the field.


#9200

I mean…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a footballer miss 4-5 from a kick to the calf

That is the most bizarre wording ever. I do not understand it.


#9201

Haven’t had one


#9202

Then how do you compare your two year hip injury to Joe’s return date and he may not be ready?

You need BOVRIL man


#9203

Well fark.

At this point I expect the Fantasia quad awareness story to land about next Wednesday.


#9204

Touch wood


#9205

If u read my posts properly I was talking about a hip an groin or OP whatever they want to call it. He would have to push his body way to hard to soon just to be ready for round 1. That’s all I was saying.


#9206

I know people are not happy about it. Me and a work colleague spoke about the potential of daniher getting soft tissue injurys on his comeback a while ago as he hasn’t played for a year competitively, the body just needs to be strengthened during that time. I just wish it didn’t happen but unfortunately it has struck him.


#9207

It’s bad news.

Thankfully a Stringer, McKernan & Brown Forwardline is pretty effective.


#9208

Lucky we played some top-four quality football without him for half a season


#9209

Look we will have a couple of sensational ins in about a months time with Daniher and Hooker.

If we can still get through our relatively soft opening month of footy with a decent win loss. We could have Joe and Cale back to hit Collingwood at Anzac day.

We beat Brissy, North and the Aints. We could have them back and be 3-2 heading into anzac day.

And that’s not without giving us a shot against GWS and Melbourne.


#9210

Calf injuries usually come in twos, you do it, then when building up again, you do the other calf over correcting your running stride due to the original issue.

I’ve had 20 yrs of constant calf injuries and have tried all known remedies except flying to Germany and getting calf blood inserted in to me. I wasn’t old when it started but I am now.

Fingers crossed for Joe.


#9211

Good opportunity for Smack and Brown


#9212

My mate snapped his ankle about the same time I had a really bad pimple. Recovery time was quite different.


#9213

Needs to take his time to heal and run properly.

Remember Hirdy’s foot problems started when he did a calf during preseason, and overcompensated with the other leg.


#9214

Not so bizarre…

Calf Muscle Contusion

(Damage to a muscle through Impact) What is a contusion?

This type of injury is very common in contact sports. An impact to the muscles can cause more damage than might be expected and should be treated with respect.

The muscle is crushed against the bone and if not treated correctly or if treated too aggressively then Myositis may result.

There are two types of contusion:

Intramuscular which is a tearing of the muscle within the sheath that surrounds it. This means that the initial bleeding may stop early (within hours) because of increased pressure within the muscle however the fluid is unable to escape as the muscle sheath prevents it.

The result is considerable loss of function and pain which can take days or weeks to recover. You are not likely to see any bruising come out with this type - especially in the early stages.

Intermuscular which is a tearing of the muscle and part of the sheath surrounding it. This means that the initial bleeding will take longer to stop especially if you do not ice it. However recovery is often faster than intramuscular as the blood and fluids can flow away from the site of injury. You are more likely to see bruising come out with this one.

What are the symptoms?

  • It hurts because you have been whacked in the leg.

  • You might get swelling or bruising (see below).

  • Restricted movement is not uncommon.
    After two to three days check:

  • If the swelling has not gone then you probably have an intramuscular injury.

  • If the bleeding has spread and caused bruising away from the site of the injury then you probably have an intermuscular injury.

  • If you are more able to contract the muscle you probably have an intermuscular injury.

  • Can you feel a deformation in the muscle or a gap?

It is important you make the correct diagnosis because if you try to exercise on a complete rupture, or a bad intramuscular injury you can inhibit healing, make things worse or cause permanent disability. If you apply heat and massage in the early stages then you could get Myositis Ossificans (or bone forming within the muscle), then you are in trouble.

Like muscle strains, contusions are grade 1, 2 or 3 depending on the severity.

Grade 1: What does it feel like?

  • You might have tightness in the back of the lower leg.
  • You may be able to walk properly.
  • You probably won’t have much swelling.
  • Trying to push up onto your toes probably won’t produce much pain.
  • You should have nearly a full range of motion.

What can the athlete do?

  • Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate immediately.

  • Use sports massage techniques to speed up recovery (very important).

  • Use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

  • Prescribe a rehabilitation programme.

Grade 2: What does it feel like?

  • You probably cannot walk properly.
  • You may get occasional sudden twinges of pain during activity.
  • You may notice swelling.
  • Pressing in causes pain.
  • Pushing up on tip toes causes pain.
  • You may have limited range of movement…

What can the athlete do?

  • Ice, compress, elevate, use crutches for 3 to 5 days.
  • See a sports injury professional who can advise on a rehabilitation programme.

What can a Sports Injury Specialist or Doctor do?

  • Use sports massage techniques to speed up recovery (very important).
  • Use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Prescribe a rehabilitation programme consisting of stretching, strengthening and a gradual return to full fitness.

Grade 3: What does it feel like?

  • You will be unable to walk properly without the aid of crutches.
  • You will be in severe pain.
  • You will have bad swelling appear immediately.
  • A static contraction will be painful and might produce a bulge in the muscle.
  • Expect to be out of competition for 3 to twelve weeks.

What can the athlete do?

  • Week 1: You should seek medical attention immediately. Use crutches.
  • See a sports injury professional who can advise on rehabilitation.

What can a Sports Injury Specialist or Doctor do?

  • Use sports massage techniques to speed up recovery (very important).
  • Use ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Prescribe a rehabilitation programme and monitor it.
  • Operate if needed.

#9215

How do you know he would of had to push his body way too soon? What evidence is there of that?