What is up? Everybody.
Listen, people trickle in here in a while since we've been together.
Gonna talk some injuries today, Um, gonna talk n b a.
And we don't I don't talk and a very often, obviously, because NFL season still going on, And, uh, I've been focused on studying for my board exams.
It's technically my mock board exams.
So, um, essentially, what my school makes me do study this massive book that doesn't cover everything.
I'm covered in three years.
Um, I cover the book.
I read the book and I take a test, which is a mark of my actual board.
Then I have to pass that in order to take my actual boarding in April.
If I don't pass my 1st 1 I can't sign up for boards in April.
Gotta wait till July to hold you.
So basically, my entire existence has been study for boards.
Maybe write an article every now and then occasionally study for boards again, right? Another random article.
And I'm doing that intermittently.
And so I'm not even really focusing on specific injuries in the NFL anymore.
Even if it's you know, I know since a major injury, so anyway, Today we'll talk about I'll talk about Blake Griffin.
Um essentially what? Blake Griffin.
What happened with him today is he's got, he's gonna have an arthroscopic procedure and that we don't really know what's going on with Blake Griffin, in other words, so he's gonna have an arthroscopic procedure, which could be a lot of different things.
Um, it could be a cartilage on articular cartilage cleanup, which is sort of the ends of the bone ends of the femur and the tibia, the cartilage on there that can clean that up to come clean up the meniscus if you have a minute sector, me essentially, which is Was I on had recently, um, he can have, you know, even even cartilage, because he's had a fractured kneecap patella so he can have a clean up of the patella.
And the bottom line is arthroscopic.
Procedures based on the based on the research for MBA players is not good for elite basketball players.
What they called it, it's not fantastic.
Their performance comes to excuse me.
Their performance, uh, isn't is great.
Athletically, they're not the same on their condition.
Doesn't get much better.
Um, so the fact that Blake Griffin's had already an M c L spring.
He's had a pretty significant M.
He's had a fractured patella.
I couldn't find a comprehensive list of all the things he's got going on, but obviously he's had.
He's had his issues.
And when you're 6 10 to 50 um, you know that type of body moving as athletically as it is, it's just It's not really It's not easy Thio to keep that up.
If you're Blake Griffin, he's on the wrong side of 30.
Let's I don't know what Blake Griffin age, so he's 30.
His birthday is March 16th so he's gonna be 31.
He's on the wrong side of 30.
He's got these degenerate, degenerative changes that have happened in his knee already simply for just walking around and being an MBA player.
And now he's got this arthroscopic procedure that's gonna be done.
You know, who knows what that is Like I said, it could be a clean up of his patella of particular Carla cartilage along kneecap.
They're taking the cartilage along the femur and tibia could be any of those things.
The bottom line is that I think we've seen, and this might have already passed anyway.
I think we've seen a week crime Blake Griffin, and like I said, that's probably gone by the wayside by now.
But, you know, I unfortunately, and I hope I'm wrong about this.
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw pretty precipitous fall off for Blake Griffin.
Moving forward from just from an injury and health perspective, his minutes might start coming down.
This is not an insignificant injuries.
What I'm trying to say now, of course, he could be back.
He could make a comeback.
He could put up numbers that were not expecting put up, but it would be against.
The odds would be against this is the statistical odds.
Just because Achilles tears and arthroscopic procedures for patients we know in the research are the two injuries that are the most difficult for basketball players.
Elite basketball players to come back and be productive from.
So that's not looking great.
Um, here, let me see if I cover everything.
He's at a stress fracture.
I guess that's what it was in his rookie season and out.
Gosh, just I'm not.
It's not painting a pretty picture from the Griffin.
But, ah, let's see here we can move on.
So I also wanted to talk about the higher that they buy them.
Apple, the higher that am I doing at some are not.
Um, so the hired at the Washington football team made I refused to say Washington Racial slurs.
Um, they made a higher today for as a consultant, they hired a physical therapist by the name of Kevin Will Kevin Wilk for lack of, I don't know, for lack of a better term.
He is sort of like a a founding father of sports physical therapy.
He's written like a ton of He's been, like three or four books textbooks.
He is a PT that rehab.
Drew Brees His shoulder.
Uh, he's, ah, one of the guys that a lot of baseball players go to.
He's a big deal.
His name's Kevin Wilk, and I'll just read you his from here.
From straight from Kevin Wilcox on Dr Kevin Wilk, his biography is extremely long, but essentially his boxer says he's, ah, clinical physical therapist for fast 33 years.
He's a leading authority and rehabilitation of injuries.
North Peak lesions using a significant contributions laboratory research by Mechanical research and Clinical Outcomes.
So basically, what that means is that Kevin looks badass.
My profession hands this thing out.
It's called a fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, and what that means is it's sort of like an honor.
It's just sort of like an imaginary recognises, not imaginary.
But it's a recognition by my professional organization, the American Physical Therapy Association, basically dubbing this individual.
As you know, they've been a big deal that made major contributions to the profession.
And Kevin Will has done that in the space of sports medicine with professional athletes.
So Dr Wilker is sort of a badass.
If I had the opportunity to go shadow Dr Wilke, um, I'd do that immediately.
That'd be really hard to pass up.
So the point that I'm trying to make in all of this is that I was wrong, because when I heard, um, when I would listen to the stuff about, Ah, Ron Rivera's a culture guy and run there is gonna come in and change the organization from the top down.
And Ragnar bears no nonsense guy.
I mean, I got it.
Um, he's I'm not saying that he wasn't, but I thought it was sort of overblown.
It's like, OK, come on.
How much? How many changes are you really going to make? And one.
And it's just a short period of time for an organization that, let's be honest, is in the toilet.
I'm one of the worst organizations in the NFL, but ah, so the point I'm trying to make with all of this is that I was wrong because it seems like if there was ever a move that, um, there was ever a move that would say to, um, you know any individual that might be disgruntled on the Washington football team not gonna name any names.
Think we all know who I'm talking about, Lineman.
Ah, if there any names that need to hear need to see some action that would indicate Hey, this guy's not messing around.
We're gonna clean up the medical staff.
We're gonna take a look at our consultants.
We're gonna hire Dr Kevin Wilk, one of the most authorities in sports medicine.
He's gonna be one of our consultants.
We're gonna bring him on staff.
Um, if they're there was any move that they could have made in the sportsmen world.
Washington Thio You know, tell Trent Williams that they are serious.
It would be hire somebody like Dr Kevin Wilk, Um, and that relationships just so fractured.
There have been so many back and forth, he said, she said, and some pretty mean, legit stuff that has happened between the two parties between Trent Williams in Washington that the relationship so fractured.
I don't know what direction is gonna go, but that's essentially what I would say from my perspective.
Coming from the fifth in the world of physical therapy is that if a team if my team were to sign Dr Kevin Wilk, I would know that they were serious.
I would know that they were serious about culture change.
I would, I would.
And then it also tells me that, Ah, Dan Snyder's handing the reins over to to run a very, a little more than expected.
Maybe I don't know.
You gave him pretty massive deal, but the moral of story I'm trying to say here is that Kevin Wilk, Dr Kevin looks a big deal.
They have a very fractured relationship with Trent Williams.
If they're trying to maybe men that relationship a little bit.
This was a big splash move that could make to give him an assurance that they're going to make changes from the medical staff perspective.
So for those of you who trickled in late, um, which was almost all of you, but Griffin has had.
So he's gonna have surgery again.
He's gonna gonna have another arthroscopic procedure.
He's gonna be 31.
And in June, he or April, Which one of us is only 31 he's had an M c. L sprained.
He's had a think I saw a meniscus.
He's had a patellar, Uh, a patella fracture, which is just a kneecap kneecap fracture.
I shouldn't say just.
And now he's going in for arthroscopic procedure of who knows what could be any of those things could be interest.
I mean, it's gonna be intra articular, which means it could be his meniscus.
It could be even, you know, any other connective tissue, the articular cartilage along the inside of the bones? The point that I'm trying to make with all this with Blake Griffin is that we've seen Prime Blake Griffin and I would not be surprised if we see a precipitous fall off for Blake Griffin from this point forward, considering the fact that the research on 386 individuals elite basketball players, I believe it was basically tells us their outcomes for arthroscopic procedures are bad compared to, you know, people who don't have it, their performance and drops and their disability.
So their ability just to do their job is reduced significantly is not looking good for Blake.
Griffin is what I'm saying.
Does he have, you know, that? Could he come back and make a make a comeback, bounce back athletically, physically helping, like from a medical perspective? Yeah, he could, Absolutely.
But he's against.
The odds are stacked against him.
Also, the Washington football team signed Dr Kevin Wilk today, and it was for, I think, just sort of a consultant position.
And he's gonna serve.
So who he is is Dr.
Kevin Wilk is one of the most influential sports physical therapists that my profession has ever seen.
He's been recognized several times by my profession and has he is, ah, fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.
He's a big deal, and all of that means that.
You know, he Washington trying to make a statement potentially to treat Williams.
This was one of the best statements to potentially get a maid to him.
Is that hey, that we're gonna make some changes around here? Don't worry about the medicine anymore.
Um, we got you from here on out.
So that sort of topped from top to bottom.
All the things that, um, all the things that I wanted to talk about, But I do want to take a little bit of time to thank you guys first of all, because the reception I got on SportsCastr for most of the season for the NFL season was really good.
You has tuned in.
You ask questions, you let me know.
I mean, a lot of you guys reached out to me one way or the other and asked specific questions.
So I appreciate that.
I mean, it means a lot.
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I'm putting out, you know, from now.
Like I said, I'm studying for my boards, but I'm putting out contents as much as I can.
Um, I We'll be talking about MBA injuries intermittently a lot more frequently As soon as I finish my mock boards.
And I'm more than willing all the time to talk to you guys about, you know, um, the specific player, Whatever player injuries.
Like, if you're playing D.
F s basketball, like, should I play this dude today? All the different injury transit center center.
I'm more than willing to answer the questions.
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