Well Ron, it appears that you have become
the self acclaimed M E D I C A L E X P E R T
for the Hamilton Tiger cats.
Rather than that, Rocky123,
I seem to be THE ONLY A-D-V-O-C-A-T-E
for our team D-O-C-T-O-R Dr. Levy here.
My frustrated tone is a result of
reading so many posts from people
who dismiss our Ticat Doctor's declaration
that Jason Maas is fit to play, rocky123,
and recommend their own solutions.
Your post rocky123 and deisel27's post
just happened to be the first posts
after mine which again contradicted
the Ticat's team doctor's diagnosis.
If one doesn't trust his handling
of Jason's injuries, in effect,
that verges on calling him
If that's not a cutting blow
directed at our team doctor,
I don't know what is.
Why don't people trust our team doctor's
medical ability to diagnose injuries.
and make sound decisions about rest,
rehabilitation and it's proper care?
Regarding letting Jason Maas' bicep injuries heal.
Doctors called for Jason to rest his arm completely
for 4 mo. after his December surgery, until March.
Then, he started progressively preparing
for Training Camp through limited throwing.
The docs put him 'on the count' for 3 mo..
as did Charlie Taaffe at Training Camp
Charlie gave him ever 3rd or 4th day off.
QBs are like baseball pitchers these days,
They don't throw as much in practice.
It keeps their arms from wearing out.
You read somewhere, perhaps on this site,
that Jason had torn - not stretched
his stomach muscles last season, rocky123
You presumed the worst case scenario,
that it wasn't healed enough to play
even though the doctor okayed him to play.
It may have been a tear but
I don't recall if it was.
The Ticat trainers and team doctor
examined and diagnosed his injury
and gave the appropriate treatment.
Last year in August
When Jason's stomach muscle was damaged
the doctors decided to sit Jason out
for two or three games.
Jason was put on a program of stretching
and a set of exercises right away
to strengthen the muscles
in his stomach and back.
Jason did this for the rest of the season
My bet is that he continued this program
throughout the entire off season.
The Doctor likely still checks on
the health of that oblique muscle.
If that oblique muscle was badly torn,
he may still tweak it a bit at times.
Even if there is still some lingering discomfort
Jason can pass effectively by using of pain killers.
The oblique muscle hasn't stopped the doctor
from giving him the green light to play.
You did call for extra healing time
on this muscle and for Jason to sit out
until near the play offs, rocky123.
That would make perfect sense if Jason
had a severely torn stomach muscle
especially if it had just occurred
but it happened ten months ago
and the doctor doesn't think
that sitting him is necessary.
I don't know if your have other motives
for wanting Jason Maas to be sat out
until near the play offs, rocky123
but I do think that some fans have
motives other than his injuries.
None of us bystanders can be sure
of the extent of the injury.