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SC Skins Fan 08-15-2007 03:32 PM

Clinton Portis' Knees
 
So I have been mildly concerned about Portis' tendonitis, but not too worried. I was talking to a guy today, though, and he was arguing that tendonitis is more serious than I had thought and that this injury will most likely linger and cause Clinton problems all year. I have tried finding more information on tendonitis and how that injury has affected guys in the past but I can't find much. Are there any orthepedists who could provide me with some solid information on how big a problem tendonitis is and whether Portis will likely face problems stemming from this injury all year? Can anyone think of another instance where a running back has had problems with tendonitis and how that has affected them? I believe Marshall Faulk said on NFL Network that he dealt with tendonitis in his second year and I can see that he did not miss any games that season. Any information is much appreciated.

Redskins8588 08-15-2007 03:42 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendonitis]Tendonitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

SC Skins Fan 08-15-2007 03:48 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
[quote=Redskins8588;340436][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendonitis"]Tendonitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/URL][/quote]

Yeah, I read that, and Googled other stuff, but unless I'm missing something it doesn't have any football-specific information. I can use a search engine, I was hoping someone might have some better insight than I can find online.

Redskins8588 08-15-2007 03:56 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
I was curious myself and I went there first, just to see exactly what Tendinitis was. From what they are saying I guess it comes down to how bad Clinton's microscopic tears truly are.

I didn't post the link to Wikipedia with the intent on attacking your ability to use a search engine, I just thought that, like myself, others may not know or understand what Tendinitis truly is and that the link I provided could be of assistance to others...

SC Skins Fan 08-15-2007 04:02 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
[quote=Redskins8588;340442]I was curious myself and I went there first, just to see exactly what Tendinitis was. From what they are saying I guess it comes down to how bad Clinton's microscopic tears truly are.

I didn't post the link to Wikipedia with the intent on attacking your ability to use a search engine, I just thought that, like myself, others may not know or understand what Tendinitis truly is and that the link I provided could be of assistance to others...[/quote]

Sure, sure. Sorry for coming off like a jerk, didn't mean it to come off like that. Thanks.

firstdown 08-15-2007 04:42 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
Tendonitis is an issue with the tendons which tend to hurt.

GusFrerotte 08-15-2007 04:55 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
If CP can't play in any of the preseason games something is awfully wrong, meaning his tendonitis is a bigger problem that the franchise lets on. Tendonitis is no laughing matter, but from I have heard in here and from what the franchise lets on is it is not that critical. I just wonder if he can take a good pounding week to week though. I wouldn't draft CP for my fantasy team.

FRPLG 08-15-2007 04:58 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
He is going to be hobbled al year long and I would guess this is something that likely will plague him for the rest of his career. Connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) heal very slowly because they don't get blood flow like other parts of the body. The little tears might never really heal. The question with tendonitis is how much pain you can endure and how weak it makes the knee in this case. Thankfully Betts is in the bag so this is MUCH less of an issue now.

GTripp0012 08-15-2007 05:00 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
Tendonitis is [I]never[/I] serious, but it [B]can[/B] be quite chronic. It's a foregone conclusion that CP will be in the starting lineup Week 1, but the problem is that over the next 17 weeks, theres little certainty that he will be able to keep playing.

If he hurts his shoulder, and is bothered by knee tendonitis, hes [B]a lot[/B] more likely to sit the game out than if just his shoulder was giving him trouble.

sandman89 08-15-2007 06:13 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
Joe Gibbs said Portis Condition is fine but he might only carry the ball 3 times this SAT.

Its not a huge problem if we have intill 3 more weeks intill Season kick off.

jdlea 08-15-2007 06:17 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
[QUOTE=GTripp0012;340458]Tendonitis is [I]never[/I] serious, but it [B]can[/B] be quite chronic. It's a foregone conclusion that CP will be in the starting lineup Week 1, but the problem is that over the next 17 weeks, theres little certainty that he will be able to keep playing.

If he hurts his shoulder, and is bothered by knee tendonitis, hes [B]a lot[/B] more likely to sit the game out than if just his shoulder was giving him trouble.[/QUOTE]

I actually have tendonitis in both of my knees and it's not that big of a deal for me. The pain isn't that bad while I'm participating in an activity. However, the next day I have a lot of trouble moving around/standing up. I feel like Portis will miss a lot more practice than he will actual gametime.

GTripp0012 08-15-2007 06:22 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
[quote=jdlea;340470]I actually have tendonitis in both of my knees and it's not that big of a deal for me. The pain isn't that bad while I'm participating in an activity. However, the next day I have a lot of trouble moving around/standing up. I feel like Portis will miss a lot more practice than he will actual gametime.[/quote]I had tendonitis in my throwing elbow for three years. Between baseball and football, I've never really had any down time. When I stopped playing football, it went away pretty fast.

Course, with knee tendonitis, it seems pretty much impossible to ever get some true down time. Unless they have CP on crutches, its a whole different ballgame than elbow tendonitis.

That Guy 08-15-2007 06:28 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
i've got the same thing he's got, and it definitely CAN be serious. it can turn into tendonOsis, and, if you keep running on it, it can buckle or rupture.

my knee's been bad for about 7 weeks now and it's just stopped getting worse (finally), but i haven't been running or marching on it for over a month.

tendonitis usually only lasts 7-10 days (it's an inflammation of the tissue that connects your upper and lower leg muscles, and it's right around the bottom part of your knee cap, on the front side). if that's all you have, you take naproxsyn or naprosyn (anti inflammitories) for a couple weeks and everything's cool.

going on over a year that's probably not what he has though, and if he's playing bball or some such over the offseason, that means it can't heal... and at that point, anti-inflammitories really don't do anything besides upsetting your stomach.

what i've had to do is ice it (a lot) and work heavily on thigh muscles to make up for it, while staying away from things like squats, jumping, and heavy running... getting the equivalent of shots in my knees too (they can use medicated pads and electrical current to get the same effect now).


anyways, not exactly fun times with that, and i doubt this is the last you see of it.

Longtimefan 08-15-2007 06:40 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
I'm more inclined to play the wait and see game with Clinton, knowing his utter disdain for practice, as well as preseason games which he made clear last preseason. I'm anxious to see what his position will be when the preseason has expired.

Mattyk 08-15-2007 06:43 PM

Re: Clinton Portis' Knees
 
Tendinitis is inflammation of the knee tendons to put it simply.

It's really not a huge concern as long as they can keep the inflammation down. Then it's up to CP as to how much pain he can play with.


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