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Texans select D'onta Foreman, RB, Texas at 3-25

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Nimo, Apr 28, 2017.

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  1. raining threes

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    I believe he tore his achilles in 2011 and finished up with the Texans in 2014. He never was the same after being injured.
     
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    Exactly. Tough fvcking break on the injury and we have had more than our damn fair share. More than most teams. Kind of unreal as we have been hit hard amongst our best. But you have to keep your expectations very low on him being the player you expected after drafting him now. Make him prove you wrong, and if he does its all gravy... and know it wont be fully shown if ever until 2019. Plan ahead as if he wont for now.
     
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    This looks like a pretty decent RB draft.
     
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    Not a great example as Brown tore his achilles before ever playing a NFL game so hard to say how much "promise" he really had, wasn't all that big of a prospect either IIRC. But yes the list of RBs coming back from this is almost non-existent.
     
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    The biggest issue isn't the tendon. It's the calf muscle. I'm 13 months post-rupture. I've been playing soccer for 7 months. I've been working out. I cannot get my calf muscle to come back. That's where the explosiveness is lost. Now, I'm sure with the access he has to trainers and doctors that he'll be in a better place than I am...but it's still very hard to get it all the way back.
     
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    Is soccer something you do for a living? Like have to do for food? How’s your work ethic?
     
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    Well, no. If you look back in this thread from when he was injured, I was the first one saying he can recover and make a comeback. It's not a secret that rebuilding the calf muscle is the hardest to do and last thing that happens after an injury like this. Has nothing to do with my work ethic. I do daily exercises and am at the gym a couple times a week...plus playing soccer 2-3 times a week. Also my orthopedic dr. said as much. Also, there's much online that proves my point.

    I never said he couldn't. I said it's difficult and those in the past that have tried to come back likely lost their explosiveness due to this issue. But taking a shot at my actual experience and knowledge with the injury is totally the right move there...
     
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    You are correct...the muscle atrophy is the biggest issue everyone faces after the AT rupture. Further its also hard to improve range of motion when you are essentially immobile for a prolonged period of time. And yes while he has access to world class training and physicians, the post op recovery time is very strict for everyone(cant run, jump etc for at least 6 months.) If you've had it hard, Foreman will too... its totally a crappy injury to have.
     
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    Joking :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks a bit slimmer which is somewhat positive.
     
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    LET ME SEE YOUR WARFACE!
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

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    Don't think it's what Gunny had in mind...

     
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    Wut?
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

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    Huh?
     
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