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Report: Todd Gurley has arthritis in knee

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This seems like it’s not a good thing. Those with medical knowledge, is there anything that can be done about this other than pain management?

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Well that’s not good.

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3 minutes ago, Dome said:

Well that’s not good.

It's over. Will soon be known as one of the worst contracts in football.

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5 minutes ago, pwny said:

This seems like it’s not a good thing. Those with medical knowledge, is there anything that can be done about this other than pain management?

Upvoted comment on the situation via Reddit:

You can get various shots (cortisone, viscosupplementation ie hyaluronic acid, experimentally stem cells) for temporary relief. 

You can try microfracture to stimulate cartilage growth.

But it literally means the protective lining of the knee is gone. This is going to be a chronic problem. 

From what I recall, this is what did in Malcolm Mitchell. 

PS Stem cells are experimental for a reason. There isn't a double blind controlled trial that has demonstrated clinical efficacy. So if you hear/see someone offering stem cell treatment for several grand out of pocket, you are just helping fund their car/kid's college fund.

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This might further drive the point that you don't shell out big bucks for running backs.

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11 minutes ago, PapaShogun said:

This is going to be a chronic problem. 

that's basically what arthritis means.

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18 minutes ago, pwny said:

This seems like it’s not a good thing. Those with medical knowledge, is there anything that can be done about this other than pain management?

Arthritis is progressive and not reversible.

Injections, NSAIDS, etc., are all temporary measures until symptoms get bad enough to warrant a new knee.

 

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8 minutes ago, LETSGOBROWNIES said:

Arthritis is progressive and not reversible.

Injections, NSAIDS, etc., are all temporary measures until symptoms get bad enough to warrant a new knee.

If bad enough, knee replacement is probably in his future. Oddly - though it sounds bad - the science of the operation has gotten better and better and its becoming as prevalent as hip replacements (well, maybe not as common as hip replacements...but you get the idea). Cant run with a football anymore but you can live a normal life with just about everything else.

22 minutes ago, PapaShogun said:

This might further drive the point that you don't shell out big bucks for running backs.

And why fully guaranteed contracts are a loser for the teams. This ain't tiddly-winks.

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That does suck as I really like the player. Not sure what this means for him next year other than he's probably not going to get the ball 20+ times a game. I wonder if he'd contemplate giving the game up now entirely, probably not. 

I think this coupled with the fact they missed on Jared Goff in the draft. The kid doesn't have, "IT", that was obvious in the Super Bowl. Looking the they are a one year anomaly. at this point. 

Bad, bad idea to give a running back that kind of contract no matter the talent. 

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37 minutes ago, PapaShogun said:

This might further drive the point that you don't shell out big bucks for running backs.

I mean, ish happens.  Arthritis isn’t exclusive to RBs.

 

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LeVeon Bell has to be wondering why they had to report this prior to him getting a big deal. It may not change a thing, but this can't help his case. 

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3 minutes ago, iknowcool said:

I mean, ish happens.  Arthritis isn’t exclusive to RBs.

 

but mah narrative

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1 minute ago, Golfman said:

LeVeon Bell has to be wondering why they had to report this prior to him getting a big deal. It may not change a thing, but this can't help his case. 

There is always a desperate team who doesn't care about the concerns and red flags. 

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Just now, Golfman said:

Bad, bad idea to give a running back that kind of contract no matter the talent. 

Dude just led the league in touchdowns for consecutive seasons and probably could have done the same with YFS if he didn’t miss time. 

There was nothing wrong with the contract.  Gurley was definitely worth that and he’s only 24 years old - no reason to think, at the time, he would fall off before the end of the deal.  

This is just bad luck for the Rams.  

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