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Ronald Darby to Miss 4-6 Weeks After MRI Shows No Ligament Damage

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16 hours ago, ianlewis16 said:

What does Xrays are negative mean? No break?

Yes, it essentially means that the test for any fractures in the bone was negative. It'd be no different than if somebody had a biopsy done on a tumor and the result was negative for cancer, meaning that they didn't find anything.

Regarding the injury, as others noted, he'll need to have an MRI to see if there is ligament or tendon damage. Ligament damage is guaranteed with a dislocation, as a dislocation, is by definition, a separation in the joint where 2+ bones meet. The joint is protected by ligaments, which connect bone to bone. If there is a separation between bones, that means that there has to have been some sort of rupture of the ligaments connecting the bones. The tendon damage (tendons connect bone to muscle) would likely be the result of the bone being displaced and forcibly causing damage to a tendon by putting sudden blunt force on it.

Because of the location of the dislocation and the nature of it, it should be relatively mild (or as a mild as an ankle dislocation can be). Without surgery, it will still take a good bit of time to recover, rehab and allow the ligaments to repair themselves. However, they can't know the severity until the MRI comes through so they can determine how badly the ligaments are damaged, now that the dislocation has been reduced ("re-located") and so they can find out if there was tendon damage as well.

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12 hours ago, Phire said:

Aw how sweet of Mills

"That ball that was thrown directly to me, even though my guy was wide open, that one was for Darby."

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He's looking at 4-6 weeks:

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The Philadelphia Eagles received excellent news on No. 1 cornerback Ronald Darby Monday. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Darby will be out four-to-six weeks with a dislocated ankle. There was no ligament damage in his ankle.

 

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16 hours ago, Jlash said:

Goddamn that looked nasty when it happened.

How it looked all locked up...I thought they were going to have to break it. I've had bad ankles my entire career and that gave me the chills. 

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That's shocking based off the footage (no pun intended). The EARLIEST we should see him back is when Washington comes here October 23rd. That'd be 5 weeks recovery accounting for practice needed.

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This is about as good a news you can get given how messed up that ankle looked.

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Good news - hopefully he can make a speedy recovery and get back on the field because we're going to need him. 

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17 hours ago, Jroc04 said:

Of course dislocation is better than a break. A break means he's out months plus rehab probably means out for the year. Dislocation and minor tendon or ligament damage means soft cast, a little rehab and back in 4-6 (?) weeks. 

Darby and Jones mid season redebut? 

Signing Revis?

Coulda saved you guys a lot of trouble just listening to me yesterday. 

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