Yep, a good article about Jones and spinal stenosis here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs...inal-stenosis/
According to Dr. Hecht, players with spinal stenosis are at increased risk of stingers. However, they are also at risk for a more serious condition called cervical cord neuropraxia. Dr. Hecht had much to say about cervical cord neuropraxia, but the main distinguishing difference in this condition and a stinger is the presence of these symptoms in multiple limbs; both arms, both legs, or an arm and a leg.
With all this said, Dr. Hecht was extremely clear about one thing. "Congenital spinal stenosis is not a contraindication of playing football."In fact, research shows that players with spinal stenosis are at no greater risk of devastating spinal cord injury than any other player with a normal-sized spinal canal. This flies in the face of what one could logically expect, but it is indeed the case.The biggest risk?Every player that steps onto the football field is equally likely of suffering spinal trauma that may result in devastating neurological damage, paralysis, and even possible death.
Facts trump asinine and uneducated comments by Crash every time...The condition is anything but comfortable, and we have seen that players with the ailment generally decide that football is simply not worth it at some point.
"If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler." -Jack Lambert
Which is exactly my point.The condition is anything but comfortable, and we have seen that players with the ailment generally decide that football is simply not worth it at some point.
This isn't going away. If anything that statement by a medical expert does all the talking for me.
They "detected" the spinal stenosis when they found the herniated disk (the actual injury). Again, you are FOS.O a tackle following a reception, Irvin awkwardly slammed his head into the hard turf of Veterans Stadium and was temporarily paralyzed.
Tests revealed that he sustained a herniated disc, but they also detected that Irvin was born with a narrow spinal cord.
Correct. And had he known about that injury earlier IMO he doesn't play as long as he did.They "detected" the spinal stenosis when they found the herniated disk (the actual injury).
You guys are also comparing a QB and a WR to a linebacker. Jones will deliver, and take, more blows in one game, than a QB or WR may take in three.
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