Robert Griffin III (RG3 to any football fan out there) underwent orthopedic surgery this morning to repair his LCL (lateral collateral ligament) and reconstruct his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Best case scenario, his recovery will take 6-8 months. There’s a lot of talk out there about whether he should have been in the game against Seattle or not and whether or not the crappy field was to blame. But none of that matters now because he is where he is–staring in the face of a very long and tough recovery. I feel for the guy. Major knee surgery is nothing if not slightly awful. I really wish him all the best.
In better news, I passed the four-month mark post DeNovo NT and tibial tubercle osteotomy yesterday. Woo woo! Only 8 more months to go. I guess RG3 and I are now on similar trajectories, at least as far as time until the end of rehab. I’m super interested to know if he’ll have to do straight leg raises. I bet he will.
I feel like I’m making decent progress in therapy. I won’t do anything without the tape now, but it allows me to do more. Today, I was in PT and T-Bone had me doing squats on a bosu ball. Yikes. Just getting on the first time was a challenge, but I knocked out 30 squats. I challenged him to come up with two more new exercises by our next appointment because I’m ready to shake things up; I don’t want to be bored. The rest of my exercises are pretty much the same, but I’ve noticed here and there that some of the movements are getting just the tiniest bit easier. I’ve added weight to the leg press, more bend to my dead lifts, and more reps to my swiss ball leg curls. Incremental, but going in the right direction. Yay me.
The Graston continues. I asked today how long we’ll need to continue that, and T-Bone said it usually takes between 8-10 applications to see if it’s helping or not. I don’t have an accurate count, but we must be about halfway. I’m looking forward to the end of that because the more we do, the more I can feel it.
I keep poking my VMO (vastus medialis oblique) to see if it’s getting any stronger. I think it is. I can at least feel something there now.