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Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett suffers knee injury-Dr. Morse

Jesse Morse M.D.

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Update: Barrett has appeared to avoid major injury and is probable for Saturday’s game against the Badgers 

 

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett is reportedly dealing with an unstable meniscal tear. If so, he’ll likely will need to get knee arthroscopy and will require at least 6 to 8 weeks before return to play, effectively ending his season.

Dr. Morse is a Sports and Family Medicine Physician originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, and currently living in Tampa, Florida. He grew up watching Wade Boggs, Pedro Martinez, and Larry Bird dominate the Boston sports scene before Tom Brady and David Ortiz came to town. In 2017-18 currently Dr. Morse serves on the medical staffs of the Philadelphia Phillies/Threshers, the Toronto/Dunedin Blue Jays, and the University of South Florida. In addition to practicing full spectrum family medicine, he specializes in joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and concussion management as a non-surgical orthopedist. Dr. Morse enjoys staying up-to-date on all the latest injuries in sports, playing fantasy baseball and football, as well as DFS. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrJesseMorse.

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Video: Potential #1 NFL draft pick Nick Bosa undergoes surgery

Selene Parekh, M.D.

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Colorado State QB Collin Hill set for ACL surgery-Dr. Parekh

Selene Parekh, M.D.

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Colorado State Rams QB Collin Hill is set to undergo surgery for an ACL injury suffered in a pickup basketball game. This sounds like a tear. If so, he will need reconstruction surgery. In that case, 9-11 months RTP. Watch below our 3D animation on ACL tears:

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Sophomore QB Shane Buechele Joins The Hipsters

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Sophomore QB Shane Buechele Joins The Hipsters

Austin, TX is known for being weird, zany and full of hipsters. On Thursday of this week, Sophomore Quarterback for the Texas Longhorns, Shane Buechele joined those hipsters, but in a very different way. Buechele had surgery to repair a torn abductor muscle.

The abductor muscles help in moving the leg sideways, away from the midline of the body. These muscles include the piriformis, superior gemellus, inferior gemellus, tensor fasciae latae, sartorius, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus muscles. They attach to the lateral part of the hip.

The Injury

Buechele injured the hip in the Longhorns 33-16 win over the Missouri Tigers during the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl in late December. The rising junior didn’t return in the second half of the game and ended up 6-of-14 throwing for 55 yards and a touchdown. Buechele also ran the ball three times for 10 yards against the Tigers. He came up limp in the first half with the groin/hip injury.

Buechele had surgery Thursday. He’s expected to be ready for the start of spring practice on Monday, March 5. This surgery complicates the Longhorns Quarterback situation because true freshman Sam Ehlinger came in the game to replace Buechele and played well. Buechele also had quite the list of  injuries dating back to a shoulder injury he suffered in the team’s season-opening loss to Maryland which cost him two games. He also suffered an ankle injury in the team’s Sept. 28 road win over Iowa State which ended up limiting him for the next three games. Depending on how Buechele’s rehabilitation goes operation, it could make for an interesting battle for the starting quarterback position.

Return to Play

Buechele’s rehabilitation will require some early weight bearing and weight shifting activities, followed by some gentle strengthening, and gait (or walking) training. Once he has mastered all of those, he will move on to heavy weights and resistance training as well as plyometrics (jumping and landing). If everything stays on track, Shane Buechele should be back on the football field in 4-6 weeks.

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