The Markov Conundrum
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02-04-2013, 06:57 PM
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They say his knee is fine, and I am fine with that answer. History has shown over the past 2 seasons that he has had problems with it. While every player is susceptible to having a knee injury,
players who have had them previously are more at risk than those who have not had them
. The same has been argued with concussions, so because Crosby has had concussion problems he is more likely than say Tyler Kennedy to receiving one.
Here's an article from just before the start of last season about Markov and ACL tears in general.
Dr. Brian Cole, the team physician for the Chicago Bulls, estimates the probability of a reconstructed ACL tearing again at between 2.5 and 5 per cent, so the case history is not massive, and Markov's luck was clearly horrendous. In fact, Cole says the second tear is often due to "another random event" and not a failure of the initial surgery.
Wisniewski first tore the ACL in his right knee playing for the U.S. in the U-18 world championships in 2002, tore it again in March of 2007, and then again five months later.
But he has not suffered a knee injury since.
Concussions are a completely different story and not at all comparable
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