Just for comparison's sake: my brother fractured his orbital playing baseball. He didn't know it at the time. The day after the injury, he woke up without vision. He was without vision for two days before (and I thank God every day) it came back. He did not need to have surgery to stabilize the eye, and now, while at a heightened risk for developing cataracts, his vision is fine.
Until I hear the "all clear" I'm not going to jump to conclusions either way.
I'm sure they would've given staal x-rays, and not just assume he didn't have a fractured orbital. This isn't the kind of thing they gamble with.
Originally Posted by RangerBoy
Sent: Mar 6, 2013 12:18p
#Rangers gathering medical info 2day regarding Marc Staal but early indications r his eye injury isn't career threatening. Out indefinitely
Broken orbital bone maybe? I dunno. Doesn't sound good in general.
The only thing that scares me is this...
How long the injury lasts depends on the location and severity of the fracture. In most cases, swelling and discoloration begin to go away within 7 to 10 days after the injury, but fractured bones take much longer to heal. If surgery is necessary to repair the injured area, your doctor may delay the procedure for several weeks to allow swelling to go away.