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Leon Washington should recover fully following successful surgery on broken right leg


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By Colin Stephenson/The Star-Ledger

October 26, 2009, 10:15PM

leon-washington-jets-8c88f59dd0e08240_large.jpgWilliam Perlman/The Star-Ledger..Leon Washington, shown during training camp, suffered compound breaks of the right tibia and fibula in the game against the Raiders.

Leon Washington underwent surgery for two hours Sunday night to repair his broken right leg. The Jets say the surgery went well and the do-everything running back should recover fully from his injuries and be ready to be on the field again by minicamp.

Someone close to Washington who spoke to him Monday said the fourth-year man from Florida State is in

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Those are pretty bad comparisons, especially Owens. He walked off the field IIRC.

The only recent sports injury that springs to mind is Eduardo a soccer player who is now back playing again. His injury was pretty horrific. Even he didn't break the fibia I don't think.

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You can only hope.

But none of the players mentioned had compound fractures of the tibia & fibula.

It's all about how the bones heal. That's in Nature's hands. The doctors put the rod into the tibia in the HOPES that the bone heals properly. There's no guarantee that it will.

And if it doesn't, the doctors have to re-break the bone and start over again, unless Leon opts against it and calls it quits.

Good luck, Leon. He'll have great medical care so the odds that everything works out are in his favor.

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You can only hope.

But none of the players mentioned had compound fractures of the tibia & fibula.

It's all about how the bones heal. That's in Nature's hands. The doctors put the rod into the tibia in the HOPES that the bone heals properly. There's no guarantee that it will.

And if it doesn't, the doctors have to re-break the bone and start over again, unless Leon opts against it and calls it quits.

Good luck, Leon. He'll have great medical care so the odds that everything works out are in his favor.

Did you stay at a Hoilday Inn last night?

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You can only hope.

But none of the players mentioned had compound fractures of the tibia & fibula.

It's all about how the bones heal. That's in Nature's hands. The doctors put the rod into the tibia in the HOPES that the bone heals properly. There's no guarantee that it will.

And if it doesn't, the doctors have to re-break the bone and start over again, unless Leon opts against it and calls it quits.

Good luck, Leon. He'll have great medical care so the odds that everything works out are in his favor.

If he can recover to the point that he can walk, run and lead a normal life without pain that will be great.

If he can recover to the point where he can be an explosive NFL scat back with "take it to the house" ability that will be a miracle.

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If he can recover to the point that he can walk, run and lead a normal life without pain that will be great.

If he can recover to the point where he can be an explosive NFL scat back with "take it to the house" ability that will be a miracle.

Hey, you still think The Ghoul will be productive, so I am on your bandwagon for a Leon miracle ;)

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Some examples of players who've returned from a fibula break...not sure how the added injury to his tibia factors in...hopefully, Leon makes it all the way back..

:cheers:

Although Leon Washington will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his fibula during the Jets2.gif' Sunday afternoon victory over the Raiders, if the injury ends up being strictly a fractured fibula, Washington should be able to continue his career without a dramatic loss of ability.

The most comparable player to Washington to fracture his fibula is Chargers halfback2.gif Darren Sproles, who did so in 2006. Sproles missed that season, but came back and has retained his speed while emerging as a dynamic halfback and returner.

Other halfbacks have returned from a fractured fibula to enjoy success, almost immediately. Dorsey Levens, Derrick Ward, and Ricky Williams each rushed for more than 1000 yards in the season following their injury. Willie Parker fractured his fibula in the 2007 season, and while he wasn't particularly effective during the 2008 season, some of that was due to new injuries and a middling offensive line2.gif.

Furthermore, while players like Olandis Gary and Rashaan Salaam had limited careers after their fractured fibulas, each had seen their roles dramatically decline even before the fibula injury.

In our injury database, there's no halfback that saw his role dramatically decline because of a fibula injury. Washington's injury was gruesome, and it might cost him his chance at a long-term deal for this season, but an aggressive team looking for a bargain next season could do worse than ringing Washington up this spring.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2009/leon-washington-and-fractured-fibulas

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Leon Washington's season is over, but he will be out just 12 weeks according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This is great news for Washington, who hopes to sign a new contract this summer. There was originally some doubt that the compound fracture would be a long-term concern. Expect Washington to be fine for training camp next season and maybe even spring minicamps.

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

http://www.rotoworld.com/

Just an update.

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Leon Washington's season is over, but he will be out just 12 weeks according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This is great news for Washington, who hopes to sign a new contract this summer. There was originally some doubt that the compound fracture would be a long-term concern. Expect Washington to be fine for training camp next season and maybe even spring minicamps.

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

http://www.rotoworld.com/

Just an update.

****ing awesome to hear.

Go Leon you sexy piece of awesome!

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****ing awesome to hear.

Go Leon you sexy piece of awesome!

I probably should have added that, and I'm almost 90% positive, but by being out just 12 weeks, I'm sure Shefter meant that he will be held out of any type of running activity for 3ish months. Usually you're in a long cast for about 4-6 weeks and than he'll probably be in a walking cast for another 8-10 weeks.

He'll be able to do some rehab once that long cast comes off, but I don't want people to think he's gonna be recovered and running/cutting in the 12 weeks that shefter said.

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