Matt Schaub Says He's Ready For 2012 Texans Season
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has told the Houston Chronicle that he is 100% recovered after a severe foot injury ended his football season last year. Two surgeries and significant rehabilitation later, Schaub is once again working out at Reliant Stadium, but not yet participating in full workouts with his team.
Coach Gary Kubiak is treating Schaub with kid gloves for now, working him out with agility drills on a side field. It makes sense, since Schaub's Lisfranc injury, a severe midfoot injury, is a very difficult one to fully recover from.
The Lisfranc joint are actually a series of joints that connect the midfoot to the forefoot. Injury occurs when the foot is planted and there is a sudden severe twisting. This is common in football when the player attempts to cut and change directions while running. The injury results in a sudden and severe pain and swelling in the midfoot. While some Lisfranc injuries can be managed with immobilization alone, athletes at the level of Schaub will almost always be treated surgically.
As a Houston Texans fan (I just made my last payment for this season's season tickets) I hope that Schaub is indeed back to full strength. Hoping that Schaub is at his best to lead our team to another playoff appearance and, dare I say, a championship.
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