Injury Alex Pearce broken leg

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  1. jerms

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    I'm still seriously bummed about this :(

    That might be it for any tutelage he could've had from MJ, too...
     

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    Fremantle defender Alex Pearce has undergone surgery after fracturing the tibia in his right leg in Saturday’s game against Richmond at Domain Stadium.

    Fremantle general manager of football operations Chris Bond said Pearce was operated on Sunday after scans confirmed the initial diagnosis.

    “With injuries such as a fractured tibia, the medical advice in the first instance is that Alex have a non-weight bearing period of six weeks,” Bond said.

    “After that six week period, we will be better placed to provide a time frame for Alex’s return but he will miss the rest of the season,” Bond said.

    “It’s extremely disappointing for Alex, his family and our members and supporters but he is a very resilient young man and will respond in the best possible way.

    http://m.fremantlefc.com.au/news/2016-05-23/alex-pearce-injury-update
     
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    What he broke his leg? ****! I thought it was an ACL/MCL.
     
  4. MadDocker

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    Was it at least was and sheltered from the heavy rain under the rock?
     
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    You should be one of the very few who will be ecstatic with the news that its just a break then.
     
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    Well, they're both terrible injuries. I thought a break was worse than a muscle tear :(.
     
  7. beetz

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    Nah I'd take a break over an ACL any day.

    I would rather not either mind you.
     
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    I think I break is worse.

    I think it is 2 years until you are back 100%
     
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    oh really?! Well then, that's worse than I thought :(
     
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    Many factors;no cut and dried rule about which is going to necessarily be better or worse.
    Could be back to his best for next season if all goes as well as it can.
     
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    Lol. He plays for the Dockers. We should all just be hoping the leg doesn't just drop off over the next few weeks.

    Poor fella.
     
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    A lot depends on type of break and area.

    Lower break worse than upper. Clean worse than compound. Barlow was the best kind and it took him a good 12 months. I thought it took him about 18 months to be back to hi's best.
     
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    I think an upper break is often worse than a lower break, an upper break requires more force and is associated with more tissue injury. An upper break they have to nail the whole bone, whereas a lower one has less metal involved sometimes
    No reason why he shouldn't be able to do a full preaseason, all going well
     
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    After doing a bit of research Pearce could be back to full training somewhere between 8-12 months all depending on how bad it is as mentioned above.

    It obviously wasn't as bad as Barlows break which took near on 12 months so I reckon Pearce could get a substantial amount of preseason in to him and be ready to go Round 1.

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    Yeah I think I'd prefer a clean fracture over a compound fracture .....
     
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    Having done my ACL and broken my leg Barlow style, my experience is that it was easier coming back (to low level basketball at least) from the break. I was 5 years younger with the break tho.
     
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    I wasn't that bad yesterday about AP's injury,but now hearing of 6 weeks of non-weight bearing,feel like $hit now....
     
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    A fracture doesn't sound too bad, does it?
     
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    His shins are the issue for me, they were having trouble handling the load without the extra swelling and scar tissue so conditioning those might mean he can't spend the gym time getting gorilla huge.

    Poor guy is going to feel like a rocket in a concrete box.
     
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    Fractured tibia's you never come back quite as good from. Unfortunately he may lose some pace and agility but I'm sure he'll still be very good for us.
     
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    I feel sorry for Alex Pearce. He was killing it this season. So much momentum lost for his development.

    Hopefully he can bounce back and recover.
     
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    Must admit, that was my thinking too. I suffered from shin splints terribly in my more active sporting days so I know a bit about them and yes, it did came to me that it could really slow his recovery down. But there are many many factors, it could also make no difference at all - may even help as there will be no load on his legs for some time.


    This is often the case, but usually its more so with more traumatic type breaks and/or where there is significant tissue damage etc.. Given his age, if it's relatively 'clean' (which we don't know much about), there's also a good chance that in a year or two he'll be as good as ever. But yeah, there is that possibility.
     
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    Gary Rohan from Sydney had a shocking broken leg didn't he?? Looks like an absolute jet again and no one can catch him - took two years though.
     
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    Ronan also had some on going issues too ISTR, can't remember if they were related, but yes, his was pretty bad and now it seems right as ever. It can go the other way too where it never quite gets right, depends on lots of factors, but gut feeling is that AP will be OK.

    I really don't want to speculate too much on what I don't know, but I'm telling myself that if he can do a solid even if modified pre-season, maybe looking at 'full strength' early 2017 season, then that would be best case. But who knows? It could take significantly longer than that, or it could go smooth as silk heal quickly and he's up and running for a full 2017 pre-season.