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  1. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    I stated that you have a grudge against me from the Yahoo White Sox forum and that you seek to extract revenge for that on a forum where you have obtained some administrative privilege. Your abuse of those privileges proves my point.
  2. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    John Danks article that I enjoyed reading a lot
  3. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    I don't understand your anger, your accusation of "trolling" or your thinly veiled threat of expulsion from the forum. First you were wrong in ascribing the opinion of the physician who performed this surgery on mlb pitchers to me. The entire paragraph was from an article that was properly linked. You failed to read it before casting your opinion. You chose to ignore the opinion of the surgeon that actually performed this operation on numerous occasions in favor of an anonymous physical therapist that posts on this forum. I did not choose to continue this thread. However, in addition to the fact that the article I posted with a very thorough analysis of this from a specialist, a suggestion was made that Danks capsule tear was "not a significant injury." Do you think that is a reasonable assessment of the injury? I have no agenda on John Danks injury but is seems clear to me that others choose to ignore what has been learned from similar surgical procedures and the physician that performed them. Based on that information I simply stated that none of us know how long it will take for Danks to return to his prior form. It could be a few weeks or perhaps a few months. Perhaps he will never be exactly the same as he was years ago. We just don't know. You have no basis under the rules of this forum to expel me. I have conducted myself properly here and have not even approached the level of anger, the type of sarcasm, the hatred, or the vulgarity that some have used. I can only conclude from your threat that you have an agenda and that agenda is to eliminate me from the forum for some reason that has nothing to do with any violation of the rules. Given that, I am not going to respond to you further because this is truly a bunch of nonsense and a waste of time.
  4. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    The code of conduct here states that it pertains to all posters, regardless of the amount of posts they have accumulated.
  5. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    False. Those are not my words. That is a quote I cited from an article which pertained to actual capsule injuries to other major league pitchers. The man who used those words was none other than Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek, the surgeon who operated on Saberhagen at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and who also did Santana's repair. Want to apologize now? Interesting to see that you insist on engaging me on what is really, a non-issue, especially when it seems like you as well as a few others have not bothered to read the article I cited. This is information from a surgeon who has actually done these surgeries on pitchers like Santana, not an unnamed, anonymous physical therapist professing to be an expert in a highly specialized area. Meanwhile I have had another legitimate new thread removed by someone. What is up with that? What is going on here with this kind of nonsense? Is this a forum for genuine Sox fans like myself or a den for trolls?
  6. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    Of course you are misquoting AND providing a false characterization of what I said. I never stated that Danks is or isn't "healthy" but in any case, his health is not the issue. Danks feels fine and the shoulder may well be healed structurally...but the fact is that he can't pitch at a near an acceptable level as a starter, as demonstrated in his last four starts which have been abysmal Danks further away from Chicago after ugly fourth outing If you want to believe he will return earlier than other pitchers have from this kind of injury and surgical procedure, fine. I hope he does and that you are right. The fact remains though that this is just conjecture and wishful thinking.
  7. Don't know if this has been discusses by YOU already but, White Sox Sign Indy Speedster Darian Sandford We do need someone to pinch run and steal a base. While it is true that no one on the prospective 25 man roster is really a speedster there is just no available roster spot for a guy like this.
  8. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    My point is the opposite of what you suggest. There is no "proof" of when Danks could return to form. The closest examples of this kind of injury to a pitcher and the surgical repair and rehab suggest that the recovery may take longer than some, including Ventura predicted. He had no basis to make that prediction given that other pitchers who sustained that injury and had that surgical procedure took two years to recover. I am starting to discern an attitude or demeanor that is common to some posters. "We've discussed this....what proof do you have...."
  9. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    "The fact that he was throwing painfree on a regular schedule for spring training tells you he will pitch this season." That is a mere presumption that is not based on fact. It is precisely the sort of wishful thinking that resulted in Ventura believing that Danks would be ready at the start of the season. Again, the fact is that no one knows when Danks will return to his prior form or even if he will. If you disagree with that, you are welcome to your opinion, but that is based on your belief, nothing more. As far as predictions on rehabilitation from injury. How about Derrick Rose? He feels OK and reportedly can dunk, but he is not able to play. No one can predict when he will return with any certainty. This situation is similar. Just accept the fact. Regarding Santana's similar injury return to being close to his prior form: " The small number of pitchers who have undergone the procedure thus far leaves recovery timetable estimates imprecise. It's too small a number to really be confident about when they're going to come back, and how to exactly manage their recovery," Altchek says. "We're still feeling our way through, quite honestly. It obviously takes a minimum of a year. That's the absolute minimum. And probably the average is going to net out to be closer to two." Wang similarly made his major league return on the two-year anniversary of his anterior capsule surgery. Inside Johan Santana's comeback
  10. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    The injury was significant as is ANY injury that requires surgery. And, yes, I am concerned about the likelihood of Danks not being able to return any time soon. That is a rational and reasonable thought given what I know, it isn't an "attitude."
  11. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    RV was obviously wrong about the relative severity of a capsule tear (which he knows about as much about as we do) and in stating that Danks would be ready for the beginning of this season, no problem. OK, RV meant well and was being positive, but at the same time you don't want to raise false expectations. The fact remains that there is no way to tell when Danks will return if at all this season. We do not even know what the details of the surgical procedure were, i.e., how large the tear or damage was, whether there is any scar tissue in the capsule from the repair, and how they capsule will mechanically impact throwing motion, location of pitches, and velocity. As to the velocity of Danks pitches, it has been reported that he touched 90 but if you saw the last game he pitched, they must have been using a speed gun that was not calibrated recently. The hitters had enough time to hitch up and take softball swings at his pitches. I hope Danks comes back strong because we need him in the rotation and not Axelrod or Santiago. Also, it will make my signed Danks stuff worth more.
  12. peteward

    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    I saw the conversation but there still seems to be some question about what exactly was done in the surgery and how that specific surgical procedure will impact throwing ability. Ventura himself was apparently misinformed or mistaken about the relative severity of this kind of injury and the prognosis, and that is somewhat surprising. Maybe others in the organization shared Ventura's belief that this particular injury was minor in comparison to other shoulder injuries and Ventura's false expectation that Danks would be ready for opening day. The gist of one of the articles I cited is that this kind of injury and surgical procedure for pitchers is somewhat rare. There aren't enough cases to be able to determine the effectiveness of the surgery or a full recovery from it with any degree of certainty. If Danks is not throwing at a progressively higher velocity over several starts, there may be no point in running him out for rehab starts in the minors. Perhaps the best course would be to shut him down for a few months and begin in some strengthening program for his shoulder before allowing him to throw from the mound.
  13. peteward

    Sox vs Brewers 3/21 spring game thread

    Keppinger crushes one!
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    Sox vs Brewers 3/21 spring game thread

    I have ATT Uverse and have not had any lag in the broadcast at all.
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    John Danks surgery/rehab/recovery thread

    I was surprised to read about the injury to Danks and the prognosis. Danks torn shoulder capsule diagnosis . "When he finally did go under the knife, we found out that Danks' subscapularis injury had healed, but that the underlying problem turned out to be a torn shoulder capsule. The shoulder capsule problem is a relatively rare diagnosis and gathering details on those who've had the same issue has also been problematic. But the preliminary research is not promising given the names on the list: Johan Santana, Chris Young, Dallas Braden, Chien-Ming Wang, Pedro Feliciano, Tim Byrdak Mark Prior, Robb Nen, John Maine, Tomo Ohka and Rich Harden....and none of those guys have come back to be the pitchers they were." That information is contrary to what Ventura stated: "This is a part of the shoulder that they're not as worried about," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "If it was the labrum or something like that, it would be worse. It's good news. He'll be ready to go. I know he's pretty relieved as far as there was something there, they fixed it," Ventura said. Ventura downplays Dank's injury and claims he will be ready to go
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