revgen wrote:Knees are much simpler mechanisms than spines. People who start suffering back injuries rarely ever feel the same as they did before.
IMO, D12's inability to lift weights like he used to is compromising other parts of his body. Notably his shoulders. If D12 muscles in his arms were as toned and defined as they were before the back problems started, he perhaps wouldn't have suffered a torn labrum.
i agree, though he wasnt able to lift because he was rehabbing. though this offseason he'll likely be rehabbing again, but if he wasn't he'd be able to do most lifts. not sure about deadlifts though i'm not even sure if he was doing them pre-injury
so far this is dwights only back injury, while that doesn't lessen the severity of a back injury it also gives a larger possibility of full recover, though it also increases likelihood of re-injury. so that is all going to be wait and see.
but this season he is smaller, that's effected a lot. can't get as deep of post position and then his explosion isn't the same (and won't be until he at least has an offseason to lift and run)
the plus about shoulder surgery is it won't prevent leg work to an extent like the back did. lamar was usually somewhat ok the next season.
i'm guessing dwight can avoid surgery. not sure what the implications are, but i'm sure he can't build the shoulders the same way with a torn labrum not healing correctly