Have Injuries Taken Their Toll?

Jets Confidential—May 24, 2016

Jets Confidential reporter Brian Heyman writes about the injuries that Jets’ offensive tackle Ryan Clady has endured over his career and what that means for his future.

He speaks with Anil S. Ranawat, MD, sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, for medical insight into these types of injuries.

"Some surgeries don't make you older as a player, some surgeries do," said Dr. Ranawat. "Having a Lisfranc injury is a pretty severe injury that really exposes you to getting arthritis."

Dr. Ranawat also discusses the importance of adequate time for rehabilitation.

"I would say that's a positive, that he's had a lot of time off to get better at his trade and also for his body to heal," Dr. Ranawat said. "There's a cumulative effect of collision sports, not just on the brain but on the rest of the body as well."

The full article appeared in the June 2016 issue of Jets Confidential.


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