Saffold Surgery is a Success

STL Today—January 15, 2015

Rams offensive guard Rodger Saffold should be healthy and ready to go in time for training camp following shoulder surgery last week.

So says Dr. Frank Cordasco, who performed the surgery Jan. 7 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

“In late July, when the summer ball (training camp) really starts, he should be there with the team,” Cordasco told the Post-Dispatch.

So barring a setback, Saffold should be fine to play in the Rams’ preseason games.

Cordasco repaired a torn labrum in Saffold’s left shoulder and said the expected rehabilitation time is six months.

“I think he should be able to do some of the OTAs as long as there’s no contact,” Cordasco said, referring to the June practices known as organized team activities.

For the first month after surgery, it’s a matter of recovery and healing, Cordasco said. “The second month is motion,” he continued. “The third month is strength. And then months four through six, depending on the athlete, you get into more sport specific rehabilitation.”

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