Subscribe to the Pioneer Press Contact and the Pioneer Press Local shopping home and real estate cars jobs classifieds home page home page news sports business entertainment life travel

with Sean Jensen and Don Seeholzer

Stop back often because Sean and Don regularly posts updates to your comments. Leave your comments and questions by clicking on the comments link below each post.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another opinion on Adrian

In a highly unusual move, the Vikings released a statement from acclaimed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, AL.

The statement said: "I have reviewed Adrian's MRI and agree with your assessment and diagnosis. I agree that you are taking the correct approach. He has an isolated injury to his lateral collateral ligament. He should be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis, and allowed to progress as his symptoms allow."

Obviously, this statement was issued because of what another orthopedist told the Pioneer Press on Monday.

Dr. Johnny Benjamin insisted that a conservative approach should be taken with Peterson's injury.

“It’s not realistic,” said Dr. Benjamin, the chief of orthopedics at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL. “Saying it’s a grade two plus (tear) is the doctors trying to give coach (Brad) Childress and all the Viking faithful some hope.

“But it’s a torn ligament, and a torn ligament is going to take six weeks to heal. And that’s for someone like a doctor or newswriter, who doesn’t go out there and make cuts like Adrian Peterson obviously does.”


Blogger Colin Borchert said...

Man, Childress must be embattled for them to have to release that statement, huh? But I agree with them. This whole thing started off of nothing.

I love Sean Jensen's work, but I could care less what Johnny Benjamin has to say, and think the article misleads people into thinking that Johnny has a credible opinion on this, just because he's a doctor who has treated a few athletes.

How good of a doctor can you be if you are offering unsolicited advice about people who are not your patients and whose MRIs you have not seen? Plus he goes by Johnny. Who is this, Dr. Gonzo? As your attorney I advise you to eat LSD and disregard what Johnny Benjamin says.

1:23 PM  
Blogger cronn said...

Dr. Johnny Gonzo! LOL...

Maybe he was the same guy that Daunte had supervising his knee rehab down in Forida.

6:21 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home