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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #11
*Sparkle*
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That's a shame. From what I recall, Andy had been experiencing knee pain for a while, but everyone was just like "stop being a hypo and get on with it", until he eventually had an MRI on it. I think he was 19, which was a decent stretch into his pro career, but obviously young enough for him to do whatever it is he does to protect it. You'd think an MRI is one of the first things to do, as it's supposedly not that rare a condition.

My friend has an occasionally painful knee, and it didn't take that much complaining to get an MRI on the NHS, so you'd think with all of the money involved professional athletes would get that sort of thing done at the first sign of a problem.

As an aside, I'm convinced that the better access (some) athletes are getting to technologies such as MRIs for swifter diagnosis to separate serial niggles from serious conditions is one of the reasons older players are not fading so fast to make way for the young and as yet un-injured upstarts.

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