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Arkansas Bengal
07-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Bengals Injury Update: Clint Boling, Geno Atkins, Leon Hall (http://www.sportsinjuryalert.com/2014/07/bengals-injury-update-clint-boling-geno.html)

By Garth Shanklin (http://www.blogger.com/profile/03415438364335062966) on 7/11/2014 01:30:00 PM
A trio of wounded Bengals are inching ever so closer to returning to the gridiron. Offensive lineman Clint Boling (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BoliCl00.htm?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.pro-football-reference.com) and defensive tackle Geno Atkins (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AtkiGe99.htm?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.pro-football-reference.com) are recovering from torn ACLs suffered last season, and while Boling's rehab appears to be going smoothly, things are a bit murkier for Atkins. Leon Hall (http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HallLe98.htm?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.pro-football-reference.com), meanwhile is well on his way to recovering from his Achilles injury.

Atkins tore his ACL in the Bengals' October loss to the Dolphins, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Questions abound about the 26-year-old's recovery from the injury. Atkins is normally rather reserved when dealing with the media when healthy, and as ESPN's Coley Harvey pointed out (http://espn.go.com/blog/cincinnati-bengals/post/_/id/8180/bengals-roster-surprise-53-man-mailbag) in February, an injury only makes it worse.

Regardless, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he isn't concerned with Geno's recovery.

"I don't have any concern, no," Lewis said. "Geno all intentions is whenever he can get back. But, again, you have to go through the process."

Boling suffered his (http://www.sportsinjuryalert.com/2013/12/bengals-lose-guard-clint-boling-for.html#.U7-TBI2Vk1h) ACL injury in the team's December win over the San Diego Chargers. Unlike Atkins, Boling has commented on his recovery from the injury, and he believes he'll be back in time for the regular season.

"I definitely think I’ll be ready for the regular season," Boling said in June. "I really think I can go the first day of camp, but if not it won’t be too long after that. It went really well."


As Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson points out (http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Hobsons-Choice-dont-forget-defense-/eb637c26-32f2-4a91-bcb0-d978534040fc), one key factor in Boling's recovery is Bengals Director of Rehab Nick Cosgray. Cosgray has another project this offseason: helping corner Leon Hall return from his second achilles injury in three years.


Hall suffered his injury in a Bengals victory over the Lions, and in May was hopeful (http://www.sportsinjuryalert.com/2014/05/bengals-veteran-cornerback-leon-hall.html#.U7-TAo2Vk1g) he'd be able to return for camp. Lewis said that may in fact be the case.


"Leon has had, again, an amazing recovery thus far," Lewis said. "Hopefully he continues with that pace. I will tell you if we were lining up to start training camp tomorrow Leon would probably be lining up to start training camp as he did two years ago."


http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/bengals_injury_update_clint_boling_geno_atkins_leo n_hall/16825351

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Bengals' Boling shares Hall's healing abilities

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/12e97e8ddff39c3b8038b69940af088c9028e5e7/c=0-0-200-200&r=1024x1024&r=26&c=26x26/local/-/media/Cincinnati/USATODAY/2014/04/22//1398198815000-rskinner.jpgRichard Skinner, rskinner@nky.com10:06 p.m. EDT July 24, 2014
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fee58a11f72515c2f400b8f9bf74ac95811126f9/c=0-107-3259-2562&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/Cincinnati/Cincinnati/2014/07/24/1406253704000-Bengals-mini-camp-30.jpg
(Photo: The Enquirer/Gary Landers)



While veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth surprisingly didn't participate in the Bengals first official practice of the season on Thursday afternoon due to a strained calf injury he suffered while conditioning on Wednesday, fourth-year guard Clint Boling surprisingly did after having surgery for a torn right ACL last December.
As a training camp crowd estimated at 1,250 looked on from the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium, Boling took reps with the No. 1 unit at left guard where he started the first 12 games last season before suffering the knee injury on Dec. 1 at San Diego and all 16 games in 2012.
The initial hope following the surgery was that Boling would be ready to play by the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Baltimore, but he said all of that started to change in May.
"The knee started feeling really well and I got a lot of the motion back and I thought it was starting to get pretty realistic to be ready to go (by the start of training camp," said Boling. "That was always the goal I had in my head was to be ready for the beginning of training camp. That was realistically the first milestone to get across."

Boling admitted to being a little nervous about the knee despite the fact the team wasn't doing any live contact drills and weren't in full pads.
"It went really well today," he said. "It's been a long time since I played football, so I was just happy to get back out here again. Marvin's always emphasizing staying on your feet, but at the same time it's football and those sort of things happen. I can't play always looking around me and waiting for somebody to roll up on me, I just have to go out there and play fast and do what I know to do.
Coming back Friday after pushing hard on Thursday will be another test.
"We have a plan with the trainers and the doctors," Boling said. "It's still a long way until the season, so we're going to take our time getting back and we'll see how it responds (Friday) after a big day (Thursday)."
Marshall Newhouse, a five-year veteran signed as an unrestricted free agent in March after starting 31 games over the last three seasons with the Green Bay Packers, took Whitworth's place at right tackle with the No. 1 unit.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2014/07/24/bengals-boling-shares-halls-healing-abilities/13139755/

mongo
07-25-2014, 11:08 AM
With some of these way ahead of schedule rehabs, I can't decide what's simply better medicine and what's better HGH medicine. My trust level on recovery times is low, although I'm not against that stuff for injury recovery. If it gets you back to the field in an offseason, I'm not necessarily against it. If it gives you advantages on the field, I think it blows.

dex
07-25-2014, 11:13 AM
With some of these way ahead of schedule rehabs, I can't decide what's simply better medicine and what's better HGH medicine. My trust level on recovery times is low, although I'm not against that stuff for injury recovery. If it gets you back to the field in an offseason, I'm not necessarily against it. If it gives you advantages on the field, I think it blows.

I think some guys just recover more quickly than others. Like Palmer starting the 2006 opener after ripping up his knee in January of the same year. Other guys take longer than normal...the Bengals have had their share of those top players as well over the years.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 11:17 AM
definitely better medicine, just in the way they do the surgeries. Less cutting, less to heal.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 11:39 AM
here you go dex



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Mike Pollak says he should be participating in practice today. Zero concern won’t be ready for opener. #Bengals (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bengals?src=hash)

coup000
07-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Still have 1% of doubt about Geno's recovery just because they've been so oddly quiet about it. I understand Geno himself doesn't talk much and they've given off positive comments/signs over the past week, but something just seems a bit off. Hopefully not.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 12:15 PM
I saw video of Geno running drills yesterday. Not the same as real football, but put me at ease.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 01:11 PM
with Whit, Marvin had said calf strain.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 02:07 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1127103051/willieandersonweb_normal.jpgWillie Anderson @WillAnderson79 (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79) · 5m (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79/status/492730766582112256)

First smart move I've seen Jason Garret make was to cut out the Conditioning test . Partially because its too close to your first practice


Willie Anderson @WillAnderson79 (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79) · 3m (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79/status/492731130320539648)


Teams do this stupid thing because of stupid tradition and every year a good player gets hurt. I had to run it for 1st my 13 year in NFL smh


Willie Anderson @WillAnderson79 (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79) · 45s (https://twitter.com/WillAnderson79/status/492732100345606144)

I see Wide receivers like TJ who were in great shape pull hamstrings in 1st practice because of that test the day before

coup000
07-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Good points from Willie

Zins30
07-25-2014, 02:13 PM
So I see the Bengals activated 7... Who's left?

Atkins
MJones
Whitworth
Gresham
Whalen?

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Geno, Whit, Jones, Whalen

dex
07-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Geno, Whit, Jones, Whalen

I don't think Whalen has much of a shot at a roster slot anyway, but he needs to gets back on the field as soon as possible. His slim chance is dwindling more and more each day, especially with Wright turning so many heads.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 02:53 PM
video:


Enquirer Sports ‏@ENQSports (https://twitter.com/ENQSports) 5m (https://twitter.com/ENQSports/status/492742852569731072)
#Bengals (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bengals?src=hash) question of the day: How hard are the conditioning tests? http://bcove.me/4kdw96ee (http://t.co/dPEYZoGI9K) via @pauldehnerjr (https://twitter.com/pauldehnerjr) #WhoDey (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDey?src=hash)

Baraka
07-25-2014, 03:08 PM
I know the sense is that Whit's injury is minor but I hate seeing those big guys with lower body issues this early. It seems like every year we hear about what are reported as minor injuries plague the player throughout the year.

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Devon Still is also on the PUP.


Wonder if he's going to take some time off to deal with personal matters. No one would blame him.


Coley Harvey says he's there, but not practicing (so technically on the PUP).

mongo
07-25-2014, 03:19 PM
I know the sense is that Whit's injury is minor but I hate seeing those big guys with lower body issues this early. It seems like every year we hear about what are reported as minor injuries plague the player throughout the year.

I hear ya. I'll never be okay hearing 'bone bruise' again. Still, it was something that happened without contact, and didn't have Whit with twenty pounds of ice strapped to his leg. I think he's okay....

Bengals1181
07-25-2014, 03:19 PM
video:


Enquirer Sports ‏@ENQSports (https://twitter.com/ENQSports) 5m (https://twitter.com/ENQSports/status/492742852569731072)
#Bengals (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bengals?src=hash) question of the day: How hard are the conditioning tests? http://bcove.me/4kdw96ee (http://t.co/dPEYZoGI9K) via @pauldehnerjr (https://twitter.com/pauldehnerjr) #WhoDey (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDey?src=hash)



most guys say its not hard, but just difficult enough to make sure you kept with your workouts on your own.

Numbers
07-26-2014, 12:15 AM
Bengals' Boling shares Hall's healing abilities

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fee58a11f72515c2f400b8f9bf74ac95811126f9/c=0-107-3259-2562&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/Cincinnati/Cincinnati/2014/07/24/1406253704000-Bengals-mini-camp-30.jpg
(Photo: The Enquirer/Gary Landers)


Looking at that right knee is the first I ever saw of his injury. It almost looks like someone stuck their whole hand into his knee area. Is that amount of scarring normal for this type of injury or does it look worse than it really is ?

Bengals1181
07-26-2014, 07:54 AM
yea I noticed that when I posted it. Nasty looking scar.

I'm not sure if its normal. I've known people with knee surgeries, but not acl's.