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Quicy Black also likely out for the season

In addition to losing Gerald McCoy for the season with a torn biceps muscle, word is that Quincy Black is also out with a broken forearm.  McCoy’s injury was previously talked about on this site, but the mechanism is consistent with a eccentric load and often results is what is called a distal biceps rupture.  This is when the tendon pulls off the bone just below the elbow.  If this is a complete rupture, it will require surgery to repair.  Often, this has no long term consequences or problems, but it will make him inactive for the rest of the season and place him on IR.  Even if it is partially torn, it would take 4-6 weeks to heal and will still put him out for the rest of the regular season and any potential playoff games.

Black’s injury is reported as a broken forearm.  Unless if these are small hairline fractures with no displacement, this also requires surgery.  This is often done with small metal plates and screws which hold the bone in complete contact and allow it to heal.  This will take 4-6 weeks to heal also, and will keep him out for the rest of the year.  If it is not displaced, it can be treated in a cast, but often the cast will need to go above the elbow (unless the fracture is very near the wrist) and will not allow him to play.  Either way, the outlook for each of these players is not good for this year.

If more information comes available, I will update the post.

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