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#781972 - 04/27/13 03:59 PM Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND
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Overview

There isn’t anywhere that Slaughter hasn’t lined up over the past three years in South Bend. Even at six feet, 200 pounds, he has played a safety/linebacker hybrid position in addition to lining up as a nickel back and either safety spot. This versatility will endear him to NFL defensive coordinators always on the lookout for players able to stay on the field no matter the offensive personnel.



The all-state high school safety from Georgia did not play for the Irish in 2008, but played in all 12 games the following year (one start, 14 tackles). Slaughter played in 11 games, started five, and was credited with 31 tackles, three pass break-ups, and an interception; he played through an ankle injury suffered in the opener for most of the year, missing two games and undergoing surgery after the season. As a junior, he often played around the line (45 tackles, four for loss, two sacks) but still had an impact in coverage duties while starting 10 of 13 games played. In his senior year, Slaughter participated in just three games before tearing his Achilles tendon. He was denied an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA. In those three games, he registered eight tackles and one pass breakup.

Analysis
Strengths
Solid pass defender. Knocks receivers off their route with a strong punch, and has the read-and-react skills to follow quarterbacks’ eyes and knock away passes in zone. Attacking blitzer, able to throw aside running backs and run under the shoulder of tackles trying to protect their quarterback. Also plays with strength against the run, fighting off receivers to contain on the edge. Brings attitude into head-on collisions in the open field, can stop backs in the hole. Contributes on special teams coverage units, using speed and intensity to fight through blocks.

Weaknesses
Lacks a true position. Might not have the size to suceed against tight ends or the foot quickness to handle faster receivers. Spends a lot of time around the line, will needs to prove the range and ability to read routes in two-deep looks. Hasn’t been challenged in coverage often. Injuries.

NFL Comparison
Eddie Pleasant

Bottom Line
Notre Dame coaches have used Slaughter’s excellent football instincts all over the field throughout his career. However, between his lack of a true position, season ending injury, and a deep defensive back class, Slaughter might not hear his name called on draft day.

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#781973 - 04/27/13 04:00 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

There were so many better players on the board that every other team has also passed over for six rounds!!!!!!!

Fire everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#781974 - 04/27/13 04:01 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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At least it wasn't a trade????
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#781975 - 04/27/13 04:01 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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#781976 - 04/27/13 04:03 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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Mayock, Charles Davis, and David Shaw all love the pick.

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#781977 - 04/27/13 04:03 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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I just don't know about drafting a guy with such an injury history.


Who knows, hopefully it works out.
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#781978 - 04/27/13 04:03 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Jamoris Slaughter career:
98 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 2 INTs, coming off of torn achilles

Cody Davis 2012:
101 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 3 INTs, runs 4.4 40. Great open-field tackler.

makes sense.


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#781979 - 04/27/13 04:04 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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I like this kid. He's gonna provide versatility in some of Hortons packages.
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#781980 - 04/27/13 04:04 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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6th round pick. Take the guy with the highest upside.

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#781981 - 04/27/13 04:05 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Mayock, Charles Davis, and David Shaw all love the pick.




mayock is a notre dame honk. he had motta as 5th best safety in this draft.

davis and shaw arent going to badmouth a pick.

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#781982 - 04/27/13 04:05 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: clevesteve]
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Are we really complaining about a 6th round pick? I know it happens every year, but I'm still shocked.

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#781983 - 04/27/13 04:06 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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I just would have preferred someone else, so I don't like the pick.

Just because he's a 6th round pick, doesn't mean we can't have preferred someone else.
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#781984 - 04/27/13 04:07 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Mayock, Charles Davis, and David Shaw all love the pick.




Fills a need, the analysts think it's a great pick and when I heard the word "instincts" to describe a player, I love it. Solid draft so far IMO

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#781985 - 04/27/13 04:08 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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That is true. I am just not going to fret over a player who probably won't be on the roster in two years.

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#781986 - 04/27/13 04:08 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Exactly. 90% of these guys will be out of the league in two years, but the goofs are griping about him. I will be glad when the other board is fixed and alot of this goes away.
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#781987 - 04/27/13 04:08 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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he's the third player we've added in the draft. there are superior options available at his position, and we need a starter there. He's coming off one of the few injuries we still can't fix.

The cliched trite dismissals of critcisms are lazy. this is why we're still bad, we do dumb crap in the draft every year.

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#781988 - 04/27/13 04:09 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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I'm not fretting over it. Like you said, it's just a 6th round pick.

I just don't understand it.

I really can't wait to hear the explanation why Jordan Poyer is STILL there.

This makes no sense to me.
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#781989 - 04/27/13 04:09 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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guess Rambo did something unthinkable... what in the world..
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#781990 - 04/27/13 04:09 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: BpG]
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Quote:

Quote:

Mayock, Charles Davis, and David Shaw all love the pick.




Fills a need, the analysts think it's a great pick and when I heard the word "instincts" to describe a player, I love it. Solid draft so far IMO




we have a hole at PUP?

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#781991 - 04/27/13 04:09 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: clevesteve]
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A guy who can fly all over the field and apply big hits and cover passes? Sounds similar to Polamalu's playing style. I'll gladly take that in the 6th.


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#781992 - 04/27/13 04:12 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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Obviously Poyer was no ranked highly by every team as he has gone undrafted through 6 1/2 rounds.

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#781993 - 04/27/13 04:12 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: clevesteve]
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there are superior options available at his position, and we need a starter there.




We were probably looking at the pick as a special teams/platoon type player.

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#781994 - 04/27/13 04:12 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Obviously Poyer was no ranked highly by every team as he has gone undrafted through 6 1/2 rounds.




Thanks for stating the obvious.

Now if you can tell me why, which is what I was asking, that'd help me out.
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#781995 - 04/27/13 04:13 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: HotBYoungTurk]
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guess Rambo did something unthinkable... what in the world..




Character flag, certainly.

He was suspended for a failed drug test last year and suspended in 2011 for what was assumed to be the same thing.

Already on the substance abuse list because of it, so any violation in the NFL would carry a stiffer initial penalty (I believe).

The Slaughter pick is meh. An injury riddled player, with little college production, coming off an achilles injury. That seems like about a 1% chance of succes.

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#781996 - 04/27/13 04:15 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: BpG]
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You'll need to dig a little on this kid. I vaguely remember. He was all over the field in a game against the num nut Purdue Boilmakers (GO I U). Ummm, if he comes out of his Achilles injury ok, I believe Lombardi may have found Rubin II.

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#781997 - 04/27/13 04:17 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: PDR]
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Called it weeks ago Rambo will drop...as Reshad Jones was better at Georgia and lasted until round 5...with Rambos off field concerns are prolly holding him back...surprised someone hasn't grabbed him in round 6...

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#781998 - 04/27/13 04:17 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: Nas320]
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Slaughter is from my neck of the woods too in East Atlanta..

I'm hearing if he gets the chance to play, he's gonna ball out.
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#781999 - 04/27/13 04:18 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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People are knocking a guy who saw playing time at Notre Dame as a red-shirt freshman, was an occasional starter his sophomore year, a starter his junior year and was the starter his senior year until he got hurt and if he had stayed healthy would probably have been an early round pick.
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#782000 - 04/27/13 04:18 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: cfrs15]
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Mayock, Charles Davis, and David Shaw all love the pick.







I agree. I think it is a excellent pick. The guy is a good player who if not hurt last season might have been a 2nd rounder.

This guy plays on special teams as a standout from day one and is a starter sooner than later.

People who complain about the pick are simply complaing to complain. Get over it.
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#782001 - 04/27/13 04:20 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: Ballpeen]
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People who complain about the pick are simply complaing to complain. Get over it.




Or they simply preferred someone else.

I don't HATE the pick, but I don't like it either, I would have preferred Poyer, Rambo or even Alvin Bailey.

That's just my opinion. Hopefully I'm wrong and Slaughter turns into an all-pro Safety.
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#782002 - 04/27/13 04:21 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: Ballpeen]
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Where do you think we'll end up putting him?
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#782003 - 04/27/13 04:21 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: HotBYoungTurk]
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Slaughter is from my neck of the woods too in East Atlanta..

I'm hearing if he gets the chance to play, he's gonna ball out.




Post what you know...I'm hoping it is the kid I'm thinking. If so, he is absolute steal!

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#782004 - 04/27/13 04:24 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: bugs]
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I'm just hoping he's healthy. Recovering from an Achilles injury is a difficÈlt challenge.

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#782005 - 04/27/13 04:26 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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Well, he's had 2 fewer surgeries than Milliner.
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#782006 - 04/27/13 04:28 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: ERock#29]
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I'm just hoping he's healthy. Recovering from an Achilles injury is a difficult challenge.




Exactly. Even if it was an ACL, I'd be able to convince myself it wasn't an issue.

http://lowerextremityreview.com/article/return-to-football-after-achilles-tendon-rupture

Return to football after Achilles tendon rupture

Only two-thirds of National Football League players ever come back, and those who do find their performance significantly affected. But research suggests a prodromal period may offer opportunities for early intervention.

by Khalid Shirzad, MD; John D. Hewitt, MD; Carter Kiesau, MD; and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Achilles tendon injuries have increased over the past few decades; however, the true frequency of Achilles tendon ruptures is unknown. These tears are usually the result of mechanical stress and intratendinous degeneration or pathology. The tendon can be affected by recurrent microtrauma with a low propensity to heal or degenerative changes within the tendon. Corticosteroids and fluoroquinolone antibiotics have also been implicated in tendon pathology.1 Mechanisms leading to tendon failure involve the rapid loading of an already tensed tendon. Proposed mechanisms of loading or overloading that result in an Achilles tendon failure include a dorsiflexion force to the ankle with a strong contraction of the triceps surae muscle, pushing off of the weight-bearing foot with the knee in extension, and a strong dorsiflexion force on the plantar flexed ankle.2 Between 75% and 85 % of ruptures have been associated with athletic activities or racquet and ball sports.1

Compared to the general population, athletes in the National Football League (NFL) are at increased risk for injury because the game involves explosive acceleration and sudden changes in direction.3 Very little is known about the epidemiology of Achilles tendon ruptures in the NFL. Utilizing data publicly available on the Internet, one retrospective review identified 31 Achilles tendon ruptures in NFL players over a five-year period (5.2 injuries/year).3 During the 2008-2009 NFL season, six players suffered season-ending Achilles tendon ruptures. Although the incidence of Achilles rupture is low, 0.93% per NFL game, nearly 36% of affected players never return to playing at the NFL level.3

Parekh et al used a player’s power rating as a measure of functional outcome in the evaluation of “skill players” in the NFL, which included defensive tackles, cornerbacks, linebackers, wide receivers, and running backs.3 The power rating is a measure of a player’s performance using statistics gathered during game play, such as passing and rushing yards for an offensive player and tackles and interceptions for a defensive player. This study showed that 31 acute Achilles tendon ruptures occurred in NFL players between 1997 and 2002. The average age of a player sustaining a rupture was 29, with an average career before injury spanning six years.

Of the 31 players who sustained an Achilles tendon rupture, 21 (64%) returned to play in the NFL at an average of 11 months after injury. In the three seasons following their return, those 21 players saw significant decreases in games played and power ratings compared to the three seasons preceding the injury.

The percentage of players returning to play at the NFL level is consistent with a meta-analysis performed by Bhandari4 in 2002. The authors reported return to function rates of 63% for patients treated nonoperatively and 71% for those treated operatively. If we assume that all the NFL players were treated operatively, as would be the standard for young athletes, the return to play rate of 64% is slightly lower than the 71% reported in the meta-analysis. This difference could be attributed to the excessive demands placed on the operatively repaired Achilles tendon in NFL players combined with a body size, strength, and explosiveness that would further increase these demands.

The length of time to allow full activity after Achilles tendon repair is generally thought to be four to six months.4-6 The 11 months needed to return to play as a professional football player seems considerably longer. However, there is a major difference between allowing full activity and returning to play in the NFL. Even when the typical patient is allowed to participate in full activity, it does not mean that he or she is adequately rehabilitated to perform at maximal efforts. Studies to determine maximal improvement after surgical treatment are lacking in the orthopedic literature.

Furthermore, in the reviewed 21 NFL skill players who returned to play, there were significant decreases in games played per season (11.67 games per year pre-injury versus 6.17 games per year postinjury) when averaged over the three seasons before the injury and the three seasons after the injury.3 There were also decreases averaging nearly 50% in power ratings of the returning players for the three seasons after the injury compared to the three seasons before the injury. These data indicate that even in players able to return to their former level of play, the quality of play may suffer permanently.

Currently, it’s thought that operative treatment yields the best functional outcome for active patients.4-12 Intra-operatively, the appropriate resting tension of the tendon should be restored. Unfortunately, this is difficult to assess because there is no objective way to predict the actual resting tension of the tendon. Theoretically, if this tension is not restored, the force-tension relationship of the muscle tendon unit is disturbed, which would lead to a decrease in functional strength in the gastroc-soleus complex. This functional weakness could lead to more subtle loss of playing ability in high-demand athletes.


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Another possible factor that could have contributed to quality of play in athletes returning from Achilles tendon rupture is the rehabilitation protocol. Traditionally, patients have been treated postoperatively with a prolonged period of non-weight-bearing activity, ranging from six to eight or more weeks. More recently, studies advocating early functional activity have been published.9 These studies show improved functional outcome with respect to strength and decreased length of time to full activity. Despite having access to highly skilled rehabilitation protocols and personnel, professional football players in the U.S. may be limited in their recovery potential by an overly conservative treatment protocol.

Parekh et al3 also reported a decline in power ratings for certain skill players, specifically running backs and receivers, in the three seasons prior to their acute Achilles tendon rupture. It is possible that this observation suggests the presence of a prodromal period of Achilles tendinosis. Prodromal symptoms are reported by 15% to 20% of patients with eventual ruptures and include sharp pain in the tendon with activity, as well as reduced ankle dorsiflexion.13,14 More than half of 292 patients treated surgically for Achilles tendon rupture by Josza et al15 had evidence of preexisting degenerative changes in the tendon. Access to the NFL injury database would illuminate any symptoms these players may have been having prior to the season of their respective Achilles tendon ruptures.

Clinical implications

The treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures varies, and there is no uniformly accepted algorithm of care. Management ranges from nonsurgical to percutaneous, mini-open, and formal open repair methods. In general, studies show lower re-rupture rates and better functional outcomes with surgical repair than nonsurgical management.12 Some suggest that nonsurgical management should be used only when there is coaptation of the tendon ends with the ankle in 20° of plantar flexion as verified on ultrasound or MRI. However, for athletes wishing to return to pre-injury function as quickly as possible, surgical repair is the preferred option of choice. Some have used an accelerated protocol with range-of-motion exercises 72 hours after surgery, a posterior splint for two weeks, and subsequent ambulation in a hinged orthosis. Six weeks after surgery, use of the orthosis was discontinued, full weight bearing was allowed, and progressive resistance exercises were initiated.6 This protocol is in comparison to patients with Achilles tendon ruptures treated nonoperatively, with mean casting time of 8.3 weeks prior to beginning rehabilitation.7 However, higher rates of complications do occur with surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures.7 The most common complications from surgery include wound complications, adhesions, altered sensation, and infection. Less invasive surgical methods have been developed to minimize these complications.

Historically, re-rupture rates were higher with percutaneous and mini-open techniques compared to open repair, but recent literature suggests equal rates.11 However, coaptation of the tendon ends is not ensured with minimally invasive techniques. In addition, MRI findings show that it takes longer for the tendon gap to disappear with percutaneous methods (11.6 weeks) than with open repair (8.6 weeks).8 Some surgeons use endoscopy in addition to their minimally invasive technique to confirm that the tendon ends are approximated.10 Studies comparing percutaneous repair to open repair show no difference in re-rupture rates, but the infection rate is higher with open repair.5


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Rehabilitation after surgical repair is trending over the past decade toward earlier motion and weight bearing. This trend is somewhat based on knowledge of improved strength and gliding of tendon repairs following hand surgery after rehabilitation protocols with early motion and controlled loading. Such ideas of early motion have also been popularized in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. In a retrospective review, Shelbourne16 showed a reduction in loss of knee motion and strength after an accelerated rehabilitation program following ACL reconstructive surgery; however, in a more recent prospective randomized analysis, Beynnon et al17 showed no difference in functional performance between the study’s two groups.

A goal of surgical Achilles treatment is to prevent tendon elongation, which can be responsible for decreased power of the gastroc-soleus complex, by lengthening the musculotendinous unit. Patients with a surgically repaired Achilles tendon, who are placed in a brace and allowed early motion from neutral to plantar flexion, have less tendon elongation than do patients who are treated in a cast.18 Studies looking at immediate weight bearing have shown an earlier time to normal walking and stair climbing, but not in return to sports.19 Suchak et al20 noted an improvement in outcome scores, enhanced quality of life, and activity level in the early postoperative period with a weight bearing as tolerated protocol; however, no difference was found at six months. Studies have also shown that formation of adhesions and sural nerve deficits were less frequent with use of functional rehabilitation versus immobilization postoperatively.21,22 One concern in an early motion and weight-bearing protocol is the potential for increased risk of re-rupture if patients prematurely return to strenuous activity. Other authors have shown no significant differences between patients treated with early functional treatment and those with immobilization with regard to pain, stiffness, subjective calf muscle weakness, footwear restrictions, range of ankle motion, calf muscle strength, or overall outcome.21,23

The decrease in power ratings seen in the NFL players could suggest that they are returning too soon, before rehabilitation is fully complete, that the ultimate strength of the healed repair is less than its pre-injured state, or that the musculotendinous unit may have lengthened. Based on the literature, the best treatment for athletes would consist of surgical repair, with an open, mini-open, or percutaneous technique, focused on tendon apposition and proper musculotendinous unit tensioning followed by a functional rehabilitation program involving a progression of increasing motion, weight-bearing, and strengthening exercises. Typically, return to sports is allowed at six months. Even after return to activity, it may be necessary for patients to perform more intense strength training of the repaired tendon and gastroc-soleus complex prior to full participation in their sport.

Acute Achilles tendon rupture can be a career-ending injury for athletes. The question arises as to whether we should be more aggressive in treating a prodromal period in an attempt to avoid a subsequent rupture. This treatment would be initiated by pain and symptoms experienced by the athlete. Initial evaluation should consist of taking a history and performing an exam. Ultrasound evaluation or MRI may be considered to evaluate the presence of tendinopathy. If tendinopathy is not present and a prodromal period is suspected, then initial treatment should consist of activity modification, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a heel lift, and physical therapy concentrating on eccentric strengthening of the gastroc-soleus complex. While some stretching may be beneficial, aggressive stretching may aggravate the symptoms. Further treatment could include vasodilation with topical nitric oxide, which has been shown to reduce pain and improve outcomes in cases of chronic tendinopathy.24,25 Other investigational treatments include pulsed electromagnetic fields and extracorporeal shock-wave therapy. If tendinosis is present, the treatment would be the same; however, further surgical options would include percutaneous longitudinal tenotomy and open debridement.

Achilles tendon ruptures can have dramatic career implications for the athlete. These are complex injuries, with surgical intervention being only the first step in the recovery. The ultimate return to function is based on a variety of variables, some of which are controllable by the surgeon, athlete, and therapists. Ultimately, more research will be needed to examine these injuries and their outcomes to determine the ideal protocols for treatment of the competitive athlete.

Khalid Shirzad, MD; John D. Hewitt, MD; and Carter Kiesau, MD, are fellows of foot and ankle surgery in the division of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University in Durham, NC. Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of surgery in the same division.

References

1. Schepsis AA, Jones H, Haas AL. Achilles tendon disorders in athletes. Am J Sports Med 2002;30(2):287-305.

2. Arner O, Lindholm A. Subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon: a study of 92 cases. Acta Chir Scand 1959;116(Suppl 239):1-51.

3. Parekh SG, Wray WH, Brimmo O, et al. Epidemiology and outcomes of Achilles tendon ruptures in the National Football League. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 73rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 2006.

4. Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Siddiqui F, et al. Treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: a systematic overview and metaanalysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2002;(400):190-200.

5. Khan RJ, Fick D, Brammar TJ, et al. Interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004;(3):CD003674.

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#782007 - 04/27/13 04:31 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: TopDawg16]
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People who complain about the pick are simply complaing to complain. Get over it.




Or they simply preferred someone else.

I don't HATE the pick, but I don't like it either, I would have preferred Poyer, Rambo or even Alvin Bailey.

That's just my opinion. Hopefully I'm wrong and Slaughter turns into an all-pro Safety.






No doubt we can all have different opinions, but you can see the negative vibe by some.

The point is the pick was a good pick no matter who we wanted. I wasn't pimping this guy before the draft, but you look at his past and look at how he might project, he is as good as Rambo or anyone else.
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#782008 - 04/27/13 04:32 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: clevesteve]
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I got lambasted for posting that study earlier. The big argument was that the sample was from 1997-2002, and surgical technique has a much higher success rate now.
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#782009 - 04/27/13 04:34 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: dawglover05]
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J/C

Where do you think we'll end up putting him?




Probably special teams.

A platoon-type depth guy with good instincts and versatility is what I'm seeing as I read about him.

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#782010 - 04/27/13 04:38 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: Ballpeen]
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Why is Rambo still on the board?

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#782011 - 04/27/13 04:40 PM Re: Pick #175 : Jamoris Slaughter, S, ND [Re: BpG]
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j/c...

Slaughter, from what I'm hearing, is that guy we all wanted, but simply knew nothing about...

Great hitter, good in run support... Reacts well to plays, both run and pass. Aggressive too.

Sounds like everything Horton was looking for.
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