That knee injury occurred in mid October 2017. Reports indicate that is was the ACL of the right knee. So what is that recovery time looking like? Well, the timetable for an ACL is a 9-11 months window, per Salene Parekh, MD of thefantasydoctors.com. That same snippet reports that Adams had surgery to repair the damaged ligament. Without a more detailed report, there is little to go on from that information.
But we do know that Adams is 6-foot-8 and 327 pounds. Even healthy, that’s a good load for his knees. So from the moment of the ACL Surgery, the timeline looks like this:
Timeline of recovery
Timeline Calendar Activities
- 0-2 weeks Mid Nov Crutches, no weight, elevation, wound care|
- 2-4 weeks End Nov Some weight, Knee brace fitted. Physical Therapy begins
- 4-6 weeks Mid Dec Brace remains. Full range of motion exercises.
- 6-8 weeks End Dec Full Physical Therapy regiment. Knee Brace, Controlled
exercises to strengthen knee. limited impact (swimming rowing cycling)
- 2-6 months End April Increased exercise on knee. Brace remains as injured site
heals and strengthens.
- 6-9 months End July Supportive brace remains. gradual increase to athletic
activity and exercise. Still limits to hard start stops and twisting knee.
- 9-11 months End Sept Only now, after the medically cleared to compete happens,
can Trey Adams put on the pads and begin to train to play football once more. And even when he trains, he is shaking off a year of rust. So the Huskies may start the season
opener against the Auburn Tigers without Adams at LT.
After it’s all said and done, the Huskies will have given next year starters significant playing time, and Adams will be back to help the team get back to the Pac-12 Championship Game.