Sport Smith receives diagnosis after Achilles injury fears

08:31  06 august  2018
08:31  06 august  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Club doctors assessed Smith after the game and again before returning to Melbourne. Storm football director Frank Ponissi was hopeful of a positive outcome, with club doctors keen to see how the injury settles in coming "His initial fear was it was his Achilles but the medical staff have discounted that."

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Melbourne have received a major boost with captain Cameron Smith expected to be fit to play in Sunday's NRL clash with Cronulla.

The veteran hooker was expected to have scans on Monday amid concerns he may face an extended stint on the sidelines after limping off in Friday's loss to South Sydney.

But Storm football manager Frank Ponissi said a visit to the physiotherapist went so well that the scans were not required.

"Cameron Smith has pulled up very well since Friday night's game ... and the medical staff expect him to line up against Cronulla," Ponissi said.

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There's significant fear within Pelicans that DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles injury is serious. Initial diagnosis "doesn't look good," one source tells ESPN. Yeah he just had minor injuries . It hit him away from the track, from what i read.

Men are more susceptible to Achilles injuries and they occur most often during the spring and summer months. The injured athlete is usually able to hobble and walk on the leg after the injury , but has no power to push off.

"(He) didn't require scans and instead received treatment over the weekend for a tendon irritation of his big toe.

"Smith will return to training on Tuesday with his teammates as they prepare for the showdown with the Sharks."

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Smith's diagnosis is a major plus for the defending champions ahead of a crucial final month of the regular season.

Now second on the ladder, the Storm's momentum was halted in their 30-20 loss that catapulted the Rabbitohs to outright first.

Cronulla's shock 33-32 defeat to the struggling Manly saw them slip to sixth and equal on points with Brisbane and the Warriors below them.

UPDATE: Cameron Smith's injury not as bad as first thought, won't require scans

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2 months is not a long time for an achilles injury tho. i had 10 weeks off. are you aggravating it in your normal day to day work/life? i.e After taking a three week break from running due to chronic bilateral (both legs) Achilles pain that took as much as 5-miles to warm up during a run, I started running again.

Most cases of Achilles tendon rupture are traumatic sports injuries . The Achilles tendon receives its blood supply from its musculotendinous junction with the triceps surae and its innervation "Imaging Modalities in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Systematic Review".

Only three wins split first and eighth place on the ladder with four rounds remaining and all are scrapping to finish in the top half of that group given no team has won the competition from outside the top four since the latest finals system was introduced in 1999.

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