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The Medical Outlook series features Dr. Jene Bramel covering higher-level players with medical concerns going into the season. You'll get a rundown on players' statuses and the bottom line on whether you should target them in your drafts.
What you need to know
- Travis Etienne is recovered from his 2021 Lisfranc injury and is fully participating in training camp
- Lisfranc injuries can be tricky, but early diagnosis and accelerated rehab have improved recovery
- Jacksonville’s current running back depth is unlikely to threaten Etienne’s usage and volume
- Etienne is a reasonable risk at his current ADP of RB15-RB18 (Mid third – Early fourth round)
Etienne’s Injury: Left Lisfranc joint sprain with surgical fixation – September 2021
The Lisfranc joint connects the bones of the middle of the foot to the arch of the foot and is critical for stability. Some Lisfranc injuries are relatively low-grade ligament sprains. More severe injuries involve dislocations of the joint with fractures of the surrounding bones.
Etienne’s injury was a higher-grade condition and required a screw to stabilize the joint.
The expected recovery time for Lisfranc joint procedures is now four to six months.
Etienne was cleared to run in January, four months after surgery, and fully cleared for football activities during offseason activities in May and June. He has fully participated in the camp and the Jaguars are not managing his practice reps.
Medical risk and outlook
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