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Dr. A. Brion Gardner
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. A. Brion Gardner

Staff Orthopedic Surgeon at Camp LeJeune

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Polamalu has an MCL tear and should not need surgery. Of course, there are three grades. The time he misses will depend on the severity. I'd say if it's one, then he'll be out three weeks. If it's three then that's hard to tell -- it could be six or more and will hinder him rest of season.

By Dr. A. Brion Gardner  |  September 11, 2009; 11:25 AM ET  | Category:  Medical , NFL , Pittsburgh Steelers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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