The Dolphins are eagerly awaiting the results of medical scans for their newbie recruit, Jake Averillo, to comprehend the severity of his knee injury, sustained during his last outing for the Bulldogs.
Should this be the case, Averillo might be fit in time to kick off preseason drills when the team reconvenes in November.
Monday’s scans on Averillo raised optimism that the injury might not be as severe as initially suspected.
Physiotherapist, Brien Seeney, elaborated that recovery from an MCL or PCL tear might vary from eight to ten weeks in the worst-case scenario, but could potentially be much quicker.
“The actual time varies based on the injury severity,” Seeney elaborated.
“Minor injuries might only take between one to three weeks.
“However, in severe cases, it could take up to eight to ten weeks, though it rarely requires a surgery.”
“So long as an ACL injury is avoided, Averillo should be fit by the start of the preseason.”