World Famous Sugeon Could Fix Up Ryan Taylor – Good

I had an appointment with one of my doctors last Friday morning, and I told him about Ryan Taylor’s new ACL injury, although one thing I didn’t know was if it was the same knee he injured in August – but it’s yet another Anterior Cruciate Ligament  injury.

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Dr. Richard Steadman – worlds’ expert on knees

But the one thing he did say was who was the surgeon who did the operation – and the reply was he should be sent to Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado, who is the world’s expert on knee injuries, which is why he’s located in Vail, Colorado (97 miles east of  Denver) – where skiers pick up those kinds of injuries.

And he’s operated on the Brazilian International Ronaldo, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Ruud van Nistelrooy to name just a few famous footballers, and he fixed up those players – and he has a fantastic reputation – and of course he’s not cheap either.

Here’s Dr. Steadman’s professional web site for the Steadman Clinic, and he has letters and stuff from former famous patients – a lot of them in football – thanking him for saving their careers.

Richard is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and he’s now 76 years old – so he’s not getting any younger – but who is? 😀

After an ACL operation the knee should be stronger – so if it’s the same knee something has gone wrong – and Ryan deserves to be sent to Colorado to have the world’s best fix his knee.

We look forward to seeing “over the wall” Ryan plant quite a few more goals direct from free kicks in the future – and maybe Sunderland again.

And Ryan is such a great guy too – let’s get him fixed up properly so when he does come back he has a lot more years left in football.

The Journal is reporting this morning that club medics are looking at the possibility of sending the 28-year-old to Colorado for his operation – and we hope that happens.

Here’s an interview Richard had with the BBC, and the surgeon had this to say:

“The success rate is the thing that makes people choose a physician. We do have a very good success rate, and with recognizable patients. It’s not to say I’m a better surgeon, it’s to do with the system we’ve created here.”

“We have a good situation for surgery, an excellent rehabilitation area and there’s some advantage to the fact we’re fairly remote.” “We also have a major research foundation that has a tie-in to our clinic. So, not only do we do the surgery, we also do the follow-up.”

“If someone has a problem, we’re able to say what their chances of success with surgery are, relying on the data we build up.”

We’ll keep an eye on these developments, but we know all about Dr. Steadman – he’s simply the best – and that’s what Ryan deserves.

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20 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Apr 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Harsh to say but I think we all know that a 29 year old who hasn’t played for 2 seasons and has had 2 cruciate injuries on the same knee wishing 9 months is going to struggle to come back.

    I hope the club give him all the support he deserves but I fear for him I really do.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #2

    People claim that Ashley has learned from his mistakes,very true,he learned that it’s better to get a manager who accepts being lied to or is in cahoots with the lies than lying to a manager to get him here and who will walk when he realises he’s being shafted.

  • Rainrix

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Regardless of how good the physician is its always going to take a long long time to come back from an ACL. I’ll honestly be surprised if raylor plays for us again. In a year no doubt we’ll have strengthened all the positions raylor can play in and he’ll have difficulty getting in.

    Feel sorry for the lad, thats freak bad luck he’s had 🙁

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Ian Toon

    Extraordinary comment on the last thread. You’re finally talking my language almost to the letter but short ”pass and move” football is not Pardew’s bag and never will be.

    He would jump at having Carrol back to mask his lack of technical coaching ability of passing drills etc.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #5

    what do we do though jail, it’s a never ending vicious circle
    and takes up way too much of my time.

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Rainrix, that picture you just posted from twitter tells you a lot more than some people care to realise.

    As far as I see that I see 3 players out of position two of which who are grossly out of position. Any ideas which 3 I’m talking about?

  • darrenfletcher88

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    I feel sorry for the lad,but lets be honest not a top 6 player he will get paided the rest of his deal,have millions to live off,it’s harsh but true

  • toon22

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    If AP’s intention was to coach the toon to be a pass and move team i would say he has failed.
    Its been long enough now for his philosophy to be showing on the pitch.I would like to know exactly what his philosophy actually is,i cant really tell what the tactics actually are that he is employing most of the time.Maybe thats what he thinks is his master stroke,confuse the opposition so they cant counter our tactics?

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Taylor should probably just follow the likes of Ashton and Redknapp by calling it a day. He aint getting any younger, by playing he may damage it beyond return and struggle walking to the shops in the future.

  • Rainrix

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Tinman… Most of our team? 🙂

    It Highlights our horrific lack of width as well, debuchys our widest player?

    There was one after sunderland that showed the exact same problem.

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Rainrix, I would say if you got Jonas looking way to deep, Gouffran way to far infield and Sissoko could do with being a bit further up or at least closer to Cisse.

    Our three players in creative positions, all OUT of position. I wonder why it is we dont score that many goals…

    For anyone wondering, this is the picture we are talking about

  • WorJordi

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    State, et vade retro:

    This is exactly what we will be doing if AP is here pre-season “training” next season.

    I DO NOT want this to be our club motto

    Please MA listen to the majority and act soon as the final whistle blows on the last game of this awful season.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #13

    theres no point going on about pards now whe are in a scrap guve him 2 months next season and see where we stand unless we are in the the championship 🙁

  • Rainrix

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #14

    Tinman… That was tongue in cheek but yeah totally agree. I think by that you can tell gouffran wants to play centrally rather than out wide and that sissoko really isnt a number 10 as much as pardew wants him to be. Jonas is just in silly positions. A winger shouldn’t be that deep but the jonas conundrum has been discussed to death so i wont bring it up. Cabs should be further up but again this has been discussed. It really illustrates our obvious problems.

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Rainrix, don’t worry mate I did pick up on the humour :P!

    Extreme example to sum up this obvious point; Ronaldo getting played in CM for Madrid, Ozil being utilized in a CDM role or Higuain getting played on the wing. (a la Cisse)

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    If there is someone preferred in that position then you drop the player who isnt as good. You dont try and squeeze them in here or there.

    A lot of it has to do with the way we have continually ingored positions which are desperately short, instead trying to fill these round holes with our existing square pegs!

  • Rainrix

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #17

    Tinman.. Just making sure, 😉

    Heres the sunderland one if you’re interested, basically the same problems only slightly farther up the pitch 🙂

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Rainrix, yeah very similar problems. Marv is a CAM not a winger in the slightest. Just puts it into plain view, isnt Pardew looking at these kind of things after every game? Research is often what seperates the best from the rest.

  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Speaking of research, I’m going to have to go. This essay isnt going to write itself. If you see me on here before 20:00 please tell me politely to f*** off :D…

  • Rainrix

    Apr 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #20

    Tinman… Although in fairness we dont really have any decent wingers to begin with. Everyone we have whos decent wants to be through the centre. Even HBA prefers to play through the middle. Its something we need to look into come summer.


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