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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant not expected to back before Week 8

By Mark Morales-Smith

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant @DezBryant is unlikely to be back any sooner than Week 8. There are a ton of different timetables circulating right now. We have everything from four to 12 weeks. One thing that seems consistent at this point is there is no way he’ll be back in four weeks and he should not be expected back any time before Week 8. That’s the quickest he will return. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says it will take six full weeks to heal and Dr. Mark Adickes told ESPN 8-12 Weeks is a more realistic timetable and 4-6 weeks is “aggressive”.

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Patrick McCloskey’s Story: Scars Are There To Motivate Us

By Patrick McCloskey, Swimming World Contributor

It was the off-season of my freshman year at University of the Incarnate Word and was participating in the last “optional” workout before summer. Front squats were part of the workout that day. We were instructed to warm up with bodyweight squats, then put our weight on the bar. I did as I was told, even though I knew it would miserably difficult for me.

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Dr. Mark Adickes joins ESPN’s roster of sports medicine experts

By Dan Quinn

With NFL fans seemingly spending more time fretting over X-ray results than game results, ESPN has enlisted another medical correspondent — Dr. Mark Adickes, Co-Medical Director of the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

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From Jock to Doc

By Emily Kaplan

After eight seasons of professional football, Mark Adickes went back to school for 13 years to become a surgeon. Some know him as Sasquatch, others as Big Daddy. Robert Griffin III knows him as the first doctor to have fixed his knee.

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What’s next for injured Redskins quarterback RG III?

“Frankly, he was so much better on the mental side of things when he came back from his ACL [in 2009], I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw an even better Robert Griffin,” said Houston-based surgeon Mark Adickes, who happens to be a former Baylor and Redskins lineman and who performed Griffin’s 2009 surgery. “I’m very confident that when he gets back on the field he’ll be the same guy we saw [in 2012], and from a mental side we’ll see an even more mature and accurate passing quarterback.”

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Former NFL player now treating injuries

By John Donnelly

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Adickes likes to joke he’s gone from making patients to fixing them.” For me, it was all about doing something with the rest of my life that one, could tie my two careers together and two would be really interesting and challenging.”

NFL’s concussion settlement a win for the league

By David Barron

Dr. Mark Adickes, a former all-conference lineman at Baylor who played for the Redskins and Chiefs and is now an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann’s Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, said the settlement provides the best outcome for all concerned.

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Robert Griffin III: A former Redskins player did his knee surgery

by Cindy Boren

It wasn’t part of a grand, burgundy-and-gold cosmic plan back in the fall of 2009 when Robert Griffin III tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, but the surgeon who did the repair work just happens to be a former Washington Redskins player.

Mark Adickes, a guard for the Redskins in the early ’90s, is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston and Baylor alum who was a natural choice when Griffin hurt his knee (video of rehab and injury is here). He had suffered what Adickes called a “typical” ACL tear and “unfazed by the injury” but not by the lengthy rehab. “He never doubted he would recover fully and achieve his goal to play in the NFL,” Adickes said in an email. “His work ethic is ridiculous. All efforts post-operatively were spent trying to slow him down.”

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Elfin: The Lasting Legacy Of A Skin Who Only Played 2 Years Here Is Felt 20 After Leaving D.C.

Mark Adickes played just two seasons for the Redskins, starting only one of the 24 games in which he got on the field. Adickes, now 51, hasn’t lived in the area since but has remained a passionate Redskins fan.

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ACL Replacement Surgery

by Mark Adickes, M.D. as seen on CBS’s “The Doctors”

Youth football: Is it safe to play?

by Mark Adickes, M.D.

In an effort to provide full disclosure I must begin by telling a story. Five years ago, I was attending a little league football tryout as an athletic trainer for my sons’ teams. I had one son trying out for a 1st grade team and another for a 4th grade team. My wife was speaking with a sizable group of mothers who were all concerned for their children’s welfare. In an effort to assuage the women’s fears, my wife called me over to explain how safe youth football is to play. As I have published an article in a sports medicine journal on the subject, I was happy to oblige. While in the middle of my speech from behind came a shout, “Dr. Adickes, I think we have a broken arm!” Indeed an 8-year-old boy had fallen awkwardly in a non-contact drill and fractured his wrist. It is important to note that this event is the exception and not the rule. Trying to convince those mothers of that was next to impossible with my foot in my mouth.

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