Gabe Carimi Dislocates Knee [1 Month]
Gabe Carimi dislocates right knee, could be sidelined a month
By Sean Jensen on September 19, 2011 1:34 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks
The Bears got mixed news on rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi.
He isn't lost for the season but tests revealed that he dislocated his right knee, according to a league source.
The projection is that the injury may sideline him for four weeks.
According to Web MD, a dislocation of the knee is rare, occurring after "major trauma."
"The bones of your calf (the tibia and fibula) get moved compared to the bone of your thigh (femur)," according to Web MD. "The bones of your knee are held together by strong bands of tissue, called ligaments. For a knee dislocation to happen, these bands have to tear."
The suggestion is that immobilization is necessary, usually requiring crutches.
Web MD also suggests that many dislocations require surgery. But it's unclear if Carimi will need it.