Zach Wilson’s meniscus trim surgery considered successful

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After Jets quarterback Zach Wilson hurt his knee last Friday, word was that he needed to have his meniscus trimmed surgically and that he’d miss a few weeks while recovering.

Those reports cautioned that doctors could do a more extensive surgery if they did not like what they found in the knee, but Wilson has apparently avoided that fate. According to multiple reports, doctors did not need to do more than trim the meniscus during Tuesday’s surgery in Los Angeles and they deemed the surgery a success.

With a timeline of two-to-four weeks to recover, Week 1 wouldn’t be totally out of the question for Wilson. The Jets aren’t going to rush him back, however, and Joe Flacco gives them an experienced option to start the season while making sure that Wilson is 100 percent.

That opener is at home against the Ravens, which Flacco admitted would make it a bigger deal than another opponent.  They’ll then travel to Cleveland, return home to face the Bengals and travel to Pittsburgh in a season-opening tour of the AFC North.

23 responses to “Zach Wilson’s meniscus trim surgery considered successful

  1. Do they ever say that the surgery isn’t successful? Zach Wilson isn’t the QB of my team but I wish him the best. The man is a legend with the ladies so I hope he gets better soon so that we can hear more about his adventures.

  2. Hopefully all goes well, but football player and knee surgery in the same sentence is always a concern.

  3. Wishing him the best for a speedy recovery. Very confident with Flacco for a game or two if need be.

  4. A short cut that will cause issues down the road.
    A complete meniscus reattachment along with a year out would have been a 100% recovery.

  5. So when you get a “trim” like that it will still affect his mobility in the future.

    The injury is bad for Mr Tuck and Run because he’a had it before. It was one of the red flags on him as a prospect, but Joe Douglas ignored it like he ignored Becton’s array of red flags.

  6. As bad as an ACL tear can be, a player can still go back to 100% based on the current procedures. A meniscus trim usually means more issues will be coming. I don’t think he’ll ever be 100% now.

  7. All surgeries are successful. Choo choo … the train to Bustville leaving the station.

  8. Never in the history of the NFL has a press release stated that a player’s surgery was unsuccessful.

  9. touchback6 says:
    August 16, 2022 at 4:53 pm
    So when you get a “trim” like that it will still affect his mobility in the future.

    The injury is bad for Mr Tuck and Run because he’a had it before. It was one of the red flags on him as a prospect, but Joe Douglas ignored it like he ignored Becton’s array of red flags.

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    Um no it doesn’t dr p6. That I can tell you for sure

  10. Hope Zach heals up quickly.

    Regarding Flacco, all the Jets reporters (who usually aren’t the most positive bunch) say he’s having a really strong camp and he went 14 of 17 with 4 TDs today. The team can survive a couple games with him (I’m pretty sure he will start the opening game against the Ravens at the very least) and then go from there.

  11. How exactly do they “trim” the meniscus? Do you tell the surgeon to take a little off the top & taper the back ? I’m not buying the success narrative. This kid is looking at a shorter career & chronic knee issues.

  12. bullcharger says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:01 pm
    As bad as an ACL tear can be, a player can still go back to 100% based on the current procedures. A meniscus trim usually means more issues will be coming. I don’t think he’ll ever be 100% now.

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    A friend of mine had this and he said his knee was never quite the same

    Wilson’s knee will only get worse as someone who needs his legs. Gurley faded off. They all do.

    Last train to Bustville.

  13. There have been plenty of surgerys that have not been a success, and been report as such. The percentage of failed surgerys is small, and sometimes you do not know until later depending on what it is. These guys go to thr best to insure the surgery was a success, why do think they fly across the country amd not just go down the street.

  14. He’s not a running back. There’s a high chance that Wilson could play the rest of his career without having any residual issues.
    It’s entirely possible that knee won’t become an issue until he’s in his 50’s or 60’s.
    Again….Wilson doesn’t run for a living.

  15. Curtis Hardy says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:59 pm
    How exactly do they “trim” the meniscus?

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    Typically a part of the meniscus tears and is flapping around on the side of the knee (or both sides). Since most of the meniscus is inside the knee joint, they simply trim off the flapping part. It’s actually fairly minor surgery

  16. nflfan69 says:
    August 16, 2022 at 3:42 pm
    Do they ever say that the surgery isn’t successful? Zach Wilson isn’t the QB of my team but I wish him the best. The man is a legend with the ladies so I hope he gets better soon so that we can hear more about his adventures.

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    Surgery is considered a success if they complete what they had to do, In this case, it was the trimming of his meniscus. How he recovers from the surgery or how it impacts his playing has nothing to do with the success of the surgery itself.

  17. Not a NY’r, so no dog in this hunt, but haven’t seen a world class Jets QB since Joe Willie – like 50 years. Just sayin’….

  18. I don’t get why you would rush the dude back from a knee surgery to face the afc north. As weird as it is to say, leaving flacco in for those 4 games would be a smart move since he spent his career playing those teams and atmospheres.

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