Cam Cameron told WQAM that Joey Porter's prognosis after his arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday is that "he'll be ready to go."
"It was a minor surgery. It was a scope," Cameron said. "They found a little loose body underneath the patella. Probably a little more technical than people want to know, but they were able to clean it up and the prognosis is he'll be ready to go."
So what does that mean? It means Porter is expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks. But he should be good to go for the season opener against Washington on September 9th.
Teammate Channing Crowder echoed Cameron's optimism:
''It's nothing structural [in his knee],'' said Crowder, noting that he was just speaking in generalities about a typical knee scope. "They'll just take some stuff out and shave stuff down. It's really just when you're mentally ready and the swelling goes down. If you take your time, it still shouldn't take more than two or three weeks.''
Vonnie Holliday also feels good about Porter's prognosis:
''[Porter] has been fighting through this thing all through camp so far,'' Holliday said earlier Tuesday. "They want to get it over with. I don't think it's going to be a problem long-term. I think it's just some clean-up job, which is great for him to come back, start his rehab and get ready.
So, it seems everybody is feeling as good as they can about Porter's return. And while Armando Salguero has expressed concern over Porter missing camp and pre-season games, due to his lack of grasping Dom Caper's system, Porter should be fine. Still, you can't blame a fan-base that is shell shocked over surgical procedures on player's knees. And losing Porter would certainly be a big loss to our aging and shallow defensive unit. But things should be fine.
As Holliday said, "He'll get it done."