Thorns FC: Andskotinn hafi það!

From Dagny Brynjarsdóttir’s Instagram feed:

“Disc protrusions” are another term for what are often referred to as “slipped dics” or “herniated discs”, and they are often associated with sciatic pain and and leg problems in more severe cases.

Having had a disc problem myself these damn things are often at the same time simple and difficult to rehabilitate.  They are often related to core muscle weakness, so just doing your crunches, situps, and leg-lifts often helps keep them from occurring or returning.  But they are often difficult to get rid of once you get them, and they have an annoying tendency to recur if you get lazy, or your back is placed under unusual strain, or you have to walk or run awkwardly, such as over rough ground (or, in Dagny’s case, poor-quality turf).

Most of the medical sites I scanned suggested that 6-8 weeks is typical for the initial course of treatment and rehab before any sort of normal exercise or activity is recommended.  That suggests that Dagny may be spending most of February and March in the training room.  What Thorns fans should look for is whether or not she is present in the Iceland camp prior to the Norway match at the Algarve on March 1.

Obviously, we all wish Dagny the quickest and most complete of recoveries.

5 Comments Thorns FC: Andskotinn hafi það!

  1. Debbi McNiven

    Any word on how Nadia Nadim’s recovery is coming along? I had just been thinking that Dagny could be a good substitute if needed and then this happens. Perhaps it’s time to think about moving Horan back to striker; we know she can play the position.

    1. Brian Fredricks

      Nadim was not included on Denmark’s roster for the Algarve Cup. Per the Wednesday Roundup on Equalizer yesterday: “Nadim…has reportedly recently begun training with a ball again.”

      1. Timber Dave

        Glad to hear that. If she’s on a ball now, she should be in shape by early April. Horan could still get minutes up top though, which I would like to see more of.

        P.S. John– Do SRP’s rules allow swearing? In a headline?? I guess YOU make up the rules, so it must be okay!

        1. fdchief218

          Dave: Only in Icelandic.

          Debbi: I noted over at Stumptown that Nadia was left out of the Danish side for the Algarve, which I’m going to actually disagree a bit with Brian isn’t such a great sign. LCLs are typically quicker to rehab than ACLs, so the fact that she’s just now starting to train suggests to me that we might not see her on Opening Day. And I’m actually fine with that; I’d rather have her 100% in May than trying to push herself at 90% in April.

          As far as the forwards go…it’ll be interesting to see if Parsons pushes Lindsey further up the pitch. Given the embarrassment of forward riches on the USWNT I don’t see her moving up there for the SBC, but we might see some of her up top here if Dagny and Nadia are both out of the starting XI come the preseason…

  2. jdlawes

    I’ll have a post up tonight…but Michelle Betos announced her departure today. Rumor has her moving to the Norwegian Topserien for 2017.

    Confident in A.D. as her replacement, but Michelle was a fan favorite and will be missed.


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