“I was running down on the punt team and planted my foot getting ready to make the tackle,” said Codron of the injury. “My knee buckled a little, I heard a pop and I just fell right to the ground.”
Codron will have surgery on his knee in October and take the injury on a month to month basis. He is currently undergoing two hours of physio a day to assist the recovery process.
“Time frame wise I’m not exactly sure, it could be four months it could be six months,” says Tyler. “I want to rehab it right and do everything properly.”
“I’ve talked to a lot of guys like Scott Stewart and Pat Jones, guys I’ve played in Portland with, and they’ve helped me a lot, just talking to them about their injuries.”
Jones tried to play on his injured knee and ended up being out for close to a year and half. Stewart recovered in six months.
“It’s all about how my knee feels and how comfortable I feel cutting on it,” stated Codron, noting he is not going to rush back. He added the Rock have been understanding of the situation.
A first-round NLL Entry Draft selection, Tyler Codron was on the 2008 NLL Rookie Team and received consideration for an All-Star selection in ’09. He also was named by his peers as the league’s hardest hitter in 2009.
The NLL Toronto Rock picked-up the young 22-year-old defender with the second overall pick in Portland’s dispersal draft this off-season.
A two-time Canada West All-Star football player, Codron was to anchor UBC’s defense this year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football action.
The former BC Junior A Lacrosse League (BCJALL) Defensive Player of the Year was also named a 2009 Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) All-Star.An All-America at Simon Fraser and a decorated Jr. A player for Coquitlam, Kojima began covering lacrosse in 2003 and started working for Inside Lacrosse in 2007. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.laxfuj.com.
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