Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
I'm thinking here that if there is a risk of the next hit being fatal as I've read on this forum somewhere, Ben may have played his last down.
I'd think it'd be hard to find a doc to say, "OK, it's all healed good as new, the risk of this breaking again and going backwards and ripping your aorta to shreds is now back to normal - go for it".
If there was serious thought that this injury could end Ben's career...I would imagine a surgeon going in an securing the fracture site with hardware. I don't believe that's a real concern.