Colt surgery ‘great’
It was just a couple of hours after surgery, and Colt Brennan was already working out.
Well, sort of.
The former Hawaii quarterback spent 20 minutes pedaling a stationary bike -- per doctor's orders -- following successful right hip surgery to deal with a torn labrum.
"There's a ton of swelling and you have to flush the fluid," Brennan said in a phone interview. "This is part of the process."
Brennan was in a hospital in Vail, Colo. He said the surgery, the first of his football career, "was great," although he was in considerable pain afterward.
"The doctor (renowned hip surgeon Marc Philippon) said the good news is that it was exactly what was diagnosed, and nothing worse," Brennan added.
That means Brennan can start practicing soon after the NFL Draft. The normal recovery time for the surgery is eight to 12 weeks, but Brennan was told he might be able to accelerate his rehab.
"I should be able to start working out with my upper body in 10 days. Basically, I can start throwing, stationary, in two weeks if everything goes well," Brennan said. "I can still go to mini-camp (the week after the April 26-27 draft) and at least put on the gear and do some things."
Brennan has had a roller-coaster postseason.
His draft stock plummeted with poor Sugar Bowl and Senior Bowl showings. Then he was spectacular at the NFL Combine last month. At UH's pro timing day last week, Brennan revealed he was scheduled for yesterday's surgery.
"It's been so zigzag," an NFL scout said. "Right now it's impossible to tell when he'll be drafted."