Patton cites Vilma’s injury history in the sworn affidavit that he submitted with great concern for the serious, long term effect that the September injury will have on the linebacker.
Patton emphasizes that without careful monitoring, he feels that Vilma will push himself further than he should.
“If Mr. Vilma ultimately is permitted to play at the beginning of this season, missing out on the rigors of training camp would expose him to a greatly increased risk of injury,”
Because of a recent blood treatment performed by Dr. Peter Wehling in Germany just weeks ago, Vilma was able to run for the first time in months. Patton carefully outlines this specific treatment in his affidavit, along with details of Vilma‘s November and January surgeries.