Will Cushing's body hold up?

Paul KasprzakContributor IMay 14, 2010

Steroid users have become complex at the way that the drug is administer, but there are still some telling signs.

Without a shadow of a doubt Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushings is a long time steroid user and the question is whether his body will hold up without it?

Talking with a trainer at the gym I workout at steroid users are far complex than what they were 20 years ago. The reason being that doctors have gotten involved.

Back in the 80’s and 90’s athletes administered steroids to themselves or another teammate would, which were usually dangerous high doses.

Now, with the amount of money flowing in sports athletes have employed doctors who know that steroids in low levels are not dangerous, leave very little long term effects, and are virtually undetectable if administered in the right dosage right under testing level maximums.

That is the reason ehy very little athletes are getting busted for steroids themself.

The only real long term effect of steroids as he explained it is that after long term use when coming off a cycle it becomes harder for the body to start producing testosterone naturally, which is where HCG comes in as it kickstarts the body to produce testosterone naturally.

The problem is that with the body not producing as much testosterone as it use to a National Football League players body just won’t hold up to the rigors.

That is why NFL players older than 30 years old are hurt more than a 22 year old as their bodies aren’t producing as high of a level of testosterone as a 22 year old does.

Cushing is already showing those signs as his knee injury prior to last season took longer than usual.

In the end, Cushing will be lucky to make it past his rookie contract.