if you ask me I wouldn't mind him to skip even RG if he have to I dunno...
well, me neither, however long it takes. But the problem is and has been that he didn't think he has to take more time off, it just seem it's always up to him and you can be sure he will just play on regardless of how much pain he's in. Is there a doctor out there authoritative enough to take the decision off Gilles' hand and decide for him what his strategy should be to combat his injury?
Although he insists that the doctor said playing won't make it worse, I really am not so convinced. How can this not have any long term effect on the body if the knee is injured for such long duration? I don't know, I just hope he's right and this is not going to jeopardize his career in the long run.