Remember when guys would come down on a defender’s foot, tweak an ankle, and just walk it off? Remember when the NBA season was a comfortable 82 games over 6 long months??
There’s something wrong in today’s NBA and it’s tied directly to David Stern & his owners’ greed. They’re trying to suck every penny they can out of a lockout-shortened season at the expense of theirathletes’ careers. Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks and George Hill of the Indiana Pacers both turned their ankles recently only to find out later that they actually fractured the very bone their ligaments were surrounding. The New Jersey Nets have lost two starters to serioues and long-term foot injuries (Brook Lopez and Damion James), meanwhile some point guards are missing games with normally rare toe ailments (Derrick Rose and D.J. Augustin). These guys aren’t soft, they’re overworked…by the same bosses they beefed with for months this past offseason.
It’s enough to make me sick…and enough to make Stephen Curry and his gimpy ankle sit out the rest of the season in fear.
(2/7/12) Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will miss up to a month with a chip fracture in foot, first thought to be an ankle injury.
(2/9/12) New Jersey Nets swingman Keith Bogans fractured his left ankle and completely tore his deltoid ligament on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons and will undergo surgery on Monday.
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