evilleman wrote:Aces & Eights wrote:Ad1770 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Day he came back
Dec. 30, 2017
You see, he was two weeks in to a six week heal when he returned. Bone doesn’t regrow in two weeks. After hearing all that I am, I won’t be surprised if the season is over for him, and unfortunately, we find out that he will require surgery to repair it.
I truly hope not, but as I said, they pushed for him to be back out on the floor (and that includes Dru himself), and they finished off an injury that had “healed” in two weeks.
As pointed out in the following tweet, the stress fracture from December is not the problem that Dru had occur on Monday.
https://twitter.com/patmhickey/status/9 ... 5875888129
Dang guys at least have the correct info before you run to your keyboard to b**** and moan. It was the other foot. Praying that Dru has a speedy recovery.
Maybe, just maybe, the dang guys thought they had the correct info before they "ran to the keyboard to b**** and moan." Pat Hickey wrote two blurbs on Smith's condition. The FIRST blurb by Hickey on the 30th said this, "Additional details surrounding Smith's foot are unclear, though it is suspected to be related to the injury that caused him to miss four games in December." Pat Hickey was the source of the bad info, assuming that info is bad. On the following day, Hickey reported on the cause as plantar fasciitis in the other foot, not the previously injured foot.
Actually, I don't believe that Hickey's first report on Smith's injury is at odds with his second report. An injury to one foot or limb often leads to problems in the unaffected foot or limb because of overcompensation by the good one. It has happened to me. So the plantar fasciitis in one foot could have been brought on by overcompensating for the injury to the other foot. No one can know that for sure. My verdict is that it was proper to "b**** and moan" after Hickey's first report. It is also proper to ignore Hickey's first reports on anything until he has followed up with a second report if caution is your drug of choice. All that aside, Blake likely played the best game of his life so far and made up for the loss of Smith. Two more wins guarantees a winning record. I think it can and will be done. As shorthanded as we are I have no predictions beyond that.