- Nov 2, 2017
Rudy Gay has also been a relative recent success story and he blew out his Achilles at the same age as KD
Most aren't close to the same. Wilkins is notable because he put up better numbers the two years post injury than the two prior. The next best example is probably Wes Matthews. His athleticism and production slipped a bit, but he still played about 34 minutes per game while playing the majority of games the two seasons after the injury.
People were rightfully calling this out before:Some of the best doctors in the world cleared this nigga to play when it was obvious he wasn’t gonna be ready. Fucking trash.
The Warriors failed him. No way he should’ve been out there, especially on the eve of free agency. That team don’t give a fuck about him.
Heads gotta roll. Kerr already distancing himself from the decision making and knowledge of Durant's progress, meaning we're talking top brass here that knew it wasn't no goddamn calf strain, and even if it was, no way that "it couldn't get any worse".
I remember Marino describe it like a curtain getting pulled and shooting up quickly. That was..... pretty graphic. Hope he comes back strong.
I know Toronto has some great people, but man that left a sour taste in my mouth. Especially that fucking asshole near the baseline waving bye. What a piece of shit. A teenager, I can understand doing that, but a grown man...fuck outta here.
Kobe already had too many injuries by the time he tore his achilles.
It’s one of the most painful injuries usually. Having said that, I’ve seen some of my buddies on the ground crying after tearing their ACL’s and I’ve seen others walk it off. I think each injury is a case-by-case event.
KD’s could have been avoided had he just sat out the rest of the Finals.What is going on with star players with ruptured Achilles. John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and now KD have all had the course of their careers altered by this in the span of season. The last one was Kobe and before that it had been a while since a star got hit with an Achilles tear. Crazy
Yep. This injury will reverberate for decades. He was obviously not ready but macho sports culture of self sacrifice won out. No blaming KD, but the whole culture of "sacrifice" that is prevalent in pro sports.
Yes, but not as much as you’d think in the moment. The worst sensation is the strange feeling that the back part of your leg, from your heel up through your calf, has just snapped. I heard it as much as I felt it, in the midst of a Texas Friday night football game, at that.
Doesn’t make any sense. How much money is KD worth to the Warriors with a potential career ending injury? These teams need some sort of risk/benefit analysis expert on payroll.
That wouldn't help. It's all macho bullshit sports culture.
Other than the lay person's common sense connecting the calf injury to this, is there medical reason to believe his return (edit: early return from the specific injury) significantly increased the chances of popping an Achilles tendon?
He was just cleared to practice on what, Sunday, one day before the game? I smelled the bullshit coming then.
No, they dont and they shouldn't. Its tragic, but it's also stupid to some extent on his part. He will still get a max deal, watch some team risk it (knicks), develop young players and then insert him for 2021. Evrn if turns into a stretch 4 with less dynamic movement he can "Dirk" it to 4 straight all star games still.
I think your first point is it. The weakness in the calf exposed the Achilles.
The Player Association need to demand invesgation for this.
I don’t think it’s even the Achilles it’s just overcompensating causes issue. Like when OBJ played on a high ankle sprain for 5 weeks and then his ankle shattered.
What's weird is that GS is seen as a very methodical organization when it comes to player health. But of late, they've been making tons of mistakes.