Re: J. O'Neal, K.G., and Paul
posted at 9/15/2010 5:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: J. O'Neal, K.G., and Paul
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: J. O'Neal, K.G., and Paul : im a diehard heat fan and never heard of him having an injury of any kind he was just flat out awful but...he will be playing less minutes this year which may help keep him more fresh but then again, with the age of the celtics important players...injuries will most certainly be a factor as well
Posted by Jimmy42Jack0[/QUOTE]
Tue, Apr 13th 2010, 13:34
Jermaine O'Neal misses game with sprained ankle
Turns out Dwyane Wade’s bruised right wrist wasn’t the most worrisome injury for the Heat.
Jermaine O’Neal, who played only 17 minutes against the Knicks on Sunday because of foul trouble, sat out Monday’s game against the 76ers because of a sprained left ankle that he aggravated in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Wade fell hard on his wrist just before halftime in New York, but he played through the pain in the second half and was in the starting lineup Monday.
O’Neal, who sat for the fifth time in the past eight games, said he’s not concerned about missing time just before the playoffs, in part because his previously hyperextended right knee feels good, and also because he has enough time before this weekend to stay sharp.
``Everything you do, you have to be better in your next game,’‘ O’Neal said.
``In that aspect, I’m a little disappointed. But I understand the significance of the playoffs. So to me and to the training staff, being ready come Saturday or Sunday is most important. My concern is the knee will be able to move.’'
Hyperextended knee in late March vs. Bucks, sprained ankle in mid-April. It was the ankle that affected him in the playoffs, I believe. It could be the combination of both as well.
This was very easy to find.