a terrible blight on our fine country
Maybe it is human nature that I want the team that beat us to look good afterward, but this Ohio team really showed what they are about. Congratulations to them on an amazing tournament run.
I still have 3/4 of my final four intact.
Austin Rivers is leaving Duke (hiring agent) to go pro. Any impact on Burke? I'm thinking the more lottery guards who declare the better for us. Thoughts?
- He has a surgical inciscion from his surgery, which would almost certainly come apart.
- He has a SCREW in his BONE! There is zero chance that the bone has had time to heal around the screw sufficiently for stability.
- Messing around with a scaphoid bone injury is taking a huge risk regarding your career. Just some of the potential career threatening issues:
A bone that fails to heal is called a nonunion. Nonunions are more common after scaphoid fractures because blood supply to the scaphoid bone is poor. Blood supply to the bone is very important in its healing. Bones need blood to carry oxygen and nutrients to the site of the fracture.
When the scaphoid is broken, especially when the fragments have moved apart (displaced), the blood supply to those fragments may be disrupted. Sometimes, the blood supply to one of the fragments is so poor that the piece does not get enough nutrients and the cells in that fragment die. This is called avascular necrosis. A bone graft with its own blood supply (vascularized graft) is the most effective treatment for this condition.
Over time, nonunion and avascular necrosis of the scaphoid can lead to arthritis of the wrist. Symptoms of arthritis in the wrist that results from scaphoid nonunion or avascular necrosis include:
- Aching in the wrist
- Decreased range of motion of the wrist
- Pain with activities such as lifting or gripping
I have a hard time believing that any team doctor would OK this kid to play in the Final Four, let alone this weekend. This kid would have to be
dumb as a box of rocks to even consider jeopardizing extremely motivated and completely let down by those that profess to have his best interest in mind to even consider messing around with this kind of injury. Then I read his latest quote:
"If I can get a good amount of range of motion in my wrist, and I can go out there and compete and not play in any pain, those are the two things I'm looking for."
Then I see information like this...
Unless your wrist is deformed, it might not be obvious that the scaphoid bone is broken. In some cases, the pain is not severe, and may be mistaken for a sprain.
and I wonder just how far UNC will be willing to go, risking this kid's future for a shot at another banner. UNC and Roy Williams should have him shut down, and not be leading along this media circus.
So this is a general question for the board, or more specifically those of you who claim to be in the know on things such as this. Are we planning on taking 1 or 2 DT's this year? From all the information posted on this board and elswhere we would look to be in a favorable position with Henry Poggi. However if you read Sam Webb's post in the Det News today you read about a guy Greg Webb who is very highly rated as well, and plans on making a visit in the near future. His dad, Mr. Webb states that his son really is quite high on the BIG TEN and would favor schools in BT over others. Sam Webb stated that Mr. Webb really liked one Mike Martin, and respected what he has been able to at Michigan both on and off the field.
Where do we stand with taking both? I personally think Pipkins will be starting by mid year but after that we dont have a ton of depth. The Willie Henry kid was a nice pickup but we need more in my opinion. For those of you clamoring for another year of taking 4 LB's I think this is a much bigger position of need and I hope we take 2, and Poggi and Webb would be a great pick up, especially with Poggi's ability to possibly play next to both Pipkins and Webb.
Tidbit: Webb plans on taking a visit to Mich and Mich State when he comes . . . . I think we recently collected an OL commit in much the same way. Sparty would fall on their own sword if we did it to em again!!