Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ugh!

Our Jazz season hopes and dreams nearly came to a crashing halt when Deron Williams twisted his ankle in a pre-season game against the Chicago Bulls. Luckily, the DNews reports that it was only a severe sprain and his X-rays came out negative. Deron was carried off the floor by teammates Ronnie Brewer and CJ Miles, and left the arena in a wheelchair. We can only hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.

These are the moments when a fan wonders...what in the world is Deron Williams doing, playing in a meaningless preseason game? I suppose athletes can get injured at any time during the season, ripping apart team expectations and future hopes. We can only hope that our franchise player recovers from this 'thunderbolt'. Get well soon, D-Will!

5 comments:

booner said...

I saw that play, and what has to stop is defensive players (a la Bruce Bowen) sliding up under the shooter's feet . . . because the shooter has no choice but to come down on the defender's feet.

Dirty dirty stuff.

The Crotty Kid said...

Nightmare. Ankle sprains have a way of sticking around. The only ray of sunshine is that some of his recovery time will be in the preseason.

Scrumtrulescent said...

I saw it live and it didn't seem "dirty" at all, just one of those things. I thought most players wore some kind of ankle support pretty much at all times. Am I crazy?

The Crotty Kid said...

A lot of players don't, but that seems crazy to me. With as much elevation as these guys get, you'd think that ankle tweaks would occur more frequently.

Pasty Gangsta said...

The problem with ankle braces is that they constrain your lateral movement and take about an inch or two off your vertical. Back in my balling days I would wear one on my left ankle because it was terrible, but took my chances with my right because I didn't want to give up the quickness and leaping ability.