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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by webz, Jul 2, 2012.
I have conspiracy thoughts...all good.
Stress fractures generally aren't that bad from what I know. The word 'fracture' is what scares people. Just need a lot of rest. Had one in my leg once. Didn't need to change anything other than not run for a while (and my sneakers).
Me too. Maintain our draft pick. Don't have to suffer the start Andre clamor from the fans. Hopefully, the loss allows Joe D to unload some players in an officially "lost" season.
Clearly this is all Coach Frank's fault. He hates Andre and he hates winning, so he stress fractured Andre's back by playing him with the wrong lineup. This guy isn't just a clueless coach, he's a menace to decent people, small children and unicorns everywhere!
Oh no Roscoe, he loves unicorns.
Larry's favorite t-shirt............
Just an obvious question here. After suffering the injury and then laboring through a full game, shouldn't the training staff have known the difference between spasms and a stress fracture? Sending him out in the next game with an assumed diagnosis seems silly.
Stress fractures couldn't be picked up without an x-ray. So I think it's a more common diagnosis to suffer from muscular soreness and therefore not be picked up immediately. A stress fracture can be quite subtle. He wouldn't have been incapacitated so they wouldn't have automatically assumed fracture. You would definitely know the difference between spasms and stress fracture, but I don't think they ever diagnosed spasms. I've also had those and there is no confusing back spasms with anything else.
I was pleased to hear it wouldn't be a lingering injury. Pistons should consider playing it safe and just shutting him down the rest of the year, it's not like we're making the playoffs anyway.
The Pistons can't be letting this kid get soft over on the bench. Coach Frank has worked hard ignoring him molding him into the player he's becoming. If he's slated to make a full recovery, how hurt can he be? Let him heal out on the court. The 2nd unit needs him.
He must've taken a nap on Charlie's cot. Bynum's APG just went down 4-5 assists.
Kids his size are still growing at his age. That means that their bones are still soft, compared to an adult's. He's gone from 270 lbs. at the start of camp, to 297 lbs. It was really just a matter of time before he suffered a stress fracture somewhere. I'm glad that it wasn't his feet. Young bigs who start suffering stress fractures in their feet are done. I'm also glad that they recognized the problem and are sitting him down. Giving him 4-6 weeks rest might have been the best thing for him, in the long run.
This treatment brings back memories of frozen bananas........... Andre Drummond is playing the drums to rehab his back | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Not a good sign for Slava that Charlie V is ahead of him in the rotation at center.
You can add 'every player over 6'8" currently on a NBA bench or playing in the D-League' to this statement.
I read in one article that before he injured his back the plan was for him to start that last wed game, but it was a throw away like line in one article. Has anybody else seen anything that even hinted at that being the case?
Andre Drummond - Detroit Pistons - 2013 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com Twitter / vgoodwill: If Drummond had not gotten ...
His value to our team as a 19 year old sure is apparent now.
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