His injury to his knee seemed severe and knee injuries are sometimes career threatening. His NCAA career ended at that moment. What about his draft stock? I had him early 2nd round. Now, maybe dropping? Or should we wait until the work outs?
If it's devastating he'll be mid 2nd, if it was just a knee injury but not devastating i could still see him in the late 1st
Hope he stays in the 1st rd.
If it is as serious as it looks and he is out for a year, he'll either not get drafted or some team will take him on the assumption that they won't sign him and then have him in Europe for 2011-12 to work his game back elsewhere. The saving grace is that with the way the game has grown globally, he won't end up in some fringe minor league like many did ten and twenty years ago.
I think it all just depends on the severity of the injury. It looked very serious. I'm not a doctor, but it looked like he tore his MCL. We'll know what grade the tear is soon, IF it is a tear. His knee buckled inward. Let's just hope that he didn't do any damage to his ACL and meniscus too.
He was a bubble first rounder before the injury. I can't see him getting picked in the first round now. I think he'll be a late secound round pick or go undrafted.
They interviewed Huggins and he reported it was a severe sprain. Good news for Da'Sean
I remember when I tore my MCL. It was the worst pain I've ever felt in my life, hands down. I was supposed to be unable to run for six weeks, but I was able to job by the fourth week, and I ended up making a full recovery. I hope that Da'Sean Butler is OK, and that he fully recovers.
Do you remember what grade your tear was? 1, 2 or 3?
It was a grade 3. It was terrible: I couldn't run, I had to wear a knee brace, and I couldn't even do push-ups.
Damn... Usually when you tear your MCL, you do damage to your ACL too. Did you do any damage to your ACL?
No, I got lucky. I guess that's why I recovered faster than usual.
I had a grade two sprain of my LCL the summer after my freshman year and I'll never forget it. I took some contact in the air and landed with all of my weight on the left leg and it just buckled... Popped in and out. I was in so much pain, I about blacked out because I wasn't breathing. It's no joke. I couldn't bend my knee at all.
Thank God I didn't have to have surgery. I had to wear a knee brace for a couple of weeks and then rehab for about six weeks.
I was playing a pick-up game when I tore my MCL. The weird part is that there was no contact at all, and I didn't really do anything before that to weaken my knee. I was cutting to the right side of the basket, but my right knee decided to go left for some reason. I heard a pop, then I limped for a step, then I collapsed. I was on the ground holding my knee and trying to yell, but no sound came out. I got up about a minute later and tried to act tough by walking it off, but I only managed to limp about five steps before I almost collapsed again.
Damn... That's crazy. I know you said you were overweight in high school. Maybe that extra weight put that extra pressure on your knees and weakened that ligament.
I used to always work on my calves and quads, but never just do excercises to strengthen the ligaments around my knee. I hadn't ever had an injury, so I guess I didn't know better.
You want to see a nasty injury? Go look at Andrew Bogut's elbow injury from tonight. I would just post the video, but it makes me sick looking at it lol. I saw it once and that was enough for me.
That was the incident that stopped me from saying "I'll start my diet tomorrow," because my doctor said that might have been one of the causes of the injury, and I NEVER want to go through something like that again. I also found out that it was that same knee that was causing a clicking sound when I was on my stationary bike before my injury, not the bike itself.
The only injury I've had since then was a bruised elbow from a couple of weeks ago. I was playing with a guy in his early 50's that has a Bachelor's in goonology with a minor in craftiness, and he beat the crap out of me. He tripped me twice to stop me from blowing past him, and he was doing the classic "pull the chair" move, but he simply tugged on my shirt instead of moving out of the way before I backed into him. The injury happened when I was going up for a lay-up. I did a dropstep and he was still on me, but instead of him putting both of his hands in the air, he body-checked me while I was in mid-air and knocked me to the ground. Old man's strength is no joke. I don't know where they get it from, man. It was nowhere near as bad as Bogut's injury, though. I've never seen an elbow twist like that.
Any idea what's the deal with bogut? like what actually happened. I jacked up my elbow in a high school game 2 years ago. Nowhere near that though.
I was blocking a fast break layup, the other teams pg slowed down to make the layup and i went to swat it out of bounds but instead i pinned it against the backboard. I didnt think that i would pin it, i thought it would just get hit out of bounds so i swatted it as hard as i could and i pinned it but i ended up flipping myself in the process and i landed on it kinda like bogut did but nowhere near as bad. It still hurts sometimes when i shoot to much and when i throw footballs and baseballs. I'm lucky though, i've never had a really serious injury like you guys
I really hope it is nothing serious for Butler, and it just looked worse by his screaming.
I think Bogut slipped because he was hanging on the rim. He would have been better off by not worrying about who was behind him and going up for a generic two-hand flush. Amar'e might have gave him a light push though.
Yeah i saw. He hung on the rim to stop his momentum but he couldnt swing back once he grabbed on cause amar'e was runing right behind him. I think thats why he flipped
All it takes is one wrong step, and you could end up with a broken bone or a torn ligament. It's crazy to think about all of the people under 30 with permanent pain related to sports injuries. Sports are fun, but the injuries are an unavoidable section of the territory.
well thanks, i hadn't seen the bogut injury so i youtubed it and that ruined my day.
As for my personal injuries, i haven't had any real severe ones but one time i rolled my ankle and the guy who saw it threw up, it hurt him a lot more than me.
@OJJ yeah just ask Jonathan Bender. Chronic knee pain was so bad he couldnt climb stairs
OJJ wrote, "The weird part is that there was no contact at all ...."
I've heard and seen that happen too many times, which falls right in line with my theory. I'm not a doctor, but I think the knee was already about to pop from previous wear and tear and all it took was an awkward step. What do you think?
the worst forum ever, lol. im in so much pain reading about all this. i saw the bogut one and had to flex my arm and elbow a few times. i have played many sports for a long time now and have only had minor painful injuries(bruised tailbone and high ankle sprain, tailbone was the worst pain and ankle is still feels tender at times and was 4 years ago). but my biggest fear(didnt think about it while playing) is tearing my knee up, it just looks like the worst. i hope desean can fully recover and try to make a good nba career.