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ABADays
07-21-2007, 08:07 PM
Yikes :eek:

pwee31
07-21-2007, 08:57 PM
It's always something! Poor Fever. Good thing they a pretty good hold on things. Hopefully they can hang on.. all they need is to make the playoffs, then anything can happen!

grace
07-21-2007, 10:19 PM
There are not enough cuss words in the world for me to adequately express how not happy I am. :(

GrangerRanger
07-21-2007, 10:44 PM
Well..there goes the MVP Trophy...:bs:

Shade
07-21-2007, 10:51 PM
Jeez, it's always something, isn't it?

gummy
07-21-2007, 11:43 PM
Ooooh no. Damn it. Catch will probably still finish in the top three (for the 5th time in 6 seasons!), but this does pretty much kill the MVP talk.

How much impact did this have on the Shock game? The press is saying it happened in the third quarter and she didn't return. Did the team totally collapse after that?

And why is Detroit so very, very evil when it comes to the Indiana basketball? It's like they bring an invisible black hole with them when they come onto the court - it just swallows players (particularly star players) whole. That's the kind of gender equality I could do without. :mad:

I was certain the Fever were going to be the 2007 WNBA champions. I :censored: hate injuries. Especially in the WNBA when the season is sooo short.

GrangerRanger
07-21-2007, 11:59 PM
I think were okay. If we can hold up atleast the top three seeds in the division then even without Cathings in the first round we can still advance ( Assuming she's out that long).

gummy
07-22-2007, 02:21 AM
Yeah...you're probably right. I overreacted a bit when I threw the championship hopes out the window.

Still, what a bummer. It'd be nice to have some momentum going into the playoffs.

And it's Tamika's birthday today too - geez.

denyfizle
07-22-2007, 04:46 AM
I wonder how long it would take for Conseco to have a Championship banner hanging on it's rafters... I say 15 years.

grace
07-22-2007, 11:54 AM
I have this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that her foot will never be the same again. Probably just me being a pessimist or it could have something to do with the fact that Andres Nocioni is still trying to recover from plantar faciitis. :(

ABADays
07-22-2007, 12:17 PM
I have this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that her foot will never be the same again. Probably just me being a pessimist or it could have something to do with the fact that Andres Nocioni is still trying to recover from plantar faciitis. :(

Sadly it could be a serious injury. What a freak thing to happen. I really believed the stars were aligned this year but last night's Chicago game indicates it's gonna be a tough road now.

317Kim
07-22-2007, 02:58 PM
Timing sucks. I don't know what to say.

6th
07-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Hello fans of the WNBA. Although I am a Sacramento Monarchs fan, Catch is my favorite basketball player outside of the M's players.

This injury makes me ill. I really want here to get MVP this time. There is no better all-around female player in the game today.

Detroit (read Laimbeer) makes me sick. I swear they are all about taking other players out of the game....especially the stars.

6th
07-22-2007, 06:59 PM
Sadly it could be a serious injury. What a freak thing to happen. I really believed the stars were aligned this year but last night's Chicago game indicates it's gonna be a tough road now.

Can you tell me exactly what happened?

ABADays
07-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Can you tell me exactly what happened?

I don't think anyone is sure yet. I've heard she made a cut and something didn't feel right in her foot. She tried to play through it but couldn't as the pain increased - rather quickly.

carpediem024
07-23-2007, 08:00 PM
When she got hurt I thought she was grabbing her knee and I'm like :scream:

ABADays
07-24-2007, 10:21 PM
Beginning to look like we don't have the guns to do it without Catch. Close but no cigars and now to the West Coast.

Trader Joe
07-25-2007, 02:31 AM
Conseco Fieldhouse is cursed. I'm convinced of it.

ABADays
07-26-2007, 05:21 PM
UGH. They've now lost as many games in their last 4 as they did in their first 20.

gummy
07-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Yeah, we're in total free fall now. :(

GrangerRanger
08-05-2007, 01:24 PM
http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/070803_heitzman_injury.html


Trainer Addresses Catchings’ Injury


August 3, 2007
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Tamika Catchings' recent foot injury has been the talk of WNBA fans and media for over a week, and little has been said to determine a time for her return. Simply put, that answer is not known. Whether it is a week, or two, or three, Fever fans hope she returns before the WNBA Playoffs begin.
Catchings sustained the injury on the final play of the third period, during Indiana's loss to Detroit on Friday, July 20. On a rebound, she felt a "pop" when she pivoted after a rebound. There was no contact with another player. In Tamika's words, "I just planted wrong. At first, I thought my orthotics slipped. But I felt it 'pop.' I knew it wasn't going to be that simple." The next day, the Fever issued a formal announcement that the five-time All-Star would miss 2-to-3 weeks due to a partial tear of the plantar fascia in her left foot.

With the pressing question at the forefront of everyone's minds, Fever athletic trainer Holly Heitzman took a few minutes with FeverBasketball.com to provide a further explanation about the injury - what it is; how it happened; how Catchings is progressing, and when she might return.


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FeverBasketball.com: How did Catchings incur the plantar fascia tear (foot injury)?
Holly Heitzman: "Tamika had some other chronic injuries in her foot that may have pre disposed her to this type of injury."
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FB: What does it mean to have a torn plantar fascia?
HH: "The plantar fascia (or plantar aponeurosis) is the thick connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. It originates at the calcaneus (heal) and expands towards the metatarsal heads (toes). It is considered a white flat tendinous expansion on the bottom of the foot."
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FB: What is the difference between what Tamika has and plantar fasciitis?
HH: "Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia and Tamika has a tear of the medial portion of her fascia in the arch of her foot. Plantar fasciitis is usually a chronic condition at the origin of the fascia near the heal."
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How is Catchings rehabbing her foot?
HH: "Multiple methods of rehab are being utilized. Its important to reduce the inflammation and to support her arch during this process. A good biomechanical position will reduce any restrictions that may impede range of motion and promote proper healing of the fascia. Focus on a good healing environment with nutrients coming from good circulation will reduce the healing debris and improve the area for regeneration. It takes time for the cells to regenerate and heal."
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Will Catchings be ready for the playoffs?
HH: "We are very hopeful that she will have a full recovery by the time playoffs are here."

Thought I'd post this update if no one else has seen it.

grace
08-05-2007, 08:55 PM
I heard them say on the radio that she's a week away from being day to day. :shrug:

jeffg-body
08-08-2007, 04:21 PM
That does suck, but the girls are doing well. We finally have an inside game to go with our outside punch. When TC gets back in a few weeks she'll be ready to roll and everything will be fine. We may not get the #1 seed, but we'll be the team no one wants to play in the playoffs. I am glad to see these girls finally getting some support and attention.:jump::rockon::cucumber::apple::spidey:: buttkick::geezer:

(Sorry about all of the animations but my 3 year old had to see them all)

Indianapolis_girly
08-09-2007, 11:39 PM
That's a hugeeeeeeeee loss.
Let's just hope she comes back for the playoffs.