View Full Version : Could Danny be back in a week?

01-03-2010, 08:43 AM
A week ago, he said he expected to be back in two to three weeks. But then he said he didn't expect to be out for six weeks, and it had aready been 3 weeks. So the implication is that he'll only be out 5 weeks total.

That's a week from now. Could he be back, say, by the Raptors game? It's a home game on the 11th. The paper said mid-January, so it could fit.

Or are we being totally unreasonable and he'll be out for another month?

01-03-2010, 08:45 AM
I guess I don't understand this quote. It kinda scares me.

Danny Granger said Wednesday that it will be tough for him not to rush back from his torn right plantar fascia, and that he will be 100% when he returns. "It will keep me out but I won’t have problems with it (when I return) because it’s one of those injures that once it tears way from the bone, you won't have problems with it anymore," he said.
It's a GOOD THING for it to tear away from the bone? Can any of our local experts shed some light on this?

01-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Ya foreal....

When I had read that before , I was wondering the exact same thing.. It definitely made me have one of them WTF? looks as I done a doubletake when I had first read that...


Justin Tyme
01-03-2010, 10:48 AM
He doesn't need to come back UNTIL the injury is completely healed. Been there done that coming back too soon with JO to risk it again. This team is going nowhere, and Granger coming back isn't going to make a difference. Best take the time for the injury to heal properly, so that next year can have some meaning.

Granger could look at it in a positive light that while taking the time to let the injury "heal properly" he's helping the team by allowing them to get a better draft pick, and himself a quality player to surround himself with for the future. This is one of those rare opportunities that has seldom ever been availed to the Pacers to have a chance to get a really good pick in the draft. The opportunity needs to come to fruiition.

01-03-2010, 11:42 AM
Yeah, I would like to know what that means as well.

If he is just talking about it not causing him pain in the future due to no longer having a physical connection between his plantar fascia and the bone in his heel, I guess I could see that. From what I have read, after doing a search for "plantar fascia", in about 5% of people with plantar fasciitis (inflammation) they surgically cut the plantar fascia away from the bone to relieve pain and because of the lack of pain stimulus the inflammation subsides. Per the WebMD website, running or jumping is restricted for at least 3 months after surgery. I would have to assume that it would be similar after a complete tear, but I am only assuming that.

That said, the plantar fascia is a set of ligament bundles that provides both support of the arch of the foot, keeping it stable and the foot structure properly aligned. It also provides a decent amount of the spring mechanism and energy return from the bottom of the foot, especially for sharp cuts, jumps, and quick stops, and without this attachment, a portion of the stability of the heel is compromised, leaving the Achilles tendon more vulnerable to injury due to the additional stress that it must endure due to the spring of the plantar fascia no longer being present to reduce this stress.

I haven't seen if they are calling this a complete tear of the entire plantar fascia, or if it is a tear of a portion of the bundles of it. Hopefully it is the latter for overall structural integrity going forward.

I am sure that there are quite sophisticated shoe orthotics available, and likely can be custom made to reduce the impact of this injury, but it may cause other issues going forward depending on what portion of the ligament bundles are torn.

In my "No, I'm not an orthopedic specialist. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!" estimation, it would be unlikely that Danny returns soon. Also, I doubt he will be any better with his lateral movement on defense, lift on his jumper, and explosiveness on cuts to the basket than he was when he was playing earlier this year, and that did hinder the team at least to an extent. In my opinion, he needs to shut it down for quite a while longer just to make sure that what can heal has an opportunity to do so fully and maximize the opportunity for long term durability.

But given our knowledge of Danny's history, he may just decide that he will push things and take a chance and come back, and I doubt anyone would stop him if that is what he chooses to do.


01-03-2010, 01:34 PM
I'm not getting my hopes up that he's back before the end of the season, let alone a week or two.

01-03-2010, 01:55 PM
He just needs to come back when he's 100%...the seasons done anyway.

01-03-2010, 02:01 PM
I don't want him back until he is 100% healed. I don't want any lingering heel issues, nothing to cut short any return he has. What's killing us now is Team Chemistry. You can't build any if a key player comes in and out of the rotation.

01-03-2010, 02:11 PM

Take your time and let it heal 100%.

Highest Regards,

01-03-2010, 02:36 PM
danny please dont be so hasty
dont pull a jermaine!

01-03-2010, 03:13 PM
He better not come back! We need this high drart pick to get Indiana over the "8th seed hump". I'm just gotten used to losing, and it's kinda fun watching the young people play some major minutes. I enjoy watching what the future holds for Indiana with our young players. Plus, he needs to come back when he's 100% healed. We don't need another JO/Tinsley situation.

01-03-2010, 06:55 PM
danny please dont be so hasty
dont pull a jermaine!

Nobody wants to see J.O. part II.

There are 4 ways Danny can be restricted from playing.

1. Doctor rules him out.
2. Training staff rules him out.
3. Coach rules him out.
4. Danny rules him out.

I hope that all people involved are responsible enough to prevent Danny from playing until he's 100% healed. Mainly it's Danny's responsibility but he's already shown his tendency.

duke dynamite
01-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Everyone calm down. He'll come back when he is cleared and ready.

01-04-2010, 12:09 AM
I just hope he is 100% when he comes back and that there will be no risk for complications.