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rabid
02-20-2004, 10:27 AM
...according to ESPN 950 this morning.

That's basically right around the beginning of the playoffs...

Hope it's not QUITE that long...

:cry: :pray:

debohstheman
02-20-2004, 10:41 AM
after calculating this timeframe to the crazyassmanbasketballbeast machine, and subtracting the Artest factor i get.......

4 weeks

no way is artest going to allow himself to sit out 7 weeks for a thumb injury.....dont see it happening.

ChicagoJ
02-20-2004, 10:49 AM
Some quick research on torn ligaments in the thumb:

http://www.handuniversity.com/topics.asp?Topic_ID=29

If you have surgery, you will be placed in a thumb spica cast for four weeks. Some doctors will take the spica cast off at four weeks and then place your thumb in an immobilizing splint for another two weeks. Some patients work with a physical or occupational therapist to help regain range of motion and strength in the thumb. Most patients are able to return to normal activity three months after their surgery.

Emphasis Added

We can hope, and I know Ron's a tough son-of-a-gun, but I also hope he doesn't come back too soon, risking a major injury, or potentially hurting the team by taking minutes away from a 100% healthy player.

Seven weeks is potentially one or two weeks after the thumb will come out of the cast or splint. It will take some time for him to have the full flexibility and a minimum level of strength. As I understand it, right after that splint comes off, the risk of re-injuring (and potentially rupturing) the ligament is pretty high.

Ragnar
02-20-2004, 10:51 AM
I would much rather see him come back in time for the playoffs and be healthy than come back too soon and re injure himself.

We need him next year too.

indygeezer
02-20-2004, 11:10 AM
Some quick research on torn ligaments in the thumb:

http://www.handuniversity.com/topics.asp?Topic_ID=29

[quote]If you have surgery, you will be placed in a thumb spica cast for four weeks. Some doctors will take the spica cast off at four weeks and then place your thumb in an immobilizing splint for another two weeks. Some patients work with a physical or occupational therapist to help regain range of motion and strength in the thumb. Most patients are able to return to normal activity three months after their surgery.

Emphasis Added

THis is exactly the course of action they took with my surgery. 4 weeks then two weeks in an immobilizing thumb cast with OT/PT.

From my rant in another thread ___

Ron Artest...excellant physical conditioning will allow him to recover quickly. How quickly? I'm in lousy condition, I had thumb surgery Aug. 9th. First of Feb I was finally able to push the button in on my car door...believe me it ain't as easy as it looks. I'm sure that rather than seeing a physical therapist 2x a week it will be daily for him and he will recover much quicker than I did (I still have pain when I bend it too far).
++++

Good luck RA...treat it right.

Unclebuck
02-20-2004, 11:12 AM
Montieth's article today said that a Sixers player had the same exact surgery and he missed 25 games.

tdeltdot
02-20-2004, 11:29 AM
...according to ESPN 950 this morning.

That's basically right around the beginning of the playoffs...

Hope it's not QUITE that long...

:cry: :pray:

I guess that's it for Defensive Player of the Year and/or 3rd Team All-NBA. It would have been nice for him to get a little more individual recognition...

ChicagoJ
02-20-2004, 11:39 AM
A long distance dedication from UB to Ronnie:

Now's there's tears on the court
Ronnie where you played
And you took my heart when you left
Without your sweet "D"
My soul is lost, my friend
Tell me how do I begin again?
My lineup's in ruins
My lineup's in ruins

Now with these hands,
I pray Lord
With these hands,
I pray for the strength, Lord
I pray for the faith, Lord
We pray for the lost, Lord
We pray for the strength, Lord

Come on, rise up
Come on, rise up



I may be the only one on here that gets this, but I'm :rotflmao:

Watching the Pacers without Ron would like hearing My City of Ruins without Dan Federici's organ. An integral part is missing.

Oh, and BRRUUUUUUCE!

DisplacedKnick
02-20-2004, 12:19 PM
You can even lose him for the 1st rd and not suffer. I'm figuring on the Pacers hanging onto the 1 seed but even if you fall to 3 you'll be playing Toronto, Miami or Milwaukee and I think you can take them with or without Ron. The one problem is if Cleveland sneaks in - I wouldn't want to play them without Ron to guard Lebron.

But you'll need him for the 2nd rd and you need him to be able to step right in and not disrupt things for a game or two. Getting him back 2 games or more before the playoffs would be ideal.

dipperdunk
02-20-2004, 12:40 PM
Yeh the 76ers rookie Willle Green had the same injury this season, it was also his non shooting hand, he missed about 2 months but when he came back he looked sharp and really didn't miss a beat so Artest should be able maintain his conditioning and should be able to get back into a groove pretty quick when he returns.