Someone refresh my memory: When/what was the last piece of substantive news about Granger's status?
Them coming back and saying the MRI was negative for a tear.
A grade II calf strain is 3-6 weeks.
EDIT: Monday will be the beginning of week 5. This is the end of the 3rd week, after they announced 3 weeks.
You say that this is the end of the 3rd week.....yet Monday will be the beginning of Week 5? Do you mean Monday would be beginning of Week 4?
Question to those that knows about these type of sports injuries.....is it possible that if your body isn't in "game shape" that a Player's body that isn't 100% ( or close to 100% ) is more susecptable to minor injuries like this that can take you out for small but extended periods of time?
If this is the case....I'm inclined to simply let Granger rest and fully recover, get his body back into Game shape ( during practice ) so that there is less chance of minor setbacks like this. I fully expect that he will have a lot of rust to shake off.....but that's different than having your Body prepared to handle the rigors of regular Game Play.
I don't want to rush him back when his body isn't fully ready to handle it. If that means that he can sit out until the end of December...heck ,even until January 10th ( the beginning of a 4 game home stand for a week and a half )...just so that his body is 100% ready...I'd do that.
And yes, not being in in tip-top shape, trying to handle the workload can and will result in injuries. I think it's a good sign, knee wise, that other parts of Danny's body are, for a lack of a better term, breaking down before his knee does.
Cool. I guess Danny's calves are ready to start bawlin'.
It doesn't mean much...but it's something :sigh:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Granger (calf) is out on the <a href="https://twitter.com/tdgarden">@tdgarden</a> floor pregame getting shots up. That’s a small, but encouraging sign. Still has to practice w/o pain.</p>— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottAgness/statuses/404033065766248449">November 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Any chance we see Danny tonight? Or any news?
Man I'm hoping to hear that he is back in practice this week. We have some tough road games ahead of us, would be nice to have him available for that 2nd unit.
I seriously do not want him to play until he is deemed 100% and can sustain a lot of heavy-duty activity in practice for extended periods of time.
Part of it is that I want to be sure that he is fully healthy....and the other part of me is just tired of him having minor setbacks because he is seemingly rushed back too early.
If I was Danny, I'd ask that they not give any updates to the press. That way he can come out and drop 25 and 10 on an unsuspecting opponent. :)
I'd assume there is a practice today and from what we know it's been a week since his last attempt. Let's hope we here something today.
The Pacers can afford to take their time with Danny because they are winning! I'm really not concerned when he comes back because I don't really think they even need him.
Danny Granger is probably my second favorite player on the team but I'd rather they take their time and let him come back when he is completely ready. No one should criticize the team for holding him back. Just look at what can happen if you don't give a player enough rest. Derrick Rose suffered a right thigh strain and then tore his right meniscus. We can't say that the two injuries are related but we can't say that they aren't either.
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I have a gut feeling based on nothing but my gut feeling that we're probably looking at January here. Use December to get him slowly back to a point where he can practice with some regularity. Start January with some light minutes, maybe every other game to start. After the ASB, have him adjusted to whatever regular minutes he'll see.
That said, I really do feel with Granger, it will be a case where he'll still probably have setbacks, play a few games and then miss a week or two, etc. I've seen this before in far too many injuries: when you're this far behind where you were supposed to be, it's usually chronic, and it's usually going to continue being a problem.
DG was in street clothes at last nights games. I agree with the above. Jan return. And I don't see much pt for him.
I would much rather have him fully recover and wait a full month, then rush him back and have a good chance that he get some minor injury that only puts him back on the shelf for an extended period of time.