Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by dviss1, May 14, 2019.
I think Durant injured his Achilles and they're lying.
I guess we'll find out. I don't want to be one to wish harm on another person, but I guess if we're talking about something that has already occurred, perhaps it's OK to say that I hope you're right?
Nah, I still can't do it. Regardless of how much I dislike Kevin Durant, I hope that they're not lying, and that it's only a calf strain. I do hope, however, that he misses the first two games, and that we're able to secure at least one of them.
They said he has had it before. They also said he knew what it was when it happened and it kept him from injuring it further.
I'm not sure they are lying about the type of injury. But i'm pretty sure the timetable is sketchy.
No ill will here but I have been suspecting the same thing. Not torn achilles but strained. Not the calf. I can't say why just a feeling. The way he reacted just didn't look calf at all.
Aminu had the same calf injury and was out a nearly a month. His reaction was exactly the same
OK, good call. Like I said, was just a gut feeling probably due to the overreaction of everyone at the time.
Edited my initial post. Aminu was out nearly a month, not just a few weeks. I read recently that the severity of the strain is very important in determining how long they're out. No word on how severe KD's injury is.
The thing with calf and achilles strains is, the two often happen in conjunction and you don't notice one until the other eases up. So, there are all sorts of ways you can look at the team's statements that may be equally correct.
It was his calf.
EXACTLY! I strained/torn my calf last fall running, and I thought it was cramps, because those injuries aren't sudden like that. I didn't look back like what-just-happened did-a-snake-bite-me as people often do when they injure their Achilles.
What’s the point of lying? I understand why football teams do it, but stotts wouldn’t change his lineup before and he won’t now.
To try and maintain an image of strength. They lost two games apiece to the Clippers and Rockets. They are showing cracks. Hearing Durant has an achilles injury and that he will be out longer will embolden the Blazers. Hearing he will be back is an attempt to get into the Blazers's heads.
When I tore my calf I didn't look back but I certainly thought I got hit by a truck...
Kerr said yesterday that Durant hasnt even stepped on a court at all since the injury. I agree, I think it's more serious then the Warriors are letting everyone know.
How Dare You insinuate the Blazers are not bold AF.
Meh. I want to Durant to play.
I don’t need anyone saying, “the Blazers only won it all because Durant was injured.”
I know Nurk is out, but I want to beat them as a whole.
Why do you think that it was his Achilles?
A ring is a ring. Nobody really cares that Golden State beat the Cavs without Kyrie or Love.
Lebron beat an injured Warriors team. It may be the only way to get past them. Besides without Nurkic, I kind of see it as evening things up a bit.
Injuries are part of the Playoffs every year. What team is not dealing with them?
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