View Full Version : Wallace is expected to play Friday
03-19-2009, 02:46 PM
From the Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats top-scorer Gerald Wallace is expected to play Friday at Toronto after an MRI on his left knee showed only a bruise. Wallace crumpled to the floor in pain late in the first half of Wednesday's win over Sacramento. He declined a doctor's request to get the knee examined at the hospital and returned for the second half. Wallace finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but underwent an MRI on Thursday morning to make sure there was no serious damage.
I watched that replay last night and agian on espn today... that looked painfull! Glad he is OK.
In his interview on Bobcats.com he said as long as he can move he will play
what a warrior
03-19-2009, 07:09 PM
Let us not forget he wanted to practice and play the day he got back to charlotte after his rib got broke. I know everyone says how ray is a warrior, but seriously Wallace has one-upped him there this season.
03-20-2009, 03:40 PM
“I'm so used to being sore when I play that I just ignore pain now,” he said. “It's irritating. But it's something I've got to do. It's the style I play, so it's something I have to accept.”
Wallace has been hospitalized this season after suffering a cracked rib and deflated lung in a collision with Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum. Earlier in his Bobcats career he was knocked cold at practice after running into then-teammate Tamar Slay.
How do you know when courage ends and discretion must prevail?
“If I can't move, then it's really hurting,” Wallace said. “(Wednesday) night when I fell, it was a sharp pain, but then it loosened up. It was sore, but I was all right.”
“The Lakers game – the rib injury – I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe. I didn't want to move, I didn't want to breathe.''
Brown has plenty of experience with this. In Philadelphia, he coached Allen Iverson and Eric Snow, two guys who never thought injuries should hold them out. Here in Charlotte, point guard Raymond Felton has a similar resolve.
How do you manage those people?
“Those guys aren't built the same way,” Brown said. “I've had guys where they get a little bit of sandpaper in their jock, and they can't play. Not that they don't want to. Then you have guys who (say) no way they're not going to play.
“You've got to trust competent (medical) people to make that call.''
We need to start a section just for Larry Brown quotes......
added to the LB-isms http://bobcatsplanet.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Larry_Brown-isms
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