Home
Knee1 Headlines

Trailblazer Center Re-Injures Knee

Printer Friendly Version     Email this Article     Links/Reprints

Trailblazer Center Re-Injures Knee

Trailblazer Center Re-Injures Knee

November 29, 2000
By Tom Keppeler, Knee1 Staff

Everyone thought Arvydas Sabonis was on the mend. After tearing cartilage in his knee, the 7-foot-3 center missed the first eight games of this season while recovering from arthroscopic surgery.

Sabonis returned to the game November 14 and played in five of the Trailblazer's seven games on their recent road trip. Members of the team seemed thrilled to have him back on the parquet.

But tragedy struck Tuesday night, causing anyone who knew of his comeback tale cringe. Sabonis accidentally stepped on teammate Scottie Pippen's foot and twisted his right knee. Sabonis, who was averaging 8.8 points per game and 3.7 rebounds, left in the middle of the first quarter to be replaced by center Dale Davis.

At mid-day Wednesday, Sabonis was listed as day-to-day on the Trailblazer's official site. The Associated Press reported that the Lithuanian native did not participate in full-court drills Wednesday and would likely not play in Thursday's match-up against Dallas. His status for a game against Houston Saturday was not mentioned.

"It would be a surprise if he plays" Thursday, coach Mike Dunleavy told the AP Wednesday.


Picture courtesy of CBS Sportsline.

Previous Stories

Tai Chi May Benefit Arthritis Sufferers

Toronto's Carter Will Miss Two Games

Bears De-Activate Kreutz, Holdman

more Feature Stories


RSS

My Miracle Worker - Pflexx Knee Exerciser
Comment By AaronCunns11
more more blogs RSS

Fusion (Arthrodesis)
By noscirebob

Posted: Oct 20, 2014
I'm in my 70s and had knee fused 3 years ago. I find a light weight camping tripod stool ideal for retaurants and waiting rooms (Campmore). For the elevated toilet seat I use an adjustable tub stool ...

more more Forums Create a Topic

Knee Replacement Success Story
Knee Replacement Success Story
Healthcare News Network shows the knee replacement surgery success story ...
more more Featured Videos

 
Dr. Robert Klapper

Dr. Robert Klapper:

Preventing Knee Surgery
  more
  more Heroes
  nominate a Hero
  Hero policy