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Title: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: CelticSooner on January 17, 2013, 02:01:58 PM
http://www.csnne.com/basketball-boston-celtics/celtics-talk/Rib-injury-may-sideline-Avery-Bradley?blockID=824389&feedID=3352

Him not seeing the floor most of the second half makes more sense now.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 17, 2013, 02:05:52 PM
This is why Danny signed Barbosa.  Just in case Bradley, Rondo, Lee, or Terry went down after AB came back.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 17, 2013, 02:21:23 PM
http://www.csnne.com/basketball-boston-celtics/celtics-talk/Rib-injury-may-sideline-Avery-Bradley?blockID=824389&feedID=3352

Him not seeing the floor most of the second half makes more sense now.

Finally some reason for what I could not figure out last night..."Why isnt Bradley in the game" was a common outcry watching the game last night.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Boris Badenov on January 17, 2013, 02:29:07 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 17, 2013, 02:32:12 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: CelticG1 on January 17, 2013, 02:36:58 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Celtics18 on January 17, 2013, 02:44:17 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Maybe he'll have to stop fighting so hard through every pick.  Then we can all start talking about how lazy he is on the defensive end.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: CelticG1 on January 17, 2013, 03:02:30 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Maybe he'll have to stop fighting so hard through every pick.  Then we can all start talking about how lazy he is on the defensive end.

Maybe, seems like Rondo has been pretty healthy and why I always defend Rondo when people talk about "effort".

Bradley can't really afford to do that he hasn't made squat and needs tobearn that paycheck
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: BballTim on January 17, 2013, 03:04:37 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Maybe he'll have to stop fighting so hard through every pick.  Then we can all start talking about how lazy he is on the defensive end.

  No, people won't really notice the change since he doesn't play under the microscope like Rondo does.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: ScottHow on January 17, 2013, 03:07:43 PM
Well this sucks. Hopefully this doesn't becoming an issue every year.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: indeedproceed on January 17, 2013, 03:12:00 PM
I'm not even mad, frankly I'm impressed. He just waits til I'm like, "Yup..here we go, good times!"

Then he gets injured. Its so selfish of him.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Sketch5 on January 17, 2013, 04:08:09 PM
Its a little concerning about his injury past. People rip on Wilcox because he can't make it threw a season, and want to trade him, DA might be thinking the same on AB while the word isn't out. So I wouldn't be surprised if he's in trade talks.

(Funny how Smith gets suspended and Bradley "hurts" his ribs on the same day) :P

Don't get me wrong, the guy brings it every night(when he is on the court), and he D is infectious. But he may be one more injury away from being label fragile. DA has some thinking to do, but I wouldn't give this guy up for a scrub, going to have to be for a Smith,Cousins,Gay type package for me to be okay with it.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Big_Dave31 on January 17, 2013, 05:14:45 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Just because he got hit in the ribs, you can't call him injury prone for that. 
As long as it isn't his ankle/knee/shoulders...this is just him getting hit hard in the ribs, calling him injury prone from this is a bit of an overreaction.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Boris Badenov on January 17, 2013, 05:34:05 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Just because he got hit in the ribs, you can't call him injury prone for that. 
As long as it isn't his ankle/knee/shoulders...this is just him getting hit hard in the ribs, calling him injury prone from this is a bit of an overreaction.

Well, no one is calling him anything just yet. But it's not just because of that, he had the ankle injury, injuries to both shoulders...I'm just asking the question.

D-West had the same kind of pattern, where each individual injury looked like a fluke, but they happened again and again. At some point you wonder whether it has to do with the style of play.

Gerald Wallace is kind of the same way.

Both of those guys play the same kind of all-out hustle basketball that Bradley plays.

Again, I don't see this as reason to freak out. But with the style of play I think you have to wonder.

(Wallace just missed a couple of games with a rib injury, BTW.)
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Big_Dave31 on January 17, 2013, 05:39:27 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

Trade him.  :P

Seriously though.

If he doesn't make it through the rest of the season injury free that will certainly be something everyone keeps an eye on (him being fragile)

Just because he got hit in the ribs, you can't call him injury prone for that. 
As long as it isn't his ankle/knee/shoulders...this is just him getting hit hard in the ribs, calling him injury prone from this is a bit of an overreaction.

Well, no one is calling him anything just yet. But it's not just because of that, he had the ankle injury, injuries to both shoulders...I'm just asking the question.

D-West had the same kind of pattern, where each individual injury looked like a fluke, but they happened again and again. At some point you wonder whether it has to do with the style of play.

Gerald Wallace is kind of the same way.

Both of those guys play the same kind of all-out hustle basketball that Bradley plays.

Again, I don't see this as reason to freak out. But with the style of play I think you have to wonder.

(Wallace just missed a couple of games with a rib injury, BTW.)

Yeah, I hear you...Andrew Bogut, classic example of that too...I remember Big Al had a string of different injuries at the start of his career as well, then he pulled it together...hopefully AB stays relatively injury free for the rest of this season.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Birdman on January 17, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
Hope he isnt injury prone!!
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Celtics18 on January 17, 2013, 07:48:26 PM
Hope he isnt injury prone!!

I think there's some truth to the fact that if he keeps playing defense the way he plays (which we all love), then there's a good chance that he'll be more susceptible to getting hurt.  It's admirable to try to fight through every screen set by seven foot two-hundred fifty pound guys instead of going around some of them, but it's got to take a toll on the body. 
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: vinnie on January 17, 2013, 09:04:43 PM
At what point does he get the "injury-prone" label?

I would say he has already earned it
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Mazingerz on January 17, 2013, 09:55:17 PM
Can Avery catch a break and finish a season without getting sidelined again?
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: TripleOT on January 17, 2013, 10:58:48 PM
The injury situation with AB is the big reason why I won't be surprised if Ainge trades him. 
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 17, 2013, 11:13:28 PM
Hope he isnt injury prone!!

I think there's some truth to the fact that if he keeps playing defense the way he plays (which we all love), then there's a good chance that he'll be more susceptible to getting hurt.  It's admirable to try to fight through every screen set by seven foot two-hundred fifty pound guys instead of going around some of them, but it's got to take a toll on the body.

I'm sure this has alot to do with staying healthy.   And they punish him more too,because he does this extreme pressure on the ball all the time. 

I sort sit there watching,  just can take it off my mind , and waiting for him to get injuried,  when he plays this hard , you know something bad is gonna happen.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Boris Badenov on January 19, 2013, 01:46:15 PM
Update, sort of:

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4701393/practice-x-rays-for-ailing-bradley

Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Kane3387 on January 19, 2013, 04:03:52 PM
This team just can't afford for this guy not to be on the floor. Their dependence on him is very troubling.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Clench123 on January 19, 2013, 04:59:21 PM
This team just can't afford for this guy not to be on the floor. Their dependence on him is very troubling.

You're right...it is troubling.  To rely so heavily on this guy only spell trouble down the line if we don't change something.  Somebody call 911, it's emergency and we need a trade ASAP
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Smutzy#9 on January 19, 2013, 05:20:28 PM
I want to know when and how he injured the rib. Probably got smashed in the guts and no foul was called. Hope he heals quickly
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Boris Badenov on January 19, 2013, 05:27:06 PM
I want to know when and how he injured the rib. Probably got smashed in the guts and no foul was called. Hope he heals quickly

It seems like a natural injury for him to get, given how close he plays his man and the fact that he tries to fight through every screen. Someone probably cleared him out with an elbow.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: crimson_stallion on January 19, 2013, 07:40:33 PM
Quote from: CelticG1
Maybe, seems like Rondo has been pretty healthy and why I always defend Rondo when people talk about "effort".

Earlier in his career Rondo was very dependable, but the last two seasons he's missed 25% of his games. 

This is despite the fact that it's those last two seasons where his effort level seems to have taken a drop moreso then ever.

I don't think Bradley is injury prone at all, at least not yet.  He's had two injuries (ankle and Shoulder), which were completely unrelated to each other, over three season.  It's just unfortuante that both were fairly significant injuries that have led him lose significant time.

Rondo has actually been injured quite frequently over the last couiple of seasons (usually several times per season), it's just that they are generally not major ones and he's usually lucky enough to either play through them or loose only 2 or 3 games.

Including this one Bradley has only had three career injuries (ankle, shoulder, ribs) but he's been unlucky enough that two of them have have been serious.  This one looks like a Rondo-type injury in that it doesn't sound major, and I'm guessing if he does loose time he will be back within 3 games or so.

What's trouble is (as mentioned by somebody else above) we cannot win games without him.  This hints partly at AB's value, but also hints partly at the wholes in our team.   The two thing Bradley brings are effort and perimeter defense, so we clearly need another 'energy' guy on the perimeter who can  bring those things.  As much as Lee seems to do that (and he's done it well lately) it obviously isn't enough because we can't win games when AB is out.   
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: BballTim on January 19, 2013, 10:47:55 PM
Quote from: CelticG1
Maybe, seems like Rondo has been pretty healthy and why I always defend Rondo when people talk about "effort".

Earlier in his career Rondo was very dependable, but the last two seasons he's missed 25% of his games. 

This is despite the fact that it's those last two seasons where his effort level seems to have taken a drop moreso then ever.

  Rondo's effort level has been fine when he's been healthy, and he didn't miss 25% of the last 2 years.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 19, 2013, 11:20:27 PM
This team just can't afford for this guy not to be on the floor. Their dependence on him is very troubling.

Yes I think so too Somehow , I feel like C's are defunct without him playing . No confidence in them.  Just more miserable play by JET.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: j804 on January 19, 2013, 11:31:30 PM
I want to know when and how he injured the rib. Probably got smashed in the guts and no foul was called. Hope he heals quickly

It seems like a natural injury for him to get, given how close he plays his man and the fact that he tries to fight through every screen. Someone probably cleared him out with an elbow.
it was from Robin Lopez didn't see video though
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: manl_lui on January 20, 2013, 12:43:41 AM
its ok, its against the Pistons, but we need to avenge ourselves from last time...

definitely not a game where we need Bradley. I want a healthy bradley against LA or the Heat
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
its ok, its against the Pistons, but we need to avenge ourselves from last time...

definitely not a game where we need Bradley. I want a healthy bradley against LA or the Heat
look out for KG to come out looking like an All Star against Detroit

love ya KG but had to do it lol
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: winsomme on January 20, 2013, 01:55:48 PM
can someone tell me why they are doing a second x-ray for a lingering injury? I mean, aren't we at the point where we know that you need the mri and not the x-ray to detect small fractures and cartilage tears...
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: hpantazo on January 20, 2013, 02:01:07 PM
This has been my main concern with Bradley. The way he plays, he's not going to last very long in this league. He has yet to have a single season without missing significant time due to injury, and I'm afraid that will be a trend with him.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 20, 2013, 02:08:23 PM
This has been my main concern with Bradley. The way he plays, he's not going to last very long in this league. He has yet to have a single season without missing significant time due to injury, and I'm afraid that will be a trend with him.

'The Glove' played 19 NBA seasons.  I'll admit that the signs aren't good over Bradley's first 3 NBA seasons, but it is possible to play tight, aggressive defense and stay healthy. Maybe just not for Avery.
Title: Re: Bradley suffered rib injury, may miss next game
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 02:14:39 PM
can someone tell me why they are doing a second x-ray for a lingering injury? I mean, aren't we at the point where we know that you need the mri and not the x-ray to detect small fractures and cartilage tears...
I was thinking the same thing, can't it be cartilage torn that wouldn't show on X-ray?