jimmythegreek Posts:12642 Followers:392
On 10/19/2012 01:40 PM in NBA


Dallas' Dirk Nowitki undergoes knee surgery, out at least 6 weeks
by Jon Heyman-cbssportsline.com

Well, we had warned that things weren't fine and dandy with Nowitzki's knee from all the signs, and while he's not out for a huge period of time, he's going to miss the start of the season. The Mavericks announced Friday afternoon that Dirk Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will resume on-court activity in six weeks.

That means just to get him back on the floor will take six weeks, then he has to get back into conditioning and be able to get game time. The announcement leaves some wiggle room, saying he can be back "within six weeks" but there's also some lag afterwards.

The announcement comes as a surprise as just this week Mark Cuban said Nowitzki would be fine and Nowitzki himself said he was going to try an avoid surgery if he could at all.

If Nowitzki were to miss six weeks only, he'd be back right around the December 3rd game vs. Detroit, missing 16 games. Ten of those sixteen games are against potential playoff teams.

The Mavericks' first month of the schedule:

Tue 30 @ L.A. Lakers

Wed 31 @ Utah

Sat 3 vs Charlotte

Mon 5 vs Portland

Wed 7 vs Toronto

Fri 9 @ New York

Sat 10 @ Charlotte

Mon 12 vs Minnesota

Wed 14 vs Washington

Fri 16 @ Indiana

Sat 17 @ Cleveland

Mon 19 vs Golden State

Wed 21 vs New York

Sat 24 vs L.A. Lakers

Tue 27 @ Philadelphia

Wed 28 @ Chicago

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bobalou Posts:5404 Followers:148
10/19/2012 02:18 PM

WOW.. You are not kidding about the lost of injuries... SEEMS like 2011 & 2012 have been plagued with them in all sports..

Is it me or does it seems like we've had more than the "normal" amount of injuries lately (whatever a normal amount would be) or does it just seem that way because we've some some really severe injuries?

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