You know that shock-wave thing your uncle had to break up his kidney stones a decade ago? That’s pretty much what Tyreke Evans had done to his left foot today.
And that’s going to keep him out at least three more weeks, according to a tweet from Marc Spears at Yahoo.
Evans has been battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot all season. Back around Christmas he considered having this procedure, but decided not to play through it.
Thing is, the only real cure for this is condition is rest. Good luck getting during the season. Even with missing a couple games and then the All-Star break, Evans foot still bothered him too much to play. So he had another MRI and met with a doctor in Los Angeles Tuesday.
That’s when he got the treatment, called corporeal shockwave treatment. He will be evaluated again in three weeks, but he could be out longer.
There’s disagreement in the medical community about whether or not corporeal shockwave treatments work. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and Evans foot was enough of a pain — literally — for him to try this.
Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:
Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.
Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:
A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:
Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.