Direct blow injuries like this can break the bone and make the ankle hurt too much to play, but don't injure the ligaments." The Braves have a limited amount of options for their Game 5 start.
If you think that the shin is more than bruised and that the shin bone may be damaged then an x-ray will be needed. If the shin bone is only bruised then continue to apply ice every two to three hours for the first two days and no weight should be put on the leg, also the leg should be elevated, that is lay with the leg above heart level to help drain and fluid from the damaged area and speed he healing process.
The injury was classified as a "compound" fracture, the most dramatic type of open fracture, because the bone broke through the shin and was plainly exposed as he lay on the court.
Shin splints are probably the most prevalent type of leg injury in basketball. This overuse injury usually occurs after excessive training or after an increase in training intensity. However, it can also be the result of activity involving frequent stops and starts, such as basketball. Wearing shin supports for basketball games or practice can help to ease the pain and promote recovery.
Either way, this injury is likely to have you out of the game for at least a few months and could end your basketball career. Patellar Tendonitis. Patellar tendonitis (commonly known as jumper’s knee) is an inflammation of the patellar tendon which runs from your kneecap to your shin bone and is responsible for jumping, kicking and running.
These mechanisms contribute to both chronic and acute types of injuries. Some common chronic, or overuse, Basketball injuries include stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and blisters. Although, most of the acute injuries cannot be prevented, many of the chronic injuries we suffer from can be prevented.
The tibia, or shinbone, is the most commonly fractured long bone in the body. A tibial shaft fracture occurs along the length of the bone, below the knee and above the ankle. It typically takes a major force to cause this type of broken leg. Motor vehicle collisions, for example, are a common cause of tibial shaft fractures.
Known as a compound fracture or open fracture, the injury occurs when the bone protrudes through the skin, Azar said.
Absolutely heartbreaking for an NBA fan such as myself to see such a great player undergo such an injury. I wish him and his family the best of wishes and lu...