The latest on EJ’s injured backside

  • 12/05/2007 9:16 pm in

gordonclose4.jpgThere were a few updates this morning concerning Eric Gordon’s status, the most notable of which is linked at the bottom of this post. The latest, however, is from IDS basketball beat reporter Michael Sanserino.

Sanserino ran into one Eric Gordon this evening and chronicled the brief encounter on the basketblog:

So I get finished taking my final exam in my “Traditions and Cultures of IU” Online course (best course ever), and I head out of the exam room in Jordan Hall and walk right past Eric Gordon. He had just hung up his cell phone, and as I was walking by I asked him how he was feeling.

Gordon said he was feeling better and that he thought he would play on Saturday against Kentucky.

So there you have it, folks. The latest from the man himself.

Meanwhile, there is an interesting discussion over at the Hoosiers Insider on whether or not IU should play Gordon this weekend if he’s not 100%.

My personal opinion is that if he’s 75% or better and he’s comfortable going out there, you let him play. I know some will probably say that you don’t play him unless he’s at full strength, but 75% of Eric Gordon is still really, really good. Ultimately, the decision will be left up to Gordon and the Indiana medical staff and I’m confident they’ll make the right decision.

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  • knasmiley

    Im not a dr but I do no that nothing is better for the type of injury EJ has than excercise, it works itself out. As for the sitting out thing, who knows but if its nothing more than a bruise I doubt EJ would miss this for anything, its UK were talking about here. I bet he has waited his WHOLE LIFE to take the court against them, a little bruise wont stop that dream from happening………..

  • knasmiley

    Im not a dr but I do no that nothing is better for the type of injury EJ has than excercise, it works itself out. As for the sitting out thing, who knows but if its nothing more than a bruise I doubt EJ would miss this for anything, its UK were talking about here. I bet he has waited his WHOLE LIFE to take the court against them, a little bruise wont stop that dream from happening………..

  • briab

    Actually a soft tissue bruise is more than a just a bruise, it can involve muscle, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels and can be several days before it actually fully develops sometimes. I hate UK with passion and would love to see EJ play but i dont wanna rush him back either. If team dr’s and ej say hes fine then play him but probably keep his minutes down. The best thing is not exercising its rest, ice packs, pressure setting and meds.

  • briab

    Actually a soft tissue bruise is more than a just a bruise, it can involve muscle, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels and can be several days before it actually fully develops sometimes. I hate UK with passion and would love to see EJ play but i dont wanna rush him back either. If team dr’s and ej say hes fine then play him but probably keep his minutes down. The best thing is not exercising its rest, ice packs, pressure setting and meds.

  • Scott V

    Play him at least a limited amount. He will get so much attention on the floor and will open things up even if he doesn’t do as much as usual.

    Tradtions and Cultures of IU was so clutch.

  • Scott V

    Play him at least a limited amount. He will get so much attention on the floor and will open things up even if he doesn’t do as much as usual.

    Tradtions and Cultures of IU was so clutch.