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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 11:08 am  |  10 responses

Michael Gilchrist Suffers Knee Injury

The nation’s top high school player, Mike Gilchrist, went down with a knee injury in the first half against Union HS last night. He was taken to the ER and he’s getting an MRI this morning. It’s too early to tell extent of the injury. Here’s hoping it’s not too bad.

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  • Ken

    Yikes. I always feel nervous for these talented kids. It’s like, once you are in the league and earn some money, an injury sucks, but at least you have some money to fall back on. If you get hurt in HS or college, you probably don’t have a backup.

  • slamfan4life

    damn this shit sucks, hope he recovers

  • http://www.slamonline.com B-zog

    This would not be good expecially at this stage in his young career

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Damn, hope it’s nothing serious. Mike is the future.

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    their backup would be school itself, but these kids don’t think of that

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Actually, dma, Mike would do just fine without bball. Bball would miss him, though.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com Ryan

    I was at the game. Michael was hurting. Block/charge call where he appeared not to have twisted the knee, which was a good thing.

    That being said, he was really hurting. We’ll see what the MRI says.

    I hope that he recovers quickly. A really nice kid.

  • http://nike.jp/basketball/bg/home.html asmaticasiatic2

    Hopefully its just a sprain and he can bounce back; I’m going through rehab after acl replacement surgery and its no joke…

  • http://slamonline.com The underrated one

    speaking from experience, one thing mike shouldn’t do is try to force the issue when he comes back from the injury. He should take his time and rest until he feels 100 percent. Hopefully this injury is not serious and it doesn’t affect him in the future. ‘Cause like like Ben Osborne said, bball would miss him

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Sounds like Mike will be fine:
    http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-2313796567220938357/nj-boys-basketball-gilchrist-out-just-1-3-weeks/
    That story says “1-3 weeks.” Also, in speaking with people close to him, I was told it is not a big deal at all. Whew.

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