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Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 1:00 pm  |  36 responses

Speaking of Injuries: T-Mac Uncertain for Start of the Season

by Marcel Mutoni

T-Mac’s tone hasn’t changed since the start of the preseason. He’s still talking about those nagging injuries. And now with the season opener just around the corner, McGrady doesn’t sound as though he’ll be ready to go when the lights come on for real.

From the Houston Chronicle:

What’s most important is to be healthy toward the end of the season,” McGrady said after Saturday’s workout. “If I’m not ready to go in the first couple of games, then that’s just the way it is.”

“This is something you can’t rush. I would like to be out there with my team come the 29th. But, you know, if things don’t go right, then I can’t be out there.”

Of course, Tracy is right. Better to rest up now and fully recover from offseason knee and shoulder surgeries.

Rockets fans can only hope the fact that their superstar barely saw the floor during the preseason, isn’t an indicator of things to come the rest of the way.

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  • Jer boi

    sucks for the rockets

  • scott

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • starbury&stevey

    he´s tired…RETIRE!RETIRE!

  • Jolst

    his own fault.

  • underdog

    Better miss the first 10-20 game of the season than the last 10-20. Or not…

  • JE

    Jolst: Fu

  • JE

    ck you. how the hell is being injured his fault?

  • tealish

    I’m bored with Mac altogether, with the exception of his post-first-round press conference.

  • folodadon17

    T-WAC YOU ARE OUTTA OF UR PRIME AND UR A LOSER

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    everyone quit hating on this man. the only acceptable thing to make fun of is when he said it felt good to be in the second round. to be fair, that was the first year the first round was expanded. he had absolutely no help in orlando, got jobbed by the refs against dallas one year, the other he had a hell of a game 7 but the rest of the rockets sucked. you cannot blame him.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Marcel, just a few days late, this morning he said he felt really good and he’s looking forward to the next game….but who knows what he’ll say next week.

  • Josh

    Can we really call t-mac a ‘superstar’ anymore. He just needs to look down the locker room at steve francis to see his reflection.

  • Young Chris MP3

    He just wants to play baseball…

  • Mike

    If VC would have said this SLAM would have just piled on and killed him for it…weird

  • namik

    He still punked Bill Walker and Eddie House easy….BTW comparing TMac to Vince is stupid. He has repeatedly hurt himself just because he keeps coming back from injuries early. The only time he acted like Vince was in Orlando when they won like 16 games, and he had a good reason too.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    @Josh, i didn’t know Steve put up 22, 6, and 5 last year. Wow, the Rockets are going to be even better than i thought then.

  • http://ngunioamosotho.com Nguni

    i cud b wrong, bt i think jolst was refering to that ‘funny’ comment when T-mac said you should blame everything on him. T-Mac will be aight. He has all the help he needs now to win a chip. IF they r all healthy at the end of the year, they gon’ win the chip. i said it here, remember that!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    lmao, RV.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    You know what would be more relevant to report? When Tracy isn’t questionable for the next game. Now that would really be a story!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ folodadon17: You are an ignorant dumb f*ck and please never comment again.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    T-Mac get healthy soon!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Who needs Tmac when you have Steve Novak anyway?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    They DON’T have steve novak. He got traded a while back.

  • Quail

    he’s gettin old. it aint his fault. i give his career 2 more years.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i’ve always complained about tmac and his workouts…the fact that he has slight scoliosis could possibly be the reason for his poor form during hiw workouts, which i believe are what are wearing him down. I forgot he had that condition until he mentioned it again this week..

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Oh really haha damn, I guess I need to brush up on the whereabouts of the NBA’s one-dimensional three point shooters

  • Gilbert Arenas

    well, at least we’re in the same boat..haha!

  • chintao

    I’m not trying to knock T-Mac (he’d probably suffer some freak injury if I did), but some people are just too fragile for the NBA game. Unfortunately, too many of those people are in Houston Rockets jerseys right now. At this point, it looks like having everyone on the Rockets healthy enough to play at one time is probably like a six-sigma event.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    whats a six-sigma event??
    TMac will have to follow Grant Hill I’m afraid…resort to being a 6th man…or 4th scoring option somewhere….just ease into things.

  • Coconut

    Has everyone forgotten about that little win streak the rockets pulled out of their sleeve last season? T-mac should take his time to get healthy, and trust his team. They’ve got Ron now too. The rockets can ball even when t-mac isn’t playing. (of course they are better with him, I’m just saying, let him take his time to get fully healthy again)

  • rikson

    Tracy “bad luck” McGrady

  • Jim Mora

    @Dacre: a six sigma event is a very very rare event (typically, the probability that it does not occur is .9999996, i.e. it occurs 4 times out of 10 million)

  • Danny W UK

    Ron Ron should take some of the PT off of T-Mac’s shoulders, which should lighten his load on his maybe fragile body. The Rocket’s window is open, for at least 2 years in my opinion. BUT!!! I do reckon T-Mac will retire before Nash. Enjoy it whilst it lasts Rocket’s fans, fingers crossed for a 3peat. I on the other hand am a Kings fan, all I have to look forward to is a 11th place finish, and a move to Las Vegas.

  • Brian

    The Rockets only need one star to win. Remember last year’s streak, WITHOUT YAO. Artest and Barry can easily carry the Rockets if needs be. Artest’s D should also take some pressure off T-Mac

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Jim Mora says:
    @Dacre: a six sigma event is a very very rare event (typically, the probability that it does not occur is .9999996, i.e. it occurs 4 times out of 10 million)
    ________________________________________________
    Interesting, much like the mathematical probability that life sprang from none-living matter…

    BRIAN>>>>>Based on that run last year the rockets dont need any stars to win games.

  • LIL JOE

    WUT UP T-MAC? HEY MAN DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET HEALTHY. GET BACK TO THE GAME WHEN YOU FEEL THE TIME IS RIGHT,SO YOU CAN REP. H-TOWN THE PROPER WAY . I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU GET A RING HERE WITH US. DO YA THANG DAWG . FOR GET THE HATERS.

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