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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  17 responses

Gerald Wallace Really Hates Hospitals

by Marcel Mutoni

Enough to refuse to visit one despite pleas from his team’s medical staff.

“Crash”, well, crashed yet again last night, and appeared to have badly injured his left knee. Doctors, teammates and fans thought he was done for the night; Wallace had other ideas.

From the Charlotte Observer:

“I think I kind of forced them’’ to let him play, Wallace said after coming back from a sprained left knee to push the Bobcats to a 104-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

“They wanted me to go to the hospital. I’m sick of hospitals. The only time I want to go there is to say hi to the doctors.’’

Thursday he’ll give in to a magnetic resonance imaging of the knee, which he sprained with about three minutes left in the first half. Wallace slipped, rolled and clutched his knee, leaving coaches and teammates gasping at the potential ramifications.

G-Wallace scored 14 of his 25 points following the knee scare, and kept the Bobcats’ Playoff chances alive.

Though he gave local doctors one less patient to worry about last night, it remains to be seen just how much longer Crash can avoid the hospital going forward.

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He suffered a “Pierce”.

  • jay

    co-sign TADOne…panthompunch ali-liston II

  • http://www.obviated.blogspot.com nick

    Gerald wallace has gone from incredibly exciting to watch to slightly nauseating/agonizing…it’s like his threshold for pain is too high for him to realize that he’s tearing himself apart

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    co-sign Nick.

  • Nate James

    t-mac woulda went to the hospital… he has his own room reserved for him their and everything.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    there will be a new reality show about T-Mac’s hospital adventures, called T.R.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Tad you obviously didnt see the game. He actually twisted his knee and DID NOT use a wheel chair to exit the court, but instead walked off on his own stregth (and a little help from the training staff). He DID NOT use terrible acting skills that would land him the protaginst spot in some indepent film. He really was hurt but played on. The man is a warrior.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    on related news, Grant Hill used to live in a hospital

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Hahahaha!!! That’s a good one Bet and co-sign. :D

  • niQ

    Dude should just heal up before trying to be a hero and playing before he’s fully healed. if he gets into another serious injury, he won’t even be able to play in the playoffs.

  • matt the jazz fan

    co-sign niq

  • method526

    damn and i thought he’d be a bit more careful after bynum tried to break his chest in. i admire his athleticism though. after he came back, he was jumping all over the place for boards.

  • Chris

    Dude is a warrior, I can understand his distaste for hospitals…but damn man get healthy before you can’t do anything with all that money you made.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    Still wondering if the Bobcats will trade Wallace this off season……?

  • KoBynum716

    the guy is nuts! that shows sic leadership and he will be the reason charlotte makes the playoffssssssss. if he takes any time off, who knows what’ll happen in his absence and it might mess up their chances, i love that about him

  • don

    his dunk off a transition in the dunks volume 1 dvd is sic. he was still with the kings then.

  • DAVID$

    iverson was basically chopped up in pieces
    and still played hard his whole career

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