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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

Hasheem Thabeet’s Jaw is Broken

The rook got a taste of the rigors of NBA life last night. Namely, his teammate Zach Randolph’s rock-like head: “Rookie center Hasheem Thabeet suffered a ridgeline fracture in his mandible — a bone in his lower jaw — when he appeared to collide with Zach Randolph’s head going for a rebound late in the first quarter. Play was stopped with 57.4 seconds remaining as Thabeet rolled around near the basket in obvious pain. He will not make the trip to Houston for the team’s game against the Rockets tonight, but his status will be day-to-day after that.”

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  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    It’s really his game that needs fixing. Kidding! (only slghtly). Get well soon.

  • Larsylad

    Given how tall Hasheem is, and what a huge impact he has had on the league this far, i guess the point of this story is that Zach Randolph still has some hops in those legs.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan2.0

    Get well soon…. Tanzania is rooting for u

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Ouch looks painful. And Zach has a rock of a head.

  • http://www.twitter.com/candice2sweet candice allen

    aww hope he gets better soon! at least he can still tweet!

  • Joe A

    I expected Randolph to break someone’s jaw while in Memphis, I just thought it would’ve been at some ribs joint at 3 in the morning

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