Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  8 responses

Grant Hill Cautions Steve Nash About Latest Injury

Hill suffered a similar injury a few years back, and warns Nash about the dangers of trying to return to the court before properly healing. From the AZ Republic: “It might seem rare to hear about a player sidelined with pubic-symphysis irritation, at least that specifically, but Hill went through it as recently as the 2008 playoffs. ‘I had surgery on it my second-to-last year in Orlando,’ Hill said of the 2005-06 season. ‘After the surgery, I tried to come back. It didn’t work. I basically had to shut it down and go to Vancouver for three months for rehab in the off-season. It flared up in the (2008) playoffs. It got worse and worse to the point where I was getting injections and it didn’t help. You’ve got to be careful with that injury and be smart. We want him out there, but he has to get that right because it can spiral and get really bad.’ Nash missed his first game since taking two off in November for the same injury. After feeling like playing Thursday was a setback, he said he improved Sunday after pregame work with head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson and in-game work with his personal physiotherapist, Rick Celebrini. Nash said playing Monday at Houston ‘is probably 50-50 or even doubtful, but I feel really positive that I’ll be back by Wednesday (at New Orleans) at the latest. I feel like I’m making progress. If I don’t play (Monday), with a couple days I should be ready to go.’ Nash battled the injury for two weeks, shooting 35 percent over eight games. He said he has played through pain and it would hurt the team to continue.”

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  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    First!!…and may be the last..(sob)

  • JL

    ouch sounds just as painful as i suspected it to be.

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    Somebody should caution Grant Hill that Jalen Rose and the rest of the Fab 5 thought he was a B!tch…. lol man that was hilarious

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

    Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis, either anterior or lateral, as well as associated pain, possibly because of a misalignment of the pelvis.
    He’s expecting to give birth to the Suns first Championship this season.

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

    Get well soon good buddy!

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

    The pubic symphysis widens slightly whenever your legs are stretched far apart. In sports where these movements are often performed, the risk of a pubic symphysis blockage is high, in which case, after completion of the movement, the bones at the symphysis do not re-align correctly and can get jammed in a dislocated position. The resulting pain can be quite severe, especially on further strain put upon the affected joint. In most cases, the joint can only be successfully reduced into its normal position by a trained medical professional.

  • OneStep

    Dacre: you’ve made my eyes water reading that! I feel queasy.

  • youngmuggsy

    Cosign OneStep. I’m going to go watch the Bogut elbow injury footage to take my mind off this.