Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  3 responses

Elton Brand Has Been Playing With a Fractured Hand

It’s reportedly a “very minor fracture”, but the fact remains that EB is a lot tougher than you are, cowboy. From the NY Times: “Elton Brand, who is experiencing a resurgent season with the surprising Philadelphia 76ers, has played nearly a month with a fracture in his left hand. The fracture was originally disclosed as an injury that would not prohibit Brand from playing, apparently out of concern that some opposing players might target the hand if they knew it was fractured. Brand has continued to play through the injury with the 76ers still vying for playoff positioning. ‘It still bothers him,’ Rod Thorn, Philadelphia’s president, said. ‘He’s had trouble for the last month trying to catch balls. There’s no complaints about it from him. He keeps playing. His confidence, his leadership, have been invaluable to our team.’”

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    dam, hope it gets better by the playoffs

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    So why tell people about it now, especially with the playoffs looming? Dudes are only going to get more physical and look for any way to get an edge on EB. Might as well paint targets on those hands now.

  • Fat Lever

    I love what EB has brought to this Sixer team. He’s been the leader that we’ve lacked for years. I have nothing but respect. People still bring up his contract, but look what he’s done this year, relatively healthy. No complaints, just work.