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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  16 responses

Vince Carter Heard a ‘Pop’ in His Injured Left Foot


Vince Carter potential tying three-pointer at the buzzer last night in Los Angeles missed, and to make matters worse, he injured his left foot when he landed awkwardly. From ESPN: “X-rays taken at the Staples Center were negative, but Carter emerged from the training room on crutches. He said he heard a ‘pop’ in the top of his foot inside, pointing along the inside of his big toe. Dallas trailed 73-70 with 3.1 seconds to go when Carter got the ball at the top of the arc guarded. Carter said he tried to step right to create space for the shot when he felt the pop. He still got the shot off, but it missed. ‘I stepped wrong and it popped,’ Carter said after scoring six points in 18 minutes. ‘It’s not broken, but it’s swollen.’ Carter said he will be re-evaluated Tuesday and that it’s possible he could return to Dallas. The Mavs are one game into a four-game, six-night road trip. They play the Clippers on Wednesday.”

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  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    Coming down from that 50-something inch vertical ten times a game must have played hell with this mans lower limbs in his formative years. I don’t want to know what his hips will be like when he’s fifty.

  • Fat Lever

    Yea, but where’s Snap and Crackle?

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Had no idea Vince Carter were still in the league.

  • jake

    The pop was his self confidence bursting after he missed another long game winner.flash back to the Philly playoff game?

  • TBEASTIN

    just…just…take him out to the pasture already!!!

  • Ismael

    lame excuse on missing that 3 pointer. Lame

  • Kobester

    Vince used to go hard to the basket in his first 2~3 years in the L. Then after a couple injuries, he developed this annoying habit of shooting long fade-aways to avoid contact out of fear of getting hurt again. It’s kind of amazing that after all these years, he has found a way to still get injuried by shooting a fade-away 3 pointer. No worries though, knowing Vince, he would probably come back in 2 games to deliver some meaningless cool dunks and miss key shots down the stretch….

  • T-Ray

    lol @TBEASTIN

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com K.Holiday

    SMH!! I blame Rick Carlisle for Vince getting hurt! You’re down 3 on the road and you give the ball to Vince of all people after he scored an amazing 6 points in 18 minutes? No one else on the Mavs wanted the ball? Really? Good job buddy!

  • AQWORD

    Vince felt pain shortly after miss. Whack !

  • bike

    A pop is better than hearing a very loud crack followed by blood shooting out of your foot due to a bone breaking through the skin then followed by severe hemorrhaging leading to cerebral edema.

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    @kobester
    Your talk makes no sense.
    Jordan changed his game over the years Kobe did that too.
    Creating space on a 3-Pointer at the buzzer isn’t wrong.
    That the game did tear down his body over the years is human and not his fault. Injuries can happen with every move you make. Especially at the age of 34-35.
    One question.
    You and Kobe hit every game winning shot you attempt? I saw Vince deliver some game winning shots in the past and I saw him miss some. Thats life.

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    Time for Lamar to stand up for his new squad.

  • Ill Smith

    Birds fly, fish swim, Jesus walks, Vince Carter hurts. Laws of the universe, nothing new here…

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i don’t understand why Kerr praised Carlisle on “designing” the play. there was no effing way that a fadeaway 3 by Vince is the first option. there were closed to a 5 sec inbound violation though…
    difference between mavs and lakers: mavs attack and pass and attack until one player has a good shot; lakers give the ball to kobe and he jukes and shakes and spins until he has a shot that’s impossible to defend and difficult to make.

  • robb

    yeah that’s the sound of failure

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