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Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 5:10 pm  |  7 responses

Kevin Garnett on Chris Bosh’s Injury: ‘It’s Very Tough to Come Back from’


Though he has begun to take part in some light workouts, the likelihood of Chris Bosh donning a game uniform for the Miami Heat anytime soon isn’t very high at the moment. Kevin Garnett knows all about abdominal strain injuries, and how difficult they can be to recover from. Per Fox Sports: “Garnett suffered the same muscle strain during the Celtics’ championship season of 2007-08. He missed nine games over a period of slightly more than three weeks, first sitting out Jan. 27, 2008, and returning Feb. 19. ‘It’s very tough to come back from,’ Garnett said. ‘Very tough. Very difficult. It’s in the core of your body, the abs are kind of the parts to hold you up. Very, very hard to come back from.’ When asked how long it took him to really get back after the injury, Garnett laughed and said, ‘Too long. But I muscled through it,’ said Garnett. ‘Everybody has a different tolerance. I don’t know (how long Bosh might be out). We’ll see how serious it is, and we’ll see if he can battle back from it.’ Bosh was hurt in Game 1 of an East semifinal May 13 against Indiana and missed the last five games of the series. […] Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called it a ‘positive sign’ Bosh was able to do some court work Sunday for the first time. But his return is not yet said to be imminent. ‘He just did the next step in the progression of his rebab,’ Spoelstra said of Bosh’s workout on the main AmericanAirlines court with Heat assistant coach Keith Askins, a workout that included some shooting. ‘There is still not a timetable, and it was a very light workout on the court. Really more it was a progression of his rehab than it was more of a basketball workout, but I can see how it would be interpreted different. I wouldn’t overread into his workout. We’ll continue to re-evaluate him every day. He’ll continue to do his rehab. When he starts legitimate basketball work, I’ll pay attention a little more.’ Spoelstra said he prepared for the series under the assumption the Heat won’t have Bosh. His players are doing the same.”

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  • ill smith

    Being kind of cheesy is also very very hard to come back from.

  • http://Somethingsomething. Ugh

    KG very clearly implying that he’s much tougher than Bosh to draw Bosh into a game early and get reinjured.

  • logan

    KG’s is obviously trying to get i their head. Then again, if Indiana could do it, it should be pretty easy for someone as intense as him. Boston in 6-7

  • AQWORD

    ^^^ like your caring attitude KG ^^^ You can have a field day out there without bosh but Miami are going to shut down everyone else. There were points in game 1 where Boston were really struggling to get a hoop. Im being nice here – Boston might win 1 game.

  • Tammie V

    Give the guy the benefit of the doubt. I think he’s human and really feels for anyone who had to go through a tough injury like that. No alternative motive. Bosh isn’t a guy that anyone really hates on.

  • greg

    people dont realize off the court kg is a really cool guy. i think he hopes bosh is ok… just not for the series

  • bike

    KG is right this time. Even if Bosh comes back for the playoffs, the chance of re-injuring a core muscle that’s torn is very high.

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