Last night in the third quarter of the preseason game versus the Lakers, Adam Morrison went down with what was initially diagnosed as a left knee sprain. TAccording to those at the scene however it may be significantly worse:
Morrison immediately crumpled to the floor, grabbing his knee in
severe pain. Coach Sam Vincent said Morrison felt a “popping’’
sensation in the joint.
“I knew it was no good – that wasn’t just a sprain,’’ said Walton. “I said a prayer for him. That looked really, really bad.’’
was scheduled for an X-ray last night and a magnetic resonance imaging
this morning. The MRI is a more revealing test for soft tissue damage.
Morrison left the arena on crutches, his knee heavily bandaged.
looked like he got shot – it was hard to watch,’’ said teammate Matt
Carroll, who witnessed the injury from the bench, straight across from
Morrison. “It wasn’t hard to tell how much pain he was in, from the way
he was yelling. I couldn’t look at the replay’’ on the scoreboard above.
Adam’s comments following his injury found via HoopsWorld
"I planted my leg and then I felt it (knee) popped and my leg
locked up," Morrison said. "I was in extreme pain. They don’t
know exactly what it is yet.
"The X-ray was fine but I am getting an MRI tomorrow so we will
find out further about what is going on. I am worried right
now. Hopefully I am lucky and it’s just a minor tear or
With Sean May on crutches ( again or still… depending on how you look at it ), Primoz Brezec working his way back into shape after family issues
, Othella Harrington working his way back from a knee injury and our
rookie first round pick Jared Dudley yet to play this preseason because
of turf toe, the last thing that we need is one of our main rotation
guys going down with a season ending injury.
Lets hope that somehow this injury isn’t as bad as it looks and that today’s MRI cuts us a break.