Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

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    Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

    After Paul George recently got his foot caught under a basket stanchion during a scrimmage in Las Vegas last week, the case for creating additional open space on the baseline in basketball has been gaining support. Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who is playing for Team Canada this summer, had his own baseline issue in an international friendly against Serbia on Monday. Thankfully for Olynyk, the situation wasn’t nearly as serious as George’s injury, but after chasing a loose ball out of bounds, the seven-footer did find his right foot stuck in a courtside billboard. Boston Globe - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#sthash.MXKoXaTq.dpuf" rel="nofollow">http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#sthash.MXKoXaTq.dpuf

     
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    More and softer padding and it needs to be curved with no corners.Let the padding protrude so much in the middle that it is impossible for the foot to meet the stanchion. Soft padding like the baseball players have in the outfield. We know that is a collision area!


    The player will hit padding 1st when landing because the padding 2 feet up from the floor protrudes 2 feet forward! Safety!


    Camera men need to have a two foot high heavily padded wall in front of them that is also curved at the ends with no corners! Better than smacking into knees and elbows. 


    The wall could also be at a 100 degree angle.And have additional sponsors!

     
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    Canada’s Kelly Olynyk gets foot stuck in billboard during international hoops friendly (VIDEO)
    By Neate Sager | Eh Game – Mon, 4 Aug, 2014 4:00 PM EDT


    Olynyk, of Kamloops, B.C., is entering his second season with Celtics (Associated Press)
    The gruesome leg fracture Paul George suffered in a USA Basketball scrimmage on Friday has touched off a debate about NBA players competing internationally in the summers.


    For the sake of leavening a serious sports debate with some much-needed levity, it's worth sharing the baseline boondoggle that Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk was ensnared in on Monday during Canada's 78-73 exhibition loss to Serbia in Trieste, Italy. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Kamloops, B.C.-raised big man was running the floor trying to catch up to an overthrown pass. After the ball bounced out of bounds, Olynyk got his foot caught in one of the billboards set up at the end of the floor.


    No harm, no foul.
    Olynyk had a nice game overall against the world championship-bound, coming up one rebound shy of a double-double as he counted 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists.


    The only similarity to George's season-ending catastrophic injury is that either could have happened, to quote Larry Bird, "anytime, anywhere." At least Team Canada could skip right to laughing about it, notwithstanding the part where it cost itself two points in a game it lost by five. Then again, the national team's current tour of Europe where it's been playing exhibitions against teams that are ramping up for next month's FIBA World Championship is solely about gaining seasoning ahead of the push to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.


    The brewing battle between the NBA and FIBA for control of international basketball will affect Canada and its golden generation of hoops talent. The NBA having more pull might not be the worst thing for this country, since the league commands the focus of Canada's best and brightest ballers.


     

     
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    Kelly Olynyk's foot got stuck in courtside billboard during international friendly: http://bit.ly/1otuQ0H
    1:55 PM - 4 Aug 2014

     

     
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    In response to BCSP's comment:


     


    Kelly Olynyk's foot got stuck in courtside billboard during international friendly: http://bit.ly/1otuQ0H" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/1otuQ0H" rel="nofollow">http://bit.ly/1otuQ0H
    1:55 PM - 4 Aug 2014


     




    Thats area needs to go to padded advertising instead of billboards too! How many millions is it going to cost in lost player availability? Bruised knees and feet, kills availability. 


    Clear, air filled padding with ads behind it?

     
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    Re: Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

    Freekin' amazing that this idiocy could not have been foreseen by somebody in charge......I would not let them play on these international teams until all necessary precautions have been made....to loose him over something this stupid would have been criminal.

     
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    In response to mellymel3's comment:

    Freekin' amazing that this idiocy could not have been foreseen by somebody in charge......I would not let them play on these international teams until all necessary precautions have been made....to loose him over something this stupid would have been criminal.



    Damn straight!

     
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    Re: Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

    There also needs to be more emphasis of players landing with knees bent when they land with straight legs they get injured like Tony Allen and Paul George.

    Also try to land on two feet at all times because the emense pressure of all your weight on one leg when landing is a deteriorating practice.

    The knee and bone integrity is diminished, imo.

     
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    Re: Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

    The higher and faster you leap, the more brakes you need, thus two feet landing versus a one legged landing.


    You are only human! The body has limitations!

     
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    Re: Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

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    The higher and faster you leap, the more brakes you need, thus two feet landing versus a one legged landing.

     

    You are only human! The body has limitations!



    These guys play with such athletic force that I don't know what can be done about joints and bones giving way....they pound their bodies through so much over so long a time that eventually some parts will just wear out...maybe very careful training and eating habits are not as widespread as we might believe...

     
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    Re: Olynyk almost suffers P. George type Injury!

    I believe one legged landings are problematic. The damage is done whether or not it is visibly obvious immediately. 

     
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