Shaq: Right Calf Muscle Strain

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    In Response to Re: Shaq: Right Calf Muscle Strain : It was the opposite leg from the one his achilles injury was on genius. It's called overcompensating on one leg b/c the other was in a boot and you are just getting used to doing strenous excersize with it in a real game situation. Agree he is old and weighs too much... but this is a minor set-back for a guy they were too cautious with. From what we saw in those 5 mins he could have played 1-2 weeks ago. Maybe not 16-18 mins a game. but 8-10. We'd have asked for 3 minute spurts 3x a game. Nothing more. Doc should not have him play 5+ straight mins even before this calf sprain. Now we prob have to wait till the playoffs to see thos 10-12 min spurts and the finals to see him play 18+ mins. but I wouldn't put it past him coming back next Sunday vs. Miami if the 2 seed is on the line.
    Posted by rameakap


    Hey genius. It was the same leg. LOL!

    The Celtics said he suffered a right calf strain. While that is not as alarming as what many had feared (a reinjuring or tearing of his right Achilles', which had been the problem the last two months).

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/columns/story?columnist=may_peter&id=6288152
     
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    where KYceltic been?
     
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    I am not a stat fan. Many times they give an unreliable picture.

    I do like our match ups against the Bulls, and our competitive drive.

    The only reason this is open for discussion is that the Celtics have not had a true big man playing Center since the trade. Now, that has changed.

    When focused, Noah and Boozer are no match for KG and JO or Baby, or Shaq.

    Rose, while a factor in the regular season, will likely be nullified by Rondo who loves match ups. The Celtics also have a match up advantage with Pierce and Allen.

    The Only match up issue may come against the Lakers if both front lines are healthy. The Celtic defense, after the trade, is somewhat suspect, however, the offense, with Shaq, is better.
     
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    I luv Bahston fans. The same people who said Shaq was overrated when he had led LA to championships, now think he is the savior of the franchise. The guy is done. He is 40. Old, fat, tired, and hurt. Done! I posted yesterday that he would not hold up when he returned. If it is a calf strain, he could be out a month. I strained my calf 3 months ago. I rested a week.  Kept trying to walk/run and kept reinjuring it. The process takes a good month.
    Posted by Beat-Boston
    oh now i get your angle! you and the other fakers hate the fact that we are on the shaq bandwagon when some hated him in la. first of i never hated him in la. think he is more responsibble for your rings than kobe ever was. there are 20 guys who could have been put in kobe's blessed postion and still won multiple rings with the BIG DIFFERENCE MAKER SHAQFLON! shaq is teflon man and you are glkue. nothing stiks to him. he willl be fine and give us 10 minutes or so. thats all we need from him! as doc always said if we just have one of the oneals thats all we need!
     
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    Shaq looked pretty hurt when he left the court. No matter how minor the injury appears to be after examination, the main concern is Shaq's ability to recover and play. Shaq has shown to be a slow healer. He's most likely done for the rest of the regular season.
     
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    Maybe, but as long as we get him for the playoffs I can live with that.  Not ideal, but I can live with it.

    Some encouraging news though - Jermaine O'Neal said Shaq was laughing and in good spirits, that it was a minor injury and more of a scare for the team and its fans than anyone else.  This is the biggest relief yet, because while it can be argued that a GM or even a coach is liable to spin the facts, I cannot imagine a teammate doing that!!

     
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    Shaq could and should have come in this year in A LOT better shape...his as are finally catching up to him.....

    I would save him for game 5 in the Finals vs the Lakers when we are winning by a lot in the 4th...then put him only to hack the hell out of Kobie and send Kobie flying into the stands to end his career!  That's about all Shaq will give us...sorry folks!
     
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    Shaq should be called "Big Baby".

     
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    In Response to Re: Shaq: Right Calf Muscle Strain : Haha, shaq is 11 years older and 150lbs bigger than me. It takes me 4-5 days to get over a calf strain (from flag football). I was giving him a big range... 1-2 weeks... IMO
    Posted by rameakap


    Well I hope you are right. It would be good to see how far we can go with all of our pieces in place. Its being described as minor...so maybe it will not be 3wks as I suspect.
     
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    It was nice to see that Shaq could play effectively despite the time off.  It will be too bad if the C's have to make their playoff run without him because at some point, they'll need him.  We have two guys in both O'Neals that could be difference makers if they stay healthy.  I hold my breath every time they play, because as optimisitc a person as I am, I don't think the C's are contenders if Krystic and Murphy are all they have at the 4 and 5.  
     
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    I was glad to see Shaq back on the court but am disappointed that he's out AGAIN.  I'm not giving up but I am lowering my expectations of him and his contribution come playoffs.  I am just not convinced he can be counted on to give us much.  Yesterday wasn't "much"!

    What I got out of yesterday was Shaq played only 5 minutes and made two layups and a "defended" jump hook that was off-line but rolled in.  That is what Shaq should have been able to do.  Detroit had NOBODY even close to defending Shaq.  I just didn't see enough from him.

    Honestly, what I wanted to see most is exactly what he failed to do.  And that was to see him get some minutes running up and down the court.  Going 3 for 3 with 6 points was unimportant as opposed to being able to get up and down the court.  Shaq should be able to get easy layups no matter how difficult HE makes them appear.

    I wonder IF he will be able to give us much when he eventually returns.  I truly hope so because this story is getting old quickly.
     
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    Shaqs not here to defend and run the floor, hes here to convert easy baskets in the half court set. As far as the defensive end him just clogging the lane is doing his part.  We just need shaq for 15 minutes a games jo for 15 minutes and kristic and bbaby play the rest. We just need the minimum from these guys collectively, lets just hope we can have them all for the playoffs.

     
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    Shaqs not here to defend and run the floor, hes here to convert easy baskets in the half court set. As far as the defensive end him just clogging the lane is doing his part.  We just need shaq for 15 minutes a games jo for 15 minutes and kristic and bbaby play the rest. We just need the minimum from these guys collectively, lets just hope we can have them all for the playoffs.
    Posted by gman101019

    gman101019, Aside from his offense, Shaq WILL need to defend to some degree, rebound and use 4 or 5 of his fouls.  And the only way he will be able to do any of that is by being able to stay on the court (run up and down the court).  You may have mis-interpreted my meaning.  You're right, we don't need Shaq to sprint up and down the court in that sense (run the floor, no).  But we do need to make sure he is capable of getting up and down the court and that is what he failed to do yesterday.  Honestly, that's all I wanted to see out of him yesterday as I'm sure the Celtics did too.

    All I was saying is that scoring 6 points was not as important as being able to get up and down the court with some consistency.  I think you'd have to agree that he was unable to do that in his return.  Slow progression like logging 10 minutes, then 13 minutes, then 16 minutes and finally 20 minutes or so on a consistent basis is what we need to see from Shaq going into the playoffs.  It makes things much more difficult if this progression starts IN THE PLAYOFFS.
     
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    Screw Shaq....just what kind of working out (if any) does this stiff do?
     
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    I think we have flexibility against whoever we match up against.  No team can put FIVE capable bigs on the court like Boston in KG, Krstic, Baby, Shaq and JON.  LA has Bynum and Gasol but I think our FIVE will wear their TWO out.  I exclude Odom because I anticipate Jeff Green matching up with him.  I also believe Delonte is going to be our wild card.

    Same against Miami and Chicago, we have too many bigs and backups (Green and Delonte) that neither Miami or Chicago can match up against.  If you are going to ask LeBron to check Pierce and Green all day, we will wear him out.  Same for Bosh trying to check KG and Baby.

    And against Chicago, Rose will have his hands full if Rondo and Delonte consistently attack him.  Against Chicago, the wild card is Ray versus Bogan.  Ray would have to "dominate" him and Korver.
     
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    I think we have flexibility against whoever we match up against.  No team can put FIVE capable bigs on the court like Boston in KG, Krstic, Baby, Shaq and JON.  LA has Bynum and Gasol but I think our FIVE will wear their TWO out.  I exclude Odom because I anticipate Jeff Green matching up with him.  I also believe Delonte is going to be our wild card. Same against Miami and Chicago, we have too many bigs and backups (Green and Delonte) that neither Miami or Chicago can match up against.  If you are going to ask LeBron to check Pierce and Green all day, we will wear him out.  Same for Bosh trying to check KG and Baby. And against Chicago, Rose will have his hands full if Rondo and Delonte consistently attack him.  Against Chicago, the wild card is Ray versus Bogan.  Ray would have to "dominate" him and Korver.
    Posted by Petey62


    Petey I think this is looking more and more like a slight tear and spasm
     
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    genaro008, I definitely don't like to hear the word "tear".  Is a slight tear bad?  I've heard (actually from another thread) that it's more like a cramp.  Who knows?  At least it "sounds" like it's not a calf strain of the KG or Wafer variety.

    I just want to see a box score for once this season with more than 10 minutes on the line next to BOTH O'Neals.  The more we see that and those numbers increasing, the better I'll feel about our playoffs chances.

    Been in meetings all day but I was encouraged by the report that Shaq MAY play Friday.  MAY, MAY, MAY.  Hope he's on the court.

     
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    One thing Shaq did show us in limited time is, get him the freaking ball down low.  To this day he still takes up massive real estate in the key, and he obviously frustrates the post defender(s). 

    Never seen him do that up and under, though.  More than anything else, it's a sign that he can't finish at the rim the way he used to.  Anyone else out there remember this guy in about 1995?  Unstoppable...literally unstoppable. 

    If they play him right, Shaq could have a monster playoff series no matter the minutes he gets.
     
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