Irving’s toe injury is beginning to take on scenarios reminiscent of FOX’s medical drama, House. Or better yet, As the Toe Turns.
So far, over this past month, Duke Nation—and even worse, Irving himself—has had to endure cataclysmic statements by Coach K of Irving being “out a long time” to Irving being seen by several specialists to Irving having his right foot placed in a different type of cast to “put the toe in a proper place” to hearing the somewhat optimistic news that Irving would have a CT scan and MRI of the foot done and examined by foot specialists this week.
Now, in a span less than 24 hours, Duke followers of the toe drama went from reading the news of:
Krzyzewski telling the Herald Sun that the doctors “see some improvement there” to… Irving posting on his Twitter account that “im just gonna stop tryna understand…its whatever now” at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning to…
Irving then sending out a post an hour later that read: “Optimism always!!!” to…
Duke trainer Jose Fonseca responding to a question by a Twitter follower about Irving’s ominous Tweets that read: “Don’t assume anything & keep ‘em crossed” to…
Chris Collins giving Dan Wiederer of the Fayetteville Observer a convoluted yet, finnnnnnally a revealing description of Irving’s injury:
“It’s a combination of things,” Collins said. “There’s a ligament and some bone in there that have been damaged. And from what we’ve seen, it’s a very unique injury. It’s a form of turf toe but it’s a little more severe than that. It’s been hard to explain in layman’s terms. But because it’s in the ball of his foot, that’s a really dicey area. That’s where you do all your cutting and your jumping. And that’s where you do all of your pushing off from. That’s what’s made this all the more delicate. I don’t know that the injury has an exact label. If it has a name, I don’t know what it is. But it’s something that we need to make sure gets healed correctly before Kyrie even thinks about playing. Because otherwise he could have more problems down the road.”
So, until Irving actually steps foot (bad pun, I know) on the court as a player, I will continue to keep you relatively up-to-date on As the Toe Turns.
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