Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When It Rains It Pours

Unfortunately the MU program suffered another season ending injury last night when our lone semi-competent center Chris Otule fractured his right foot. WTF! No this isn't GroundHog Day because last year it was actually Chris' left foot that was fractured that forced him to miss most of the preseason practices and first 10 games of the season. I'm at a loss here. What is the deal with foot injuries in our program? Is this common elsewhere? I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I'm guessing that we have lost 6-8 players in the last 5 years to foot injuries. And that doesn't even include losing Jerel (hand), Dominic (hand), and Junior Cadougan (ruptured achilles) due to other problems. Since Crean's departure, Buzz has just been getting shit on with transfers and injuries........so much so that we rarely (if ever) have had a full complement of 13 available players. I'm not saying that losing Otule blows our shot at a title run, or even blows our shot at making the tourney, but from a depth standpoint, this makes Jimmy and Lazar that much more vulnerable to foul trouble every night.......the 2 guys that WILL influence how successful MU is this year. Sucks.

4 comments:

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

yeah that sucks! I don't think there's anyone/anything to blame here. last time I checked there's a lot of stress of a bball players feet so things happen i guess.

just god awful luck for this team!

Devil's Threesome said...

E-Will provided a spark on Friday. Fulce will be buried on the bench by the end of the year. He doesn't bring much to the table on either side of the court.

Otule will now have plenty of time to improve his upper body strength...

I'm excited to see how we fare against a decent team in Xavier.

EMoney said...

I realize there is alot of stress on basketball players feet, so theoretically other programs would have consistent foot injuries to their players as well. It just doesn't seem like that's the case. So the question is, is this a fluke or a trend? Seems more like a trend imo.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

well there are all ready some conspiracy theorists out there that say there must be something wrong with either the way buzz runs his practices or training programs or there's something wrong with the AL...I don't buy either of those...just shitty luck if you ask me.