October 10, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Steve Nash left the Lakers' exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night in the first quarter after failing to get his left ankle loose. He can only hope it's not a season-long issue. The veteran point guard disclosed after the Lakers' 104-86 defeat at MGM Grand Garden Arena that his ankle has bothered him since about a week before the start of training camp. “Tonight was just one of those nights that for whatever reason it just wasn't moving freely and I couldn't get it to loosen up and it started to get worse,” said Nash, who went scoreless with two assists in only eight minutes.
February 20, 2013 |
Victor Oladipo "wasn't even close" to 100% healthy, Indiana Coach Tom Crean said of his star player Tuesday night. He was referring to the junior guard's sprained left ankle, which had kept him out of the second half of the Hoosiers' previous game three days earlier. But mentally Oladipo was all there, and that was enough to help No. 1 Indiana get past No. 4 Michigan State, 72-68, to take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. “There's no doubt his foot hurt,” Crean said of Oladipo.
March 2, 2013 |
Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs' aging but dominant point guard, will be out of the lineup about four weeks as his left ankle heals from a sprain. Parker rolled the ankle Friday night during the third quarter in a 130-102 rout of the Sacramento Kings. The Spurs, who have the best record in the NBA at 46-14, announced Saturday that an MRI exam showed that Parker had a Grade 2 sprain and that the French national star would miss "approximately four weeks. " Parker, a two-time NBA Finals most valuable player who is averaging 21 points and 7.6 assists, is among a few select challengers to Heat forward LeBron James in the MVP conversation this season.
May 3, 2012 |
Matt Barnes returned to an empty arena. It was 11:15 p.m., about an hour after the Lakers' 104-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night, and there was Barnes back on the court doing something he had struggled with all night: shooting. Barnes has made only two of his 11 shots in the two playoff games, going 0 for 7 from three-point range. Though he described his sprained right ankle as only 75%-78% recovered, Barnes worked out with Lakers development coach Phil Handy, taking a wide range of jumpers from the baseline, the elbows at the top of the lane and from three-point range.
February 19, 2012 |
Kendrys Morales is scheduled to increase the intensity of his running drills Monday, the next step in what the Angels hope will be a return from a broken left ankle that has sidelined the slugger for a year and a half. Morales, who in 2009 hit .306 with 34 home runs and 108 runs batted in, has been hitting from both sides of the plate and jogging for a month, but he told MLB.com on Sunday that he hopes to move closer to sprinting Monday, the first day pitchers and catchers will work out. "This year, I've felt a lot better compared to last year -- I can do any exercises they give me," Morales said, speaking in Spanish.
April 13, 2010 |
Ask Andre Ethier about his left ankle —or anything related to it — and you won't get an answer. Not much of one, at least. Out of the lineup for the Dodgers' last four games because of a swollen ankle, Ethier started in the home opener Tuesday and hit the last of his team's four home runs in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ethier was two for five with two runs and three runs batted in. Was he itching to get back in the lineup? "No," he said, looking away.
January 14, 2013 |
Serena Williams tumbled to the court and needed a medical timeout in the first set for treatment on her right ankle. Once she got up, it was all over for Edina Gallovits-Hall. Williams routed Gallovits-Hall, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday at Melbourne despite the scary sequence in the first part of the match. The No. 3-ranked Williams is favored to win the season's first major, rolling into Melbourne Park with 35 wins in her previous 36 matches, including titles at Wimbledon, the London Olympics and the U.S. Open.
October 17, 2010 |
Last preseason: Blake Griffin injured. This preseason: Griffin injured. That's where the similarities end. Just in case Griffin's ankle injury and absence from Sunday's exhibition game seem alarming for Clippers fans, it should be remembered, of course, that not all injuries are created equal. With Griffin's knee injury last season, it became fairly clear within a day that it was a serious one and ended up season-ending. This injury, a sprained left ankle, was more of a tweak, and Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said it was not serious.
March 29, 2012 |
The Alberta high couldn't even last 24 hours for the Kings. Forward Jeff Carter , acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets shortly before the league's trade deadline, injured his ankle late in Wednesday's resounding 3-0 win against the Flames at Calgary. From what Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was saying, it sounded as though Carter would not be able to play Friday at Edmonton. Still the team is calling the injury day to day. "It happened late, but he was able to finish the game," a glum-sounding Lombardi said on Thursday afternoon in a telephone interview.
June 19, 2011 |
Only months after wrapping up a 16-year major league career, Robin Ventura could barely walk without a cane. So intense was the discomfort in his right ankle, mangled in a slide earlier and deadened with painkillers thereafter, that the former All-Star third baseman found he lingered in bed a little longer each morning, unwilling to step into the day. "I didn't go places for a long time," Ventura volunteers, "because I didn't feel like getting...