Mika's Eye Injury Update

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  1. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear there is no risk of vision loss. The eye isn't the toughest of organs, so I was worried this would have some long lasting effects. Intent or no intent, it was a bad situation and he's a heck of a player. I was amazed to see he was a freshman with his frame and the polish to his post game.
     
  2. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    The scratched cornea thing happens in basketball, especially to taller players. Kareem Abdul Jabbar eventually started wearing the goggles after it happened a few times to him.
     
  3. HFCS

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    Sioux City's own Kirk Hinrich has been wearing goggles for about 4 years now.
     
  4. VeloClone

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    Not true. From the other angle you clearly see that the BYU player already on the floor hit him pretty hard in the shin with the back of his head.
     
  5. VeloClone

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    Marcus Fizer wore goggles a few minutes in his first game at ISU. He promised his mom that he would try it because she was worried about his eyes. He couldn't stand them and took them off never to be seen again before the half was even over.
     
  6. VeloClone

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    Since when is e-y-e a banned word?









    :jimlad:
     
  7. carvers4math

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    One cornea scratch is not going to require goggles. Didn't announcers say after this year he is going on his mission? By the time he plays again after that, his eye will have completely forgotten this scratch
     
  8. bawbie

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    His teammate whacked his head on Mika's leg pretty good.
     
  9. BigBake

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    I think some forget how fast DI players can move their hands/arms.

    I do think Kane was going for the ball but Mika pumped faked. As fast as some DI guards can move their hands there's just no way to retract em that fast. Once they commit to swiping a ball or blocking it, it's done.
     
  10. shildreth

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    My guess is he was already going to sit to allow for some knee heal time. Especially after the failed oop attempt that looked like he landed awkward. Call it a suspension to appease people but I but he is sitting anyway.
     
  11. Judoka

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    The only reason I don't like that plan is that it would be Hoiberg saying that a suspension is deserved. No need to appease anybody.
     
  12. ajk4st8

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    I work with injured athletes for a living, and I really hate seeing guys get hurt. No matter what. I really hope he heals up quickly.

    I feel bad for the kid, but I have drawn a huge hatred for BYU and their fans mentality.
     
  13. CycloneJL

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    I believe Fizer's goggles were prescription and his mother was worried about him wearing contacts during games (which he eventually did).
     
  14. DandyCyclone

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    I thought he injured it again when he landed. Thankfully I was wrong.
     
  15. NickTheGreat

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    I hope the coach chewed the trainer for slipping and kicking the dude. WTF is up with that? :shocked:
     
  16. Cyclophile1

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    Tell that goon to get his damn eyes off our guy's claws.
     
  17. carvers4math

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    You would think that guy would know by now that there would be sweat all over the floor, isn't there always when the trainer gets called out to the floor?
     
  18. megamanxzero35

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    I think it was his other knee that he landed on. I think he landed on his right knee funny last night. Left knee was hyperextended, I think. I could be wrong. Only watched it once at live speed.
     
  19. NATEizKING

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    His eyes just wanted revenge for his elbow.

    But more seriously, glad it wasn't serious. Had a scratch on my cornea as a preteen and it's nothing. Wore a patch for a day to encourage keeping my eye shut and was fine the following day. As for the head to the shin, that looked weak but I guess I built up a tolerance of being kicked in the shins/ankles/knees. Sucks for about 5 seconds.
     
  20. Cyclonepride

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    I caught that part live. I thought he slipped on some sweat or something.
     

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