Sacramento Kings' Webber Out for Entire Playoffs

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Lifer
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This is a repost, so go here or post in this thread if you really want to.

http://www.nba.com/kings/news/Chris_Webber_Injury_Update0509.html

SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings All-Star forward Chris Webber suffered an injury to his left knee at the 2:58 mark of the third quarter in the Kings? 132-110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks last night in Game 2 of their best-of-seven, Western Conference Semifinals playoff series.

Team physician Dr. Richard Marder performed an MRI examination on Webber late this afternoon at the UC Davis Medical center, which revealed a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee.

The injury will require arthroscopic surgery. However, a surgery date has not yet been scheduled. The rehabilitation time is estimated to be a minimum of four to six weeks.

?Chris has been a true warrior all season, having played through a number of injuries,? said Kings President, Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. ?This is a huge disappointment, both personally and professionally for Chris and the entire organization. He?s had another All-NBA season and is our team leader. However, we have always proven to be a very resilient team when confronted with these types of situations in the past. I?m sure our team will be ready to respond to the challenge.?


This is a real bummer for the Kings. Lets hope Keon Clark will rise to the challenge, otherwise the deep Kings will be in deep trouble against the Mavs.

However, if you are to believe Charles Barkley, Webber might be able to recover from the lateral meniscus tear in two weeks, as Barkley claimed he did when he played in the NBA and suffered the same injury. I don't doubt this is true, I just don't know since I didn't follow the NBA closely when Barkley was in his prime 8 or so years ago.
 

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: Gr1mL0cK
Quick search for "Webber" and bam! :D

I expected better from you. *shakes head* j/k j/k.

Doh, I searched Weber instead of Webber. :eek: :disgust:
 

Chess

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Kings have no chance now.. thats to bad, i thought they may have been able to win the west.. now who knows..

i hate the lakers.. :)
 

jagr10

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Kings still have a good shot. Webber was injured this season and Sacramento is still good.
 

josphII

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He might not actually be out for the entire playoffs. Charles Barkely was saying at halftime during the laker game yesterday that he had that same kind of injury and he was playing in a game two weeks later.
 

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I hate to say this, but the real NBA Finals just moved up another round this year to the Lakers vs. Spurs series. ;)

Unless anybody out there who isn't senile thinks no-D allas or the Nets or any squad in the East has more than a prayer's chance.