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CDC84
11-12-2009, 01:28 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4648927

Mason Plumlee, a projected starter (6-10 big man), is out indefinitely with a broken wrist.

It remains to be seen whether he heals up in time for the Gonzaga game on December 19. The injury will not require surgery.

Ziggy
11-12-2009, 01:34 PM
That win will undoubtedly be....T A I N T E D :(

Baldwinzag
11-12-2009, 02:23 PM
If the Fx didn't require Sx, then it was non-displaced and the prognosis is decent, especially given his age and the joint stability(no reduction needed). Considering his injury was from a fall, Mason most likely suffered a trans scaphoid fracture or possibly a Colles' fracture of his distal radius(@radiocarpal jt). In most cases, the short bone Fx's require at least 4+ weeks to heal properly -- add in the fact he still has epiphyseal plates in the area, it could be even longer depending on site. However, since his affected wrist is the off-hand, I'd expect to see him vs the Zags in 6 weeks.

All that said, I want Duke at full strength!

FieldHouseFishHouse
11-12-2009, 04:39 PM
If the Fx didn't require Sx, then it was non-displaced and the prognosis is decent, especially given his age and the joint stability(no reduction needed). Considering his injury was from a fall, Mason most likely suffered a trans scaphoid fracture or possibly a Colles' fracture of his distal radius(@radiocarpal jt). In most cases, the short bone Fx's require at least 4+ weeks to heal properly -- add in the fact he still has epiphyseal plates in the area, it could be even longer depending on site. However, since his affected wrist is the off-hand, I'd expect to see him vs the Zags in 6 weeks.

All that said, I want Duke at full strength!

That was awesome

TCS88
11-13-2009, 07:00 AM
That sounds like the exact same thing I had happen to me. The one thing in my hand was not attached to the other thing so good and it caused the 3rd thing to be broken and it hurt for a long time. As far as epiphyseal plates go, I prefer paper plates, you don't have to clean them. :)

BEAT Duke!

TCS88

sittingon50
11-13-2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks for that analysis, 88. Next time I fall off my bike I'm gonna' give you a call! :lmao:

FlyZag
11-13-2009, 08:07 AM
If the Fx didn't require Sx, then it was non-displaced and the prognosis is decent, especially given his age and the joint stability(no reduction needed). Considering his injury was from a fall, Mason most likely suffered a trans scaphoid fracture or possibly a Colles' fracture of his distal radius(@radiocarpal jt). In most cases, the short bone Fx's require at least 4+ weeks to heal properly -- add in the fact he still has epiphyseal plates in the area, it could be even longer depending on site. However, since his affected wrist is the off-hand, I'd expect to see him vs the Zags in 6 weeks.

All that said, I want Duke at full strength!

Um... if it is a non-displaced scaphoid fracture (navicular bone) there is a chance this will take a long time to heal (up to 6 months in a cast)... ask me how I know. Apparently there is only one blood vessel feeding that particular bone so it is a real slow healing injury depending on how far away the fracture is from said blood vessel. In approximately 20% of these injuries the healing process takes up to 6 months.

For his sake I hope that is not the case. Hate to see any player go down to injury.

gamagin
11-13-2009, 08:13 AM
If the Fx didn't require Sx, then it was non-displaced and the prognosis is decent, especially given his age and the joint stability(no reduction needed). Considering his injury was from a fall, Mason most likely suffered a trans scaphoid fracture or possibly a Colles' fracture of his distal radius(@radiocarpal jt). In most cases, the short bone Fx's require at least 4+ weeks to heal properly -- add in the fact he still has epiphyseal plates in the area, it could be even longer depending on site. However, since his affected wrist is the off-hand, I'd expect to see him vs the Zags in 6 weeks.

All that said, I want Duke at full strength!

I was thinking the same thing . . .