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Old 05-03-2009, 04:25 AM   #12
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Default Re: May 3: Heat at Hawks, Game 7 (Round 1)

Originally Posted by beasted86
Does anyone have any word on the status of J.O. for game 7?
Chris Perkins of the Palm Beach Post doesnt think JO will play
I’d be shocked if Jermaine O’Neal gets medical clearance to play Sunday’s Game 7 at Atlanta. Officially, O’Neal, who has a concussion, is listed as day-to-day and a game-time decision. He did some light shooting on Saturday, but he didn’t look like he was all there.

Not only is he still in a fog — the offshoot of taking an elbow from Zaza Pachulia in Game 5 — but O’Neal, who missed Game 6, seems to be looking beyond basketball on this one.

“I found out the severity by talking to the doctors this morning,” he said Saturday, a couple of hours before the Heat flew to Atlanta.

As O’Neal spoke, his eyes so sensitive to light that TV cameramen were asked not to use the light on top of their cameras, he talked in measured tones about how this injury was about his brain and his future and his family.
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