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Old 06-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #33
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Default Re: After Finals Game 1, Dirk Nowitzki has torn tendon in his left middle finger

Originally Posted by lilgodfather1
I have a torn ligament on my left thumb, which is my off hand. For the guy that thinks it will effect his left handle dribble drives then you are wrong. It doesn't really effect shooting either though.

Function of ligaments is completely different from the function of a tendon. A ligament tear on a finger is almost meaningless in any movement. A tendon tear, depending on where on the finger could limit motions of the finger, if not at-least the resting position of the finger.

That being said, a middle finger tendon tear shouldn't cause that much problem with his dribbling, but if you want a feel of what it will be like for him...just dribble a basketball without letting the middle finger touching the ball. That's what it's going to feel like for him more or less.
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