MJ (foot injury) vs Hill (ankle injury) vs Penny (knees) vs Rose (Knee tear)
For those ISH'ers who are wishing LBJ an injury in his absolute peak prime years must read this:
Lets bring some injuries in perspective.
Why Rose injury is very serious. Its an ACL tear seen in NFL football athletes upon collision from the lateral side
soccer injury as ACL tears with somebody sliding into implanted foot from side.
Post ACL tear, your knee can be unstable or knee could still be giving out. hence your whole knee is f'ed up & sill be weak.
For a PG position & athlete it is an awful news. Player will never ever be same.
MJ foot injury
It was broken stress hairline fracture of the heal only. no damage to ankle, knee or pelvis. If it doesnt heal properly or gets re-fractured or doesnt close fully. It could have become career thretening only if it keeps fracturing. fortunately, it didnt
Hill (ankle injury)
Hill just shattered his ankle. ankle has lots of delicate moving parts. no surgery or rehab will fully restore it to 100% to an NBA type of physical play.
Its really tragic a career that could've been Top 10 GOATs worthy cut short in its prime.
Penny had a microfracture deep in the knee. He never really recovered from it. What could've been Top12-15 GOAT career is cut short as his knee got weaker & weaker post 2000. He just want the same player as he was scouted out to be one of the greatest PG to ever play Top 4 all time. Magic, Stockton, Penny & then Isiah.
any injury in your knee or ankle or lower back is devastating & career altering.