Adrian Peterson, ACL injuries and the burden to show and prove

Posted in Blogroll on January 28th, 2013 by Ronald Glover

(Boston Globe)

The loss of floor general Rajon Rondo will loom large for the Boston Celtics.

Adrian Peterson’s miraculous recovery from a torn ACL has set a new precedent in modern medicine and in the world of sports. Naturally, each injury and its severity varies per person. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is the latest star to fall victim to the three most feared letters in sports.

Peterson’s recovery and performance after the surgery has given athletes hope of a return to form. In the same sense, the burden to hasten a comeback becomes greater than the recovery process.

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Tip-Off for 1/28/13 (featuring The Ohio Players): Paul Pierce posts a triple-double in double overtime thriller over the Heat 100-98

Posted in Blogroll on January 28th, 2013 by Ronald Glover

(NBA.com)

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Paul Pierce was The Truth, playing 49 of 58 minutes in a drama-filled Celtics win.

The Boston Celtics allowed a four-point lead slip away with less than a minute remaining. In the second overtime, Paul Pierce hit the game-winning basket with 30 seconds remaining to give the C’s a 100-98 victory and snap a six-game losing streak.

The news wasn’t all good for the Celtics. The team learned All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo will be lost for the season with a torn ACL.

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