Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson sent out this photo and caption this (Jan. 31st) afternoon. The caption isn't too promising for a return to the court this season.
I'm going to come back stronger faster & with more bounce then ever ... You can watch the progress on the #stateofnate filmed by @teejayregan be back in a flash ... #heartoverheight#ToughTimesNeverLastTough PeopleDo & I'm a TOUGH MF #holdat
The three different types of ACL sprains are as follows:
Grade 1 Sprains. The ligament is mildly damaged in a Grade 1 Sprain. It has been slightly stretched, but is still able to help keep the knee joint stable.
Grade 2 Sprains. A Grade 2 Sprain stretches the ligament to the point where it becomes loose. This is often referred to as a partial tear of the ligament.
Grade 3 Sprains. This type of sprain is most commonly referred to as a complete tear of the ligament. The ligament has been split into two pieces, and the knee joint is unstable.
With Robinson talking about coming back "stronger faster & with more bounce than ever" it sounds a whole lot more like he's got a Grade 3 sprain - which is what The NY Daily News' Frank Isola Tweeted out early today:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Word out of Denver is that Nate Robinson has a torn ACL...going for a second opinion. Tough break for a guy who loves to play.</p>— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/FisolaNYDN/statuses/429243892366848000">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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