After being shocked and distressed, the angry queries of the fans surpassed the waves: Who caused Durant to make a misjudgement that he could make a comeback ahead of time? Was his first injury against the Rockets the Achilles tendon injury? To solve these doubts, Netease Sports Journalist interviewed Huang Tao, a former ankle and foot physiotherapist in the Department of Sports Medicine of the Third Hospital of Northern Medical College, and asked him to explain all this from a professional perspective.u2014u2014
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The first injury was estimated to be the Achilles tendon. His performance is not a muscle strain, because the strain will not have such a strong energy release, nor will it allow him to have a direct return to find this action. Huang Tao gave his own judgment. In fact, Huang Tao made this judgment as early as the day after Durants first injury.
Lets flash back to the beginning of this nightmare - Game 5 of the Western Semi-Final of the Warriors VS Rockets on May 9, Beijing Time. Two minutes and eleven seconds before the end of the third quarter, Durant hit a defensive jumper against Shampot at the bottom left corner. But in the first step back to the ground, Durant suddenly staggered, subconsciously looking back at his right calf, and trying to reach out to touch.
Huang Tao believed that the lack of time for rest and healing after the first injury was the main cause of Durants second injury. One month is obviously not enough, and it takes 6-8 weeks at the fastest time to form a preliminary healing. After these 6-8 weeks, we can resume training, but we still cant play some high-intensity games. So I think there is a causal relationship between the first and second injuries, Huang Tao said.
The first is only a partial tear of the Achilles tendon, the second is a complete tear, just as we usually tear the soft package along the crease, the first time formed a medical weakness, the second time due to Durants action when the force, and at the same time the power of the upper back extension (that is, the direction of the foot upward hook) is relatively large, which is the most vulnerable to Achilles tendon injury. Angle. Because many other ankle tendons cannot help the Achilles tendon to exert, all the stress points are concentrated on the Achilles tendon. As the Achilles tendon itself was injured, there was a rupture. Huang Tao compared the two injuries before and after Durant.
Huang Tao said that during Durants truce month, no matter what the Warriorsmedical team did, time could not help Durant to return to health in time. Because the recovery of human soft tissue has an objective time axis, no matter what injection you take, what rehabilitation training you do, and what physiotherapy you do, the objective things can not be changed, and you can not fight against the laws of the human body. Huang Tao said.
Lets see what happened to Durant before he was injured for the first time. From the 5th battle against the Clippers in the first round of the West to the 4th battle against the Rockets in the semifinals, he played more than 41 minutes in six consecutive games, including the G3 battle against the Rockets and even played 49 minutes and 35 seconds! The word accumulated labor becomes illness can be truly reflected in Durant.
Durants rejection of any of the prolonged appearances and risky comebacks could avert the injury. However, why did he accept it willingly? Huang Tao interpreted it from his personal point of view: I think Durant and his team must have considered this risk. But from the perspective of businessmenthinking, they must weigh all kinds of risks. If you win the Finals, youll surely get a higher return than the risk of rupture of the Achilles tendon. From a businessmans point of view, they are willing to take this risk, and Durant is facing the problem of contract renewal.
Lucky gambler mentality is also a common phenomenon in competitive sports. Athletes often lose their reason because of their blood. For example, Ding Yanyuhang, before last years CBA semi-final G7, persuaded Li Ran many times to fight in a closed battle and comforted him with no delay for a while. In fact, his real motivation was how many times in his life can he have such opportunities?