Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by LawVol13, Feb 8, 2012.
Per Softball Griffith.
rumors that he did it in a fight with Chiveous?
Heard this too. People are already [ussy pay]ing out and telling others not to post it as it "might reflect negatively on the program". If this is true, I can't imagine the thought process by Chievous on this one.
"I've always wanted to fight a manchild who weighs 80 pounds more than I do"
Rob Lewis says that Martin said it happened in a "competitive practice"...
Translation: He hurt it on Chiveous' face
Them's the breaks. I like the idea that practices can be that intense.
On the other hand, I like the bravery shown by Chievous.
Then he must have [itch bay]-slapped him. Or maybe Chiveous got him in some kind of jiu jitsu wrist submission hold or something.
You can't sprain a hand by punching a man with a closed fist. It makes no sense anatomically. You can bruise it up or break bones, but you can't sprain it. Think about it. A sprain is a stretched ligament. Ligaments get stretched when joints move beyond the normal range of motion. This doesn't happen you punch a dude in the face. Your wrist could end up kiddiewompus while popping a dude in the face -- this is why boxers wear hand wraps (wrist support). If a boxer didn't wear hand wraps he would break his wrist; he wouldn't get a sprain. Again, think range of motion.
I'm no doctor, but I've punched a few fellas in the face. There is more to this story. We need to get to the bottom of it.
My guess would be an open handed face shove. Think Jason Varitek on A-Rod's grill.
Did Stokes first put a mask on his face before he started swinging hands?
Good question. Maybe Serrano put him in full gear.
I was going for the short translation...someone mentioned on TOS Chiveous had a cut over his eye. Maybe their was a scuffle and the wrist was hurt then.
Side note: I really hate when I'm reading an article, minding my own business, when I suddenly realize every paragraph is one sentence. I continue reading, hoping that I might be wrong. By the time I'm done, I feel as if I've read an article written by an eighth grader, and I finally come to grips with the sad truth. I just read an article by Mike Griffith.
As for the bigger and more important question - is he suiting up tomorrow?
Sounding like he may be out a few weeks.
Or not. Conflicting information out there.
Hoping for the or not.
1. The only people who think practices so competitive that blows are occasionally thrown are bad are those who haven't a clue about bigtime D-I or NBA basketball.
2. Chievous has some of what I like to call "good street" in his personality. You might kick his ass, but you're going to do it with him coming forward.
Exactly. I remember listening to Alonzo mourning talking about nearly throwing down with pat Riley because of the physicality of his practices with the Heat. I obviously hate Stokes got hurt, but I like that style of practice.
Stokes is a shit stirrer. Why Di you think he played on a different aau team every year and tried to trabsger twice in high school?
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