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Injury Update on Fletcher - Available Saturday?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    http://blogs.denverpost.com/college...s-boyle-hopeful-fletcher-can-play-utah/30000/

    I'm sure he won't be 100%, but man it would be nice to work him back in prior to the tournaments.

    Btw, the article says Fletcher has a torn MCL and meniscus. Well ****.
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

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  3. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that boyle & co were fairly tight lipped about exactly what type of "knee injury" that fletch had, but I did find it slip out somewhere.

    I dont know if it was a full tear or not, but it would be nice to get him back and playing 5-10 min/game before the p12 tourney starts. He's been warming up with the team before games for at least 2 weeks (I think)
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

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    Was dunking with everyone before the UofA game.
     
  5. BuffDog

    BuffDog Club Member Club Member

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    Are you referring to Fletcher? I was in my seat watching the team warm up about 35 minutes before tipoff and he was moving slowly and stiffly with his knee brace. Hard to imagine him dunking.
     
  6. Shldr2Shldr

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    Definitely am. I was there as soon as doors opened, watched the first shoot around. He was definitely out there dunking. Not anything crazy like Ski or JHop were doing, but he was getting up there.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:

    There is a shoot around that occurs before the official pre-game warmup. In the official one, dunking draws the team a technical foul at the start of the game. In the shoot around about 45 minutes or so before that, players can and do dunk. Fletch participated in that shoot around dunking.
     
  8. wyobuff

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    It's also when the dunk contests are held. It's good viewing.
     
  9. BuffLuKe

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    Be nice to have him back, could use him Saturday.
     
  10. BuffG

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    You're right. He may have been dunking in the first shoot around, but was looking pretty ginger in the one leading to tip off.
     
  11. BuffaloSoldier76

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    Probably stiff and sore from all that dunking.
     
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    Man, I hope they don't rush him back before he's ready.
     
  13. RumblinBuff

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    Fletch has been practicing and warming up with the team for weeks. I have to believe that he's closer to 100% than you would expect.
     
  14. wyobuff

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    Article on the AD's website about fletch.

    http://bit.ly/1mIWqIo

    Boyle is saying he's too tentative in practice, so who knows. It sounds like he's a little afraid to go hard b/c of the knee.
     
  15. bombay

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    Probably best for Fletch long term to not push it.
     
  16. Buffnik

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    Depends on whether it's mental at this point. If he's not healthy and risking further injury, he shouldn't play. But if he's having trouble getting over the mental block and is playing tentatively, he needs to put that behind him this year and not let those doubts linger.
     
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    With the brace he is wearing, and similar to what SHT wore, how much more damage can he really do to it right now? That things keeps your knee pretty much locked in.
     
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    I cant quite tell from what the team is saying, but it looks like fletch could come off the bench tomorrow against stan.

    Anyone know for sure? We could use him.
     
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    [tweet]443739540717858816[/tweet]
     
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    nice good game to get your feet wet. four games in four days is tough so we probably only see him a few minutes tonight.
     
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    Glad that fletch will be back, and this should be a good game for it.
     
  23. Buffnik

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    Hoping for a blowout and Fletch getting 10+ minutes. Great news for him.
     
  24. jwhite17

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    Great news! He will be a big help defensively against the 2/3s. I hope we blow them out so he can get 10-15 minutes for sure.
     

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