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MavsFanFinley
08-03-2007, 08:08 PM
Clippers F Elton Brand ruptures Achilles' tendon in workout

August 3, 2007

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand ruptured his left Achilles' tendon on Friday during his daily workout.

Brand, 28, will undergo surgery but plans for the operation have not been finalized yet, the Clippers said.

Last month, Brand -- a veteran of eight NBA seasons -- withdrew from the U.S. national team because of an injury. He averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, when the Clippers failed to make the playoffs.

dude1394
08-03-2007, 08:46 PM
Horrible, just horrible. He's done.

Has any player (not a center) made it back from this injury?

BGMaverick9
08-03-2007, 09:27 PM
ESPN has it as early medical indications point to 6 months away, with a return possibly in feb.

Dortmund
08-03-2007, 09:49 PM
6-12 is what im hearin... he doesnt rely on his athleticism too much anyway so he will be just fine. Al Thornton can fill in for a while... but clippers are cursed.

dirno2000
08-03-2007, 09:49 PM
Gotta agree with dude. The Elton Brand we know is dead. I can't think of one football or basketball player that has fully recovered from a torn achilles.

Dirkgreatness
08-03-2007, 10:01 PM
Wow, the Clippers have terrible luck.

dude1394
08-03-2007, 10:16 PM
Gotta agree with dude. The Elton Brand we know is dead. I can't think of one football or basketball player that has fully recovered from a torn achilles.

Not to mention that he was already an undersized PF. Ouch...

chumdawg
08-03-2007, 10:32 PM
Gotta agree with dude. The Elton Brand we know is dead. I can't think of one football or basketball player that has fully recovered from a torn achilles.I bet you're thinking of one who you hope does, though.

Male30Dan
08-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Ah... The football LB reference from the previously deceased but now resurrected Chummy...

dirno2000
08-03-2007, 10:54 PM
I bet you're thinking of one who you hope does, though.

Let's just say I'm glad we drafted Anthony Spencer.

foglemann
08-04-2007, 12:47 AM
Greg Ellis has come back from it. So well, he deserves a new contract! Right, Right?????

alby
08-04-2007, 02:57 AM
Elton is 28, won't be back until he's 29-30. And when he comes back, he won't be the same--poor guy. poor team.

Stranger
08-04-2007, 09:34 AM
This is really too bad. He's a good player and a good guy--I've always liked him.

EricaLubarsky
08-04-2007, 09:35 AM
This is really too bad. He's a good player and a good guy--I've always liked him.
definitely.

me770706
08-04-2007, 03:12 PM
let the al thornton era begin

antoinewalker
08-06-2007, 10:14 AM
clippers fans: hello lottery.

alby
08-06-2007, 11:02 AM
OJ Mayo - USC - LA

nikeball
08-06-2007, 11:42 AM
That is one less player taken in the middle stages of FBBALL draft. He has always been a rock & solid producer for me. q=(.

but i agree with Dortmund..he never really relied on athleticism too much...he could be fine!

MavsWiLLHaVeRinGs
08-06-2007, 11:44 AM
Poor Clippers. Last year Shawn Livingston had his horrible injury. Now Brand. Sam Cassell looking like he does. It's just sad.

ty
08-06-2007, 03:12 PM
Sigh...the injury plagued Clippers.

ty
08-06-2007, 03:13 PM
I wonder if Brevin Knight wishes he went to Boston =[