Was out 4 weeks last time. Man, I hate to lose him. He’s;
- our best freethrow shooter
- our main and best ball handler
- our second best defender
- our floor leader
- our press breaker
- assist leader
Can Lemire replace him? Who else do we use? Do we move Eddie to point at times and bring in EJ at the 3? Besdes Lemire and Eddie - is there anyone else on the team that can bring the ball up-court? I am scared to see what happens to us when Cincinnati presses us. This team was REALLY showing promise.
EDIT: Coach Lutz in the post-game show said that the trainer was able to pop Mitch’s shoulder into his socket this time. They were not able to do that last time. Coach said he’d still have to rely on the trainers but they won’t know anything for sure until Monday. Could be days, could be weeks until Mitch was ready.
Mitch has proven to be a very quick healer. I think he could probably play Wednesday if he had too but likely not without some pain. We’ll desperately need him but I don’t want him to hurt it any worse than it is. It was clear to see in the 2nd half tonight just how important he is to our offense. Without him on the court, we’re going to struggle.
Pray to God it’s only a couple days… :unsure:
I heard a couple guys on press row say that he would probably be out for a week… :unsure:
Everyone thought he would be out longer than he was with his other injuries and he came back ahead of schedule. He won’t be 100% Wednesday but I’m sure Mitch will want to play. Guess it will be up to him and the trainers.
The thing that bothers me is they were able to pop back into socke so quickly. I hope that does not mean that the socket and ligaments around the socket have stretched. I know a couple of guys that have had this type of injury and 2 of them ended up having surgery to keep the shoulder from continually popping out.
My guess would be at least out a week. He was really coming on strong and was almost our leading scorer at the end of the game.
I’ve never had a dislocated shoulder but that description makes it sound pretty darn painful. :o
All depends on what TSD alluded to.
Does anyone know when it happened?
[i]Originally posted by NinerLoudNProud[/i]@Jan 15 2005, 11:09 PM
[b] All depends on what TSD alluded to.
Does anyone know when it happened? [/b]
I barely caught it. I saw him hit out of the corner of my eye, and then go to the locker room. I didn't think too much about it, although it looked pretty bad I just thought he came down on it wrong and would shake it off, till someone who was sitting near the tunnel at half told me he saw his shoulder and it was definetly dislocated.
Team Doc said out 1-2 weeks. He will not play Wednesday which is unfortunate because our offense looks terible without him.
Mitch was coming off an awesome UAB game and had a great first half against SLU before the injury. This is a shame. I think it is the one guy we can’t afford to be missing at UC because Goldwire is clearly not ready to run this team.
Bobby commented after the game that Mitch was out three weeks in preseason because it required surgery to re-insert. I suspect that Mitch will have a problem with it popping out from now on. I suspect he may have a chance to play at Marquette but not WEd.
My biggest fear with Mitchell, that this could become chronic for him now.
It happened on the last play of the 1st half. His player bumped/charged him and he fell to the floor onto the left shoulder. I could see the dislocation as he left the court at the half.
If it becomes a halfcourt game, we should do ok with Goldwire at the point, though. He moves the ball pretty good and appears to be a vocal floor leader. The Bearcats make it very difficult to run your offense. In the end, we need to push it when we can, own the boards, hit some threes, and execute offensively.
[i]Originally posted by BPfor3[/i]@Jan 16 2005, 09:57 AM
[b] If it becomes a halfcourt game, we should do ok with Goldwire at the point, though. He moves the ball pretty good and appears to be a vocal floor leader. The Bearcats make it very difficult to run your offense. [/b]
I don't know about that. I think Goldwire can do a good job but we're not going to beat athletic teams who play pressure defense without Baldwin. We're pretty good with an agressive Mitch. The slower style Cinci plays will help Goldwire, though.
[i]Originally posted by LeftyNiner[/i]@Jan 16 2005, 10:37 AM
[b] I don't know about that. I think Goldwire can do a good job but we're not going to beat athletic teams who play pressure defense without Baldwin. We're pretty good with an agressive Mitch. [/b]
I agree. Not going to be easy if we're going to depend on Leemire to run our offense. I'll feel more comfortable with Eddie at PG, with Leemire coming off the bench with us moving Eddie to the 3 at times.
I had this injury and it is very painful Had to quit playnig or have surgery.
Coach said Eddie may start at PG, which should be interesting against Cinci. That will just add to the slow tempo of Cinci and the physical play. But we are as big as they are. I think Mitch out would hurt us more against the Cards than Cinci.
As coach said we just have to get use to the physical play in general and be able to finish.
[i]Originally posted by amnesiac[/i]@Jan 16 2005, 11:25 AM
[b] Coach said Eddie may start at PG, which should be interesting against Cinci. [/b]
G - Basden
G - Plavich
F - Withers
F - Nance
C - Iti
I like that lineup of
Bring leemire off the bench and Drayton, play 7 guys see what happens
I think a criticism of Cincinatti that I have heard is that they lack depth or even a true center inside. I still think we can take them. Coach said that the team really believes that they can win on the road and that they used to pretend they could win. I just hope they don’t let Baldwin’s injury get in their heads and ruin that.