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Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:57 am
Edited on: June 1, 2011 1:12 am
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Posted by Royce Young

MIAMI -- Dirk Nowitzki revealed after the game that he tore a tendon in his left middle finger and will likely wear a splint for the remainder of the playoffs. X-rays on the finger however, were negative.

The injury happened when he stripped the ball from Chris Bosh. Dirk said following the injury, he couldn't straighten his finger.

"Well it was just a freaky play, "Nowitzki said. "Bosh got a bounce pass and I stepped in. I thought I stripped him clean and then I kind of looked down and I couldn't straighten my finger out anymore.

"I guess it will be all right. I have to wear a split probably for the rest of the playoffs, for a couple of weeks. But it will be all right. It's on my left hand, so I'll be all right for Thursday."

The Mavericks dropped Game 1 to the Heat 92-84 as Dirk struggled shooting the ball at his normally high percentage. Nowitzki went just 7-18 from the field and scored 27 points. But he never really was able to unleash his typically deadly mid-range game. Part of that was a credit to the defense played on him by Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh. And part of it was simply that Dirk wasn't able to get going.

Dirk was just 3-8 on jumpers for the game and only hit two shots outside of 15 feet. Though the injury likely didn't affect him really, I'm sure tearing a tendon in a finger -- even if it's an off-hand -- doesn't help things. Will it be a factor going forward? Players play through injuries all the time. Nobody has really slowed Dirk down all that much this postseason, so we'll see what kind of shot a torn tendon gives him.

LeBron isn't buying any kind of effect.

"Dirk is right handed," he said. "He's still going to make shots. He's still going to be great."
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Comments

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

Really tonyall84? Last I checked, Dallas made it to the line more than Miami last night. Now I'm not saying your a moron, but your post was moronic. You haters only see what you want to see no matter how skewed or false it is.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

Yea, on a play where he stripped the ball clean, and of corse whenever a Heat player or should I say James, Wade, or Bosh gets close to the basket, count on a foul being called, just like on that play. 



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 11:57 am
 

Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

Sman is a troll.  The funny thing is that he/she says that if Lebron wins a title that it wouldn't count.  Sman's life shouldn't count due to all the trolling that he/she does.



Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:22 am
 

Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

The previous post that we would win is six has now changed to a four game sweep.  Oh!  And I'll be finals MVP....



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:36 am
 

Dirk tears tendon in his finger, will wear splint

You post the same thing on every article. You have posted that link no less than 200 times.... You should be banned from this site from constant trolling. That is a link from the stone ages. Get over it.


sman2011
Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 2:06 am
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