Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cal Poly Maliik Love Has Broken Foot

Early last week junior guard Maliik Love went down in workout with a broken bone in his left foot.
According to Joshua D. Scroggin of the San Luis Obispo Tribune, head coach Joe Callero says there's a 60 percent chance that Love, who probably won't be back until Christmas time, will red shirt this season.
"The biggest thing when people come back from this type of injury may be playing too early, not giving it enough time. All I have to do is stay focused on my foot and not coming back too early," said Love.
Love is one of five Cal Poly players who have sustained injuries in the preseason. Junior point guard Jamal Johnson landed on his head driving to the lane and has a concussion. He will likely be out for the next several weeks. Senior Drake U'u was sporting a walking boot on his left foot. He's not expected for another week while he recovers from a sprained ankle. Reese Morgan had a setback recovering from his knee surgery from last year, and Zach Allmon has an ankle sprain as well.
If Love is sidelined for the season, it would make it three straight seasons that Cal Poly has lost a player before the season even started. In 2010 it was Amaurys Fermin who had a torn ACL and last season Chris O'Brien had the same injury.
This injury trend troubled Callero, who sought advice from other coaches and trainers at the college level to see if there were changes he could make to keep his players healthy. "I talked to probably eight, nine people just looking at injuries as a whole. It's happening at every level and every team in every sport. Kids, not only are their bodies better, they're more explosive, they're stronger, they're quicker, which is the mathematic equation for things to break more," said Callero.

If you are are suffering from a sports related foot injury, call our Newington, Kensington, or Middletown office to make an appointment.
Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
Connecticut Foot Care Centers
Sports Podiatrist in CT
Podiatrist in Newington, Kensington, and Middletown, CT
Visit our website, friend and like our page on Facebook, and follow my tweets on Twitter.

Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment