Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WVU guard gets help from Duke doc

DURHAM – Duke sports medicine’s orthopaedic surgery chief, Dr. Jim Nunley, sent a message this week to coach Mike Krzyzewski after treating a player the Blue Devils could meet in the Final Four.

"I’m still a Duke fan,” Nunley told Krzyzewki through an intermediary.

Krzyzewski said no explanation was needed. West Virginia point guard Darryl “Truck” Bryant is trying a special insert for his shoe as he hopes to play in the Final Four on Saturday despite a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

The insert will take some of the weight off the foot, which was injured during practice on March 23. If he can play, Bryant could give West Virginia a boost against Duke in the NCAA semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Krzyzewski wasn’t the least bit miffed that Bryant got the insert from Duke.

"We should take care of those kids,” he said. “If they come up with an orthotic or whatever, and Duke is the one [that makes it], you should do that.”

Ken Tysiac

4 comments:

aka David said...

Key the "Mission Impossible" theme …. "Dum-Dum dum-dah Dum-Dum Dum-Dum".
Look out for that IED (Inserted Explosive Device) to take effect at around 8:31:37 p.m. Saturday, and for that extra "boost" to be about 30 ft. in the air (with no damage to the court)
Way to go, ”Dr.” Jim "Nunley" Phelps. This comment will self-destruct in 15 seconds. As always, if you and Mike yada-yada-yada disavow any knowledge yada-yada....Good luck, Jim.

Anonymous said...

What else can you say about Coach K. Classiest coach in the game.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

This is why I love K... and wonder why people insist on calling him all sorts of names. It's an obvious situation of Nietzsche's inversion of morals...

~Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I don't think Duke doctors had anything to do with the orthotic.
See below


http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/articles/?p=32728