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Check the news link above. X-rays showed no break.
 

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Terrific news. She's made such great strides, and I'd to see her take a step back because of an injury.
 
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Terrific news. She's made such great strides, and I'd to see her take a step back because of an injury.
Apparently there will be more news later tonight or early tomorrow (as per John A). Here's hoping that it's good news - after the terrific work she did in the Baylor game, I'm really hoping that she can keep going and build on that.
 

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Check the news link above. X-rays showed no break.
I'll take it as good news but I'm not buying into everything is peachy yet. No news yet I assume on ligaments and soft tissues? Bad sprains can take a long time to heal and a very long time for full strength in the joint. Don;t want to be a party pooper but the fracture part is only a piece of the wholestory we need to hear before celebrating.

Crossing my fingers that the next news will be as positive. We got thin in the post pretty fast.
 
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I hope its good news later tonight, or early tomorrow, the kid has played her heart out so far this year.
 

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It is good news -- and, if I may be so bold, since offense isn't (currently) her main focus, it might speed the return (if it doesn't do further injury) 'cause, well, defense requires more butts than blocks.
 

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I hope for the best for Heather. I have not seen anyone play Griner tougher. Kudos! Heather is beginning to make her mark on games, by doing what she does well. Keep it up!
 
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Check the news link above. X-rays showed no break.
I am really happy that nothing is broken. I have to believe that the evaluation and treatment given since the Baylor game had to be precautionary. Otherwise it makes no sense to wait until she got back to CT to be checked out.
 
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She played hard enough to break that wrist so this news is both wonderful and surprising for me. (Breathing a sigh of relief)
 
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I hope for the best for Heather. I have not seen anyone play Griner tougher. Kudos! Heather is beginning to make her mark on games, by doing what she does well. Keep it up!
We have seen Heather building up towards a much high level of play for a # of weeks now! Let us hope,she is healthy,emtionally,mentally,breaking through what has prevented her from going to the next level!
 

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I hope its good news later tonight, or early tomorrow, the kid has played her heart out so far this year.

Soft tissue (muscles and tendons) injuries in the wrist can be very slow to heal. The wrist has a large number of inter-connected muscles and tendons with very complex inter-actions. When I first saw the play with Heather absorbing her full weight on her hands (with her wrists at essentially a 90 degree bend), I groaned. There was little chance of "no injury".

I am certainly hopeful that she has done something that will heal quickly; but my expectation is that she may be out of action for at least two weeks and likely a month or more.

I am praying for Heather while waiting for additional medical reports.
 

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good information from alex and OC. hopefully it's not as bad as people worried about and is just a mild sprain...
 
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It looks like most of us would agree that Heather has become an indispensable member of the team. Good for her. She never gave up.
 
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I don't know a lot about wrist injuries but I keep thinking of the people I;ve known who had serious ankle sprains and had doctors tell them that sometimes a broken ankle heals more quickly. I certainly hope it's nothing like that. This is just so unfortunate, coming when it did.
 

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I'll take it as good news but I'm not buying into everything is peachy yet. No news yet I assume on ligaments and soft tissues? Bad sprains can take a long time to heal and a very long time for full strength in the joint. Don;t want to be a party pooper but the fracture part is only a piece of the wholestory we need to hear before celebrating.

Crossing my fingers that the next news will be as positive. We got thin in the post pretty fast.

Agreed. When I was young (like around 10ish?), I sprained my wrist pretty badly (almost got sick from the pain). It was a few weeks before I could use it again....for baseball.

Of course I didn't have UCONN's trainers either.
 

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Agreed. When I was young (like around 10ish?), I sprained my wrist pretty badly (almost got sick from the pain). It was a few weeks before I could use it again....for baseball.

Of course I didn't have UCONN's trainers either.
Wrist injuries are notoriously problematic for baseball players.
 
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Keep in mind that she is coming back for a 5th year.
Potentional at times for a front line of SD @ 6-5 BS @ 6-4 and HB @ 6-3.
That's a front line nobody could match for height.
Geno would be Lord of the NC Rings--The Triple Towers!
 

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Wrist injuries are notoriously problematic for baseball players.
Well I really wasn't much of a baseball player at that point. :)
 

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Well I really wasn't much of a baseball player at that point. :)
Nomar is an example of a player who long had problems after busting up his wrist.
 

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Nomar is an example of a player who long had problems after busting up his wrist.
Yea, but he got to marry Mia Hamm.
 

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Im so pleased to hear the good news. Hope she heals quickly. I am so looking forward to her continued improvement
 

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Some consolation awards are better than others.
 
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I'll take it as good news but I'm not buying into everything is peachy yet. No news yet I assume on ligaments and soft tissues? Bad sprains can take a long time to heal and a very long time for full strength in the joint. Don;t want to be a party pooper but the fracture part is only a piece of the wholestory we need to hear before celebrating.
Crossing my fingers that the next news will be as positive. We got thin in the post pretty fast.
You have it right. Broken bones have a good blood supply and heal faster than torn ligments.
 
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