UConn was too optimistic about JB's return (from the Courant)

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The State of New York is allowing its sports arena to allow 10 percent capacity beginning Feb. 23. This presumably would include Madison Square Garden for the Big East Tournament March 10-13; the conference, which had planned on having no fans, is still gathering details. That could give at least a few UConn fans a chance to watch them.
 

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Dom doesn't believe in the Yard theories, though.

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Boiled down, Bouknight hyper-extended the elbow on Jan. 5, tried to recover without surgery, then saw a specialist who advised surgery and performed it on Jan. 13, and after four weeks, the minimum recovery time for almost any kind of surgery, the surgeon decided more time was needed.

None of that is unusual or suggests anything conspiratorial. Players often consult outside doctors or surgeons, and the surgeon usually has the last word on progress."
 

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Odd that he would layer his own timeliness on this disastsr: a week or so.

I wager on so.
 

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Dom doesn't believe in the Yard theories, though.
But he understands why they developed and he blames UConn for the lack of info and Hurley for the mixed messages:

What is unusual is that UConn just never released what the injury was, what type of surgery was done, who performed it, how it went or even a loose timeframe for recovery, like four to six weeks. Hurley, speaking off the cuff, would say one thing before a game, another thing after, something else on a podcast or his radio show. So without straight answers and, because of the pandemic, very limited media access, Bouknight’s injury and recovery has needlessly taken on a life of its own.
 
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Dom doesn't believe in the Yard theories, though.

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Boiled down, Bouknight hyper-extended the elbow on Jan. 5, tried to recover without surgery, then saw a specialist who advised surgery and performed it on Jan. 13, and after four weeks, the minimum recovery time for almost any kind of surgery, the surgeon decided more time was needed.

None of that is unusual or suggests anything conspiratorial. Players often consult outside doctors or surgeons, and the surgeon usually has the last word on progress."
From my understanding the surgery was not for the hyperextended elbow. It was to remove bone spurs that they discovered when looking at the elbow. This injury didn't cause bone spurs. I think the media keeps missing that point. Or am I wrong?

Is the recovery period for the surgery (there's always a recovery period when they cut you open) or for the hyperextended elbow? I guess it doesn't matter. Just need to wait until he's ready.
 
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What's Dom talking about? We've known the entire time the surgery was to clean up bone spurs in his non-shooting elbow.
 
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no one should be mad bouk is sitting, but our aggravation is justified when it comes to the subterfuge from bouk's camp which forced hurley to play telephone with the public and made him look bad instead

if this were the press release issued once bouk's camp decided for him to have surgery no one would've had a right to complain, it's strictly business after all:

"After hyperextending his non-shooting elbow in a game against Marquette, bone spurs were discovered in James Bouknight's left arm during a follow-up medical examination. Based on bouk's projection as a lottery pick, and an overabundance of caution, Bouknight's camp has opted for him to undergo minor surgery during the middle of the season. Recovery is expected to take 6 weeks (but will probably be stretched to 10). While he could have waited until late March to have this procedure, having 4 full months to recover before the draft combine is the more economical decision. As a result, Bouknight will miss the remainder of this covid plagued, yet once promising year. GO huskies!"
 
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no one should be mad bouk is sitting, but our aggravation is justified when it comes to the subterfuge from bouk's camp (in an unnecessary attempt to save face) which forced hurley to play telephone with the public

if this were the press release issued once bouk's camp decided for him to have surgery no one would have had a right to complain, it's strictly business after all:

"After hyperextending his non-shooting elbow in a game against Marquette, bone spurs were discovered in James Bouknight's left arm during a follow-up medical examination. Based on bouk's projection as a lottery pick, and out of an overabundance of caution, Bouknight's camp has opted for him to undergo minor surgery during the middle of the season. Recovery is expected to take 6 weeks (but will probably be stretched to 10), so while he could have waited until late March to have this procedure, having 4 full months to recover before the draft combine is the more economical decision. As a result, Bouknight will miss the remainder of this covid plagued, yet once promising year. GO huskies!"
Are you really a doctor because that take is stupid!
 

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At this point, it has gotten so convoluted, I am at the point of who gives a crap.
If the kid wants to play - get on the court
If he wants to save himself - get off the team and don't let the door hit you on the arse on the way out
DH's concentration has to be off Bouk and centered on what he has on the floor
Work your arse off on these kids- start with the PGs and get some kind of an offense installed
If he can't do that he is way over paid and over hyped
The Bouk stuff is just noise now
The real stuff is the players who have to live and play in one kid's shadow instead of being the primary focus
I'm tired of it
 
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The reason this board has exploded with frustration, myself included, is because most thought he was playing Wednesday, including UConn beat writers and even Goodman.

Now we are all expecting him to be out for a while, but imagine the sheer joy if we all get surprised and he’s active Saturday!
Figured it was time for a non-depressing post
 
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When does James Bouknight have an appointment with his surgeon again? That is the day we will know when he is allowed to play again or not. SMH. It is his non shooting elbow and he is 21?
 
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Are you really a doctor because that take is stupid!
we've been told its a minor procedure with a 6 week recovery. so aside from the recovery time inevitably being stretched out, i didnt say anything that we havent already been fed in bits and pieces, and i'm happy to be proven wrong on that point
 
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no one should be mad bouk is sitting, but our aggravation is justified when it comes to the subterfuge from bouk's camp (in an unnecessary attempt to save face) which forced hurley to play telephone with the public

if this were the press release issued once bouk's camp decided for him to have surgery no one would have had a right to complain, it's strictly business after all:

"After hyperextending his non-shooting elbow in a game against Marquette, bone spurs were discovered in James Bouknight's left arm during a follow-up medical examination. Based on bouk's projection as a lottery pick, and out of an overabundance of caution, Bouknight's camp has opted for him to undergo minor surgery during the middle of the season. Recovery is expected to take 6 weeks (but will probably be stretched to 10), so while he could have waited until late March to have this procedure, having 4 full months to recover before the draft combine is the more economical decision. As a result, Bouknight will miss the remainder of this covid plagued, yet once promising year. GO huskies!"
Overabundance is putting it lightly
 
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As a coach you should always tell the media you dont have a time table and its day to day. Now Hurley has riled up the fan base given the media material and might have even have a fractured relationship with Bouk and other players. Hurley needs to keep his mouth shut and win.
 

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As a coach you should always tell the media you dont have a time table and its day to day. Now Hurley has riled up the fan base given the media material and might have even have a fractured relationship with Bouk and other players. Hurley needs to keep his mouth shut and win.
4-6. today is like 4 plus a couple of days. conventional ortho thinking is 3-9, with the 9 range being for iffn your daily gig is lifting boxes of concrete. howzaboot instead for coach:
dan was running with internal UConn doc thinking, and at the last minute, got hit with james' outside medical determinators. miscommunication? idk. i mean, it's not like jeep didn't just air a superbowl ad with an unvetted, and dopey message, and with a controversial host, who was arrested back in november, with jeep claiming 'they didn't know.' repeat: superbowl ad. fancy host. arrest for being schnockered in november. nobody new nuthin. miscommunication? idk, stuff happens.
that commercial now sleeps with the fishes. some jeep and some ad people prolly will too.
cut coach some slack.
4-6.
im still alive in the 'book return date' pool. whattya get if u win? and don't give me that baloney that 'his return is ur best reward,' screw that. 50s and hunsters is more what im expectin.
 
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no one should be mad bouk is sitting, but our aggravation is justified when it comes to the subterfuge from bouk's camp which forced hurley to play telephone with the public and made him look bad instead

if this were the press release issued once bouk's camp decided for him to have surgery no one would've had a right to complain, it's strictly business after all:

"After hyperextending his non-shooting elbow in a game against Marquette, bone spurs were discovered in James Bouknight's left arm during a follow-up medical examination. Based on bouk's projection as a lottery pick, and an overabundance of caution, Bouknight's camp has opted for him to undergo minor surgery during the middle of the season. Recovery is expected to take 6 weeks (but will probably be stretched to 10). While he could have waited until late March to have this procedure, having 4 full months to recover before the draft combine is the more economical decision. As a result, Bouknight will miss the remainder of this covid plagued, yet once promising year. GO huskies!"

 

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