Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Jameer Nelson out 4-6 Weeks
In what is shocking injury news out of nowhere, or maybe considering who we are talking about it shouldn't be. Jameer Nelson had to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. I didn't watch the postgame last night, so I didn't hear anything about a possible injury, and he did indeed finish out the game last night. Apparently the injury happened in the 4th quarter.
Nelson missed almost half the regular season last year and the entire Eastern Conference Playoffs with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. They did trade for Rafer Alson last year to help them down the stretch run and into the playoffs. However, Alston was traded in the offseason along with Tony Battie and Courtney Lee to the New Jersey Nets for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson. The Magic did sign veteran point guard Jason Williams this summer to help solidify more depth at the PG spot and they also have veteran Anthony Johnson who was the backup point guard last year behind Nelson and later Alston.
Injuries are nothing new for Nelson. He had the torn labrum in his shoulder last year and has been sidelined at times for various nagging injuries throughout his career. Durability has always been an issue and the Magic were counting a lot on their franchise point guard to stay on the floor this year.
Hey New Jersey, you haven't won a game yet and are going nowhere, how about letting us get Rafer back, please?