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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

KU point guard Graham no longer wearing boot

Kansas guard Devonte Graham watches warmups with a  boot on his right foot on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Sprint Center. It has been reported that Graham will be out four weeks with a toe injury.

Kansas guard Devonte Graham watches warmups with a boot on his right foot on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Sprint Center. It has been reported that Graham will be out four weeks with a toe injury.

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Kansas University freshman point guard Devonté Graham, who suffered a severely sprained right big toe against Georgetown on Dec. 10, no longer has to wear a boot on his foot.

“He saw the doctor (Tuesday). He came out of the boot. That can be headline news: ‘He’s out of the boot,’’’ KU coach Bill Self cracked after his team beat Kent State, 78-62, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

“We knew he would be out in three weeks anyway. There’s absolutely no report as far as when he can get back on the practice floor or anything like that. It is a positive direction the doctor let him out of the boot. Now he can walk around to see how he progresses doing that. He can do limited exercise from a cardio standpoint. That’s all positive. Absolutely no report on whether or not his status has changed because it hasn’t. We won’t know that for probably another week or so,” Self added.


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Comments

Jonathan Briles 3 years, 7 months ago

This is great news no matter how you look at it. If he is ahead of schedule and can get back to the court soon then awesome because he moves the ball really well and if he is still a ways away from playing then okay, but at least they said he can start doing cardio and get back into playing shape. We can't get him back soon enough because we need his handling and passing.

Rodney Crain 3 years, 7 months ago

Good Luck Devonte on your recovery.

From what it looks like from the web (I have not treated D. Graham :) ), it takes 4-6 weeks to heal. I think with the boot just coming off we are looking for a return by mid to late January if he has no complications. 3 weeks from today roughly, a boot is worn from 1-3 weeks depending on how bad the sprain is.

From the same site that treats NBA players with this injury - If the athlete does not look after this injury then it may develop into Hallux Limitus. This is a decreased range of motion due to arthritis around the joint. This can cause problems in the rest of the foot or lower limb due to changes to your walking cycle (gait)

You have a long career ahead of you so please take it easy and do your rehab to stregthen the toe Moonlight!!!

Robert Brock 3 years, 7 months ago

We will need him to go toe-to-toe in Ames.

Adam Collins 3 years, 7 months ago

I've been wondering what Graham has been doing to stay sharp in terms of not falling behind the other guys in practice. He obviously couldn't do anything physical, so as a point guard, does he work on knowing the playbook better? Recognizing defenses better?

Lance Cheney 3 years, 7 months ago

From Self's comments the last week or two, I'm starting to sense his irritation with the media.

Erich Hartmann 3 years, 7 months ago

Graham has been our little secret. This kid is really, really good. After a year of prep school, he simply is no longer that off-radar kid that committed to Appalachian State. He is a 4star guy who is almost playing like a sophomore. Unfortunate setback with the toe, but we are going to need him for conference play and in March Madness. He's a bit more under control than underclassman Chalmers (& I am paying a high compliment to Graham here...).

The Graham-scout: Steady ball handler, as fast as Frank Mason, able to hit the 3 right out of the box, competent defender, aggressive rebounder, excellent athleticism, 6'2 length, and most importantly has consistent high-level effort.

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