Jason Kidd is
getting, scratch that Jason Kidd is old and when you’re old you tend to get hurt a lot. Kidd is being sidelined with a strained right calf for at least a week. However, Coach Rick Carlisle seems to think it will be a little longer than a week.
The injury occurred during Friday’s game against the Utah Jazz. Kidd was playing defense just 2 minutes into the game when he tried to plant while trying to draw a charge. “I felt like I got kicked in the calf.” Kidd said. He actually had to be informed by a trainer that no one actually hit him in the leg. Kidd also said that he was happy that it was “just a strain.”
Remember Kidd has already missed four games earlier this month due to a lower back injury. Is this a sign, perhaps? Will he even make it through the season? Only time will tell. It’s not just Kidd who has faced a lot of injuries this season, though. It seems like a lot of players are not properly conditioned because of the shortened season. Dirk Nowitzki just came back from taking four games off to work on his sore right knee.
It’ll be interesting to see if the players get stronger throughout the season, or if they will continue to get these nagging little injuries. Will there be anyone standing in the playoffs? Will Lebron and Wade be able to crawl their way to the championship? We’ll find out soon enough.