Feb 1, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT
Allen Iverson’s calf issue that brought him home from Turkey turns out to be pretty serious.
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com got the details from Dr. James Andrews, who said Iverson could be out another two months or more.
Andrews said Tuesday that Iverson requires “prolonged rest” totaling at least 6-8 weeks, along with an injection to treat a calcium deposit in his calf. The mass is in a “very precarious spot” because it is pressuring the main nerve and artery that go down the leg, Andrews said.
“He actually tried to tough it out and continue to play while over in Turkey,” Andrews said in a statement released by Iverson’s manager, Gary Moore. “However, he got to the point where he could not really run up and down the court because of increased pain. Unfortunately, he did not do himself any good trying to play through his pain.”
Iverson could be running again in a couple of months, but that’s different than game shape. Iverson tweeted he wanted to return to his Turkish team Besiktas and help them for the playoffs, but if that will happen remains a question mark. Still, considering everything, the fact he will running again at all sounds like a break.
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