Outside Pressure on an Athlete Can Make or Break a Career

May 12, 2014
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Athletic injuries have changed over the years.  No matter the sport, players are generally bigger and stronger, and they often face outside pressures like scholarships or athletic contracts.  Fortunately for the Charlotte Bobcats, their power forward Josh McRoberts was able to make it through the playoffs before needing a surgical procedure to remove bone spurs from his left big toe.


Players often hide injuries in order to compete in their sport.  Whether or not McRoberts hid his injury or just how severe and painful it was, no one knows.  His performance didn’t seem hindered by any injuries. However,  in the 4-playoff games, he averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 38.3 minutes per game. 


Throughout the regular season, McRoberts participated in 78 games averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.  Owner Michael Jordan has a lot to be happy about.  This year’s team overcame a lot of adversity and silenced many critics with their 43-39 record.  This was the 2nd best season out of the 10 seasons the team has been around. 


This upcoming year, the Charlotte Bobcats will be no more.  Rather, they will be named the Charlotte Hornets.  Josh McRoberts should have plenty of time to recuperate from his surgery to remove the bone spurs, and will be back out there as a Hornet before long. 


Advanced Foot Care Centers is a group of podiatrists who specialize in foot and ankle care.  Call us for all of your foot and ankle needs. 


By:  Ira Kraus

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