That's why you don't like voodoo?
Good news, but doesn't mean he doesn't have a high ankle sprain. Could be quite a while before we see him again.
He is wearing a boot.
Knowing the Hornets philosophy, they will take their time bringing him back. I put him at 10% to play on opening night.
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Hornets coach Monty Williams says Austin Rivers to get MRI on ankle TUES but adds that sprain, at first glance, not as bad as landing looked
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Monty said Austin Rivers (ankle) will get MRI tomorrow "to make sure he's OK.He was walking around but we're still not sure yet (of status)"
With purple and pinstripes from days gone by, I trumpet Hugo's name to the NOLA sky. When rebranders and posers abuse their might, beware my power, TEAL LANTERN'S LIGHT!
Forever hating the nickname, the logos, and the colors. Still backing the team I've loved since 1994.
Stolen name. Stolen colors. Stolen identity. Still the same old worthless Slobcats. Suck sludge, Charlotte.
wow , it is noticible we need more offense spark plugs on this team....is it possible to pickup any of the players that are being cut by the others teams.....i.e the lakers let Chris-Douglas Roberts go at SF ...he is known for his offense/// 50% on defense
Have you guys heard of Wafers? He has a little age on him but he can ball, wish we could send a trade for him.
http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss..._river_defaultDallas – Judging from video replays of the event, the fact that New Orleans Hornets rookie shooting guard Austin Rivers walked out of American Airlines Center here Monday night without the aid of crutches or wheelchair was nothing short of miraculous. Rivers had his right foot and ankle immobilized by a heavy plastic walking boot after landing awkwardly and spraining the ankle while driving for a layup with 3:22 remaining in the second quarter of what would eventually become a lopsided 87-74 exhibition loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
It was the same ankle from which bone chips were removed in mid-summer after Rivers experienced pain while playing for the Hornets' Las Vegas Summer League team.
Yet as he faced a phalanx of inquisitors post-game on Monday night, Rivers vowed to be ready for the Hornets' regular-season opener on Oct. 31 in New Orleans Arena against the San Antonio Spurs.
"It looks like it's a right ankle sprain and we're just going to go from there and keep trying to get better," Rivers said. "I just kind of landed on my foot; my body landed on my own foot. It kind of felt funny. You learn. I went in there looking for contact and a call instead of just trying to make the shot. Usually when you look for contact you don't get the call. You learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward.
This is good to hear.You learn. I went in there looking for contact and a call instead of just trying to make the shot. Usually when you look for contact you don't get the call. You learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward.
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Wish him a speedy recovery. Rivers, more than Davis or Miller needs to get his reps.
I was thinking about Johnny Flynn, too. Not sure why he hasn't been able to stick with a team, but he could be a help at the PG spot here.
Rivers said that he feels if it was game 7 of a playoff series he could play. That has to be somewhat promising huh?
I wouldn't take that comment too literally. It shows that he would go back in injured. But unless he actually get to test that ankle, I'd only take it with a grain of salt.
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