Archive for February, 2011
“It’s tricky because of the location,” Andrews said. “So we’re going to try to treat it without surgery.” In a statement provided by Iverson’s manager, Gary Moore, Andrews said Iverson probably won’t be able to return for “six to eight weeks or more.”
“At this point it is certainly more important to get [Iverson's] calf healed and asymptomatic than it is to try to play with continued pain, ” Andrews wrote.
The injury prompted Iverson to leave his current team, Besiktas of the Turkish League, to return to the United States for treatment. Iverson signed with Besiktas after failing to receive an offer from a single NBA team.
Allen Iverson is to have surgery with Dr. Andrews today as it was posted on his twitter site:
“Dr. James Andrews will perform a procedure tomorrow that should correct a problem in my leg that has been bothering me for some time now. I understand that this procedure is quite complicated because of where the lesion is located in my leg. I feel like I am in the hands of the very best in Dr. Andrews and with the help of the Good Lord, this problem will be corrected at I can go back to Turkey and help my team just in time for the playoffs.”
Please send your prayers to Allen and hope his surgery is successful and that he returns back in action soon.