Are Celtics and Raptors being coy about injuries to their stars?
If Gordon Hayward has a grade 3 ankle sprain: why are we being told he’ll be back in 4 weeks? (A little over 3 weeks from now)— Celtics ☘️Canada🇨🇦 🏀 (@CelticsCanada) August 24, 2020
Grade 3 ankle sprains take from 8-12 weeks to heal according to every online site.
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Boston's rival in the upcoming Eastern Conference Semi Finals, the Toronto Raptors, closed out their series last night versus the Brooklyn Nets, and the Raptor's Kyle Lowry suffered his own ankle injury. He has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain with (thus far) no Grade or recovery time attached to the diagnosis.
Raptors star Kyle Lowry has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and status will be updated later.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2020
Question #1: If Hayward's injury is truly a Grade 3 ankle sprain, why are we reading he would only be out of action for roughly four weeks.
Question #2: Observing Lowry immediately after his injury, it was apparent that he was able to put some of his weight on the foot, thus indicating a probable Grade One or Grade Two ankle sprain. So why the mystery?
The outcome of the Toronto/Boston series is a tough one to call. Their strengths lie in different areas, but they appear to be fairly evenly matched. Thus the possible reason for any coyness by both organizations in promptly revealing clear and factual information on their stars' returns.