Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holdsclaw Has Knee Surgery

From an Atlanta Dream press release:

Atlanta, August 27, 2009- Dream forward Chamique Holdsclaw underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her right knee, the team announced today. A full recovery is expected. Holdsclaw did not make the trip to Detroit with the team, which faces the Shock tonight in a battle for playoff position. She is listed as day-to-day.

Okay. There doesn't seem to be any normal time frame for recovery from athroscopic surgery. They say that the recovery time can be as little as two weeks. Which means that two weeks is a minimum recovery time.

Holdsclaw might be out for the entire Western Conference road swing. If she came back on September 11th, that would be the absolute minimum rest time. If I were the Dream GM (or coach), I would have Holdsclaw rest the rest of the regular season. You can't take chances with knees, no way, no how.


afoundingfan said...

Right, another reason why there would be no way she'd be playing against LA, no matter how much orange was in the stands.

rogerio silvestre said...

what a sad news!!
Well, let's hope the Dream can play as good as they did against Sacramento....especially, I hope Iziane can do what she did last Monday night.