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JJ81
02-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Cavaliers center Ben Wallace needed 14 stitches to close a cut in his right forearm after injuring himself over the NBA All-Star break.

The team said Wallace sustained lacerations from glass while playing catch with a football in Richmond, Va. When he got back to Cleveland on Monday, Wallace underwent further evaluation at the Cleveland Clinic and had more pieces of glass removed from his arm on Tuesday, the Cavs said in a statement.

The Cavaliers listed Wallace as questionable for Wednesday night's game in Toronto.

Cleveland's best defensive interior player, Wallace is averaging 3.1 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.

Link: http://www.nba.com/2009/news/02/17/cavs_wallace_injury.20090217.ap/index.html

Seventh King
02-17-2009, 05:31 PM
More stitches than combined points and boards . .

Yogi
02-17-2009, 05:34 PM
That sucks.

Kakaroach
02-17-2009, 05:47 PM
Lol just more proof that Ben Wallace is getting really old. Only good thing about him now is his expiring contract.

Missing56&33
02-17-2009, 06:07 PM
:pity: Big Ben should have stayed in Detroit. He was in the right place. Sometimes its not about the money.

_Sn1P3r_
02-17-2009, 06:41 PM
I hope he doesn't play on Wednesday's game. :)

extreme k.closs
02-17-2009, 06:47 PM
Anyone know if he will miss any time?

Tony_Starks
02-17-2009, 06:48 PM
OH SNAP WALLACE NEEDS 14 REBOUNDS TO ............. oh my bad, stitches.

slack_justin
02-17-2009, 06:50 PM
He really only left over a couple mil. on a huge contract thats sad. He probably could still help the pistons right now if he wasnt so much money.

DerekRE_3
02-17-2009, 06:55 PM
K good...it's Ben Wallace...not the good Wallace.

t-mac1nukka
02-17-2009, 06:57 PM
thats not even that many stitches any who. guess he will have to settle for being mediocre in that dept as well.

JJ81
02-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Lol just more proof that Ben Wallace is getting really old. Only good thing about him now is his expiring contract.

How is this proof that he's getting old? :confused:

JJ81
02-17-2009, 07:13 PM
Anyone know if he will miss any time?

"The Cavaliers listed Wallace as questionable for Wednesday night's game in Toronto." So I'm guessing one game, two maximum.

KaganRS
02-17-2009, 07:22 PM
boy am i glad he didn't resign with detroit , 3 pts 6 reb a game for 15 mil a season !?!? ouch ... but when he left , the heart of the pistons team went with him.

Tony_Starks
02-17-2009, 07:50 PM
He was a damn fool for leaving. He was in a system surounded by offensive players and all he was expected to do was rebound and play D. If he had 4 points and 12 boards that was just fine. Since he left the fact that he's a offensive liability is more glaring.

KaganRS
02-17-2009, 10:32 PM
yeah if he stayed he would have been the most loved player in pistons history , besides isiah.

JJ81
02-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Ben Wallace's biggest disappointment? He didn't make the catch.

Wallace explained Wednesday how he cut his right arm crashing through a car window during a street football game in Richmond, Va., over the All-Star break. Wallace needed 14 stitches to close the cut, then had more glass removed from his arm at the Cleveland Clinic the following day.

Wallace was not in the starting lineup Wednesday night at Toronto. Anderson Varejao replaced Wallace, while guard Terence Kinsey returned from a sprained ankle to start for Cleveland.

Toronto was without All-Star forward Chris Bosh (right knee) for the fifth consecutive game, while newly acquired Shawn Marion made his Raptors debut.

Cleveland's best defensive interior player, Wallace is averaging 3.1 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.

Asked who won the collision with the car, Wallace said he did, then paused.

"I guess," he said. "The window didn't bleed. I don't think it was made to bleed."

The play didn't go down as a reception, either.

"That was the biggest disappointment," Wallace said. "I dropped the ball. That's good D."

Wallace needed 14 stitches to close a cut on the outside of his elbow and had a series of small cuts on the inside of his forearm.

"I didn't know what to expect," he said. "It scared me more than anything. You hear the glass pop and see all the blood droplets."

Wallace has been told not to lift weights for the next little while as the cut heals but has no other restrictions.

"The movement and everything is good, it's just sore sometimes," he said. "Sometimes the stitches feel like they're pulling. As the days go on, it'll loosen up a little bit. There's no real structural damage to ligaments or nerves or tendons."

With the Cavaliers leading the Central Division and chasing Boston for the Eastern Conference lead, Wallace said injured guard Delonte West warned his teammates before the break to be careful on their midseason holiday.

"Delonte told everybody, 'When you go on this break, don't do anything that's going to stop you from coming back and being with the team. Be careful, get a couple of workouts in and just enjoy the break,"' Wallace said "I should have taken his advice."

It was an eventful All-Star break for Wallace, who also cut his hair, ending a near-decade stretch in braids for a shorter look.

"Nine or 10 years, that's a long time to be living," Wallace said of his braids. "I rocked it until the wheels fell off."

Cleveland forward LeBron James was surprised to see both Wallace and Allen Iverson cut their hair at the same time.

"You don't expect to see those guys without their braids," James said. "It's definitely different."

So that's how he did it... I wish there was a video of that hahaha

prodigy
02-19-2009, 09:14 AM
he's fine. he'll play friday so its no big deal. I love the guys heart. Still tried to make the catch even with a truck there.