The Dallas Mavericks traded for J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli minutes before the deadline this year. It cost them James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, and a second-round pick. The Mavs wanted a sharpshooter to improve the team’s spacing.
Redick was dealing with a heel injury when Dallas acquired him. He missed 18 consecutive games and over a month of action after having a PRP injection. The injury cropped back up when the Mavericks faced the Memphis Grizzlies on May 11. Dallas was quick to rule him out for the rest of the regular season.
Redick gave fans an update on his injury during an episode of his The Old Man and the Three podcast on May 14. Get the latest here.
J.J. Redick updates Dallas Mavericks fans on his injury
The veteran had this to say about his injury.
"“I don’t mean to intentionally be vague, but I am still gathering some more information. This is something I’ve dealt with going all the way back to the bubble last year. I dealt with it all fall. I got scanned in December and January by the Pelicans. There is a tendon specialist that works with a lot of the NBA teams. I’ve known about this injury and tried to play through going on almost a year now.”"
Then, Redick broke down the timeline events that have caused him to miss time this season. He noted that he felt it again in the game against the Lakers on April 24. The 6’3 guard noted that the pain is an issue before going into detail about the injury itself.
"“I’m out with a heel soreness, but the best description I can give of the injury is that I have a little bit larger than average heel bone that is causing some inflammation in my bursa sac, and then I have a small tear at the insertion of the Achilles. So, you are dealing with all three of those things in a very specific area and in a weight-bearing area that requires a lot of use when you are running and jumping like you do in basketball.”"
Redick noted he will be back with the team, but for now, he is trying to get additional info about the injury and his treatment option.
Redick also tells a story on the podcast about a face off against Luka Doncic in Cornhole that caused the veteran sharpshooter to cancel a podcast and lose some money. Fans should check out the episode for themselves.
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