I first want to cite my expertise by saying that i've never dealt with achilles problems and only dealt with minor back spasms. But Collins stated two weeks ago that he would sit Spencer Hawes for precautionary purposes. According to Collins, "it could hurt us bad. A player could be out 2 weeks, and that could mean 8 home games..."
Well, it's only been 7 home games but it indeed has been two weeks and without them going into detail about the injuries, two weeks worth of game-time decisions lets me know that either he didn't want to have his own and opposing players preparing to go to battle without the starting, suddenly stunning, big man (like the great strategic general that he is) or, as I'm starting to lean to... Hawes is even more fragile than I thought.
Rather than clog other threads with my rants, I decided to just ventilate and see why some other folks thought that two weeks into a precautionary seating, we have to do battle with Dwight Howard with Lavoy Allen and Tony Battie alone (ignoring the inevitable match up of the 6'8 Elton Brand on the freak 7-footer).
Does anyone have any insight to this, additional rants or names to call me?