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Retroactive Analysis of Walton's Injuries

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Not sure if anyone posted this already, but they are doing a retroactive look at some famous athletes injuries from Dr. James "Jesus" Andrews, also known as the man who fixed Adrian Peterson and RG3. A somewhat interesting read, with Walton showing up for the following: "Bill Walton The Injury: For Walton it wasn't just one moment, but many — as in many stress fractures. The repeated breaking of his navicular bone (located on the inner side of the foot near the ankle) caused him to miss almost four seasons' worth of games. His first break came in 1978 with the Trail Blazers, but he would return that season for the playoffs, only to rebreak the bone against the SuperSonics in the Western Conference semifinals. After sitting out the 1979 season rehabbing that stress fracture, Walton was a free agent and signed with the San Diego Clippers. In his fourth preseason game, he broke the bone yet again and played 14 games that season. Walton then missed the 1981 and 1982 seasons while undergoing surgeries to restructure his ailing left foot. The Aftermath: After a rare injury-free year with the Boston Celtics in 1986 (when Walton captured his second NBA title), he would only suit up for 10 regular-season games and 12 playoff games in 1987 before retiring due to a return of his chronic injuries. Dr. Andrews: "Some people just have brittle bones. Like Sam Bowie — he had stress fractures in his legs that were nagging. Genetics have a lot to do with this. You have these superathletes and you have a buffer in recovery. It's easier to get them back than a run-of-the-mill person. Like Adrian Peterson. If you operate on someone like that, the right athlete, they make the surgeon look pretty good. Some people, even today's rehab can't help get them back."

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