Against the Knicks, Zach LaVine played his first game since his left thumb sprain. “Strapped”, the back of the Bulls scored 25 points 7/17 shoot in Chicago’s first loss this season.
Determined to continue playing despite this injury, how did he feel during this game? And will he be able to endure this discomfort in the long term?
“It’s not very pleasant, but it is doable”, he admits to NBC Sports. “I’ll have it for a little while. I touch wood so that nothing happens during the matches, to prevent it from getting worse. I was told that I had a big sprained thumb, so it’s going to take a while. “
The luck of Zach LaVine is to be shot in the left thumb. Result: it does not pose too much of a problem to shoot. On the other hand, it is still handicapping the ball in hand, whether it is to dribble or receive passes.
“There are a few things I can’t do. It’s like dribbling with four fingers. I have to find a way to deal with this. I will look at ways to protect myself. If I don’t put on a strap, I run the risk of a tear. Even with it, it’s risky, because I’ve been hit several times. After that, it has no impact on my shot, but to catch and control the ball, it’s more complicated. That’s why I’m looking for easy ways to take shots or dribble less. “