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Tari Eason’s Season Over: Surgery Confirmed for Young NBA Player

The worst predictions have come true with Tari Eason. Si Ime Udoka explained at the end of January that her pupil’s recovery was not going as well as she would like, and now, well into March, it has been confirmed that she will undergo surgery that will end her season.

The truth is that the young power forward’s second year in the NBA has been really hard. After playing 82 games as a rookie, this time he was left with only 22, and he had not played since January 1st.

“He’s obviously been going through some things over the year and now he had a benign growth in the shin area, I think on the tibia. It’s something that happened at the beginning of the season and from that moment on she played with some pain. He never had the chance to suffer a fracture. It was a matter of pain tolerance. Once the pain increased too much, he had to stop,” says the coach of the Texas organization in statements collected by Houston Chronicle.

Regarding the past decision to carry out conservative treatment and not opt ​​directly for surgery, Udoka points out that it was thought at the time that it was the best for his recovery.

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«We thought he would rest and the area would rehabilitate, that he could overcome it that way, but every time the workload increased the pain returned. After seeing all the specialists, we came to the conclusion that it was best to undergo surgery on Monday,” he says before explaining that the procedure will involve a bone graft and that the absence is expected to last for four months.

Being chosen number 17 in the 2022 draft, Eason averaged 9.3 points, 6 rebounds and 1.2 steals as a rookie. In the few games that he has played in the 2023-24 season, he has slightly improved these figures, going up to 9.8 points, 7 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

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2024-03-04 07:00:00
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