Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Harrow Diagnosed with Stress Fractures, Gets 3 Weeks Rest

2010 Commit Ryan Harrow will finally get to take a much needed break from basketball after doctors diagnosed him with stress fractures in both feet yesterday. Weeks and weeks of tournaments, camps, and showcases had Harrow complaining about his feet becoming extremely sore. According to Ryan, it's something that has been going on for a while, but he continued to play through the pain. After it started to effect his play on the court (in France), he decided to get them checked out.

After visiting the doctor yesterday and going through a series of X-rays, Ryan found out that he's been playing with stress fractures in both feet for quite some time. A stress fracture occurs when there is constant stress put on a bone, repetitively, over a long period of time. Also known as a "fatigue fracture," you usually see this type of injury in athletes that consistently run and jump on hard surfaces, such as basketball players and runners.

The good news is that this is not a type of injury that usually reoccurs, nor is it an injury that takes much treatment or rehab at all. Ryan will be taking the next 3 weeks off to rest his feet and will be held out of basketball activities until he heals. Honestly, this rest is much needed for the always busy Harrow, who was supposed to be at the NBA camp this week followed by the Deron Williams Camp after that. Ryan will have to settle for visiting and watching the NBA camp today and then travel to North Carolina to visit some friends at his old school (The Cannon School) near Charlotte. Then, head into Raleigh this weekend to visit the Pack along with his god-brother and fellow commit, Lorenzo Brown. Brown will be on his official visit.


17 Responses to "Harrow Diagnosed with Stress Fractures, Gets 3 Weeks Rest"
  1. willpack1 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Learning that your body has limits is tough for a young person, especially someone as gifted as Ryan. It's very fortunate that this is relatively minor in the scheme of things. However, I also recognize that this is a result of his total commitment to maximizing his potential. The great ones are not only physically gifted, but have a desire to be a winner that sets them apart. This unique desire can't be taught. You either have it or you don't. Ryan has it.

    Get some rest Ryan. You deserve it.

    Go Pack!!!

  2. TheWolfman8321 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    well said willpack1....I really am not concerned about this and the reports of Ryan looking tired and not as aggressive the past few weeks had me wondering.

    This is just his body's way of telling him to slow it down for right now. Good to hear he's spending his off time visiting friends/family and NC State.

    This kid is a winner and I'm excited to have him as a commit!

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    during Pangos he was taping up his ankles quite a bit and was talking about how his feet were sore after games, so this makes sense.

    by the way, in case anyone was wondering...we did get permission from both Ryan and Scott to put up an article about their injuries. Scott thought it was kind of funny that the fans would want to know about his knee...I guess he's not accustomed to the fervor and passion of NC State fans quite yet ; )

  4. wolfpack06 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    If you've seen the highlight videos of either of them playing, you know why we'd want all the info...

  5. Jose said...
    June 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Get well soon Ryan, soak your feet and maybe watch some vid of you and other superb pg's.

    Obviously he is trying to put weight on his frame so this is causing added pressure to the injury. Time and the bodies ability to balance itself out will occur and fix this for the long term.

  6. SeeMeRedSeeMeWhite said...
    June 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    Holy Moley! More injury news that i didnt want to hear.

    BTW this is nowhere else on the web...i hope everyone is seriously appreciative of what this team of guys is doing here at WPH. I was a premium subscriber and the coverage was nowhere near this good. A sincere thanks to you guys for keeping us updated. Get a message board up here and the people WILL flock!

    get well Ryan...we all are rooting for you.

  7. Anonymous said...
    June 17, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    WH, Scott Wood also does not know the paranoia we have with key players getting injured. I mean, today it's a twisted knee but a torn ACL is always just a play away and more often than not, it happens to one of our key guys. I would think that SW will be a key guy for us this year.

    Anyway, rest up Ryan. I'll go out on my patio and give the wolf howl. I live close enough to Cannon that you should be able to hear it. :)

  8. KarNCSU said...
    June 17, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Since Harrow won't be playin for the next few weeks but is still attendin the camps, hoping for him to lobby those recruits hard! Had this same problem in high school bc I was running cross country every day and attending basketball practices. Just gotta rest and be patient!

  9. Anonymous said...
    June 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    The fact that he was still one of the best players at Pangos with stress fractures in his feet is impressive...He doesn't need to prove himself anymore, the kid is a star and IMO is every bit the 5 star that Rivals has him ranked...

  10. MS IV said...
    June 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    So this is my first post on here, I'm a huge fan of the blog. I'm finishing up med school right now so I thought I'd lay down some info about stress fractures, even though I haven't gotten my MD yet.

    My guess is that he has metatarsal stress fractures. These are pretty common in athletes. The most common area affected is the 2nd metatarsal because its subject to large amounts of weight during loading and pushing off. These fractures are also known as "march fractures" b/c lots of military recruits get these after sudden increases in activity. (in ryan's case, all the summer tournaments and basketball games, or the ridiculous amount of hops he has for a kid his size, joking on the 2nd part)

    Patients usually complain of symptoms about 2 to 4 weeks before its discovered. All you need is a simple x-ray to diagnose it. And if they aren't doing any more extensive imagining then its a good sign that its a bread and butter case.

    Treatment is just rest. Sometimes you can try a removable walking boot if there is a lot of pain. But really its just about resting up for about 4 weeks.

    NCSU 06', Go Pack! btw, my school is made up of a lot of unc, duke, wake kids, and I would love to be able to finally get some hoop wins before I graduate.

  11. Anonymous said...
    June 17, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Off subject sorry ,I heard that Mchale is not coming back to coach the T-wolves rumors up there are saying Sid is on their short list??? Any word on this?
    The real anon!

  12. Slick said...
    June 17, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    When will it ever end? What have we done to deserve all of our bad luck? This is why state fans are so paranoid. I just hope our luck changes very soon.

    BTW, WPH you are the greatest at getting us all of the inside info and that's why you are the best site on the web.

  13. Werewolf in Franklinton said...
    June 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Is this the "real anon" that swore Jon Wall was definitely absolutely going to commit to NC State?

  14. morpheus647 said...
    June 17, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Get those healed up before next season so you continue to give us amazing highlights.

  15. Anonymous said...
    June 18, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Heard the same deal about Sid and the T-wolves

  16. Anonymous said...
    June 18, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    If sid hasnt left now, he isnt going anywhere....

  17. Anonymous said...
    June 18, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    harrow was in raleigh this morning and had two ankle braces on


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