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.