Playing basketball almost every day for about 8 months straight is not recommended. Just ask 2010 NC State commit Ryan Harrow, who started complaining of sore feet a few months ago. The aching arches had him icing and taping his feet before every game. He tried switching shoes, he was fitted for orthotics, but nothing seemed to work. After finally visiting a doctor and going through a round of X-rays two weeks ago, they got to the bottom of this foot aching mystery.
Ryan had stress fractures in both feet, forcing him to shut it down for a while. However, after taking a couple weeks off, including a relaxing visit to Raleigh, Ryan is ready to get back at it. He said that he was feeling good and that he is starting to ease back into it. He told us that he lightly tested his feet out for the first time yesterday and felt healthy. Although he still won't be able to do anything that involves any pounding on them for a while, he is certainly itching to get back out there. "I enjoyed (the rest) , but I'm ready to get back out there, I just want to play!"
It's good to hear that Ryan is making progress and will probably be able to return to the AAU circuit before the summer is out. We'll keep you updated as best possible and would like to wish Ryan a speedy recovery and a relaxing few weeks off.