Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ryan Harrow on the Mend

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. 


9 Responses to "Ryan Harrow on the Mend"
  1. TheWolfman8321 said...
    June 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Get well Ryan. Good news that he's feeling better, but i'm glad he's not rushing anything and glad to see he had a run, RELAXING trip to campus.

  2. Pack Leader said...
    June 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Fantastic news that he can notice a difference from only a few weeks off!!

    Does this type of injury show its ugly head often?? Is this something Ryan will have to learn to work around or does this go away completly after fully healing? I would hate to think ryan will always have to plan for/work around his pain. If any of our readers work in the medical profession or knows about this injury please enlighten me!!!

  3. Anonymous said...
    June 30, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    all that matters is that are boy is all healed up and ready to control that rock come 2010,wish you the best ryan from your most die hard fan reppin the kakalac

  4. Anonymous said...
    June 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    I don't know about the feet, but I had stress fractures in my shins that nagged me, and sidelined me occasionally, throughout most of my competitive years in X-country. I still have two big knots on my shins that I can feel today. I probably never sat out as long as I should have to let them heal. Stress fractures take a LONG time to heal and even then you have to figure out the reason you got them in the first place or you will re-injure yourself. Not a doctor but..

  5. Jason said...
    June 30, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    don't rush it!

  6. Anonymous said...
    June 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    now im starting to get nervous.


  7. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    June 30, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    ^ Ryan went to the doctor today and was all cleared. They were amazed at how fast he healed.

  8. Pack Leader said...
    June 30, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Great!! Hopefully he was able to still hit the weight room and work his upper body while resting his feet.

  9. Anonymous said...
    July 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Sorry, didn't mean to make anyone nervous just passing along my experience. I'm sure Ryan has much more knowledgeable people looking out for him than I did. Glad to hear the news from his last exam! Best of luck this summer Ryan, and be sure to take care of yourself!


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