Enter the Road of Rehabilitation: How do the Game’s Best Return Stronger
When NBA players go down due to injury and are ruled out of action for one month, two months, or even a year, they are very quickly forgotten about.
They disappear from our minds as they disappear from out television screens. They are going under the knife and will remain on the couch until they are healthy enough to return. We disregard what the rehabilitation process is like – the countless hours of work that these extraordinary athletes put into return to the floor better, faster, and stronger.
And of course most importantly – sooner.
Here is a look of how difficult the road to recovery truly is.
Gordon Hayward – Boston Celtics
After suffering a horrifying leg injury, Hayward ramps up his rehab and finally gets back onto the floor to work on regaining his shot and ball-handling skills.
DeMarcus Cousins – New Orleans Pelicans
Being ruled out for the season with a torn achilles tendon, no one said rehabilitation was going to be easy, but ‘Boogie’ is putting in the hours to get back to the court for the start of next season.
Jeremy Lin – Brooklyn Nets
Im learning to be grateful for everything!! Highlight of my morning was me goin about my business in a town I had never been to in a foreign country and I run into a fan rockin my Harvard jersey (and lifting like a beast)! I asked @hankfittraining if I could take a pic and he said “ya hold up lemme finish my set” LOL. You guys inspiring me, I hope I never take it for granted 我有最好的粉絲！ #sunlightinmyish #globalsupport #fanlove #curlsforthegirls 💪🏼
Despite a season ending knee injury, Jeremy Lin is back in the gym working his way back to full strength. Expect a better and stronger Lin in the 2018-19 season!
Patrick Beverley – Los Angeles Clippers
Off the crutches, one of the League’s most feared defenders is back on the grind!
Dante Exum – Utah Jazz
Tearing his ACL would not stop this one-time highly touted rookie. Dante Exum has struggled through injuries in the early goings of his career, but he is consistently putting in the work to get healthy and improve his game.
Paul George – Indiana Pacers
Throwing it back to Paul George’s rehab after suffering a gruesome leg injury as part of the United States Men’s Basketball Team.