Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The injury bug bites yet again

If there's anything that can stop this franchise from achieving the highest of goals, it's injury. And today we find out another infirmity has stuck one of our starters. Martell Webster sustained a stress fracture in his left foot last night turning the Sacramento romp. It's a shame, especially considering how hard Martell worked in the offseason to get his game right.

Luckily, Travis Outlaw is up to the task of starting, but this one hurts. Martell is probably the best shooter on the team and a budding defensive force. We were already thin at point guard with Steve Blake's bad quad, thin at power forward with Channing Frye's bum ankle and now you can add thin at small forward to that list. In fact, outside of Outlaw, we really don't have a legit small forward on the roster. Roy can fill in at times. Maybe Rudy can, too, but it's just not the same.

No word yet on how long Webster will be out, but a broken foot is bad news for anyone, especially a basketball player. I don't know how long he'll be on the mend, but I bet it'll be longer than anyone would like.

Got any ideas on what we should do now? Does this give Luke Jackson the inside track on the final roster spot? How will the second unit look without Outlaw? How much more difficult does Webster's injury make that already brutal November?

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