Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's All Over! Leon Powe Tears ACL

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Leon Powe tore his ACL in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls. This is the worst news I have ever heard in my entire life. I am devastated as are many other Celtics fans right now.

Not only will this end Powe's season, it ends Boston's as well. The Celtics have no chance without Leon. This season is hopeless now despite a great game yesterday.

As for Leon I'm concerned for his career. He's already had multiple knee surgery's and multiple torn ligaments in both knees. People already questioned his ability to return and play basketball after his last ACL tear. Now it seems as if his whole career is in jeopardy. Not only does this happen in the playoffs it comes during a contract year for Leon. What could have been a good pay day for this great guy, might at best be a league minimum contract because of the fear for his health.

By the way Leon tore his knee on a spin move but continued to play for another 3 minutes after that. That just shows how tough Powe is. He tears his ACL and continues to try and play basketball. That sums Leon Powe up for me right there.

Powe is an amazing person and a great basketball player. It's tough to watch a good guy like Leon fight through so much adversity only to brought back down again.

May your prayers be with him!


Doug said...

My prayers will be with Leon!

Anonymous said...

Leon is an amazing human being and I hope he can come back strong next season.

Rich said...

This man has fought and fought his whole life. I think he will come back again he be successful.

Anonymous said...

My heart broke when I saw the news that the injury was in the same knee that he injured in high school and then at Cal. But he fought back from both of those and I really hope that he does it again. You've got to feel for a guy that has fought through so much already, but he's proven that if anybody can come back from this its him.

Anonymous said...

This is TERRIBLE news. The worst news possible, actually, in terms of injury.

Jeremy said...

I feel so bad for Leon. He was going to make a big impact this playoffs. Hopefully the Celtics do the right thing and bring him back.

Anonymous said...

Leon had surgery today according to ESPN:


I pray for his return to the NBA.

Anonymous said...

You've overcome much more than this in your life. Whatever happens, you'll be fine.