“When guys get injured, typically you have agents that are going to tell them, ‘There’s no reason to hurry back. Make sure you’re 110% healthy before you come back,’ ” said Dunleavy, also the team’s general manager. “I think that’s one of the things you have to try and guard against. We don’t ever want anybody coming back that has a chance of injuring themselves.”
The quote is a little oblique. What is antecedent to which “that’s one of the things” refers? Is Dunleavy suggesting that agents urge their clients to return from injuries on a slower timetable than necessary? Is “[w]e don’t ever want anybody coming back that has a chance of injuring themselves” a qualifier to soften the suggestion, or the thing we have to guard against?
Perkins has this injury update at the foot of the article:
Brian Skinner played with a leg bruise, Hart had an MRI exam Saturday that was negative and Randolph won’t make the three-game trip that starts Tuesday in Dallas and could be out another two weeks.
Dunleavy says Kaman will get another MRI exam in 1 1/2 weeks, meaning the center will be out at least another two weeks.
Asked when he might return, Baron Davis said, “hopefully within the next couple of weeks.”
Whatever the case, the Clippers will be shopping for another point guard for the upcoming trip.