Monday, October 8, 2007

Microfracture for May

Unfortunate news from Charlotte, where the Bobcats announced last Friday that Sean May will undergo microfracture surgery on his troublesome right knee, which limited him last season.

I hate having to update this list of NBA microfracture patients, which now numbers 31 over the last decade-plus. Last week also brought the surprising news that Seattle Prep and UW product Spencer Hawes, taken ninth overall by Sacramento in June, underwent a microfracture at age 14 before entering high school. (Hawes' knee is again giving him trouble, which will keep him out of tomorrow's preseason opener for the Kings against the Sonics; he'll actually be here in Seattle meeting with his personal doctor).

In the midst of the NBA microfracture news, I had my research on NFL microfracture history published at