On Thursday night, Wesley Matthews, guard for the Trail Blazers, suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in his meeting with the Mavericks, and will have no choice but to miss the remainder of the NBA season. Price per head bookies hope that this doesn’t come as a very big blow to the team.
In the game’s third quarter, the player fell as he ran with the ball, and the injury was confirmed by an MRI.
After Dallas won the meeting 94-75, the player said that he could hear a pop when his Achilles tore.
”Disbelief, you know?” he said. ”I’m sitting up there in that tube getting the MRI and I don’t hear noise, I don’t feel my Achilles. I just can’t believe I’m there while my team is battling. I hadn’t processed it yet. When I came out they said `It’s torn,’ but still.”
Matthews had third place with the Blazers, with a 15.9 PPG average, as well as 2.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds. He was able to start in all of the team’s 60 meetings.
The guard said that he’ll need to get surgery, but it was not scheduled yet.
The player’s teammates were sad about him missing out on the rest of the season, saying that he’s ”Iron Man” due to how tough he is.
”Wes plays harder than anybody on our team,” said Damian Lillard. ”It’s hard for our team to think about not having out there because of everything he brings to this team and the person that he is.”
LaMarcus Aldridge then said: ”He’s the heart and soul of this team. … I’ve played with him for seven or eight years now, so losing him is going to be tough.”
In the absence of Matthew, Portland will use the services of CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, and Arron Afflalo. Price per head bookies saw that the player’s injury happened as the Blazers, who are 41-19, are struggling to get a position for the playoffs in the NBA’s Western Conference, with 20 meetings remaining in the NBA’s regular season.
”I’m frustrated, man. I’m frustrated,” said Matthews. ”They say everything happens for a reason, and I was thinking it, too. But what was the reason? I can’t find it right now.”
This season, Matthews was able to score 173 3-point shots, and was ranked at 4th place in the league.
In January the player recorded seven 3-point shots when he faced the Grizzlies, passing Terry Porter as the one with the most recorded in the history of the team.