Jontay Porter gives an honest statement about re-injuring his knee.
Since re-tearing his ACL last week, Jontay Porter has been quiet about the injury and his intentions.
While he still hasn’t addressed if this changes any of his immediate NBA draft plans, Porter did issue a statement via Twitter — and admitted that the injury occurred because he didn’t follow his doctor’s orders:
A tough pill to swallow for Porter, who in all likelihood was feeling the pressure with pre-draft workouts looming. With the surgery already completed, Porter’s recovery timeline is effectively reset — and, this time, he’s almost certainly not going to rush it.
While Porter has yet to officially declare for the draft, it doesn’t mean much either way. He’ll have ten days following the combine in mid-May to make up his mind for good.
Re-living that Chase Daniel magic
Jack Parodi (hey, we know him!) is in the middle of an on-going series for the Columbia Missourian looking at the top five Missouri athletes since 2005.
And yesterday, it was Chase Daniel Day.
It is hard to believe that the magical 2007 season was 12 years ago, and any article written about Daniel in the context of that year is going to have a special place in my heart. I think that’s especially true for all of us Mizzou alums that happened to be in school during that run — and I also started dating my (now) wife that year.
Anyway, back to the article. Jack spoke with Chase Patton and Gabe DeArmond about Daniel’s career, and got some good quotes.
Like this one from Gabe:
“I want somebody to love me as much as Missouri fans love Chase Daniel,” DeArmond said. “I mean, they show a shot of the kid on the sidelines and Twitter blows up, like, ‘Oh they showed Chase standing there!’”
And this one, from Patton:
“I think (Daniel) believed he was coming to Mizzou to put them on the map, you know?” Patton said. “And he did. It’s just that confident belief that it’s not ‘if,’ it’s ‘when.’”
Good stuff all around, and Chase Daniel himself seems to agree:
If you’ve missed the first two athletes in Jack’s series, check them out here:
- Mitchell Forde of PowerMizzou.com has a good look at the emergence of Barrett Bannister, a real gym rat and walking cliche but he’s making the most of his opportunity at wideout (FREE).
- The Missouri men are tied for tenth after the first day at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving National Championships.
- Tigers find glimmers of hope in mostly dreary men’s basketball season, writes Dave Matter (STLtoday.com).
- Blaine Gabbert has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that has led the Tampa Bay Times to not mince words about how they feel: The Buccaneers have signed Blaine Gabbert, the worst quarterback available.
- I mean, Blaine isn’t going to be mistaken for even a competent starting quarterback, but isn’t Nathan Peterman technically still available? (Editor’s note: Oh, crap, no Nathan Peterman is not technically available as he’s on the Raiders.)
- Mizzou’s Rory Franssen takes home SEC Golfer of the Week honors.
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