Chris Douglas-Roberts reportedly suffered a poke in the eye in practice the other day. Upon it first being reported, there was some concern that he would miss Wednesday’s game, but now things are looking far worse than that. As he so often does, Douglas-Roberts took to Twitter with news earlier today.
I went thru hell 2day.Got eye surgery.Lucky though b/c if I were a day or two late I could’ve lost my vision.Cant play hoop for a MONTH. Three needles shot under my eye.I was awake the whole time.Shii scared me.They said my career was almost ova.Wouldve been blind in that eye”
So much for Wednesday. Initial rumblings were that CD-R would have to wear protective glasses and would return relatively soon, a month is not very soon. For a team just getting back John Salmons, losing CD-R puts a noticeable dent in their guard rotation. After last Friday’s game, I spoke with Keyon Dooling about playing the two so regularly this pre-season and he said it was something he was doing more out of necessity than anything else. It’s nothing he doesn’t feel comfortable with though.
“Any time I’m on the court I’m comfortable,” he said. “I won’t put any limitations on myself. I see myself as a combo guard anyway, wherever I can get minutes, I’m not going to complain about it.”
I’d expect both Dooling and Carlos Delfino to see some extra minutes at the shooting guard slot while Douglas-Roberts is out.
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