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No knee problems for Kanter

I read the NBADraft.net throw out quote questioning Kanter's health. Specifically they said:

One of the big concerns scouts have with Kanter is his physical health. He has had a history of knee problems and there are concerns about his knees not checking out 100% when he has NBA physicals …

Like everyone else I was concerned, especially since I couldn't find anything on the internet that could either corroborate or undermine their statement. I did find a video interview with Kanter that he did at Kentucky where he briefly mentioned that he was "hurt" for some months several "years ago". But there was no specific mention of the ailment. He did say he was healthy now...

Well I finally found something specific about Kanter's knees, and his "history of knee problems".  According to Kanter, he did have trouble with his knee(s), but it's been cleared up. In an interview in late 2010 he said:

"Like two years ago I couldn't play five months because of my knee. I had tendinitis, but my old club took care of me, and right now I don't have anything. Kentucky's trainers are unbelievable"

Of course, that has now been more than three years ago.

Tendinitis... WOW... sounds terrible. Perhaps the Wizards should avoid drafting him, like they avoided DeJuan Blair and his knee "problems". (Insert picture of man beating dead horse here).

By the way, tendinitis is a common ailment among basketball and volleyball players because of the amount of jumping they do - it puts strain on the patellar tendon; that's the tendon that connects the knee cap (patella) to the tibia (lower leg bone). The treatment is usually just rest; but sometimes it also requires Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory DRUGS (NSAIDs)..........gasp................. (like aspirin).

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