‘Tis the Season… Recovery season, that is.
For most athletes, their winter sports have just gotten into full swing, but for some, recovery season is still dragging along. The basketball team has gotten the season started without a key player this season.
Junior Ayden Rhodes is still coming off of an injury that occurred during the last game of his football season, October 25.
“I was going in for a tackle, and I ended up breaking the fibula in my right leg,” said Rhodes.
This not only took him out for the remainder of the game, but it took him out of part of his basketball season.
Rhodes plays football, basketball, and soccer for Nevada, and this isn’t his first go-round with injuries. He has had multiple broken fingers and a broken collarbone and has separated his acromioclavicular (ac) joint in his shoulder.
Rhodes has been doing a lot of rehab with the school’s athletic trainer, Matt Myers. Myers works at 21st Century rehab here in Nevada and plans on helping Rhodes get back into full working condition again here pretty soon. Rhodes is supposed to be cleared around December 20th and could get back into basketball at that time.
Luckily, the healing process is coming along pretty well and everything seems to be healing right.
“New bone has grown in, and now we are just working on strengthening my muscles and getting them back to how they were,” said Rhodes. “I’m really excited to get out of my boot and get back on the court with my teammates again.”
We hope to see everyone in the stands this season to watch some Nevada Basketball! Go Cubs!
Article contributed by Jordan Barrett.