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    Jon Scheyer eye injury update

    Here's a story on Jon Scheyer's recovery from a freak eye injury that is jeopardizing his basketball career:

    http://www.cslinsider.com/news/schey...yeinjury.aspx?

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    And he sounds so strong and upbeat, facing what must be a difficult recovery. Gosh, I sure hope he comes through at 100%, regardless of whatever happens in basketball. Such a positive and outstanding man. So extremely proud of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    And he sounds so strong and upbeat, facing what must be a difficult recovery. Gosh, I sure hope he comes through at 100%, regardless of whatever happens in basketball. Such a positive and outstanding man. So extremely proud of him.
    Very well stated. I have long believed that Jon is destined for great successes, due to his intelligence, character, leadership, selflessness, valuers, attitude and personality. Many months ago on some other thread, speculated that he would join other distinguished basketball alumni as a Duke Assistant Coach (and eventually would be an ideal Duke Head Coach candidate, potentially to replace Coach Dawkins). Attitude is a primary determinate in life; very few individuals have Jon's attitude and very few will share his levels of success.

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    Love to see him out there smiling and focusing on the positives. He's got a lot for which to be thankful but it would certainly be easy to feel sorry for oneself in that situation.

    Makes me thankful, also, that Duke largely avoided injuries last season. So quickly, for your team or yourself or for those you love, things can turn. Grateful for every healthy day!

    Good luck Jon and keep fighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElSid View Post
    Love to see him out there smiling and focusing on the positives. He's got a lot for which to be thankful but it would certainly be easy to feel sorry for oneself in that situation.

    Makes me thankful, also, that Duke largely avoided injuries last season. So quickly, for your team or yourself or for those you love, things can turn. Grateful for every healthy day!

    Good luck Jon and keep fighting.
    Amazing... after 4 fantastic years at Duke, and a NC at the end... then within a mere 4 months, gets mono, then this eye injury. It does speak to the fortunate circumstances this past season the everyone was healthy to the end. Thank you DUKE. Good luck to Jon... you will succeed.

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    Let's say this injury scuttles any pro career, in the NBA or otherwise, he could have. If given the choice, would he choose the championship he won at Duke and no pro career or no title at Duke but a 5-10 pro career in the NBA? I know how we'd all answer, but I wonder how he would answer.

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    Sadly, this is reminiscent of backcourt stars Bobby Hurley and Jason Williams, who each had great careers at Duke, won a national championship (2 for Bobby), and had their pro careers curtailed by serious injuries.

    Hope you get well, Jon, and best wishes in whatever you do. Your great play and great character has been a gift to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    Let's say this injury scuttles any pro career, in the NBA or otherwise, he could have. If given the choice, would he choose the championship he won at Duke and no pro career or no title at Duke but a 5-10 pro career in the NBA? I know how we'd all answer, but I wonder how he would answer.
    That's somewhat of a ridiculous question as one isn't related to the other in any way. Also, if you say no pro career vs. a 5-10 year pro career in the NBA, that could easily be a $15 million difference. So, I'd say the VAST majority of the general population would choose $15 million over an NCAA championship. Not even close in my mind if you posed it like that to everyday people. In any event, I hope Jon gets well soon and shows what he's made of. It must be very frustrating and eye injuries are always unnerving; you can't see clearly after having great vision your whole life and are just hoping it heals over time. He's gotten through adversity before though so I wouldn't bet against him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    That's somewhat of a ridiculous question as one isn't related to the other in any way. Also, if you say no pro career vs. a 5-10 year pro career in the NBA, that could easily be a $15 million difference. So, I'd say the VAST majority of the general population would choose $15 million over an NCAA championship. Not even close in my mind if you posed it like that to everyday people. In any event, I hope Jon gets well soon and shows what he's made of. It must be very frustrating and eye injuries are always unnerving; you can't see clearly after having great vision your whole life and are just hoping it heals over time. He's gotten through adversity before though so I wouldn't bet against him!
    As I read the article, I immediately considered, hypothetically, that Jon's hoop career might be over. If that were the case, being the competitor that he is, would he trade the title that he won for a meaningful pro career where he could continue to scratch that competitive itch while the testosterone of youth still courses through his veins? I didn't think about the money aspect of the NBA, more the prestige as I don't think he dreamed of playing 5-10 years overseas.

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    JS is going to be fine no matter what happens. He's got all the tools to succeed at whatever he chooses to do. I hope he gets a shot at professional basketball, but the NBA seems very unlikely, at least in the short term. Regardless of whether he ever plays professionally (and I assume he will, just not in the NBA), a basketball career always ends early in a guy's life (comparatively speaking), and JS is set to make his post-basketball mark, whether it's now or a few years from now. If the eye injury prevents him from ever playing pro ball, at least he'll have that championship ring and an earlier start on whatever path he chooses next.

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    bump

    From front page update...

    that there IS a recovery period is actually very encouraging news. I was (still am) worried that his career was over.

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    Get Well Soon!

    Here's wishing Jon a speedy and complete recovery!

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    Optimistic

    The article says the eye will recover on its own, but Dave Bing of the Detroit Pistons (the current Detroit mayor) had a great career despite having fuzzy vision in one eye because of a serious childhood injury:

    http://www.nba.com/pistons/history/d...g_profile.html

    While I hope it doesn't happen in John's case, I think the good eye takes over even when the bad eye does not recover completely.

    BTW, Bing had a really nerdy and whiny college roommate and teammate, so see if you can recognize him in the photo on the right:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/etick...ge=090430/bing

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    Quote Originally Posted by miramar View Post
    While I hope it doesn't happen in John's case, I think the good eye takes over even when the bad eye does not recover completely.
    Wouldn't a bad eye with the good eye taking over affect depth perception?

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    Best Wished to Jon

    Great player for Duke. Everything that I can tell from a distance is that he is a fine person as well.

    My guess is that Jon has a great future, with or without pro basketball.

    SoCal

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    Quote Originally Posted by gep View Post
    Wouldn't a bad eye with the good eye taking over affect depth perception?
    no not necessarily. it just "taxes" one eye more than the other, so as to meet the mind's preferred sense of depth perception...if that makes sense.

    i have one eye that has always been worse and has been worsening at a more rapid rate than the other eye. despite the worsening of that eye, my over all vision hasn't really suffered. yet, as my eye guy told me the other day, i'm more likely to experience discomfort and/or headaches as that good eye adjusts. or something like that. your brain adjusts and you deal with the consequences, is what i took from that.

    as for jon, different story. detached retina is no joke. harder to deal with than glasses for nearsightedness.

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    thanks for you personal experience...

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    i have sight in only one eye...accident when i was 15 months old...i won't share the details, but, moms and dads, keep your toddlers away from glass houseold objects...

    anyway, i do not seem to have depth perception problems, however, i've lived most of my life with this...

    the only things that i'm at a disadvantage at are :

    1 - can't get a pilot's license

    2 - can't see the dang-soon-to-be-freaking-everwhere- 3 D presentations that require the funky glasses...



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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    Sadly, this is reminiscent of backcourt stars Bobby Hurley and Jason Williams, who each had great careers at Duke, won a national championship (2 for Bobby), and had their pro careers curtailed by serious injuries.
    I think this is a bit extreme. Phyiscally Jon is fine and is probably still working out in some fashion. Jon will be out a couple months and throw on some glasses. B and J were in extreme accidents that involved extreme rehab.

    But that's the beautiful thing - they BOTH came back. I think we can expect Jon to do the same (Kareem style of course). His career is far from over and this time may allow him to get some much needed bulk.

    As an added bonus in his scenario - the Heat are notorious for mid and late season additions. He was REALLY close to getting a training camp invite and I'm sure that's still out there. Pat Riley stays active and I'm sure he's monitoring Jon - whom I know he likes a lot.

    Judging from his twitter - Jon is doing fine.

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    Yeah, but remember: JS isn't a proven NBA player coming back. Hurley went to the NBA as a #7, and Jaywill went #2. JS is a guy who, when completely healthy, didn't get drafted at all. I wish him well, but I don't think the comparisons to NBA comeback stories involving high first-round draft picks holds up.

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