Meet Javon Bess, the player who sustained a very hard and tragic injury in the finishing statements of the last season, and has been out of the pitch for more than half year now. He has been going through hard therapy and treatments to be able to start to walk again, and even more procedures to run and play the game he loves. He has had a mental breakdown on the 1st month of the injury, which is an expected thing for every injured player. Going good for him lately as he played his 1st match after almost 9 months.
He enjoyed the Tuesday’s Lansing Moneyball Pro Am league game, and the Aim High Dimondale feeling was not the same when he came back. Last time the two teams played together was when Bess was injured, and they played it without any special effort. But no it took Eron Harris and Marvin Clark JK, Javon Bess’ teammates from MSU last year, the overtime to get to the points they came for. Although it was Javon Bess’ 1st game after the comeback, he did an outstanding job and it is obvious that he is the leader and the one that carries the game in his team.
It is pretty frustrating and sad for the whole basketball and NBA world that a talent like Javon Bess went on to injure himself in his most beautiful days, in the days that he was supposed to make the most out of it’s game. He played only 12 games last season, having went through two surgeries, one on the fifth metatarsal on his right foot just before his freshmen year, and another one on the same foot in March. His average was poor as well as his minutes on the pitch, only 2.7 points in 12 minutes on the field. Due to the games he played he was ineligible for the red medical shirt, which would open his door to more games and better healing after them.
His Coach Tom Izzo said that he was thinking and thinking for two or more weeks whether it is the right time to bet Bess back to the fields. He mentioned that Javon Bess did an extremely good job over the recovering process the last 6 months, and that he deserves to be in this game, but the danger of having him play a game before fully recovered may cause him another several months off the field, and that is not good for the team, and definitely not a good sign for a player that already had injuries in his college for his entire career.
He showed his character in the game with good defense and rebounding, as well as with few physical duels with his former mate Eron Harris. Harris is known for being a bad boy, after being mentioned in an arrest attempt, but Bess is not going to let anyone play his game in his field in his home town for sure. Let’s wish Bess a career without injuries and pain.