Eric Koreen January 3, 2011 – 3:35 pm
The kids are not all right. Take it from Sonny Weems, one of those kids.
Weems has been nursing back spasms since the afternoon of Dec. 17. The Toronto Raptors swingman thought it was an injury that would only keep him out of action for a few days at most.
More than two weeks later, he is still out, and he will miss the next three games as well. That will mean Weems will miss at least an even 10 games.
Weems is blaming himself a bit, as he has never really paid attention to core strength.
“Especially young players, guys around my age, we really don’t pay attention to stretching. We think it’s all just b.s.,” Weems said at the Raptors practice on Monday. “It’s very important. You see what I’ve had to go through. It’s something I will take heed to.”