Leasir Posted March 30, 2007 Report Share Posted March 30, 2007 Facing Tuesday's 1 1/2-hour surgery to repair the gruesome lower-leg injury that fractured his fibula and spun his left foot to an inhuman angle, Jorge Garbajosa was asked for his preference of anaesthesia. There were, the story goes, two options: the full-body knockout or a needle in the lower back to numb everything below the waist. "Garbo says to the doctor, `Just give me the back shot because I want to see what you're doing,'" said Maurizio Gherardini, the Raptors assistant general manager, flashing a broad smile as he told the tale. "That's the kind of guy he is." To wit, after Garbajosa was discharged from Toronto Western Hospital yesterday, there may or may not be truth to the rumour he was testing his capacity to make the 20-footer standing on his remaining good foot. "Somehow we need to embrace him and just say, `Hey, Jorge, slow down. One step at a time. We'll get you back.'" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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