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Burney In A Boot ... Again

If you were wondering why sophomore forward Jerome Burney did not play a single minute Sunday night at N.C. State after solid performances in the previous two outings, it was because his right foot is bothering him once again.

Burney re-injured his right foot during Friday's practice and underwent an X-ray exam today. Results of the exam are pending, but right now the team is calling the injury a bruise.

As the team participates in pregame warmups, Burney is standing with his arms crossed underneath a basket, dressed in slacks, a polo and his old friend -- the black protective boot.

Burney originally suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in December, an injury the forced him to miss most of the following two months. Burney suffered a similar injury to his left foot in the fall of 2006 that forced him to sit out his entire freshman season, after which he was awarded a medical redshirt for his troubles.

By Steve Yanda  |  March 3, 2009; 8:14 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Steve Yanda wrote, "If you were wondering why sophomore forward Jerome Burney did not play a single minute Sunday night at N.C. State after solid performances in the previous two outings".

Fact: Burney did not play in the previous game against Duke. Who needs facts when you guys are busy making news rather than being a regular beat writer. Do you even watch the games?

Posted by: Chief2 | March 3, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

If you were wondering why sophomore forward Jerome Burney did not play a single minute Sunday night at N.C. State after solid performances in the previous two outings

By Steve Yanda | March 3, 2009; 8:14 PM ET

Jerome Burney did not play in the Duke game, which came directly before the N.C. State game. How he had a "solid performance" in a game he did not get off the bench is difficult to comprehend.

Steve Yanda is quickly establishing himself as the sloppiest reporter at the Washington Post. 4 errors in 1 day, not one of which he has corrected in the online version.

Steve Yanda = Total Amateur.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 3, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Just saw Chief's comment...Oh well can't hurt to point it out twice.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 3, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Kinda pathetic there's a link on the WaPo Sports homepage "Post Game Wrap" and yet, you click and...nothing.

Steve Yanda = slacker

Posted by: Barno1 | March 4, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

My apologies for the error in the Burney post. The two games to which I was referring were at Clemson and against North Carolina, which, as you pointed out, were not the two games immediately preceding Sunday night's contest at N.C. State.

Posted by: Steve Yanda | March 4, 2009 2:25 AM | Report abuse

You're forgiven, Steve. You're not alone; many, many reporters in cities across the nation fall short of our standard of perfection. If you really want to improve, I suggest you lock yourself in a converted closet with a computer feed restricted to game summaries, box scores, and the collected musings of Jim Calhoun. Stay there for at least one month, subsisting on HoHo's, cocktail sausages, and microwave ravioli. Sleep as little as possible. When you emerge, you will have mutated into the form we know as the True Fan.

You'll have missed most of the NCAA tournament, but we all have to make some sacrifices for our careers.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 4, 2009 4:44 AM | Report abuse

Samson, the standard isn't perfection, but four (4) blatant mistakes in one day is pretty sloppy journalism by almost anyone's standards.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 4, 2009 7:04 AM | Report abuse

I want to know why he didn't play in the Duke game. "Hurt himself in practice Friday" doesn't cover the game the Wednesday before. If you want to go digging around for something this is the kind of thing to dig around for. Info on injured players who could be critical down the stretch is of more interest to actual basketball fans than BS stories on Under Armor trying to create smoke where there is no fire. The Post isn't TMZ and if that is the new business model print really is dead.

Posted by: Lee26 | March 4, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

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