Teammates are so fun. From the Fayetteville Observer:
And so with the spotlight and the stakes at a maximum, Lawson knows what he must do.
"I’m tired of sitting out," he said. "Right now, I’m going to play through everything."
Whether he can live by those words remains to be seen. Lawson admits he’s been frustrated by the lingering discomfort in his left ankle, struggling to find the right balance between resilience and caution, wondering when to play through pain and when to shut things down.
"Every week I’d be like, ‘OK, I’m going to test it,’" Lawson said. "But it kept hurting."
And so week after week, at every twinge of discomfort the sophomore point guard saw a yellow light that caused him to brake even when his teammates were hollering "Go!" from the backseat.
"We’ve all been in his ear," said junior Danny Green, Lawson’s roommate. "It’s like, ‘Ty, you’ve been out for a month. When are you going to come back? Stop being a girl and get back on the court already.’"
As the article points out, Roy said some players think the injured part has to be perfect to come back and Lawson is one of those players. I just hope he has enough to burn Paulus a few times on Saturday night.