July 19, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward D.J. Kennedy (21) guards Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (6) during the game at Cox Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The guy seriously can't catch a break. According to Goldandblack.com as well as all of Twitter, Robbie Hummel has torn his meniscus in his surgically repaired right knee. Although this sounds like a horrible injury, it could be worse. Hummel is expected to fly back to the U.S soon to have surgery on the injury.
The good news is that this type of injury usually leads to a quick recovery. Hummel could be back in 4-6 weeks. He still has full intentions of playing in the Spanish league and I still think he will find a lot of success there with his style of play.
The bad news: NBA general managers are really cautious about keeping injury prone guys. And it's looking like Robbie may be heading down that path. Hopefully this is just a minor setback for Rob, and it will have no affect on his game. But it's hard to not be worried about Hummel's future, especially now that the rate and intensity of play is going to be so much greater than that of the college game.
Hummel will miss at least the first four weeks of Euro play, but with the success he had in recovery from two ACL tears, this shouldn't be anything that Hummel and Boiler fans (and Euro basketball fans) should be extremely worried about. Robbie and many others say that this is the best basketball he's played in his life, and that is great to hear after having two enormous injuries that many don't fully recover from. Boilernation is behind you again, Rob, and we hope that you have a speedy recovery.