The crack team over at Perkisabeast.com has an interview with Perk after last night's game. These guys love Perk as much as I do and have a great site for all things Perk. In the interview, Perk says that he may have to sit out several games.
PIAB: How is your foot? Perk: Sore. I haven’t been practicing cause it hurt me a lot, and it’s still sore. So, I think I might sit out for a few games, cause I can’t run on it, and it hurts me to even jump. PIAB: How many games do you think you will sit out? Perk: About two-to-three at the most. You really can’t tell, because for the simple fact man… It’s a pain that’s just gotta go away on its own, and there’s nothing really…You can ice it to make it feel better, and take medicine… But it’s just a pain that’s gotta go away on its own. Some people have it for months…a year or a year and a half, or something like that.
I think it will be better for Perk if he sits because plantar fasciitis needs rest to heal. We can push him now in games that we aren't winning anyway and have this stretch into January. You can tell he isn't moving well and has trouble going up for rebounds. Or we can give him rest for 3 or 4 games and let the foot heal and have him back strong when he does come back.
Doc is still saying that Perk is going to play in the games while sitting out practices. Doc pushed Wally too hard at the end of last season when the doctors were saying to limit his minutes, Doc was playing him 40 minutes in games that didn't count. I hope that he doesn't do the same with Perk. The longer Perk plays on the foot while it is hurting so much, the longer it is going to take to heal. While we need Perk since he is the only big who can play right now, it will be much better for Perk and for the team to shut him down for a little while to allow the foot to heal. Besides, maybe, just maybe, Doc will give Powe a chance.