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November 8, 2012

Crays making way back for Cougars

ELNORA — One player does not make a team, but one player can make everything

fit better together. For the North Daviess basketball team that player

is senior point guard Nick Crays.

When the Cougars open their season Nov. 24 at Washington Catholic,

they will welcome back Crays who has undergone a hard fought rehab

since he he played his final game of the 2011-12 season Jan. 13 at

home against Shakamak.

Crays was suffering from patella tendinitis, an arthritic condition

that is often called jumper’s disease. The injury required surgery and

a six to nine month rehab. With the season opener less than three

weeks away, Cougars head coach Brent Dalrymple has liked what he has

seen in practice so far from Crays.

“I think when he plays now, he is back to what he was before,”

Dalyrymple said. “The problem is he can’t do it every single day right

now. Once he plays, then he needs two, three, four days of rest before

he can do it again.”

To try to keep him fresh as they move towards the season, Crays will

be limited in dribbling and shooting drills with the rest of the team.

He will do a lot of stretching and will use an exercise bike. Crays

does, however get to participate in five-on-five drills with the rest

of the team. Dalrymple said ultimately Crays will make the call on how

much he exerts himself on a daily basis.

“Last year from the beginning of the season on, I knew my knees were

worse than what they had been, because I’ve dealt with tendinitis

since I was a freshman,” Crays said. “I knew it was getting worse, and

he kept asking me if I was ok, and I kept saying no I’m fine. After

last year I have learned I have to be healthy for the games on Friday

and Saturday.”

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