November 8, 2008 in Injuries
Chuck played some incredible man to man defense in the second half of the Portland game on Aldridge (his help defense was pretty good too) The shoulder injury wasn’t enough to keep him out though.
On his shoulder
Rockets forward Chuck Hayes returned to the Rockets rotation on Friday, a day after his left shoulder briefly popped out of the socket as he picked up his sixth foul defending LaMarcus Aldridge.
Hayes has had problems with that shoulder since playing high school football and suffered the same injury during a training camp practice when reaching in to defend Joey Dorsey.
“When I retire and get old, I’m pretty sure there is going to be a lot of pain,” Hayes said. “I’ve had this since I was 16. It’s not really an injury. It’s just wear and tear, I guess.
“It doesn’t hurt so much when it pops out. When it pops back in, it really hurts. I drop my shoulder, and it goes back in. It will sting for a few hours, but then I do the exercises and get the treatment and it will be fine.”