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Isaiah Canaan
Isaiah Canaan
Position: None
Born: 05/21/91
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.3 kg.
Salary: $1,113,863
Suns interim coach Jay Triano was in the Talking Stick Resort Arena parking lot a couple of weeks ago when he saw something he didn’t believe. There was point guard Isaiah Canaan, six weeks removed from a gruesome injury in which he dislocated his left ankle, walking toward the arena. “I didn’t recognize who it was,” Triano said. “Because it can’t be you, it can’t be you walking like that already. He was going slow but it was a natural gait, a natural walk and I was like, ‘This is crazy how fast he’s recovered.’
In reality, Canaan hasn’t recovered from the injury that ended his season. He left the court on a stretcher that night, Jan. 31, but he’s further along than might seem possible given how bad the injury looked. He’s ditched the crutches and ankle boot – although he still wears a brace for rehabilitation exercises – and said he hopes to be “100 percent, (or) if not, close to it,” by training camp in September. “I’m at home sitting around and thinking, ‘Wow, just two months ago I had two right feet and now I’m walking around doing strength training,’ ” Canaan said. “Obviously all the strength is not there yet but I’m feeling fine.”
The calmest person in the arena, oddly, was Canaan. He didn’t scream in pain or even make a sound as Dr. Tom Carter, the Suns’ head team physician, rotated his foot in order to put the ankle back in place. “I guess when something traumatic happens to your body it automatically goes into shock at the time so I didn’t really feel the pain,” Canaan said. “I just sat there looking at it. I was more mad I couldn’t play than I was worried about the injury. Things were going well and then that’s all done because I broke my ankle.”
Storyline: Isaiah Canaan Injury
The next day Canaan got a call from Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward. In the first half of the Celtics’ season opener, Hayward gruesomely dislocated his ankle, ending his season. The two players have the same agent, and Hayward called to ask how Canaan was doing. Since then, they have kept in constant contact, checking up on each other’s rehabilitation. They play the video game Fortnite together and recently have engaged in competition to see who can pick up the most marbles. Canaan said part of the rehabilitation process is strengthening the muscles in the damaged toes and foot, and one way to do that is picking marbles up with the foot and dumping them in a bucket in a predetermined amount of time. “He told me I need to beat his score,” Canaan said. “His was like 18 or 19 out of 25 without missing. It’s a little like shooting, but with marbles and your feet.”