Originally Posted by TheCandlejack
He was trying to avoid having surgery and seeing if it would heal on it's own.
Some guys don't like going under the knife and going through rehab if they don't have to (understandably so).
I would like to believe that, but that is the excuse they use. Many athletes believe that they have been injured while on company time (during the season), then they get to recover on company time (during the season) and not during the offseason. Shaq was notorious for this, admitted such, and many pro athletes share the same sentiment.