Okay, not really. But sorta. Yeah. Sorta mentioned the Pistons had something to do with the mystery infection.
From the last link of the three:
The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder could have suffered the injury against the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He remained in that game.
"It was bothering me," he said of his knee. "I really didn't think anything of it. I told the trainers and the people and they did a great job of treatment on it. We did everything we could each and every day.
"And you know, it kept getting worse. It kept getting red and you know they were cautious."
From the second link:
"I seen his leg and I was like, 'Man, what is that?' " Sixers forward Thaddeus Young said. "It was like all swollen and red and stuff like that. I was like, 'You might need to go get that checked out.' And he was like, 'I did get it checked out.' I was like, 'You might need to get another opinion or something.'
"I didn't touch his leg," said Young, whose locker is next to Carter-Williams'. "I definitely moved over to the next seat, though. I definitely wanted to know what it was.
And from the first link, and and this one, claims MCW's injury 'happened' from knocking knees with a Pistons player.
You know what skin infection, swollen, and red, and stuff rang a bell with me? Human bites.
(BTW, if you do an image search for "fight bites," don't say I didn't warn you, with what you turn up.)
It sounds, to Dr. Sauce, like that type of injury, in which mouth-based bacteria that can do things like swell and infect and turn flesh red. But weren't they all wearing knee pads? And wasn't the injury a knee-knocking? How did a skin infection stem from that? Do KCP and/or Brando have teeth on their knees? I usually see MCW with knee pads in photos, too. So who's licking the insides of MCW's knee pads?
Anyway, the Pistons were off-hand included as some sort of 'source' for this infection. Should we be concerned? Seriously, who's licking open cuts, and/or licking knee pads, and/or biting knees?
My concern? This injury supposedly sourced, and/or flared up while Philly played at The Palace. Our players play there a lot, or so I'm told.
You know, the Bucs, they didn't play too well this year, in the NFL. Their poor record is probably due to bad execution on the field. Very bad coaching is another oft-talked main culprit of why their bad record is what it is. Yet, it didn't help that guys on the team are contracting Staph. Staph is a nasty, ongoing, lingering thing. It causes players to miss games. And it's not just the Bucs in the NFL, either.
Other teams in the NFL who've had problems with it? The Browns. It affected multiple players in Cleveland over a handful of years, including Michigan's own Braylon Edwards. I'd like to think Staph in his rookie season ruined his career, but dropsies are dropsies, and that happened in multiple seasons, unlike the infection from his rookie year.
And it's not just an NFL thing, per the "grody" link.
Anyway, I'd like to know more about that situation, as it relates to the Pistons, and The Palace, and if anything more does come from this. And I hope MCW recovers from whatever it was that infected his knee.