On its surface, this isn't that big of a deal- player that can't play this semester anyways it out until around December 1. However, doesn't it seem like KU has had an awful lot of stress fractures the last couple of years? Obviously these guys push themselves to the limit day in and day out to become elite players, but is it possible that the training staff is letting the team down with poor stretching or treatment procedures? Even scarier- are Adidas shoes causing this? Obviously the contract they gave us was great, since it supported the entire athletic department instead of just the men's basketball team. But if the gear isn't up to snuff, isn't that a big time problem? Why have we had so many stress fractures?