Some people like the drama and attention they get from an 'injury' or playing 'injured.' They play up every bump bruise or scrape as a major war wound, then magically heal within a few minutes. Coaches and teammates figure it out.
Barnes teams have had a terrible run of bad luck when it comes to injuries late in the year to key players. If I’m not mistaken Punter missed some games late likely keeping Vols from postseason run, pretty sure Hubbs had a issue, then KyleA getting hurt was huge factor vs Loyola, then LaMonte, Fulky last year. It’s really a testament to Barnes teams of their perseverance. They never stop playing hard. Love watching this era of Vols b-ball.