Notre Dame’s Scott Martin Might Not Be Mentally Ready To Return

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are having a pretty decent ending to their 2012-13 season as they look forward to the Big East Conference tournament. The question still remains will forward Scott Martin be able to rejoin the team after missing the past nine games with a knee injury.

Martin was able to dress Sunday against Cincinnati, but did not see the floor in the 62-41 victory. Before he got injured he was averaging 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. He has great basketball IQ and a really good outside shot that would give Notre Dame a great edge heading into March. But is he ready to go? Apparently physically he is, but according to coach Mike Bray  he isn’t mentally.

 

 

Sometimes getting your mental status back is harder than the worst injuries, if Martin does not have confidence it could hurt the team in a game.

Martin told Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com Sunday about his injury, “I’m trying to get as healthy as I can as fast as I can I don’t have time for surgery. Rest is really the only thing that will help.”

The 6’8″ senior will have a great future as a head coach, but the Irish would love to have his experience. If Coach Brey doesn’t have confidence in him, then I doubt he will see the floor. But if he does and he plays like his old self, that will make the story of the entire basketball season.

 

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