Five of the 8 patients with grade 2b injury and all survivors of grade 3 injury
developed oesophageal or gastric cicatrization, or both, which subsequently needed endoscopic or surgical treatment
James, however, was not the only injury concern for coach Luke Walton as he would also be without veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, who suffered a grade 3 injury
to his left ring finger after putting in one of his best performances of the season against the Warriors on Christmas Day.
The following parameters were recorded: Grade 1 showed normal testicular architecture wit an orderly arrangement of germinal cells; Grade 2 injury showed less orderly non-cohesive germinal cells and closely packed seminiferous tubules; Grade 3 injury
exhibited disordered sloughed germinal cells with shrunken pyknotic nuclei and less distinct seminiferous tubule borders; Grade 4 injury defined seminiferous tubules that were closely packed with coagulative necrosis of the germinal cells.
The same injury correlates with a Colorado grade 3 injury
and the player is rested for a minimum of 1 month.
More extensive edema with abnormal signal intensity, thickening, or thinning of the ligament signifies grade 2 injury, or partial tear (Figure 14), and complete disruption of the ligament or its attachments qualifies as a grade 3 injury