Eventually he received a diagnosis he accepted: he officially has a "sore back" and will miss two weeks. His back will prevent him from traveling with the team but apparently won't keep him housebound: while his teammates hosted the Nuggets on Tuesday, Iverson was allegedly spotted enjoying the D.C. club scene. (Twitter is the new paparazzi: example one, two and three.)
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of Booth Newspapers, Iverson was finally in the same zip code as the rest of his teammates this morning, receiving treatment on his back this morning at the team's practice facility. He wasn't made available to the media, but the team did release a statement in his name.
"I'm disappointed that the soreness I'm feeling in my back is going to force me to miss two weeks of action. After talking with the doctors at Georgetown yesterday they have told me that treatment and rest is the best course of action right now. Hopefully my back (will) heal and I'm ready to go following this two-week period.It's difficult to measure the sincerity of words in a boilerplate press release, but at least
"My goal is to help this team win a championship and I've said that from the first day I arrived here in Detroit. I'm going to do whatever it takes to help us achieve our goals as a team regardless if I'm starting or coming off the bench."