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Understanding JaMychal Green’s Jaw Fracture

The 2018-19 NBA season is underway and the injuries are already beginning to pile up. In Memphis, power forward JaMychal Green is slated to miss at least four weeks after suffering a broken jaw against the Hawks. Green was injured in the third quarter of the team’s win after being struck in the mouth by […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2017-18 NBA Regular Season

When the Phoenix Suns made DeAndre Ayton the first selection in Thursday’s draft, the 2017-18 season officially came to a close. The year was filled with bizarre storylines that included secret tunnels into locker rooms, thrown bowls of soup, and multiple social media gaffes. Unfortunately, the 2017-18 campaign was also marred by injury. The problems […]

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Understanding Klay Thompson’s High Ankle Sprain

The Finals saga between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been riddled with injury intrigue since the team first met four years ago. In their initial meeting, Cleveland forward Kevin Love was unavailable after dislocating his shoulder in the opening round of the playoffs and point guard Kyrie Irving played just one game […]

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Understanding Kevin Durant’s Rib Cartilage Fracture

With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson already nursing injuries, the Warriors road to a 4th straight Finals appearance got just a little bit harder with former league MVP Kevin Durant set to join his teammates on the sidelines. Durant had been dealing with an injury initially reported as rib soreness after colliding with Timberwolves big […]

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NBA Injury Report at the All-Star Break of the 2017-18 Season

A memorable All-Star Weekend has ended and NBA teams are gearing up for the final push towards the postseason. While Sunday’s game was reinvigorated by a new format, the unfortunate impact of league-wide injuries was apparent. There was Anthony Davis donning the jersey of sidelined teammate DeMarcus Cousins while three other members of Team LeBron […]

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