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The Extensive History of Deron Williams’ Ankle Issues and the Associated Uncertainty

The Nets announced Tuesday that All-Star point guard Deron Williams received injections of both cortisone and platelet rich plasma (PRP) in his troublesome left ankle. He received the same injections in his right ankle and his long-term status will be determined following an additional evaluation scheduled for later in the week. These rounds of injections […]

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Breaking Down What We Know About CP3’s Shoulder Injury

The Clippers may have walked away with a win over the Mavericks Saturday yet there was little to celebrate as the team lost All-Star point guard to a sprained right shoulder. Coach Doc Rivers called the injury a separated shoulder that would keep him out three-to-five weeks. The team also said he would undergo a […]

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Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Latest Injury and Injury Trends in the NBA

In a season that seems to be one injury after a next, the Thunder becomes the latest team to lose a key player to injury. All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break after undergoing his third arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. The problems began following a collision […]

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Breaking Down the Brook Lopez Injury

The Nets disastrous season took a turn for the worse on Friday when starting center Brook Lopez reinjured his troublesome right foot. Lopez’ problems began prior to the lockout shortened season of 2011-12 when he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. Lopez underwent surgery two days before […]

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Breaking Down the Latest Kobe Bryant Injury

Just 11 days after making a celebrated return to the court, Kobe Bryant will again miss time after suffering a fracture to the lateral plateau of his tibia. The injury occurred in a Lakers’ win over the Grizzlies. Bryant was attempting to back down Tony Allen when he took an awkward step, hyperextending his left […]

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