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NBA Injury Report at the Midway Point of the 2016-17 Season

The 2016-17 NBA season has been entertaining one with the majority of teams in the league still fostering hopes for the postseason. As usual, injuries have influenced the standings as poor health has kept several contenders from solidifying their place in the standings and forced other would-be playoff teams closer to the lottery. Through 41 […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2015-16 NBA Season

The 2015-16 NBA season is over and injuries once again helped shaped the narrative of an amazing year. The overall health of teams influenced playoff-seeding, lottery positioning, and ultimately played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the franchise’s first long-awaited championship. As a whole, the league lost 4,496 regular season games to injuries, including […]

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NBA Injury Report Through 62 Games of the 2015-16 Season

The 2015-16 NBA season is nearing a close and the push for the postseason has begun. Injuries have played their part in determining the standings, despite the overall number of games missed continuing to be lower than in previous seasons. Through 62 games played by each NBA team, the total number of games missed due […]

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NBA Injury Report at the Midway Point of the 2015-16 Season

After a promising first quarter that saw NBA games missed due to injury drop by 12% when compared to the previous season, the 2015-16 season continues to be marked by an overall drop in injuries. After 41 games played the 30 NBA teams have combined to lose 1,968 games as the result of injury, 282 games […]

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Understanding Hip Labrum Injuries in the NBA

The Washington Wizards announced Tuesday that forward Martell Webster will undergo surgery on a partial tear in the labrum of his right hip and miss the remainder of the season. The news comes less than a week after Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported forward Wilson Chandler would also miss the season due to a torn hip labrum. The […]

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