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Understanding Ben Simmons’ Patella Subluxation

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Thursday that guard Ben Simmons suffered a patella subluxation in the team’s recent win over the Wizards. The injury is the latest setback in what has been an up-and-down season for the Sixers and it has the potential to significantly impact their postseason aspirations. While Simmons’ injury is serious it could […]

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“So, Where in the Health Were We?”: An Eastern Conference NBA Injury Preview

Over four months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the league into hiatus, the NBA is set to return July 30 with 22 teams taking the court in Orlando, Florida. The virus has forced some players out of the restart while the extended break has allowed other injured players additional time to recuperate, paving the way […]

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Injury Report at the Midway Point of the 2019-20 NBA Season

The 2019-20 NBA season has reached the midway point with each team logging 41 games played. Unfortunately, injuries have once again been an unwelcome subplot to an otherwise entertaining season. The problems actually started last summer when All-Stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suffered injuries that are expected to sideline them for the entirety of […]

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Understanding the Warriors’ Mounting Injuries

If the Golden State Warriors are going to claim their fourth NBA title of the past five seasons they are going to have to do so despite multiple injuries to key contributors. Forward Kevin Durant has yet to appear in the Finals after straining his calf in Game 5 of the team’s Round 2 matchup […]

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Understanding Brandon Ingram’s Deep Vein Thrombosis

A frustrating season for the Los Angeles Lakers took a turn for the worse over the weekend when it was revealed forward Brandon Ingram will miss the remainder of the season after developing a blood clot in his ailing shoulder. The official diagnosis from the Lakers was a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in his sore […]

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