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Paul George and the NBA Concussion Protocol

The current focus in the NBA isn’t on the Cavaliers unprecedented and odd-defying win at last night’s NBA Draft Lottery. No, instead it is on Paul George and the concussion he sustained during last night’s Game 2 loss. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter following a collision with Miami’s Dwyane Wade. Wade’s knee appears […]

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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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Quarterly Injury Report for the First Quarter of the NBA Season

The first quarter of the NBA season is over and, as of December 10, the league has already amassed over 1,000 games lost to injury. The number will continue to increase with several players, including Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Memphis’ Quincy Pondexter, expected to miss the remainder of the season. The team-by-team results are interesting. […]

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