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NBA Injury Report: Where Each Team Stands at the Halfway Point

The first half of the 2013-14 season of the NBA has been one defined by injury. No one seems immune to the problem as role players, rookies, MVPs, and All-Stars have all been bitten by the injury bug. The second quarter of the season actually saw a small dip in injuries compared to the first […]

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Breaking Down Andrea Bargnani’s Elbow Woes

The Knicks continue to be ravaged by injury as offseason acquisition Andrea Bargnani joins Kenyon Martin, Metta World Peace, and Amar’e Stoudemire on the sidelines. Bargnani suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow on his now infamous failed dunk attempt. According to Knicks reporter Scott Cacciola, the injury occurred to his ulnar collateral ligament […]

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Breaking Down Kawhi Leonard’s Injury

The Spurs have been one of the more healthy teams of the 2013-14 season. That’s not to say they’ve been impervious to injury but the ability of their medical staff to minimize the impact of Tim Duncan’s chest contusion or Tony Parker’s shin contusion has allowed them to remain in the upper echelon of the […]

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Understanding Microfracture Surgery: Why Derek Holland Isn’t Amar’e Stoudemire

The words “microfracture surgery” rank among the scariest in sports medicine ever since Dr. Richard Steadman began performing the procedure several decades ago. Microfracture surgery has altered the careers of multiple professional athletes, particularly in the NBA. The most infamous example of microfracture occurred in 2005 when All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire underwent the procedure while […]

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NBA Injury Notes From January 15

Welcome Back Last night was a win for the NBA with several injured players returning to the court. In Memphis, Marc Gasol returned from a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee suffered back in late November. He looked rusty in his 24 minutes of action but his presence seemed to lift […]

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