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Covering sports injuries from the perspective of a certified athletic trainer and backed by analytics.

Indiana Pacers

  • Head Athletic Trainer: Josh Corbeil (11 Years as Head AT)
  • Total Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season: 1489 (12th in the league)
  • Total Cost for Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season:$123.7 million (19th)
  • 2015-2016 Games Missed Due to Injury: 89 (8th)
  • 2015-2016 Cost of Games Missed Due to Injury: $4.6 million (4th)
  • Best Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 2 (2013-14)
  • Worst Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 27 (2009-10)

Summary

The Pacers medical team continued to prove they are one of the top units in the NBA with another strong showing in 2015-16. Bouncing back from a season weighed down by Paul George’s horrific leg fracture sustained while with team USA, Josh Corbeil and crew finished in the top 10 for fewest total games and salary dollars lost to injury. George’s return to All-Star form was another product of the group’s hard work as the forward appeared in 81 games.

The front office bolstered the team’s roster adding a mix of experienced players to surround George and second year big man Myles Turner. The group includes veteran big man Al Jefferson who has history of knee issues. However Corbiel and the rest of the Indiana medical staff have proven they are more than capable of keeping their players on the court and out of the athletic training room.