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San Antonio Spurs

  • Head Athletic Trainer: Will Sevening (18 Years as Head AT)
  • Total Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season: 1054 (1st in the league)
  • Total Cost for Games Lost to Injury Since the 2005-06 Season: $70.9 million (1st)
  • 2015-2016 Games Missed Due to Injury: 59 (3rd)
  • 2015-2016 Cost of Games Missed Due to Injury: $5.1 million (6th)
  • Best Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 3 (2015-16)
  • Worst Finish in Games Missed Ranks: 16 (2014-15)

Summary

It should come as no surprise that the most consistent franchise in sports is equipped with the best medical staff in the NBA. Head athletic trainer Will Sevening has played a major role in San Antonio’s prolonged success. Head coach Gregg Popovich’s willingness to implement and carry out strict minutes plans for its players has helped keep the Spurs best players healthy when it matters.

Last season the team bounced back from a somewhat down season, missing fewer than 100 games to injury for the seventh time in the past 11 seasons. The team avoided any major injuries though Manu Ginobili’s severe testicle trauma would challenge that notion. However despite the unsettling injury, Ginobil missed just 12 games recovering and was the only Spurs players to miss more than 10 games for the entire season.

Unfortunately Danny Green’s preseason quadriceps strain will elevate the team’s early season total and prevent the team from starting the post-Tim Duncan Era off at full strength. Still look for Sevening and his staff to continue their extended success this season and keep the Spurs in title contention.

 

 

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