NBA Basketball Injuries


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Updated on 1:44p ET, Saturday, January 05, 2019

INJURIES  | PLAYERS

Atlanta Hawks

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Miles PlumleeCQues Sun - Knee - 1/5/19Plumlee sat out the last game dealing with left knee pain and it is unknown if he will be available for Sunday's matchup versus the Heat.
Kent BazemoreSGMid Jan - Ankle - 12/30/18Bazemore sustained a sprained right ankle and is expected to miss at least two weeks.
Taurean PrinceSFMid Jan - Ankle - 12/31/18Prince suffered a ligament sprain, soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise in his left ankle. He is expected to sit out until at least the middle of January.

Boston Celtics

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Marcus MorrisPFQues Mon - Neck - 1/5/19Morris sat out the previous game with a neck injury and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Nets on Monday.
Kyrie IrvingPGQues Mon - Eye - 1/5/19Irving sat out the last two games nursing a scratch on his right cornea and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's game versus the Nets.
Robert Williams IIICQues Mon - Groin - 1/5/19Williams III has sat out the last five games with a left groin strain and it is unclear if he will return Monday against the Nets.
Aron BaynesCLate Jan - Hand - 12/20/18Baynes suffered a left fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
Jabari BirdSGOut indefinitely - Personal - 10/27/18Bird is dealing with a personal matter and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.

Brooklyn Nets

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Rondae Hollis-JeffersonSFMid Jan - Hip - 1/2/19Hollis-Jefferson is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a strained right adductor.
Dzanan MusaSGOut indefinitely - Shoulder - 12/17/18Musa suffered a left shoulder subluxation and will miss an unknown period of time.
Allen CrabbeSGOut indefinitely - Knee - 1/3/19Crabbe is sidelined with a sore right knee and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Caris LeVertSGMid Feb - Foot - 11/13/18LeVert sustained a subtalar dislocation in his right foot along with ligament damage. He is expected to miss two-to-three months of game action.

Charlotte Hornets

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Malik MonkSGProb Sat - Ankle - 1/4/19Monk is dealing with an ankle injury but is expected to be available for Saturday's contest versus the Nuggets.
Jeremy LambSGDoub Sat - Hamstring - 1/4/19Lamb sat out the previous game due to a strained right hamstring and is unlikely to suit up against the Nuggets on Saturday.
Cody ZellerCMid Feb - Hand - 1/3/19Zeller sustained a fractured right hand and will miss six-to-eight weeks.

Chicago Bulls

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Wayne SeldenSGProb Sun - Quadricep - 1/5/19Selden is expected to take the court against the Nets on Sunday despite dealing with a quad injury.
Bobby PortisPFQues Sun - Ankle - 1/5/19Portis has been out of the lineup due to a sprained right ankle and it is unknown if he will return Sunday against the Nets.
Denzel ValentineSGout for season - Ankle - 11/28/18Valentine is expected to miss the remainder of the season after having reconstruction surgery on his left ankle.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Matthew DellavedovaPGQues Sat - Foot - 1/5/19Dellavedova sat out the last game with a sprained left foot and it is unknown if he will take the court against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Ante ZizicCQues Sat - Knee - 1/5/19Zizic is experiencing soreness in his right knee and has sat out the last four games. It is unclear if he will return Saturday versus the Pelicans.
David NwabaSGQues Sat - Ankle - 1/5/19Nwaba has missed the past five games with a left ankle sprain and it is unknown if he will be available Saturday against the Pelicans.
John HensonPFOut indefinitely - Wrist - 12/7/18Henson is recovering from wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament. Although he will miss an extended period of time, it is expected that he will return sometime near the end of the season.
JR SmithSGOut indefinitely - Personal - 11/20/18Smith is dealing with a personal matter and there is no definitive timetable set for his return.
Kevin LovePFLate Jan - Foot - 1/4/19Love underwent surgery on his left big toe and is not expected to return until at least the end of January.

Dallas Mavericks

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
No injuries to report.

Denver Nuggets

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Will BartonSGMid Jan - Hip - 1/1/19Barton is likely out until at least the middle of January after having surgery to repair a right hip injury and core strain.
Jarred VanderbiltSFOut indefinitely - Foot - 10/16/18Vanderbilt is recuperating from right foot surgery and there is no timetable for return.
Isaiah ThomasPGMid Jan - Hip - 1/1/19Thomas is recovering from a right hip surgery and is expected to remain out of action until at least the middle of January.
Michael Porter Jr.PFOut indefinitely - Back - 10/16/18Porter Jr. is recovering from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc and will miss an undetermined length of time.

Detroit Pistons

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Stanley JohnsonSFProb Sat - Quadricep - 1/4/19Johnson is dealing with a left quad contusion but is likely to take the court against the Jazz on Saturday.
Zaza PachuliaCOut Sat - Leg - 1/4/19Pachulia sat out the last two games due to a right lower-leg contusion and will not suit up against the Jazz on Saturday.
Henry EllensonPFMid Jan - Ankle - 1/1/19Ellenson is sidelined with a left ankle sprain and is expected to be held out of action until at least the middle of January.
Ish SmithPGLate Jan - Groin - 12/7/18Smith is sidelined with a right adductor muscle tear and is expected to miss three-to-six weeks.

Golden State Warriors

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Damian JonesCout for season - Pectoral - 12/9/18Jones is recovering from surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle and it is likely he will miss the remainder of the season.
DeMarcus CousinsCEarly Feb - Achilles - 12/13/18Cousins is recuperating from a torn left Achilles tendon that ended his 2017-18 season. He has been sent on a conditioning stint in the G-League but is aiming to return either late January or in the early part of February.

Houston Rockets

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Austin RiversPGQues Sat - Neck - 1/4/19Rivers sustained a neck injury last game and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's contest versus the Trail Blazers.
Eric GordonSGOut Sat - Knee - 1/4/19Gordon was held out of the last two games with a contused right knee and will not suit up for Saturday's meeting with the Trail Blazers.
Chris PaulPGMid Jan - Hamstring - 12/21/18Paul suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and is expected to need two-to-four weeks to heal.
Carmelo AnthonySFOut indefinitely - Coach's Decision - 1/4/19Anthony is away from the team while the head office determines his future with the organization.

Indiana Pacers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
No injuries to report.

LA Clippers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Luc Mbah a MoutePFMid Jan - Knee - 12/31/18Mbah a Moute has been sidelined with a sore left knee but is expected to return to action before the middle of January.

Los Angeles Lakers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Kyle KuzmaPFQues Sun - Back - 1/5/19Kuzma missed the last game with a back injury and it is unknown if he will suit up Sunday against the Timberwolves.
Rajon RondoPGLate Jan - Finger - 1/1/19Rondo is recovering from right ring finger surgery and is expected to miss four weeks of action.
LeBron JamesSFMid Jan - Groin - 1/4/19James is sidelined with a strained left groin and is not expected to return until the middle of January.

Memphis Grizzlies

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Mike ConleyPGProb Sat - Shoulder - 1/5/19Conley is nursing a left shoulder injury but is expected to play against the Spurs on Saturday.
Marc GasolCQues Sat - Hamstring - 1/5/19Gasol has a hamstring injury and it is unknown if he will take the court on Saturday against the Spurs.
Justin HolidaySFQues Sat - Acquired - 1/4/19Holiday was recently acquired in a trade and it is unknown if he will be available against the Spurs on Saturday.
Chandler ParsonsSFMid Jan - Knee - 12/31/18Parsons is battling right knee soreness and is expected to be out until at least the middle of January.

Miami Heat

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Goran DragicPGMid Feb - Knee - 1/1/19Dragic is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks recovering from arthroscopic right knee surgery.

Milwaukee Bucks

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Sterling BrownSGQues Sat - Ankle - 1/5/19Brown missed the last game with a sprained right ankle and it is unknown if he will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Derrick RosePGQues Sun - Ankle - 1/5/19Rose has sat out the previous four games due to a right ankle sprain and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Lakers on Sunday.
Robert CovingtonSFOut indefinitely - Ankle - 1/4/19Covington is suffering from a bone bruise in his right ankle. There is no definitive timetable set for his return.

New Orleans Pelicans

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Nikola MiroticPFOut indefinitely - Ankle - 12/31/18Mirotic is sidelined with right ankle soreness and there is no timetable for return.

New York Knicks

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Frank NtilikinaPGQues Mon - Ankle - 1/5/19Ntilikina exited the last game with an ankle injury and it is unclear if he will participate on Monday against the Trail Blazers.
Mitchell RobinsonCQues Mon - Ankle - 1/5/19Robinson has been out with a sprained left ankle and it is unknown if he will be available for Monday's contest against the Trail Blazers.
Kristaps PorzingisPFMid Feb - Knee - 6/20/18Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is not expected to return until sometime in February.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Alex AbrinesSGOut indefinitely - Personal - 1/2/19Abrines is away from the team due to a personal matter and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
Andre RobersonSGMid Jan - Knee - 1/1/19Roberson is recovering from offseason knee surgery and is also suffering from a small avulsion in his left knee. He is expected to miss six weeks.

Orlando Magic

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Timofey MozgovCOut indefinitely - Knee - 1/4/19Mozgov is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. There is no timetable for return.

Philadelphia 76ers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Jimmy ButlerSGQues Sat - Illness - 1/4/19Butler sat out the previous game due to an upper-respiratory infection and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Mavericks on Saturday.
Wilson ChandlerSFQues Sat - Illness - 1/3/19Chandler missed the last game dealing an upper-respiratory infection and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Mavericks.
Markelle FultzPGMid Jan - Shoulder - 12/6/18Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is facing a three-to-six week absence.
Justin PattonCOut indefinitely - Foot - 11/10/18Patton is recovering from multiple right foot surgeries and will miss an extended period of game action.
Zhaire SmithSGOut indefinitely - Foot - 9/27/18Smith suffered a Jones fracture to his left foot and had surgery to repair the ailment. He also underwent a thoracoscopy to fix an allergic reaction from a food product and there is no timetable for return.

Phoenix Suns

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
No injuries to report.

Portland Trail Blazers

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
No injuries to report.

Sacramento Kings

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Marvin Bagley IIIPFDoub Sat - Knee - 1/5/19Bagley III is suffering from a left knee bone bruise and it is unlikely he will suit up against the Warriors on Saturday.

San Antonio Spurs

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Dejounte MurrayPGout for season - Knee - 10/8/18Murray tore the ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2018-19 season.

Toronto Raptors

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Kyle LowryPGDoub Sat - Back - 1/4/19Lowry is receiving anti-inflammatory injections for lower-back pain and his availability for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks is unlikely.
Jonas ValanciunasCEarly Feb - Thumb - 1/2/19Valanciunas is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb and is three-to-four weeks away from returning.

Utah Jazz

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
Grayson AllenSGOut indefinitely - Ankle - 1/5/19Allen is sidelined with a sprained right ankle and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.

Washington Wizards

Player Status/UpdatedNotes
John WallPGout for season - Heel - 12/30/18Wall is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing heel surgery.
Markieff MorrisPFMid Feb - Back - 1/3/19Morris is sidelined with transient cervical neuropraxia causing stiffness in his upper-back and neck. He is expected to miss at least six weeks of action.
Dwight HowardCLate Feb - Back - 12/3/18Howard had surgery performed on his lower back to relieve pain shooting down to his gluteal muscles and is expected to miss two-to-three months.

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