Rockets’ center Clint Capela out 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury

The injury bug just kicked the Rockets in the keister once again. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss be out four to six weeks. Capela suffered the injury in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. He did not miss any game time , however an MRI reveled there was ligament damage. The Rockets’ center had this to say about the injury postgame: As I was going up for the lob, I got hit in the hand. We’re…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs Wizards due to Hip and Quad Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the team’s game Friday against the Washington Wizards. The Journal-Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez reports that Antetokounmpo was listed on the NBA’s injury report with a left hip contusion and right quad soreness. Velazquez adds that Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said that an injury that has been lingering for a couple of games will keep Giannis out of the game. Although the Bucks will miss the 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assist that Antetokounmpo provides, Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon , Eric Bledsoe and…

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Larry Nance Jr. has sprained MCL

According to Adrain Wojnarowski of ESPN, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr.’s MRI concluded he has a sprained MCL and could be out for two weeks. The injury occurred halfway through the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 123-115 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Nance was only able to contribute a single point in five minutes. Nance ended up missing the team’s game Wednesday against the Pelicans. Nance said that this was the same knee he injured in college but it was more severe than the one that has currently befallen…

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Kyle Lowry out for Spurs game

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for team’s highly anticipated game against the Spurs which is the return to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. Lowry received injections last week as he is attempting to recover from lingering back soreness. Although coach Nick Nurse has indicated Saturday that the all-star guard was closing in on a return to the Raptors lineup saying, “We are close to the end of it,” at this juncture there is no timetable for his return. Fred VanVleet will continue to assume starting…

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Markieff Morris out six weeks with Transient Cervical Neuropraxia

The Washington Wizards released an official update outlining the status of forward Markieff Morris. Morris was diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia .According to Sports Med Today it is “a rare but dangerous cervical spine (neck) injury. TQ is usually caused by cervical spinal cord trauma, which can occur after a neck hyperextension or hyperflexion injury with possible axial loading (pressure applied to the top of the head).” Morris will be limited to non-contact basketball activities for the next six weeks. He has continued to suffer neck and back stiffness after sustaining a blow to…

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Robert Covington to miss game against Celtics

The list of Timberwolves players on the injury list is growing. Point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are both sidelined with ankle injuries and now forward Robert Covington will also miss the team’s contest against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury, according to the Timberwolves ‘ injury report.

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Kyrie Irving will miss Timberwolves game due to eye injury

Earlier today the Boston Celtics announced that star point guard will miss the team’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to irritation in his right eye. Irving stuffed the injury when Marco Belinelli hit him in the eye Monday night in the Celtics’ 120-111 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. ESPN’s Micheal C. Wright reports that Irving rocked sunglasses during his postgame media address following Monday night’s game and apparently it was not to be cool. At the time he provided an update on his condition and he had this…

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Tristran Thompson out two to four weeks with sprained foot

It looks like Kevin Love is not the only key player to be out with an injury.  Thompson left in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks after he landed on the foot of Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon.  According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s report, Thompson suffered a strained foot and is expected to miss 2 to 4 weeks.  Thompson doesn’t seemed too worried about the injury. “They didn’t chop my foot off so I’ll be fine,” Thompson said after the game on Monday night. “It’s a…

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