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23 Anthony Davis (F-C)
As trade rumors swirl, Anthony Davis is still battling a volar plate avulsion fracture on his left index finger. Inside Injuries is showing a lengthy 2 month recovery time for the fracture to heal, but he could return to the court sooner. His return to play will be based on pain-tolerance (and of course settling the drama with the Pelicans). Davis already has a lengthy injury history, and if he is traded he bring a High Injury Risk to his new team. It's always something with Davis.
Feb 04, 2019 3:05 PM EST
30 Stephen Curry (G)
Curry has an alarmingly long list of past injuries, most notably to his ankle, but the last two months have him trending in the right direction (he missed almost three weeks in November with a moderate groin strain). While his Injury Risk remains High, his HPF is right on the cusp of passing into the Peak category. It’s no surprise that he has been playing very well despite a slightly different role on this team. He is always going to be at a pretty high Injury Risk, but right now our projections indicate he will continue to play very well as long as he can stay on the court.
Jan 16, 2019 5:28 PM EST
23 LeBron James (F)
When James went down on Christmas day, Inside Injuries gave him a five week Optimal Recovery Time for a moderate groin strain. James is making progress but still isn't ready to return, in line with our initial timeline. Groin strains are pesky injuries that are slow to heal and are easily aggravated. The Lakers have ruled him out for the next two games, but he is expected to return to practice next week. LA has struggled mightily in James’ absence, but at this point in the season it’s important to get him healthy so he doesn’t deal with lingering problems the rest of the season.
Jan 16, 2019 5:21 PM EST
3 Chris Paul (G)
Chris Paul is no stranger to hamstring injuries, and this one has already sidelined him for four weeks. While he is getting closer to a return, Inside Injuries’ ORT is still showing that he is at least a week away from being ready to play. If he returns before his hamstring is fully healed, he will be at a very high risk of aggravating the injury. Paul was listed five separate times in 2018 with a hamstring injury, so this is a recurring problem. That means the Rockets need to be even more cautious with him.
Jan 16, 2019 5:16 PM EST
32 Spencer Ware (RB)
Ware hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in week 14. Inside Injuries gave him a five week Optimal Recovery Time, so he should be ready to return for the Conference Championships. While his Injury Risk remains Elevated, his HPF has improved to Above Average. There’s always going to be a risk of aggravating a troublesome hamstring, but our projections indicate he will play pretty well if active.
Jan 16, 2019 5:06 PM EST
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