NBA Injury Roundup – Summer League

July 23, 2018 | insideinjuries | No Comments

Devonte’ Graham G, Hornets: Condylar lesion in right knee

The Hornets’ second round draft pick Devonte’ Graham is out for the rest of the summer league due to a condylar lesion in his right knee. A condylar lesion involves damaged cartilage in his knee and is not a very common injury. This is a very serious injury that usually comes with a 6-10 month Optimal Recovery Time. It is possible that Graham will be able to return in January, but it is a very good chance that Graham will likely miss the regular season.

Michael Porter Jr. SF, Nuggets: back surgery

Michael Porter Jr. was definitely going to make an appearance on this list due to his constant struggle with his back. He just had his second back surgery last week and has been ruled out for the Summer League. The Nuggets plan to be cautious with Porter’s return in order to get him ready for the regular season. Porter is confident that he will ready to play in the regular season, but as of right now, this is not the start that he nor the Nuggets had hoped for.

Landry Shamet G, 76ers: right ankle sprain

Shamet suffered a right ankle sprain on Friday and will be reevaluated in 3 weeks. He is expected to miss the remainder of the summer league. He did get an X-Ray, which came back clean, but there is no word yet on an MRI. Shamet is hoping to pick it back up in a month so that he will be ready for training camp. The Inside Injuries algorithm is calculating a 3-5 week Optimal Recovery Time for a mild to moderate ankle sprain.

Marvin Bagley PF/C, Kings: pelvic bone bruise

Marvin Bagley will not play for the remainder of the summer league after bruising his pelvic bone in a Vegas game against the Suns. The injury doesn’t appear to be that serious and he expects to resume basketball activities in 1-2 weeks. Bagley had an up and down summer league season before going down with the injury, but the Kings are very high on him and they expect big things from him when the season starts to kick into gear.

Lonnie Walker G, Spurs: sprained right ankle

Lonnie Walker was out of Friday’s game due to an ankle injury. The injury doesn’t appear to be that serious as the X-rays did come back negative. The Spurs expect Walker to be back in about 1-2 weeks. However, Walker does have a history with injuries. He suffered a torn meniscus back in July of last year, which caused his form to slip away from him in the first half of his Freshman season.

Moritz Wagner PF/C, Lakers: bruised left knee

An MRI confirmed that second round pick Mortiz Wagner bruised his left knee during a game on July 11th. It is pretty safe to say his summer league is over. The Lakers will most likley rest Wagner in order to get him ready for training camp. Knee contusions generally take 2-3 weeks to fully heal. Wagner is no stranger to injuries as he suffered several lower body injuries throughout his college days at Michigan.

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