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Draft Kit: Offseason Injury Analysis

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Injuries happen. It's an inevitable part of sports and playing fantasy hoops. However, by familiarizing yourself with basic terminology and an understanding of how a player spent their offseason, you can avoid players with higher inherent injury risk. You donít want to spend a high draft pick on a guy that will spend more games in a suit than on the court. Hereís a look at how several marquee names are feeling entering training camp.

Kobe Bryant

Bryant underwent one of the most publicized rehabs in recent memory, working his way back from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the final days of the regular season.

A ruptured Achilles is a devastating injury that can forever alter a player's abilities. Looking at the data from six recent Achilles tears in the NBA, suggests Kobe is facing an uphill battle. The players, including Chauncey Billups, Darrell Arthur and others, averaged over 10 months of required recovery time and missed an average of 71 g

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