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NBA Injury Analysis: Team Triage

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.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks were one of four teams to bring in a new head athletic trainer this year, and so far, Scott Barthlama has had his hands full. Forward Carlos Delfino entered training camp recovering from a broken bone in his foot and was recently ruled out for the remainder of the year when it was discovered he will need additional surgery. Other key members of the Milwaukee rotation have missed time with an assortment of injuries, including Brandon Knight (hamstring), Luke Ridnour (back spasms) and Ersan Ilyasova (ankle soreness). The hits keep coming as another starter went down and another went under the knife.

Forward Caron Butler suffered a left shoulder injury Wednesday in a loss to the Heat and was slated to visit with a specialist in Los Angeles over the weekend. An MRI revealed a minor sprain, but the need for an additional evaluation suggests there's more to the injury. He did return to practice Monday, but there's been no indication how

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