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NBA Injury Analysis: Talk to the Hand

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.

The Clippers

The Clippers offense takes a big blow with J.J. Redick suffering a fractured pisiform bone in his right hand. The pisiform is a small, pea-shaped bone, located at the base of the pinkie and is one of the eight small carpal bones that make up the wrist. The pisiform is situated near the hamate, a more frequently broken carpal bone. Baseball players are prone to injuries in this area and players like Pablo Sandoval and Ken Griffey Jr. have undergone surgery following carpal bone fractures. Each of these players required a surgical procedure in which the hamate is actually removed rather than repaired. A similar procedure can be done for pisiform fractures and don't be surprised if this becomes an option following Redick's Monday meeting with a hand specialist. The success rate for the surgery is high, meaning Redick should be able to return to play without any difficulties or limitations.

Even if surgery is required, Redick could be back in six-

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