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NBA Injury Analysis: Ankles, Knees, Hips, and Hands

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.

Kemba Walker
In a season that has been dominated with rare and costly injuries like tibial plateau fractures, it's easy to forget that the ankle sprain remains the most prevalent injury in basketball. Since the start of training camp, there have been over 80 recorded ankle sprains in the NBA with several players suffering multiple sprains. Walker recently joined that list, suffering a Grade 2 sprain of his left ankle. A Grade 2 diagnosis means the sprain is considered moderate with the involved ligament partially tearing. This marks the third ankle sprain of Walker's career and the second time he has sprained this particular ankle. However, this injury appears more costly as Walker will miss the first game of his professional career. The Bobcats anticipate their leading scorer to miss 10-to-14 days recovering, a number that is right in line with previous Grade 2 ankle injuries. The last 18 players to suffer a similar sprain missed an average of 7.8 games. Charlotte is sched

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