RotoWire Partners

NBA Injury Analysis: Big-Name Injuries

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

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

LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Bigs
The Trailblazers have been one of the few teams to avoid significant injury to their top rotation players this season. At the midpoint of the season the team had lost 40 games to injury, good enough to tie them with Sacramento for the sixth fewest games lost this year. The number is even more impressive when you consider that a majority of those games belonged to rookie CJ McCollum who missed 32 games while recovering from a foot fracture sustained in training camp. The overall health is a testament to the hard work put in by first year head athletic trainer Geoff Clark and his entire medical staff. Unfortunately even the best preventative care in the world can't completely stop injuries from occurring as three members of the Portland frontcourt are nursing injuries, none more important than Aldridge.

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.



Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.