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NBA Injury Analysis: Hobbled Stars

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.

Andrew Bogut and David Lee

The Warriors frontcourt is suddenly sparse as the team looks to overcome injuries to both Bogut and Lee. They will be without their Aussie center for at least the next week after Bogut suffered a pelvic contusion following a collision with Memphis center Marc Gasol. Gasol's knee appeared to catch Bogut in the groin, but Bogut took to Twitter to assure his fans everything in that region was ok. However, the diagnosis of a pelvic contusion is equally as worrisome since this injury can be a painful one. The pelvis is comprised of both bone and muscle. The skeletal structure of the pelvis is created by the two hip bones and the final two segments of the spine, the sacrum and the coccyx. The musculature of the area includes the muscles of abdominal wall as well as the intrinsic and lower back muscles. Both the muscles and bones of the area can be bruised and contused, but judging by the description, it sounds like Bogut's injury is to the bone. A

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