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NBA Injury Analysis: Rockets Will Be Cautious with Harden

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.

RotoWire injury guru Jeff Stotts takes an in-depth look at several key injuries around the NBA.

James Harden
The Rockets have been one of the most fantasy friendly teams in the NBA. Unfortunately, they will be forced to navigate the next few weeks without the top-ranked player in fantasy basketball after Harden suffered a hamstring injury in an overtime win over the Lakers on New Yearís Eve. A complete examination following the game revealed a moderate strain of Hardenís left hamstring.

Muscles and ligaments are commonly injured when their components are pushed beyond a characteristic known as a yield point. When this occurs, a muscle is strained and a ligament is sprained. Both injuries are medically assigned grades based on the severity of the damage. A Grade 1 injury is often considered minor. In these injuries, the microfibers that ma

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