NBA News: Injury Update 2/11/14
NBA Injury Updates 2/11: Gasol, Mills and More
February 11, 2014
We had a busy evening in the NBA last night, and we’re in for another petty busy one tonight. That said, it seems like a good opportunity to take a look around the league at some of the injury situations out there. Let’s check out some of the latest updates and see what we can expect from the NBA’s ailing stars.
Steve Nash, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Everyone’s been talking about Nash over the last couple of days, thanks to the injury to his left leg. He’s apparently dealing with nerve irritation, but the good news here is that he’s probable for the Lakers’ tilt against the Jazz this evening.
The bad thing is that Nash will likely have to deal with this leg issue for the rest of the season, which puts his injury risk even higher. Expect a heavy dose of Kendall Marshall and company from here on out.
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J.J. Redick, SG, Los Angeles Clippers: While we’re in L.A., let’s head over and check out Redick, who has been dealing with some injury issues of his own lately. After not playing Sunday against Philadelphia (not like the Clippers needed him; They won 123-78), he’s now missed three straight games thanks to his hip injury.
The thing here is that Redick was considered questionable before Sunday’s game, but didn’t really seem all that close to playing by the indications Doc Rivers was giving. The good news is that Redick will have some extra time to rest; The Clippers don’t play until tomorrow night against Portland.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers: Let’s just go ahead and make it an L.A. triple-dip today, shall we? Here’s the latest on the perpetually-injured Gasol. As of yesterday, he’s been cleared to do some work on the elliptical machines, which is a pretty good step in his recovery from his groin injury.
After the All-Star break, he’ll get a reevaluation and could come back to the floor at some point soon thereafter. Where Gasol will be playing is another story, but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.
Brook Lopez, C, Brooklyn Nets: It’ll be a long time before we see Lopez on a basketball court again, but in the meantime we’ll continue to monitor his progress. Yesterday, a report came out highlighting the obstacles he’ll have to overcome in returning from his broken foot. During the surgery, doctors lowered his arch, so Lopez will have to spend some time adjusting to his new step.
That’s four foot surgeries in three years for the big man, so this isn’t a new issue. Recovery-wise, he’ll probably be ready to go by the Nets’ next training camp.
Patrick Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs: Turns out this one isn’t as bad as it may have looked. Mills suffered a sprained ankle last night in his team’s loss in Detroit, and ended up sitting for the last seven minutes or so in the game.
On the bright side, Mills says he’ll be available for the team’s next game tomorrow against the Celtics. Whether or not that’s true, we’ll just have to wait and see. We’ll probably get an update on Mills before then.
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