Dec 9, 2012 NBA Injury Report
Tyreke Evans (SAC) – Evans missed another game Saturday with a sore knee. Francisco Garcia filled in for him.
Wesley Matthews (POR) – Suffered a hip flexor injury last night and is questionable for his next game on Monday. He’s also been dealing with a sore thumb, so the Blazers could shut him down for a bit and let him heal up.
Carmelo Anthony (NYK) – Missed another game with his finger laceration. The Knicks are obviously being cautious with him, but he should be a go in his return to Denver this week.
LeBron James (Miami) – LeBron had a minor groin injury last night, but played through it. I doubt it will keep him out, but check it next gametime just to be safe.
Dwyane Wade (Miami) – Twisted an ankle in Saturday’s game, but played through it. Check his next gametime status.
James Harden (HOU) – Harden rolled an ankle last night, but played through it. He was already dealing with a toe injury. He should be fine this week, but be sure and check it gametime before using him in daily transaction leagues.
Nicolas Batum (POR) – Batum tried to play through his back injury, but had to leave last night’s game and he didn’t return. Risky play this week.
Kirk Hinrich (CHI) – Suffered an elbow injury Saturday, not sure of the severity. Nate Robinson could get a start if Hinrich can’t go in his next game.
AJ Price (WAS) – Price fractured his hand in Saturday’s game and looks to be out for 4-6 weeks. Shaun Livingston could be in line for big minutes, but he’s dealing with knee soreness right now. Jordan Crawford could be forced into the starting PG role.
Anderson Varejao (CLE) – Varejao suffered a minor elbow injury which caused him to come out of the game, but trainers looked at it and he returned to finish with a solid line. He should be ok, but check it gametime in daily leagues.
Kyrie Irving (CLE) – There are reports that Irving could be back as soon as Tuesday. You can’t really start him this week, but daily leagues should keep an eye on Irving this week.
Byron Mullens (CHA) – Mullens is dealing with an ankle injury and it may be limiting his production. Be careful using him this week.
DeJuan Blair (SAS) – Missed Saturday with a leg injury.
Dion Waiters (CLE) – Missed Saturday with an ankle injury.
Nick Young (PHI) – Missed Saturday with a toe injury.
Shawn Marion (DAL) – Missed Saturday with a groin injury.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) – Kidd-Gilchrist took a fall and injured his tailbone, but was able to finish the game. He’ll be sore, but he’s probable for his next one.