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NBA Injuries

Atlanta Hawks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bogdan Bogdanovic Guard-Forward November 28, 2021 ankle sprain   December 27, 2021
Comments:  Bogdanovic (sprained right ankle) is expected to be out until late December.
De'Andre Hunter Forward November 9, 2021 Wrist   January 12, 2022
Comments:  Hunter will undergo surgery to repair a tendon in his right wrist and is expected to be sidelined approximately eight weeks.
Cam Reddish Guard-Forward December 1, 2021 sprained left wrist   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Reddish (wrist, illness) will miss a fourth straight game Monday at Minnesota.
Boston Celtics
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jaylen Brown Guard-Forward December 2, 2021 hamstring   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Brown (hamstring) will miss a fourth consecutive game Wednesday against the Clippers.
Brooklyn Nets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Joe Harris Guard-Forward November 15, 2021 ankle   January 25, 2022
Comments:  Harris is set to undergo ankle surgery and is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks.
Charlotte Hornets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Mason Plumlee Forward-Center November 27, 2021 right calf strain   December 15, 2021
Comments:  Plumlee (right calf strain) has now been added to the NBA's health and safety protocols. He will be sidelined for at least 10 days, or until he has recorded two negative tests in a 24-hour period according to league rules.
Chicago Bulls
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Alex Caruso Guard December 6, 2021 Right hamstring strain   December 14, 2021
Comments:  Caruso (hamstring strain) is expected to be out at least a week.
Patrick Williams Forward October 29, 2021 DIslocated left wrist   April 16, 2022
Comments:  ESPN is reporting that Williams will undergo surgery for a dislocated left wrist and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Luka Doncic Guard December 4, 2021 sore left ankle   December 7, 2021
Comments:  Doncic (sore left ankle) will play Tuesday against the Nets.
Kristaps Porzingis Forward-Center December 3, 2021 Left knee contusion   December 7, 2021
Comments:  Porzingis (left knee contusion) will play Tuesday against the Nets.
Denver Nuggets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jamal Murray Guard April 13, 2021 Torn left ACL   April 1, 2022
Comments:  Murray insists he's in no hurry to rush back into action from the torn ACL he suffered last April.
Michael Porter Jr. Forward November 7, 2021 Lower back soreness   June 19, 2022
Comments:  Porter is set to have back surgery and reportedly will miss the rest of the season.
Detroit Pistons
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kelly Olynyk Forward-Center November 11, 2021 knee sprain   December 23, 2021
Comments:  Olynyk (sprained MCL in left knee) is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Golden State Warriors
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Klay Thompson Guard-Forward October 18, 2021 Achilles surgery   December 25, 2021
Comments:  Thompson (Achilles surgery) said on Dec. 3 that he hopes to be back "in the next few weeks," a timeline consistent with preseason expectations.
James Wiseman Center October 18, 2021 Knee surgery   January 5, 2022
Comments:  Wiseman (right knee injury recovery) was assigned to Santa Cruz of the G-League to begin working his way back and the team is targeting a 2022 return.
Houston Rockets
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jalen Green Shooting Guard November 26, 2021 Left hamstring strain   December 18, 2021
Comments:  Green is expected to miss at least another week with a left hamstring strain he sustained against the Bulls on Nov. 24.
Kevin Porter Jr. Guard December 4, 2021 bruised left thigh   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Porter (left thigh) is out again Wednesday against Brooklyn.
Indiana Pacers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
T.J. Warren Forward December 30, 2020 Sore left foot   January 14, 2022
Comments:  Warren, who underwent left foot surgery in January 2021, is not expected to return until the calendar turns to 2022.
Los Angeles Clippers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kawhi Leonard Guard-Forward June 16, 2021 Torn ACL   April 9, 2022
Comments:  Leonard (torn ACL) is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery and the Clippers are hopeful he'll be cleared to practice in either March or April.
Memphis Grizzlies
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kyle Anderson Forward December 2, 2021 back soreness   December 9, 2021
Comments:  Anderson (back) is out Wednesday against Dallas.
Ja Morant Point Guard November 27, 2021 left knee sprain   December 23, 2021
Comments:  Morant is expected to miss a few weeks after spraining his left knee Nov. 26 against the Hawks.
Miami Heat
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Bam Adebayo Forward-Center December 1, 2021 torn right thumb ligament   January 17, 2022
Comments:  Adebayo had surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb on Dec. 6 and will likely miss 4-to-6 weeks.
Jimmy Butler Forward November 29, 2021 tailbone   December 11, 2021
Comments:  Butler (tailbone) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Bucks.
Victor Oladipo Guard-Forward April 9, 2021 Right knee   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Oladipo (right quadriceps surgery) remains sidelined.
Milwaukee Bucks
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Grayson Allen Guard-Forward December 4, 2021 illness   December 6, 2021
Comments:  Allen (illness) will return for Monday's visit from the Cavaliers after he did not play Saturday against Miami.
Donte DiVincenzo Guard October 18, 2021 Ankle surgery   December 25, 2021
Comments:  DiVincenzo (ankle surgery) has been assigned to the Bucks' G-League team.
Brook Lopez Center October 21, 2021 Sore back   March 2, 2022
Comments:  Lopez has undergone back surgery and is out indefinitely. He has not played since the season opener.
Minnesota Timberwolves
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Patrick Beverley Guard November 25, 2021 left adductor strain   December 8, 2021
Comments:  Beverley (left adductor strain) will return Wednesday against the Jazz after missing the last six games.
D'Angelo Russell Guard December 6, 2021 Sore right ankle   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Russell (sore right ankle) will miss a second game in a row Wednesday against the Jazz.
New Orleans Pelicans
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Josh Hart Guard-Forward December 1, 2021 Left knee soreness   December 8, 2021
Comments:  Hart (left knee soreness) will play Wednesday against the Nuggets after not playing the last three games.
Zion Williamson Power Forward October 20, 2021 Right foot fracture   December 28, 2021
Comments:  Williamson (fractured right foot) has been cleared to participate in full-contact practices, though he is now dealing with some soreness and is expected to slow his rehab for a week.
Orlando Magic
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Jonathan Isaac Forward August 3, 2020 Torn ACL   December 30, 2021
Comments:  Isaac is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered in the Orlando bubble in August 2020.
Jalen Suggs Guard November 29, 2021 fractured right thumb   December 30, 2021
Comments:  Suggs exited Monday's loss to the 76ers with an injury that was later confirmed as a fractured right thumb. The Magic said he will miss "an extended period of time."
Philadelphia 76ers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Tyrese Maxey Guard December 6, 2021 Illness   December 8, 2021
Comments:  Maxey (illness) is active for Wednesday in the 76ers' second straight contest in Charlotte after not playing in Monday's matchup.
Phoenix Suns
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Devin Booker Guard-Forward December 1, 2021 left hamstring   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Booker is expected to miss a few games after he left Tuesday's showdown with the Warriors in the first half with a left hamstring injury and did not return.
Portland Trail Blazers
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Damian Lillard Point Guard November 13, 2021 abdomen   December 12, 2021
Comments:  Lillard (abdominal) has a chance to return Sunday against the Timberwolves.
CJ McCollum Guard December 6, 2021 Rib contusion   December 29, 2021
Comments:  McCollum has been diagnosed with a collapsed right lung and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Anfernee Simons Guard December 3, 2021 ankle   December 8, 2021
Comments:  Simons (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday against the Warriors.
Sacramento Kings
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Harrison Barnes Forward November 26, 2021 Right foot sprain   December 8, 2021
Comments:  Barnes (right foot sprain) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Magic after sitting out the last five contests.
San Antonio Spurs
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Devin Vassell Shooting Guard November 26, 2021 Right quad contusion   December 9, 2021
Comments:  Vassell (right quad contusion) will likely remain sidelined Thursday against the Nuggets.
Toronto Raptors
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Precious Achiuwa Forward-Center December 8, 2021 shoulder   December 10, 2021
Comments:  Achiuwa (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
OG Anunoby Forward November 18, 2021 hip pointer   December 28, 2021
Comments:  Anunoby (hip pointer) has no timetable for a return.
Utah Jazz
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Mike Conley Point Guard January 4, 2016 Sore left achilles    
Comments:  Conley sat out Wednesday with a sore left Achilles.
Washington Wizards
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Thomas Bryant Center January 10, 2021 Torn ACL   January 5, 2022
Comments:  Bryant (torn ACL) is getting close to returning to practice and could make his season debut in January.
Updated Wed Dec 8 7:52 PM EDT
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How to read the NBA Injury Report

One of the most important factors in sports betting and handicapping revolves around injuries and understanding how to read the NBA Injury Report is a key tool. The NBA has 30 teams and each club can have a maximum of 12 active players listed before each game. Since five players are on the court at all times, there are seven reserves on the bench.

The NBA Injury Report is listed in alphabetical order by Team Name and Mascot.

Ex. Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, etc…

Since some teams are fortunate to be healthier than others, not every club is always listed on the NBA Injury Report. Within the teams, Players are listed by first and last names before their Position. The most common positions in the NBA are center, guard and forward but you’ll see individuals listed as a combination or more specifics within those three common categories.

Ex. Point Guard, Guard-Forward, Forward-Center

The Date section tells the bettor when the individual became inactive due to injuries.

The NBA Injury Reports are always changing on a daily and weekly basis throughout the season, especially with the new ‘load management’ style that many teams have followed. It’s rare to see NBA players participate in a full 82-game season these days especially when you calculate the travel and back-to-back games for some. The goal for most teams is to earn a playoff berth and keep your main players intact and healthy for that deep run.

The VI NBA Injury Report provides plenty of information on each player in the Comments and they provide great insight on what happened to the individual. Along with the injuries, the report covers league suspensions. The majority of those are focused on NBA players that either used substances or drugs not allowed by the league.

The Expected Return is when the individual is projected to return to his NBA team and get back on the hardwood. Players placed on the Injured Reserve or better known as IR will have their date of return at the very end of the season (June), meaning they won’t be playing at all.

How do NBA Injury Reports affect betting?

The NBA Injury Reports often deal with long-term injuries but the short-term news certainly are more important for the day-to-day bettors. Staying on top of starters in the NBA Injury Reports can certainly help bettors get an edge on their bookmakers. Wagering on a team when an All-Star caliber player is removed from a lineup certainly won’t help your chances to win and if multiple All-Stars or starters come down with injuries, you could be looking at a losing wager. Depending on the talent level of the particular NBA All-Star, you can see oddsmakers adjust a point-spread by three to four points especially if its a contender for the MVP. Staying healthy for the marathon of the NBA season is crucial for all 30 teams.

Using all the injury information available on VegasInsider, you can become a smarter NBA bettor. If sports gambling is legal in your state, check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make NBA bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.

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