Week 10 Weekend NBA Injury Report: How The Mighty Fall

Chris Paul, NBA Injury Report
Chris Paul, NBA Injury Report
Dec 22 2013 Los Angeles CA USA Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul 3 drives to the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Corey Brewer 13 during the game at Staples Center Richard Mackson USA TODAY Sports

With the new year one can only hope that the remaining part of the season is less injury-ridden than it’s been up to this point. As fate would have it, that optimistic thinking wasn’t enough to keep one of the game’s certified superstars, Chris Paul, from taking a nasty tumble that might cost him three-to-five weeks.

Just when it seemed that it couldn’t get any worse Ryan Anderson crashed into Boston’s Gerald Wallace in a crowd-silencing play that looked far more serious than it fortunately turned out. Let’s all be careful out there.

Chris Paul (shoulder) – The prognosis is three-to five weeks but could turn out to be more depending what doctors find in Paul’s MRI. For now, stash Paul until further notice.

Ryan Anderson (cervical stinger) – One of New Orleans’ primary weapons, Anderson remains one of the league’s best three-point threats which made his gasp-inducing collision on Friday that much harder to swallow for fantasy owners. He remains day-to-day with the possibility he returns later in the week.

Dwyane Wade (back spasms) – Father Time is really doing a number on D-Wade who misses about a game a week now with various ailments. Considered an easy win even without him, he’s likely out against the Magic tonight.

Nikola Vucevic (ankle) – The big man has battled ankle issues throughout the season so there’s a high chance he rests tonight’s game against Miami to avoid further aggravation of his sore ankle. Game-time call, for now.

Eric Bledsoe (knee) – The Suns’ track record without Bledsoe in the lineup isn’t promising (3-4) but they’ll have to make do without the mini LeBron for at least a week. The combo guard is nursing a sprained knee.

Carlos Boozer (knee) – The power forward has been perhaps the healthiest Bull which isn’t saying much considering how often they bite the dust. For the moment, however, he remains a game-time decision today with a bum knee.

Rodney Stuckey (shoulder) – A quality scorer off the bench, Stuckey still looks to be a handful of days away from a return as he didn’t participate in contact practice. It’s fairly certain he misses Sunday’s play against Memphis.

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