Can These Top 4 NBA Players Return From Injury?
These NBA Injuries Are Hot Topics
What NBA Injury Did Zion Williamson Suffer? A Bruised Knee
Zion Williamson is already expected to be the next NBA superstar. This after a scintillating college career. During his short time at Duke, he was must-see tv, all the time.
Zion also plays with a level of physicality that is incredible for a person of his size and age. His rim-shaking dunks are already the stuff of legend.
So when the 2019 NBA summer league kicked off in Vegas, the arena was full. Zion started off slowly but wowed the crowd with a couple of his signature slams. Unfortunately, injury struck when he bumped knees with another player. Zion left the game and didn't return.
Luckily, this wasn't a major NBA injury! According to the Pelicans, Zion is ok. Despite this fact, we'll have to wait until the start of the season to see him. The Pelicans decided to shut him down for the rest of summer league. Good choice. Zion is a young guy and his body will mature even more if you can believe that. Better for the Pelicans to be careful with their future franchise player.
What NBA Injury Did KLAY THOMPSON SUFFER? - Torn ACL
This one hurt to watch if you were a Warriors fan. After Kevin Durant went down with a ruptured Achilles tendon, the "Dubs" were reliant upon Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Could the splash brothers work their magic and bring home another title?
It looked like they might pull it off. But then Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL after falling to the floor. The injury effectively ended the title chase for Golden State. But it didn't stop the Warriors from signing Klay to a new long-term contract.
Will he recover? Sure! We should see Klay back to full strength, though it will be later in the season.
Don't fret, Dubs fans. In this day an age, players can make a full recovery from this injury, and we expect Klay will be back to sticking 3's soon enough.
What NBA Injury Did Victor Oladipo suffer? Ruptured Quad Tendon
When the Indiana Pacers traded for small forward Victor Oladipo, it seemed like a gamble. Scouts thought that he was a talented player, but he hadn't panned out with the OKC Thunder.
But as soon as he got to Indiana, he became their star player. Unfortunately, he went down with a serious knee injury halfway through his second season in Indiana. And although the Pacers rallied without their best player to have a good year, their ceiling was set. A deep playoff run was impossible with VO.
This was a serious injury, the same one that slowed down Tony Parker and Charles Barkley at some point.
We'll keep an eye on this injury, for sure. The Pacers need Oladipo in ordet to take the next step in their development. How successfully he recovers could determine the success of their immediate future.
What NBA Injury did Jusuf Nurkic Suffer? - Tibia/Fibia Fracture
I'm an orthopaedic surgeon in a mountain town. I've worked with more skiers that you can count. So when it comes to tib/fib injuries, I've seen a lot of them. In fact, in the skiing world, we call these injuries "boot-top fractures". They often occur when a skier gets out of control and wrecks hard.
But this is an NBA injury, right? Yes, it is. And it happened to Jusef Nurkic, who was the key big man for the Portland Trail Blazers this year. He went down hard and suffered the injury on a non-contact play. We've seen this injury a couple of times in high-level competitive hoops. (Gordon Hayward and Kevin Ware being the most dramatic.)
So will Nurkic return? You never know about an individual case, but my bet is that we will see him back on the court feeling as good as new. He may start off the season gingerly, but he can get back to full strength.
We Hope to See These NBA Players Back to Full Strength After Their Injuries!
I think with hard work and dedication, all these players can make it back to full strength. Here’s to seeing them back doing their thing soon.