It’s Been The Year of the Injury in NBA as Star Players Go Down

Despite many NBA players being ruled out due to COVID protocols, many key players have suffered injuries that are leaving their respective teams stunned.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry, Joel Embiid, and LaMelo Ball are just a few of the big names who have gone through the wringer this season with possible season ending injuries.

James of the LA Lakers experienced a high ankle sprain at home against the Atlanta Hawks March 20th. He is expected to be out until at least April 6th. Another Lakers big-man Anthony Davis still suffers from a calf injury and is also expected to be out until at least early April.

Golden State Warrior, Steph Curry endured a freak accident while falling back on a metal platform in Houston on March 17. After stumbling backwards on a three-point attempt, Curry tripped and landed on his tailbone and immediately appeared in pain. Reports say he is expected to make a return in early April. Teammate Klay Thompson is out for the rest of the season with his achilles injury. Thompson seems to be in high spirits as he is getting shots up while rehabbing, and even kayaking to practice.

Possible Rookie of the Year candidate LaMelo Ball fractured his right wrist against the Clippers on March 20th. Since then, Ball has had successful surgery and contrary to claims stating that he will be out for the rest of the season, he will be reevaluated in a month.

Big names including Joel Embiid (knee), Kevin Durant (hamstring), Cole Anthony (knee), Markelle Fultz (knee), and Marvin Bagley (hand), are coming back from various injuries as well.