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Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)  

Aaron Hager
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List Rules Only players who could potentially miss a week or more.

A new basketball season unfortunately often means a new spate of injuries, and the worst NBA injuries of 2019 are proof that the game of basketball can be just as hard on athletes' bodies as more physical sports like football or hockey. Whether they are missing just a few games or the injury turns out to be season-ending, no player, team, or fan wants to see a competitor get hurt.

Some of the most important injuries in the 2019-20 season are those suffered by players at the end of last season. Players like Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will miss significant time (and potentially the whole season) after getting injured in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, Paul George is recovering from a late-season shoulder injury and will miss at least the first two weeks of the new year.

Other players suffered injuries less serious but just as important to keep an eye on, particularly preseason foot injuries suffered by players like Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Kuzma. Near the close of the preseason, Zion Williamson injured his knee and the NBA world was forced to wait for one of the most highly anticipated debuts in recent basketball history. 

Every couple days, new marquee players are added to the injury report, and this list will feature updates throughout the season with news of players going down and coming back. So check back throughout the year to see who's out and why as the season goes on. And check back to see when some of the injured players will return.

Jake Layman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Minnesota Timberwolves

Injury: Foot (November 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Luke Kornet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Chicago Bulls

Injury: Sinus surgery (November 17, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Golden State Warriors

Injury: Sprained thumb (November 15, 2019)

Return: Will miss at least two weeks

Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Houston Rockets

Injury: Knee surgery (November 13, 2019)

Return: Will miss at least six weeks

Khyri Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Detroit Pistons

Injury: Foot (November 13, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Damion Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Golden State Warriors

Injury: Broken hand (November 12, 2019)

Return: Will be re-evaluated in two weeks

Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Atlanta Hawks

Injury: Shoulder (November 12, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Cristiano Felicio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Cristiano Felicio Chicago Bulls

Injury: Broken wrist (November 12, 2019)

Return: Will miss four to eight weeks

De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Sacramento Kings

Injury: Ankle sprain (November 11, 2019)

Return: Will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks

Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Brooklyn Nets

Injury: Thumb (November 11, 2019)

Return: Could return in December

Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans

Injury: Hip (November 10, 2019)

Return: Likely to miss multiple games

Khris Middleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Milwaukee Bucks

Injury: Thigh (November 10, 2019)

Return: Targeting early December

Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Boston Celtics

Injury: Hand (November 9, 2019)

Return: Targeting late December

Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Sprained ankle (November 8, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Fractured thumb (November 8, 2019)

Return: Will miss at least two weeks

Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Indiana Pacers

Injury: Ankle (November 6, 2019)

Return: Will miss several games

Patrick McCaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Knee (November 6, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Shabazz Napier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Minnesota Timberwolves

Injury: Hamstring (November 5, 2019)

Return: Will miss several games

Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Utah Jazz

Injury: Leg (November 2, 2019)

Return: Will be re-evaluated after four weeks

John Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Atlanta Hawks

Injury: Suspended (October 31, 2019)

Return: Out 25 games

Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Golden State Warriors

Injury: Broken hand (October 30, 2019)

Return: Will miss at least three months

Edmond Sumner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Edmond Sumner Indiana Pacers

Injury: Hand (October 29, 2019)

Return: Targeting late November

Jacob Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Golden State Warriors

Injury: Groin (October 28, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Portland Trail Blazers

Injury: Shoulder (October 27, 2019)

Return: Could return in March

John Henson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Cleveland Cavaliers

Injury: Hamstring (October 27, 2019)

Return: Could return in late November