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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.

Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Philadelphia 76ers

Injury: Hand (January 6, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptor

Injury: Hamstring (January 6, 2020)

Return: Out indefinitely

Kevin Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Cleveland Cavaliers

Injury: Knee (January 4, 2020)

Return: Could return in February

Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Cleveland Cavaliers

Injury: Knee (January 3, 2020)

Return: Could return in mid-January

Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Orlando Magic

Injury: Knee (January 1, 2020)

Return: Will miss at least two months

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Ryan Broekhoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Ryan Broekhoff Dallas Mavericks

Injury: Knee (December 30, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Skal Labissiere is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Portland Trail Blazers

Injury: December 28, 2019 (Knee)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Dewan Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Ankle (December 24, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Max Strus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Max Strus Chicago Bulls

Injury: Knee (December 23, 2019)

Return: Will miss rest of season

Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Detroit Pistons

Injury: Knee (December 22, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Groin (December 19, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Norman Powell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Shoulder (December 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Toronto Raptors

Injury: Hamstring (December 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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David Nwaba is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
David Nwaba Brooklyn Nets

Injury: Torn achilles (December 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

Injury: Knee (December 17, 2019)

Return: Likely to miss multiple games

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Vincent Poirier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Vincent Poirier Boston Celtics

Injury: Broken finger (December 17, 2019)

Return: Targeting January

Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Washington Wizards

Injury: Groin (December 16, 2019)

Return: Will miss at least two weeks

Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Portland Trail Blazers

Injury: Torn achilles (December 6, 2019)

Return: Out for season

Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Utah Jazz

Injury: Hamstring (December 2, 2019)

Return: Week to week

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Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Jake Layman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Minnesota Timberwolves

Injury: Foot (November 18, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Brooklyn Nets

Injury: Shoulder (November 15, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely

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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Houston Rockets

Injury: Knee surgery (November 13, 2019)

Return: Targeting late December

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Khyri Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Player Injured During The 2019-20 NBA Season (So Far)
Detroit Pistons

Injury: Foot (November 13, 2019)

Return: Out indefinitely