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

Updated February 21, 2020 4.7k views36 items

List RulesOnly 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.

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  • Paul George

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    Injury: Hamstring (February 13, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Karl-Anthony Towns

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    Injury: Wrist (February 12, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Darius Bazley

    Darius Bazley

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionSmall forward

    Injury: Knee (February 9, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Tyler Herro

    Tyler Herro

    Miami Heat

    PositionShooting guard

    Number14

    Injury: Foot (February 3, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Meyers Leonard

    Meyers Leonard

    Miami Heat

    PositionCenter

    Age27

    BirthplaceRobinson, Illinois

    Number11

    Injury: Ankle (February 3, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Injury: Shoulder (February 1, 2020)

    Return: Out for season

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  • Norman Powell

    Norman Powell

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Number24

    Injury: Finger (February 1, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Clint Capela

    Clint Capela

    Houston Rockets

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Number15

    Injury: Heel (January 31, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Kris Dunn

    Kris Dunn

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPoint guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceNew London, Connecticut, United States of America

    Number32

    Injury: Knee (January 30, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Lauri Markkanen

    Lauri Markkanen

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPower forward

    Number24

    Injury: Hip (January 23, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Marvin Bagley III

    Marvin Bagley III

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    Injury: Foot (January 22, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Dwight Powell

    Dwight Powell

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionForward

    Age28

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Number7

    Injury: Achilles (January 21, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Chandler Parsons

    Chandler Parsons

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward, Point forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceCasselberry, Florida

    Number31

    Injury: Car accident (January 20, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • D. J. Augustin

    D. J. Augustin

    Orlando Magic

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Number14

    Injury: Knee (January 14, 2020)

    Return: Targeting mid-February

  • Justise Winslow

    Justise Winslow

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionSmall forward / Point guard

    Number20

    Injury: Back (January 10, 2020)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Robert Williams III

    Robert Williams III

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, USA

    Number44

    Injury: Hip (January 8, 2020)

    Return: Targeting early March

  • Jonathan Isaac

    Jonathan Isaac

    Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number1

    Injury: Knee (January 1, 2020)

    Return: Will miss at least two months

  • Skal Labissiere

    Skal Labissiere

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Number17

    Injury: December 28, 2019 (Knee)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Dewan Hernandez

    Dewan Hernandez

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    Injury: Ankle (December 24, 2019)

    Return: Out indefinitely

  • Max Strus

    Max Strus

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionShooting guard

    Injury: Knee (December 23, 2019)

    Return: Will miss rest of season

  • Luke Kennard

    Luke Kennard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Ohio, USA

    Number5

    Injury: Knee (December 22, 2019)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Marc Gasol

    Marc Gasol

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number33

    Injury: Hamstring (December 18, 2019)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Rodney Hood

    Rodney Hood

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting Guard, Small Forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, United States of America

    Number5

    Injury: Torn achilles (December 6, 2019)

    Return: Out for season

  • Al-Farouq Aminu

    Al-Farouq Aminu

    Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Number0

    Injury: Knee (December 1, 2019)

    Return: Out indefinitely

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  • Jake Layman

    Jake Layman

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionGuard, Forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceWrentham, Massachusetts, USA

    Number10

    Injury: Foot (November 18, 2019)

    Return: Out indefinitely