Injuries in the NBA can be of significant impact on any team’s season. Injury to any top player can derail the season of the team.
Here are the injury concerns right now in the NBA.
Kawhi Leonard still out
The LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, has been ruled out for the fourth game in a row. Leonard won’t play in tonight’s Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers contest.
Only five of the Clippers’ 21 games this season have seen Leonard on the court. On November 21, 2017, he played against the Utah Jazz after a long absence, however, he rolled his ankle. In his 23 minutes of action, Leonard only scored 8 points while dishing out 5 assists in the Clippers’ victory.
After the game, he assured the reporters that he was alright and that he didn’t anticipate missing another practice. The Clippers might have decided to hold him out of the team’s final four games due to the severity of his right ankle sprain.
Kawhi Leonard is OUT against the Indiana Pacers today & will now have played in just 5 of 21 games to open the 2022-23 season 👀
Kawhi is out with a sprained ankle suffered when he stepped on Amir Coffey's foot last Monday. pic.twitter.com/fHzQgmTeJA
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) November 27, 2022
Paul George, a member of the LA Clippers’ tag team alongside Kawhi Leonard, has also been ruled out of the game against the Blazers. Right hamstring strain, which George sustained on November 19 against the San Antonio Spurs, is what George is currently battling with.
Bojan Bogdanovic: Right knee injury and ankle soreness
Bojan Bogdanovic, a veteran NBA player with the Detroit Pistons, has been listed as questionable for tonight’s match with the New York Knicks. After the Pistons’ Friday loss to the Phoenix Suns, “Bogey” expressed discomfort in his right ankle and knee. In the game, Bogdanovic played 33 minutes and contributed a team-best 19 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Since Cade Cunningham’s injury to his shin, the Croatian basketball sensation has been in excellent form.
Bojan Bogdanovic (knee, ankle) listed questionable for Tuesday.
— Underdog NBA (@Underdog__NBA) November 28, 2022
If he doesn’t play tonight, he might suit up for the Detroit Pistons’ game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
Immanuel Quickley: Sore right knee
Immanuel Quickley might not suit up for the New York Knicks tonight against the Detroit Pistons. In the second half of the Knicks’ contest with the Memphis Grizzlies and NBA standout Ja Morant, Quickley sat out. The backup shooting guard for New York played only nine minutes but still managed to score six points, grab three rebounds, and dish out two assists.
Knicks say Immanuel Quickley (Sore right knee) is questionable for Detroit game.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 28, 2022
If he’s out tonight, he might play again on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.