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Jabari Parker Expected To Miss Remainder Of Season With Torn ACL

Jabari Parker has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Parker suffered the injury in the Milwaukee Bucks' win on Monday at the Phoenix Suns.

Parker was the second overall pick out of Duke in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Heat To Apply For $2.65M Injured Player Exception

The Miami Heat will apply to the NBA for a disabled-player exception to help replace Josh McRoberts, who is expected to be out for the remainder of season with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Under NBA rules, if McRoberts' injury is deemed by an independent NBA physician to be deemed season ending, the Heat then would receive half of McRoberts' 2014-15 salary for a replacement player, either through a trade or free-agent signing.

A $2.65 million amount can only be used in a trade for a player in the final year of his contract or in a one-year offer to a free agent. 

Via Ira Winderman/Sun-Sentinel

Jabari Parker Carried Off With Sprained Left Knee

Jabari Parker crumpled to the floor with a left knee injury and had to be carried to the locker room in the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Phoenix Suns.

The injury occurred with 10:54 left in the third quarter as Parker drove in transition. His knee buckled before contact with P.J. Tucker and a double foul was called on the play.

Parker tried to get off the floor but could not.

The Bucks termed the injury a sprained left knee and said he would not return to the game. More tests will be performed to determine the extent of the injury.

Via Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Robin Lopez Out Indefinitely With Broken Hand

Robin Lopez is out indefinitely with a broken hand.

Lopez suffered the injury in Monday's win by the Portland Trail Blazers over the San Antonio Spurs.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dwight Howard Optimistic On Not Missing More Games Due To Knee Injury

Dwight Howard went through the Houston Rockets' voluntary practice on Monday one day after playing in his first game in nearly a month.

“I just think my body has to get used to playing and then recovering,” Howard said. “When you don’t play for a while, the recovery process after the game slows down. Once my body gets used to the wear and tear of playing, getting up and down the floor, I’ll be fine. I’ll play on Wednesday. No doubt. Shouldn’t be a problem.”

Howard had missed 11 games with a strained right knee.

“I wanted to be out there on the floor,” Howard said. “The guys knew how hard I was working every day to get my body right so I could play. Just watching gives you an appreciation for something, especially when you get a chance to get back out there and play.”

Via Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Josh McRoberts To Undergo Possible Season-Ending Surgery For Meniscus Tear

Josh McRoberts will undergo surgery for a right lateral meniscus tear and will be out indefinitely, the Miami Heat announced on Monday.

McRoberts' surgery is possibly season ending.

McRoberts signed a free agent deal with the Heat in the offseason.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Chris Bosh Could Miss Several Weeks With Strained Calf

Chris Bosh could be out for a few weeks with a strained calf injury.

Bosh isn't sure when the injury occurred. 

Bosh hadn't missed a game this season until Sunday, and he pointed to simple "wear and tear" as a possible reason for the strain.

If he tries to play through the injury, he said it could worsen and "the muscle could tear away from the bone."

"It's disappointing," Bosh said. "Usually you know when something gives and you kind of feel it over the course of a game and you can point to a specific play when you felt something tweak, or whatever, but unfortunately that didn't happen for me. I guess it's a wear and tear thing. It kind of sprung up on me, and you just have to deal with the tough times right now."

Via Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Ronny Turiaf To Undergo Surgery On Hip

Ronny Turiaf will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right hip. The operation will be performed this Tuesday by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. A further update on Turiaf’s status will be provided following Tuesday’s procedure.

Turiaf has played in two games this season, totaling one rebound and two assists in just over 18 minutes of action. Turiaf spent the first five games of the season and the last 14 contests on the inactive list due to right hip soreness.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Anthony Davis Sits Out With Chest Contusion

Anthony Davis will miss the New Orleans Pelicans' game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday due to a chest contusion, the team announced.

Davis suffered the injury this week in the Pelicans' win over the Miami Heat.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Doug McDermott Out 6-8 Weeks After Surgery On Small Meniscus Tear

Doug McDermott will rehabilitate for six to eight weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee on Saturday.

The Bulls didn't release any official timetable for McDermott's return, and the rehab estimate is fluid based on how quickly McDermott can regain strength and conditioning.

McDermott left the procedure without crutches.

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Iman Shumpert To Be Sidelined At Least Three Weeks With Dislocated Shoulder

Iman Shumpert will be reevaluated in approximately 3 weeks.

Doug McDermott To Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure On Knee

A timetable for Doug McDermott's return will be determined after the procedure.

Andrew Bogut Being Held Out As Precaution For Fatigue

Andrew Bogut has fatigue and not an injury and would reportedly play if he were playing in the postseason.

LeBron Misses First Game Of Season With Knee Soreness

The soreness is located in the back of LeBron James' left knee and that he first started feeling the discomfort after Tuesday's game.

David Lee Making Progress With Injured Left Hamstring

David Lee is now running on a treadmill and could begin practicing as early as Thursday.

Carmelo Anthony Considers Surgery Last Resort For Knee Injury

Carmelo Anthony could postpone surgery until after the season.

Dwight Howard Aims To Return Saturday

Dwight Howard has missed the past nine games due to a strained knee.

James Harden Dealing With Back Spasms

James Harden is questionable for Wednesday's game.

Dwight Howard Could Be Closer To Return, Participates In Workout

Dwight Howard hasn't played since Nov. 17 and is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

Tiago Splitter Could Return As Soon As Tuesday From Calf Injury

Tiago Splitter has missed 17 consecutive games due to a calf injury and has played 10 minutes on the season.

Ian Mahinmi Out 6-8 Weeks With Plantar Fascia

Ian Mahinmi sustained the injury in the first half of Friday night’s game at Sacramento.

DeMarcus Cousins Recovering Slowly From Viral Meningitis, Out 7-10 More Days

DeMarcus Cousins has missed the past five games with a case of viral meningitis and continues to recover slowly, according to sources.

Brook Lopez To Miss Minimum Of Four Games With Lower Back Strain

Brook Lopez will be re-evaluated in a week.

Ian Mahinmi Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Plantar Fascia

Ian Mahinmi will be out six to eight weeks with a torn left plantar fascia, the Pacers announced on Sunday.

Dwight Howard Not Close To Return From Knee Strain

Dwight Howard has been out since Nov. 19.

Alec Burks Won't Need Shoulder Surgery

Alec Burks will not need surgery on his injured left shoulder after meeting with specialists.

Marc Gasol To Play Against Spurs Despite Knee Bone Bruise

MRI results revealed that Marc Gasol suffered a right knee bone bruise Wednesday night during a loss at Houston.

Luol Deng Likely To Miss Time With Swelling In Hand

Luol Deng said he has bone bruises on the thumb and index finger.

Marc Gasol Has Bone Bruise In Knee, Questionable For Friday

Marc Gasol has a bone bruise in his right knee.

Alec Burks Out At Least Two Games With Shoulder Inflammation

Alec Burks missed Wednesday's game and will sit out on Friday as well, undergoing further tests.
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