February 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Tyson Chandler May Sit To Heal Wrist

Feb 29, 2012 10:18 AM

Tyson Chandler is still battling with pain in his injured right wrist, which was sustained on Feb. 19th against the Mavericks.

“Just trying to catch the ball and everything, it’s still difficult,” Chandler said.

Chandler hasn't ruled out sitting to heal if there is no improvement in the coming days.

New York Daily News

Tags: Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Villanueva Runs In Monday's Practice

Feb 28, 2012 10:19 AM

Charlie Villanueva ran the floor for about 20 minutes during Monday's practice and was pleased by how his non-running cardiovascular conditioning has helped him remain in shape.

Villanueva has been dealing with ankle tendinitis and bone spurs.

No timetable has been established for Villanueva's return.

David Mayo/MLive.com

Tags: Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Injury

Deron Williams Undergoes MRI On Left Foot

Feb 28, 2012 10:11 AM

Deron Williams didn't participate in Monday's practice because of an MRI on his left foot.

His foot swelled up before Sunday's All-Star game.

Williams is not expected to miss any time.

Colin Stephenson/Star-Ledger

Tags: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

Kobe To Visit Specialist For Broken Nose

Feb 28, 2012 10:02 AM

Kobe Bryant will see an ear, nose and throat specialist on Tuesday.

Bryant suffered a broken nose when he was fouled hard by Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of Sunday's All-Star game.

Bryant returned to Los Angeles on Monday after complaining of headaches.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Kobe Suffers Broken Nose, Concussion

Feb 27, 2012 9:41 AM

Kobe Bryant suffered a broken nose and mild concussion in Sunday's All-Star Game, according to a source.

Dwyane Wade fouled Bryant hard in the third quarter of the game.

Bryant plans to play on Wednesday against Minnesota, according to a source.

Bryant flew back to Los Angeles on Sunday evening following a CT scan.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA All-Star

A-Rod Claims Kobe Considered Retirement Because Of Knee Trouble

Feb 26, 2012 4:05 PM

Kobe Bryant considered retirement last season because of overwhelming pain in his right knee and ankle, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said. Bryant eventually underwent orthokine treatment at the Center for Orthopedics and Molecular Medicine in Dusseldorf, which alleviated the chronic knee pain and gave him new optimism about his future.

Bryant "was really adamant about how great the procedure was for him," Rodriguez told reporters. "I know that he was hurting before, almost even thinking about retirement, that's how much pain he was under. And then he said after he went to Germany he felt like a 27-year-old again. I was still a little apprehensive about it and he kept staying on me about it."

Rodriguez underwent similar orthokine treatments on his right knee and left shoulder after consulting with Bryant.

"I gave him the phone number," Bryant said in December regarding his conversations with Rodriguez. "I just told him it made a huge difference for me."

Los Angeles Times

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

Bogut Will Avoid Surgery On Fractured Ankle

Feb 25, 2012 11:58 AM

Andrew Bogut underwent a CT scan on his fractured left ankle and it was determined that the ankle was healing appropriately and will not require surgery.

Bucks general manager John Hammond said the diagnosis would not change the original recovery timetable of 8-12 weeks.

"Bogut will be allowed to progress to the next stage of his rehabilitation program and will undergo an additional scan in approximately one month," Hammond said.

In 12 games this season, Bogut averaged 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.0 blocked shots in 30.0 minutes per contest.


Tags: Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Injury

Bynum Scheduled To Receive Synvisc Injection During All-Star Break

Feb 24, 2012 10:23 AM

Andrew Bynum will get an injection of Synvisc, which serves as a lubricant, in his right knee on Friday. Bynum will be administered the injection by his personal doctor, David Altchek.

The company’s website states the substance can provide “up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with a single injection.”

Bynum will sit out All-Star practice Saturday while recovering from the injection. He will still play in the game Sunday.

Orange County Register

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Rose Says Back Pain Gone, Expects To Play In All-Star Game

Feb 23, 2012 10:36 AM

Derrick Rose said his back is pain-free and he expects to play in the All-Star game this weekend.

"My back is feeling good," Rose said. "I’m not worried about it anymore. I don’t feel any pain. I’m stretching a lot, making sure I’m loose."

Rose is making regular visits to a chiropractor and doing more stretching.

"I’ll go see him after shootarounds and on days off," Rose said. "I go there for an hour so he can work on me and just get back to what I’m doing.

"I’m good. I don’t feel any pain in my back. My hamstring isn’t tight. I feel loose. Fatigue is another thing from not playing. But it’s coming along."

Chicago Tribune

Tags: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA All-Star

Curry Suffers Foot Injury, Could Be Plantar Fasciitis

Feb 23, 2012 10:32 AM

Stephen Curry strained the tibialis posterior tendon in his right foot in a 106-104 win over the Suns on Wednesday night.

After X-rays were negative on Curry's foot, he tried to give it a go late in the second quarter but couldn't continue.

He said he was in pain and the team doctors weren't sure if he had plantar fasciitis.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Johnson Out Through All-Star Break, Rondo To Take Roster Spot
Joe Johnson underwent an MRI in Atlanta on Tuesday, and he was diagnosed with left knee tendinitis.

RealGM Staff Report

Oden Has No Plans To Retire
Greg Oden has appeared in just 82 games over the last five seasons.


Karl: Nene Might Not Be 100 Percent Until Next Season
Nene has dealt with conditioning and injury issues this season.

Denver Post

Gordon Admits To Having Cartilage Damage In Right Knee
The Hornets initially listed Eric Gordon as having a bone bruise on his right knee.

Times Picayune

Shawne Williams To Undergo Surgery On Left Foot
Shawne Williams will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone fragment from his left foot.

RealGM Staff Report

Ginobili, Splitter Expected Out Two Weeks
The Spurs will be without Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter for two weeks.

San Antonio Express News

Oden Undergoes Microfracture Surgery On Left Knee
Greg Oden will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 NBA season.

RealGM Staff Report

George Hill Near Return From Fractured Ankle
George Hill was expected to miss several weeks with a chip fracture in his ankle.

Indianapolis Star

Delonte West Out Indefinitely After Surgery To Repair Fractured Finger
Delonte West had pins inserted to stabilize his fractured ring finger.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Brook Lopez Cleared To Return From Broken Foot
Brook Lopez has missed the first 31 games of the season.


Varejao To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Wrist
Anderson Varejao could return from a broken wrist in late March.

Akron Beacon Journal

Delonte West Fractures, Dislocates Finger
Delonte West suffered a fracture-dislocation of his ring finger.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rose Confident Back Issues Won't Be Lingering Concern
Derrick Rose is confident he'll be healthy down the stretch of the season.

Arlington Heights Daily Herald

Garnett May Miss Two Games With Hip Flexor
Kevin Garnett is dealing a strained right hip flexor after appearing in every game this season.

Boston Globe

Silas: Augustin Ready To Return, Walker To Come Off Bench
D.J. Augustin was averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 assists before being injured.

Charlotte Observer

Brook Lopez Practices For First Time In Two Months, Could Return Before All-Star Break
Brook Lopez is aiming to return before the All-Star break.

New York Post

Aldridge Suffers Sprained Ankle, X-Rays Negative
The Blazers are uncertain when LaMarcus Aldridge may be ready to return to the court


Bogut Hopes To Avoid Surgery, Return This Season
Andrew Bogut is aiming to return from a fractured ankle by the end of this season.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Randolph Cleared For Basketball Related Activity
Zach Randolph has been cleared to begin non-contact basketball drills.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gordon Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
Eric Gordon underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to clean up his right knee on Tuesday morning.

RealGM Staff Report