HoopsHype Injuries rumors

January 26, 2015 Updates

But McHale didn't seem so sure the 36-year-old Bryant would be able to rebound from another potential season-ending injury, this time a torn rotator cuff in Bryant's right shoulder suffered last week in a loss at New Orleans. "Eventually, this catches up to you, man," McHale said Sunday before the Rockets beat the Lakers 99-87 at Staples Center. "Kobe's a great player, but I've seen other great players. When your time's up, your time's up, man. It's too bad, but it happens to everybody. "I wish him all the best. I've always admired him. I think he's a hell of a competitor, but everything comes to an end. In my case, my body just said, 'You weren't playing anymore,' and I said, 'OK.' " ESPN.com

Hornets forward Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose. He sustained both injures in the second quarter of the team’s game Saturday vs. New York and did not return. Williams cannot return to practice or game action until he passes the NBA concussion protocol. NBA.com

Hornets center Bismack Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. Biyombo, who will not participate in impact activities, will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days. Biyombo left the Hornets game vs. New York in the second quarter on Saturday night and did not return. In 38 games this season, Biyombo is averaging 4.6 points on .569 (62-109) shooting and 6.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. NBA.com

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Stoudemire sprained his ankle and wrist in the game. He finished 0-for-5 with one point in 12 minutes and didn't sound too confident about being able to play Monday night against the Kings. "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain," Stoudemire said. "But we'll see. I'll bombard it with rehab the next few days, recover and see how it feels." Newsday

January 25, 2015 Updates

He received a standing ovation in warm-ups on Saturday ("How many times do you get an ovation just coming out to warm up?," he said with a laugh) and the love-fest continued once his name was announced in the starting lineup. "They definitely got behind me, supported me and let me know that they didn't take my gesture for granted," Aldridge said. "They let me know that they appreciated it, and they had love for me, and that was one of the better moments of my career. I felt like they embraced the moment and what I was trying to do." USA Today Sports

"It was just me (making the decision)," he said. "I hadn't played in ... five or six days, and it was just getting to me. So when I went to shoot-around (on Saturday), I wanted to try to shoot with (the injured thumb). Then they taped me up, and I shot with it. So then, I was like, 'Well, I want to play one-on-one,' and I played one-on-one with one of the (assistant) coaches full court. And that felt good. After that, I just felt like, 'You know, I want to give it a try.'" Because surgery will be required at some point, the reality is that Aldridge can't do any more harm to his thumb that couldn't be fixed by the forthcoming procedure. The Blazers' season, of course, was at risk in ways that Aldridge wasn't ready to accept. "This wasn't a one-game thing," Aldridge said. "Once I said I was going to try, then I was back. And if it became too much, then I was going to have surgery. ... So as of now, I'm back. But if I get it whacked or if something happens where I can't tolerate it and I'm not playing at a good enough level to help the team, then I'll have surgery. But as of now, I think they have done a good job of protecting it, so I'm back for the season and then I'll just have surgery in the offseason." USA Today Sports

Team medical personnel will work with Brandon and his representatives in determining the next course of action and treatment for the injury. No timetable is being placed on Jennings’ return at this time. NBA.com

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