HoopsHype Injuries rumors

January 24, 2015 Updates

This is the state of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015. Just a few days after tearing his rotator cuff that could require season-ending surgery to repair, 36-year-old Kobe Bryant starred in dramatic, black-and-white video of a visit with a doctor for Derek Jeter’s Players’ Tribune. Bryant is expected to wait until Monday to decide on surgery. For The Win

While the team will wait until Bryant is examined at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Monday before making a determination on whether season-ending surgery will be involved, the feeling within the team is that Bryant has played his last game of the 2014-15 season, a league source told CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com

“This is one of the toughest guys I’ve ever been around as far as dealing with injuries and things like that and being able to come back,” Scott said. “Everybody said he was done after the Achilles and he came back pretty strong. Knowing him the way I know him, I know he doesn’t want to go out this way.” Los Angeles Daily News

January 23, 2015 Updates

Chris Herring: Calderon limps off the floor, and gets assistance in coming off the floor. Not putting any weight on left leg. Banged knees w Elfrid Payton. Twitter @HerringWSJ

Kelly Olynyk's sprained ankle will keep him sidelined for about a month or longer according to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of Boston's 90-89 win at Portland on Thursday night when Olynyk landed on the foot of Blazers forward Thomas Robinson. CSNNE.com

Stevens said Olynyk is back in Boston and will have additional tests this week to better determine the extent of his injury. "Unlikely to be available until potential right at or after the all-star break," Stevens told reporters. Stevens added, "I think it's a sprained ankle. The MRI will tell us more but he got it pretty good. It wasn't just a twist." CSNNE.com

The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie regarding the status of Sixers guard Tony Wroten. “During our game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, Tony Wroten suffered an injury to his right knee. Over the past week, we have worked closely with Tony, our medical and sports performance teams, his representatives, and renowned specialists in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide him with the best possible care. After this extensive process, it has been determined that Tony sustained a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and that the best course of action for Tony’s basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically. While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired." NBA.com

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