HoopsHype Injury rumors

July 23, 2010 Updates

Boston Celtics rookie Avery Bradley is walking again after undergoing a scope on his injured left ankle last month and has been working at the team's practice facility in Waltham each day trying to get back on the court as quickly as possible. "I'm just trying to recover," said Bradley, the Texas guard selected at No. 19 in this year's draft. "I'm doing rehab, lifting weights, trying to get back as fast as possible. It's been real good. I'm able to walk now. I'm getting better every single day." ESPN.com

July 22, 2010 Updates

Greg Monroe underwent outpatient surgery on his right foot this morning and will begin rehabilitation immediately, the Detroit Pistons announced today. Monroe, the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft, is expected to resume full basketball activities in three to four weeks. Booth Newspapers

July 21, 2010 Updates

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee will miss the world championships because of a finger injury, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told Yahoo! Sports. Lee dislocated the middle finger on his right hand during the first day of Team USA’s minicamp on Tuesday. He is not expected to need surgery, but will be sidelined from four to six weeks. Yahoo! Sports

David Lee injured his right middle finger Tuesday during his first practice with Team USA, an injury significant enough that he planned to immediately fly back to Oakland to be examined by the Golden State Warriors' medical staff. Lee said the injury occurred when he went up to block a shot and jammed his finger against the bottom of the backboard. "I looked down and my finger was completely turned to the side," Lee said. "It's possibly a tendon or a dislocation of some sort. It's something I've got to go have looked at either way. ESPN.com

Tyreke Evans became the second casualty during the opening day of Team USA's week-long training camp at UNLV. The young Kings star said he "tweaked" his left ankle when he went up to pass and came down on Tyler Zeller's foot. (Zeller is among the collegians competing here against the NBA stars vying for roster spots on the 2010 World Championships team. Evans iced the ankle for several minutes after practice and planned to undergo some treatment later at the hotel. He is hopeful of being able to practice Tuesday. Sacramento Bee

July 20, 2010 Updates

Andrew Bynum will undergo surgery July 28 to mend the torn meniscus in his right knee, the Lakers announced on their website. Bynum suffered the tear during the Lakers' opening-round playoff victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in April. His strength and mobility suffered as did his production, but he did not miss a playoff game as the Lakers went on to win their second consecutive NBA title. He averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in the playoffs, down from his regular-season totals of 15 points and 8.3 rebounds. Bynum's surgery was said to be minor and he is expected to be fit by the start of training camp in late September. Los Angeles Daily News

July 15, 2010 Updates

Heat point guard Mario Chalmers suffered a high left ankle sprain during a July 12 workout, according to the team. A Heat spokesperson said Chalmers is expected to be in a cast for two to four weeks and will be re-evaluated following that time. Palm Beach Post

Nuggets big man Chris Andersen had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left ring finger. "The Birdman" broke the finger March 13 at Memphis. Andersen is also recovering from right knee surgery and could miss part of training camp, depending on how his rehabilitation goes. Denver Post

July 14, 2010 Updates
July 13, 2010 Updates

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. According to the team, Perkins officially underwent arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction with meniscal repair at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Surgery was performed by team physician Dr Brian McKeon and assisted by Dr. John Richmond and Jason Rand, PAC. The Celtics did not disclose a timetable for his return, but Perkins suggested he would be sidelined for five to six months after the procedure, which would peg his return at sometime in January or February of 2011. ESPN.com

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert suffered a mild strain of his right patellar tendon when he fell grabbing a rebound while training with the Jamaican National Basketball Team in the Dominican Republic last week. The Pacer said Hibbert, who is heading into his third season, will not need surgery and will resume his offseason workouts immediately. Indianapolis Star

Warriors rookie power forward Ekpe Udoh will have surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. It won’t be known officially how long he is out until after the surgery. But based on the type of surgery, 4 to 6 months is the ballpark, which has been reported. Rehab usually takes about three to four months after the surgery. But it all depends on how well the surgery went and how well the wrist heals. Contra Costa Times

The New Orleans Hornets have decided to hold second-year shooting guard Marcus Thornton out of the remaining three games of the Las Vegas summer league. Thornton bruised his left shin during the Hornets' second game against the Miami Heat on Sunday night, so the club has decided to rest him as a precaution. In two summer league games, Thornton averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sporting News

July 12, 2010 Updates
July 10, 2010 Updates

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert injured his right knee in an international game and will be evaluated this weekend. The team said it believes the injury is minor. Hibbert was playing for Jamaica against the host Dominican Republic on Tuesday when he injured the knee on a play that observers say didn't appear serious. He was traveling Friday back to Indianapolis to have an MRI sometime this weekend. "He slipped on the floor and hurt his right knee," said Jordan Olivo, who works for a website that covers basketball in the Dominican Republic and saw the play. "I don't think it's serious. I think (the MRI) is more for precaution. Indianapolis Star

Art Garcia: Ekpe Udoh expected to see at least two specialists for injured wrist. Nellie worries rook could be out for "months." Twitter

July 9, 2010 Updates

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