Injuries in the NBA

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by Jazzta, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    I thought this would be thread worthy:

    I know the Nurkic injury was a freak accident that could happen any time but it seems like a season doesn’t go by now where one of these doesn’t happen. I don’t remember injuries being this common, and severe in past decades of basketball. Is it the style of play? An argument could be made for cutting down the number of games, which I favor, but the number of games was the same back then.

    Thoughts?
     

  2. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Maybe (I have no idea) there were just as many accidents back in the day but there wasn't as much media to report on them and we just didn't know about them as much.
    I think players played through the minor injuries more often too.

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  3. 1234567890

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    In regards to these so-called "freak accidents" where players severely break their legs just by jumping and landing, I can tell you exactly why this happens now, and I expect to get flack for saying this, but I have heard it from a few very credible medical professionals (take it for whatever you think that is worth)

    S T E R O I D S

    Taking roids makes your muscles stronger, and your bones weak.
    If you really think the NBA is clean (or even college for that matter) then you are living in Egypt river.
    Look at Zion. You think that is natural?
    I happen to know the signs of use, and it's so obvious to me that it makes me laugh.
     
  4. MVP

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  5. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Lots of things can bleach calcium from your bones, various medications and recreational drugs for example.
     
  6. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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  7. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    post us your x-rays bitch ???
     
  8. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    this is it And all those old dudes who are now 50-75 can't walk or move their knee joints
     
  9. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    This is the last one I had...
     
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  10. MVP

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    Are you sure it was not this one?

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  11. Jazzta

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    This is not the direction I wanted this conversation to take...
     
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  12. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Wish in one hand, **** in the other, see which one fills first.
     
  13. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I was wondering where I left that....
     
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  14. rjfan

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    Well, the posted video helps on reminding that these incidents (speaks only on Nurkic one, but such things apply to many different cases) have physical explanations (biomechanic related) based on the forces aplied, angles, speed, weight...

    I'd add that now we have way more advanced medicine, nutrition, phisio, etc, than in the past (captain obvious) and thankfully so. So not only at basketball, but at every sports all over the globe the athletes work harder (or better saying, work way more methodically for advanced results) on taking it to the next level, and that even on youth levels. That makes sports nowadays been played at faster pace and bigger athleticism. That's basically increased load in many aspects, body weight, vertical jump, landing speed, distance covered, accumulated load, etc...

    Also worths note that injuries now, even as ****ed up as it can be, not necesseraly means career ending (or not being able to play at top level), as we have better procediments for surgery and recovery. There's too more info on how to prevent them, like preventive exercise programs, posture correction or even preventive procedures (like a minor surgery to avoid a future bigger problem). So it's more treated as "controled/calculated risk", even when the protocols are lame. Like in soccer, where the lack of a proper clear and incisive concussion protocol combined to increased levels of head clashs creates a situation where fifa (and every others big soccer organizations bodies) is literally waiting for the worse to happen before getting it right.
     
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  15. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the consistency of the latter.
     
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  16. reignman40

    reignman40 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Jazzta. I have been watching the Jazz and NBA since 1997. I don't remember these types of injuries happening before just a few years ago. When Shaun Livingston dislocated his knee in '07 everyone was saying it was the worst b-ball injury they had seen during a game. Now you have guys snapping legs in half just by jumping and landing. Kevin Ware back in 2013 was probably the worst..
     
  17. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Lol

    What I can see happening is due to injuries and the rise in “rest” and “load management” is the league keeping the season the same as far as first and last days of the season. But they decrease the number of actual games by 12 or so and it eliminates back to backs.
     
  18. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    1 home and 1 away game against all EC teams: 30 games

    1 home and 1 away against all WC teams: 28 games

    1 home and 1 away against same division teams: 8 games

    30+28+8=66 games

    This would greatly reduce the number of b2b games, just one idea of many.
     
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  19. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    100% sure Hayward was on roids.
     
  20. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    How about LeBron ... he's either of a freak of nature or on roids.
     

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