Playing in the NBA is every child's dream especially if they love basketball. However, there are certain circumstances that they cannot control. The first half of the season is almost finished and a lot of players are already out for the rest of the year.
If there’s one thing that athletes doesn’t want to happen to them, that would be getting injured. Others might state that getting traded would be hard but then again, being injured is the worst. There are no guarantees once you are hit with an injury. It’s been fully documented over the years that getting certain types of injury will derail their career.
Injuries That Destroyed NBA Careers
Nobody is safe with injuries. Regardless if they are a superstar, former MVP, All-Star or even a bench player. The injury will certainly change their life. For instance, remember when Derrick Rose was the most feared point guard in the league and winning the MVP? In a split second, Rose blew his right knee and was ruled out for the season. Derrick Rose made a comeback but it is visible that he is not the same MVP-type caliber player. Other players that were hit by injuries are NBA legends like Anfernee Hardaway, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady and NBA All-Star, Paul George.
NBA Injury Update For The Month Of February
Recently, there were numerous reports about NBA players getting injured. Rudy Gay and Zach Lavine were the first one to be ruled out and then yesterday, the Milwaukee Bucks swingman, Jabari Parker was hit with a season-ending torn MCL. Parker was already injured before with the same case and right now, the future seems blurry to the Bucks forward.
The heavy favorites Golden State Warriors has injuries of their own too. Zaza Pachulia and David West are still nursing their injury. As for their timetable, they might return after 2-3 weeks. LA Clippers floor general, Chris Paul is still out due to a thumb injury. However, sources state that he can now dribble and returned to the practice facility.