NBA Injury Report Week 7 (2nd Dec): Ja Morant faces a spell on the sidelines, Kyrie Irving closing in on his return and more
The 2019-20 NBA season has now entered December, and as the schedule continues to pick up, plenty of players are being sidelined with injuries. The likes of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson remain out with long-term injuries, while several notable names have been ruled out over the past week after picking up knocks. So, as we enter Week 7 of the 2019-20 season, here we will take a look at all the latest injury updates you need to know.
#1 Kyrie Irving - Shoulder - Could Return This Week
Kyrie Irving has sat out of Brooklyn's past nine games due to a right shoulder injury, although the 27-year-old appears to be closing in on a return. Irving started on-court work over the weekend, and while he has yet to be cleared for contact work, the former Celtics man could return at some point this week.
#2 Ja Morant - Back - Week-to-Week
Ja Morant has been the most impressive rookie of the season so far, although the dynamic point guard is set for a spell on the sidelines after aggravating his back in Friday's game against the Jazz. Morant didn't travel with the Grizzlies for Sunday's game in Minnesota, and Memphis is currently listing Morant's condition as week-to-week.
#3 Avery Bradley - Leg - Could Return Next Week
After missing the past two weeks due to a hairline fracture in his right leg, Avery Bradley has finally been cleared to begin 'basketball progression'. However, the 29-year-old will still sit out the Lakers' next three games before being making a potential return to the court next week.