NBA Injury Analysis: Collins' Status Clouded; Powell Set for Extended Absence
NBA Injury Analysis: Collins' Status Clouded; Powell Set for Extended Absence

This article is part of our NBA Injury Analysis series.

Deciphering an injury report can often prove difficult in Fantasy basketball. Sometimes information provided by NBA teams can be a bit vague, forcing Fantasy owners to make important roster decisions based on limited or ambiguous reports. However, it is often easier to focus on what is actually being said and not what is left open-ended.

This week, we'll start in Atlanta with a second-year forward who's yet to take the floor this season:

John Collins
In Atlanta, the Hawks continue to wait on the return of second year big man John Collins as he recovers from an ankle injury. The exact diagnosis has not been confirmed with each update simply stating Collins is recovering from inflammation and soreness in his left ankle. Unfortunately, both of these problems are not true injuries but are instead symptoms linked to an underlying cause. A more definitive timeline may be possible if the nature of the problem was classified as a sprain, strain, or bone-relate

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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