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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for December 17th, 2021

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily NBA injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy basketball (DFS) lineups, every day of the NBA season.

Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for December 17th, 2021. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below on this list.

Understanding the injury landscape is key in all forms of fantasy basketball, especially when setting DFS lineups on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Consider this your one-stop overview of fantasy-relevant injuries around the NBA.

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NBA Injury Roundup for December 17th, 2021

Note: this post is automatically updated throughout the day, every 5 minutes, in case new injury updates are reported.
 

Name Team Status Opponent Home/Away Notes
Jimmy Butler MIA Out (Tailbone) ORL Away Butler is dealing with a tailbone injury and will not take the court for the Heat.
Victor Oladipo MIA Out (Knee) ORL Away Oladipo underwent knee surgery and is expected to miss part of the 2021-2022 season. The Heat are hoping that he will return at some time in November.
Markieff Morris MIA Out (Neck) ORL Away Marris is dealing with a neck injury (whiplash) and will not take the court for the Heat.
Bam Adebayo MIA Out (Thumb) ORL Away Adebayo will undergo surgery for a torn UCL and will miss around 6 weeks.
Tyler Herro MIA Out (Quadricep) ORL Away Herro is dealing with a right quadricep contusion and will not take the court for Heat
Caleb Martin MIA Out (Health Protocols) ORL Away Martin has been placed into health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Heat.
Ömer Yurtseven MIA Probable (Back) ORL Away Yurtseven is dealing with a back injury but is available to take the court for the Heat.
Terrence Ross ORL Out (Health Protocols) MIA Home Ross has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Magic.
Michael Carter-Williams ORL Out (Ankle) MIA Home Carter-Williams is expected to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his ankle.
E'Twaun Moore ORL Out (Knee) MIA Home Moore is battling a sprained knee and will not take the court for the Magic.
Gary Harris ORL Questionable (Hamstring) MIA Home Harris is dealing with a hamstring issue and is uncertain to the court for the Magic.
Markelle Fultz ORL Out (Knee) MIA Home Fultz is expected to miss the start of the 2021-2022 season recovering from knee injury.
Jonathan Isaac ORL Out (Knee) MIA Home Isaac is dealing with a knee injury and will not take the court for the Magic.
Mo Bamba ORL Out (Ankle) MIA Home Bamba is dealing with a right ankle sprain and is uncertain to take the court for the Magic. Bamba has also entered the league's health and safety protocols.
Moritz Wagner ORL Out (Health Protocols) MIA Home Wagner will be unable to play for the Magic until he clears league health and safety protocols.
Ignas Brazdeikis ORL Out (Health Protocols) MIA Home Brazdeikis has been placed into health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Magic.
Cole Anthony ORL Out (Ankle) MIA Home Anthony is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not to take the court for the Magic.
R.J. Hampton ORL Out (Health Protocols) MIA Home Hampton has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Magic.
Jalen Suggs ORL Out (Thumb) MIA Home Suggs is dealing with a fractured right thumb and will be out for an extended period of time.
JaMychal Green DEN Out (Ankle) ATL Away Green is dealing with a right ankle sprain and will not take the court for the Nuggets.
Austin Rivers DEN Probable (Health Protocols) ATL Away Rivers has been placed in health and safety protocols but will likely take the court for the Nuggets.
Jamal Murray DEN Out (Knee) ATL Away Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and is expected to miss the start of the 2021-2022 season.
PJ Dozier DEN Out (Knee) ATL Away Dozier has suffered a torn ACL which will end his 2021/22 season.
Michael Porter Jr. DEN Out (Back) ATL Away Porter Jr. is expected to miss the rest of the 2021-2022 season after undergoing lower back surgery. Porter Jr. has also entered the league's health and safety protocols.
Bol Bol DEN Out (Health Protocols) ATL Away Bol has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Nuggets.
Markus Howard DEN Out (Knee) ATL Away Howard is dealing with a knee injury and will not take the court for the Nuggets.
Clint Capela ATL Probable (Illness) DEN Home Capela is dealing with an illness but will take the court for the Hawks.
Solomon Hill ATL Out (Hamstring) DEN Home Hill has been diagnosed with a torn hamstring and will miss the rest of the 2021-2022 season.
Bogdan Bogdanovic ATL Out (Ankle) DEN Home Bogdanovic is dealing a right ankle sprain and will miss at least 2 weeks.
De'Andre Hunter ATL Out (Wrist) DEN Home Hunter will undergo wrist surgery and will miss at least 8 weeks.
Onyeka Okongwu ATL Probable (Shoulder) DEN Home Okongwu is battling a shoulder injury but will likely take the court for the Hawks.
Klay Thompson GS Out (Achilles) BOS Away Thompson is recovering from an Achilles injury and has been cleared to begin practicing with a hope for a late December return.
Jordan Poole GS Out (Health Protocols) BOS Away Poole has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Warriors.
James Wiseman GS Out (Knee) BOS Away Wiseman is battling a knee injury, and is expected to return in November.
Jabari Parker BOS Out (Health Protocols) GS Home Parker has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Al Horford BOS Out (Health Protocols) GS Home Horford has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Dennis Schroder BOS Out (Illness) GS Home Schroder is dealing with an illness and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Juancho Hernangomez BOS Out (Health Protocols) GS Home Hernangomez has been placed in healthy and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Grant Williams BOS Out (Health Protocols) GS Home Williams will not play for the Celtics until he clears league health and safety protocols.
Sam Hauser BOS Out (Health Protocols) GS Home Hauser has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Celtics.
Anthony Davis LAL Probable (Knee) MIN Away Davis is battling left knee soreness and is expected to take the court for the Lakers.
Trevor Ariza LAL Questionable (Ankle) MIN Away Ariza is dealing with an ankle injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Lakers.
Dwight Howard LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Howard has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Avery Bradley LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Bradley has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
LeBron James LAL Probable (Abdominal) MIN Away James is dealing with an abdominal injury but is expected to take the court for the Lakers.
Malik Monk LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Monk has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Kendrick Nunn LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Nunn is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and has entered the league's health and safety protocol. He will not take the court for the Lakers.
Talen Horton-Tucker LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Horton-Tucker has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Austin Reaves LAL Out (Health Protocols) MIN Away Reaves has entered the league's health and safety protocols.
Taurean Prince MIN Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Prince is in the league's health protocol and will not take the court for the Timberwolves.
Anthony Edwards MIN Out (Health Protocols) LAL Home Edwards has entered the health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Timberwolves.
Zach Collins SA Out (Ankle) UTA Away Collins is recovering from stress fracture surgery and is expected to be out until January.
Lonnie Walker IV SA Probable (Illness) UTA Away Walker IV his battling an illness but is available to take the court for the Spurs.
Udoka Azubuike UTA Out (Ankle) SA Home Azubuike is dealing with a right ankle injury and will not suit up for the Jazz.
Malik Fitts UTA Out (Shoulder) SA Home Fitts is dealing with a right shoulder sprain and will not take the court for the Jazz.
Jared Butler UTA Questionable (Knee) SA Home Butler is dealing with right knee soreness and is uncertain to take the court for the Jazz.
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL Out (Health Protocols) NO Away Antetokounmpo will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Khris Middleton MIL Out (Knee) NO Away Middleton is battling left knee soreness and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Brook Lopez MIL Out (Back) NO Away Lopez is dealing with a back injury and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Wesley Matthews MIL Out (Health Protocols) NO Away Matthews must go through health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Bobby Portis MIL Out (Health Protocols) NO Away Portis has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo MIL Out (Soleus) NO Away Antetokounmpo is battling a right soleus strain and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Semi Ojeleye MIL Out (Calf) NO Away Ojeleye is dealing with right calf soreness and will not take the court for the Bucks.
Donte DiVincenzo MIL Out (Health Protocols) NO Away DiVincenzo has recovered from his ankle injury but has been placed in health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Lakers.
Zion Williamson NO Out (Foot) MIL Home Williamson suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot injury and will not participate in basketball activities for the Pelicans.
Daulton Hommes NO Out (Leg) MIL Home Hommes is dealing with a stress fracture in his right fibula, and he will not take the court for the Pelicans.
Kira Lewis Jr. NO Out (ACL) MIL Home Lewis Jr. has a torn ACL and a MCL sprain and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
LaMelo Ball CHA Probable (Not With Team) POR Away Ball is returning from the health and safety protocols but is expected to take the court for the Hornets.
Tony Snell POR Out (Personal) CHA Home Snell is dealing with a personal matter and will not take the court for the Trail Blazers.
C.J. McCollum POR Out (Lung) CHA Home McCollum has been diagnosed with a collapsed lung and will not take the court for the Trial Blazers.
Cody Zeller POR Out (Quad) CHA Home Zeller is dealing with a quad injury and will not take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Dennis Smith Jr. POR Questionable (Knee) CHA Home Smith Jr. is dealing with a knee injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Trail Blazers.
Ja Morant MEM Out (Knee) SAC Away Morant is battling a knee sprain and will miss multiple weeks. Morant has also been placed in health and safety protocols for the Grizzlies.
Brandon Clarke MEM Out (Knee) SAC Away Clarke is dealing with right knee soreness and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Sam Merrill MEM Out (Ankle) SAC Away Merrill is dealing with an ankle sprain and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Ziaire Williams MEM Out (Knee) SAC Away Williams is dealing with a knee issue and will not take the court for the Grizzlies.
Santi Aldama MEM Questionable (Calf) SAC Away Aldama is dealing with right calf soreness and is uncertain to take the court for the Grizzlies.
Alex Len SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home Len will need to pass through the league's health and safety protocols before being eligible to rejoin the team.
Richaun Holmes SAC Out (Eye) MEM Home Holmes is dealing with an eye injury and will not take the court for the Kings.
De'Aaron Fox SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home Fox has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols and is unlikely to take the court for the Kings.
Marvin Bagley III SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home Bagley is in the league's health protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Chimezie Metu SAC Questionable (Knee) MEM Home Metu is battling left knee soreness and is uncertain to take the court for the Kings.
Louis King SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home King has been placed in league Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Terence Davis SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home Davis has been placed in league Health and Safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.
Tyrese Haliburton SAC Questionable (Back) MEM Home Haliburton is battling a back injury and is uncertain to take the court for the Kings.
Davion Mitchell SAC Out (Health Protocols) MEM Home Mitchell has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not take the court for the Kings.

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