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Daily NBA Injury Roundup for October 8th, 2018

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

Below is our updated list of injured NBA players for October 8th, 2018. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear.

Understanding the injury landscape is key in all forms of fantasy basketball. Consider this your one-stop overview of fantasy-relevant injuries around the NBA.

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NBA Injury Roundup for October 8th, 2018

Note: this post is updated throughout the day, every 20 minutes, in case new injury updates are reported.

Name Team Status Opponent Home/Away Notes
Harrison Barnes DAL Out (Hamstring) PHI Away Barnes injured his right hamstring and will likely need an extended length of time to recover.
Dirk Nowitzki DAL Doubtful (Ankle) PHI Away Nowitzki is hampered by an ankle injury and is not expected to suit up for the season opener against the Suns.
Jerryd Bayless PHI Out (Knee) DAL Home Bayless suffered a posterolateral corner sprain in his left knee and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Wilson Chandler PHI Out (Hamstring) DAL Home Chandler will miss two-to-three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during exhibition action against Melbourne.
Zhaire Smith PHI Out (Foot) DAL Home Smith suffered a Jones fracture to his left foot and had surgery to repair the ailment. He also underwent a thoracoscopy to fix an allergic reaction from a food product and there is no timetable for return.
Thaddeus Young IND Questionable (Foot) CLE Away Young is dealing with a bone bruise in his foot and may not be ready for the season opener against the Grizzlies.
Edmond Sumner IND Questionable (Ankle) CLE Away Sumner left Saturday's game against the Grizzlies with a sprained left ankle. His status for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Grizzlies is in question.
Cedi Osman CLE Questionable (Ankle) IND Home Osman is dealing with right ankle soreness and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Raptors.
Allen Crabbe BKN Questionable (Ankle) DET Away Crabbe has a left ankle injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Pistons on October 17.
Shabazz Napier BKN Out (Hamstring) DET Away Napier is nursing a hamstring injury and there is no timetable for return.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN Probable (Hip) DET Away Hollis-Jefferson is dealing with a left abductor strain but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Pistons.
Jon Leuer DET Probable (Knee) BKN Home Leuer had offseason surgery to repair a right knee injury but is likely to play against the Nets in the season opener.
Reggie Jackson DET Probable (Ankle) BKN Home Jackson had a minor procedure performed on his right ankle in the offseason but it is not expected to impede his availability October 17 against the Nets.
Omer Asik CHI Out (Illness) CHA Away Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis and there is no definitive timetable for his return to the court.
Denzel Valentine CHI Out (Ankle) CHA Away Valentine sustained an ankle injury and will miss one-to-two weeks of action.
Lauri Markkanen CHI Out (Elbow) CHA Away Markkanen has suffered a lateral elbow sprain and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
James Johnson MIA Questionable (Hernia) ORL Home Johnson is dealing with a hernia and it is unknown if he will play against the Magic in the season opener.
Dion Waiters MIA Doubtful (Ankle) ORL Home Waiters is unlikely to play in the season opener against the Magic as he is still recovering from a surgery to repair his left ankle.
Tyler Johnson MIA Questionable (Thumb) ORL Home Johnson is recuperating from an offseason left thumb surgery and his status for October 17 against the Magic is in question.
Derrick Jones MIA Out (Shoulder) ORL Home Jones Jr. is nursing a shoulder contusion and there is no timetable for recovery.
Dwight Howard WAS Questionable (Back) NY Away Howard is dealing with a wonky back and his status for the season opener against the Heat is in question.
Jodie Meeks WAS Out (Suspension) NY Away Meeks is currently serving a 25-game suspension that dates to the 2017-18 playoffs for violating the league's drug policy and has 19 games remaining. He is expected to make his season debut November 28 against the Pelicans.
Courtney Lee NY Out (Neck) WAS Home Lee is battling a neck injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Kristaps Porzingis NY Out (Knee) WAS Home Porzingis is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and is not expected to return until sometime in February.
Devin Booker PHO Out (Finger) GS Away Booker underwent surgery to repair a fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand and is expected to miss six weeks.
DeMarcus Cousins GS Out (Achilles) PHO Home Cousins is recuperating from a torn Achilles that ended his 2017-18 season but is aiming to return during the latter part of December.


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