Gordon Hayward Injury

Gordon Hayward / Grade 1 left AC sprain

Gordon is probable for tomorrow night at Denver.

In general an AC sprain or separated shoulder, can be described as an injury to the ligaments that hold your collarbone to your shoulder blade. The most common cause of an AC sprain is a blow to the point of your shoulder or falling directly on your shoulder.

In a mild separated shoulder, the ligaments may just be stretched, however, if the force is severe enough, the ligaments can be torn. In most cases an AC sprain is treated conservatively with a rest, support (sling), ice, and medication for pain. Most athletes will regain function within a few weeks after experiencing a separated shoulder.

Symptoms usually consist of shoulder pain and weakness, shoulder swelling, limited shoulder range of motion, and a possible bump at the top of your shoulder. Please follow-up with your physician if you experience any signs and/or symptoms related to a shoulder injury.

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Rodney Hood Injury

Rodney Hood / Gastrointestinal Distress

Rodney Hood is not with team on road trip to Denver.

Gastric distress can include various causes of stomach pain including; indigestion, constipation, stomach virus, food poisoning, and food allergies to name a few. Most causes of gastric distress are not serious but will cause mild stomach ache, sharp pain, or stomach cramps. Gastric distress and stomach pain can also be a sign of a serious illness so it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms and seek further medical attention in severe cases. Treatment for gastric distress will generally depend on the cause and can range from medications, to diet modification. Return to play is variable and will often be contingent on the athletes symptoms.

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Alec Burks  Injury

Alec Burks / Left Shoulder Surgery

Alec Burks underwent a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the University of Utah. The procedure was performed by Jazz head orthopaedic team physician, Dr. Travis Maak. As a result, Burks will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He is expected to be ready for the start of 2015 Jazz training camp.

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Game Changers

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