Patrick McCaw's injury a reminder NBA players getting hurt at highest rate in a decade

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Patrick McCaw (Getty Photographs)

Anybody who has watched the NBA this season has seen quite a few critical accidents to All-Star caliber players.

The league has misplaced perennial stars the likes of Kristaps Porzingis, DeMarcus Cousins and Gordon Hayward for the season, and it has seen Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid all miss vital parts of the yr as nicely.

If it looks like there have been a lot of accidents this season — virtually greater than you would keep in mind— that might be right.

In reality, based on NBA injury analyst Jeff Stotts, the full variety of video games missed in the NBA this season has eclipsed the 5,000 mark. That’s the most video games players have missed in a season since 2005-06 when the league stopped utilizing the injured reserve listing.

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw’s injury Saturday towards the Kings was simply considered one of many accidents that has shocked the NBA this season.