Allen Iverson's Sports Injuries

Type of Sport: Basketball

Allen Iverson's Sports Injuries Table

Type Area Date Consequences Content How It Happened Recovery Duration Rehabilitation Details Impact On Career Psychological Impact Previous Injuries Return To Competition Severity Treatment Medical Staff Long Term Impact Preventive Measures Competition Missed Initial Symptoms Re Injury Risk Support System Rehabilitation Location
Dislocations Right Shoulder 2006-02-19 Missed several games and needed physical therapy. Iverson dislocated his right shoulder in a game against the Detroit Pistons, leading to a period of recovery and limited play time. Fell awkwardly after being fouled during a game. 4 weeks Immobilization followed by physical therapy. Short-term impact on performance. Concern over future shoulder stability. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997, Left Knee Sprain in 2000, Right Thumb Fracture in 2004. 2006-03-20 Moderate Immobilization and physical therapy. Philadelphia 76ers medical team. Potential for future instability. Strengthening exercises for shoulder stability. 8 games Severe pain and inability to move the shoulder. Moderate Team and medical staff support. Philadelphia 76ers training facility.
Fractures Left Hand 2010-02-26 Missed the remainder of the season. Iverson suffered a left hand fracture during a game with the Philadelphia 76ers. This injury marked the end of his season and significantly impacted his playing time. Contact with another player during a game. 6 weeks Casting followed by physical therapy. Significant impact on playing time and performance. Frustration due to prolonged recovery period. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997, Left Knee Sprain in 2000, Right Thumb Fracture in 2004, Right Shoulder Dislocation in 2006, Right Ankle Sprain in 2008, Right Calf Strain in 2009. Did not return for the remainder of the season. Severe Casting and physical therapy. Philadelphia 76ers medical team. Potential long-term impact on hand strength and dexterity. Hand protection during games. Remainder of the season. Severe pain and inability to use hand. Moderate Family and team support. Philadelphia 76ers training facility.
Fractures Right Ankle 1997-04-11 Missed several games and required a walking boot. Iverson's first major injury in the NBA. He returned to the court after a few weeks but was not at full strength immediately. During a game, Iverson landed awkwardly after a jump shot. 4 weeks Physical therapy and gradual return to basketball activities. Minor setback in his rookie season. Increased awareness of the physical toll of the NBA. None in the NBA. 1997-05-10 Moderate Immobilization and physical therapy. Philadelphia 76ers medical team. No significant long-term effects. Strengthening exercises for the ankle. 7 games Severe pain and swelling. Moderate Family and team support. Philadelphia 76ers training facility.
Fractures Right Thumb 2004-12-14 Unable to play for a few weeks. Iverson suffered a fracture in his right thumb during a game against the Indiana Pacers, which significantly affected his shooting ability. Collision with another player during a game. 3 weeks Splinting and physical therapy. Temporary decline in shooting performance. Frustration due to the inability to play. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997, Left Knee Sprain in 2000. 2005-01-06 Moderate Splint and rest. Philadelphia 76ers medical team. No significant long-term effects. Hand protection during games. 5 games Pain and swelling. Moderate Family and team support. Philadelphia 76ers training facility.
Sprains Left Knee 2000-01-14 Missed a few games but returned quickly. This injury occurred during a game against the New York Knicks. Iverson was sidelined but managed to return faster than expected. Twisted knee while trying to avoid a defender. 2 weeks Ice therapy, rest, and gradual return to play. Minor interruption in the season. Increased caution on court. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997. 2000-02-01 Minor Rest and physical therapy. Philadelphia 76ers medical team. No significant long-term effects. Knee braces and strengthening exercises. 3 games Pain and limited mobility. Low Team support. Philadelphia 76ers training facility.
Sprains Right Ankle 2008-03-09 Missed a few games and required rest. Iverson sprained his right ankle during a game with the Denver Nuggets. This injury was less severe than his previous ankle fracture. Landed awkwardly after a rebound. 2 weeks Rest, ice, and physical therapy. Minor setback. Frustration but determination to return quickly. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997, Left Knee Sprain in 2000, Right Thumb Fracture in 2004, Right Shoulder Dislocation in 2006. 2008-03-24 Minor Rest and physical therapy. Denver Nuggets medical team. No significant long-term effects. Ankle braces and strengthening exercises. 4 games Pain and swelling. Moderate Team support. Denver Nuggets training facility.
Strains Right Calf 2009-01-04 Limited play time and required rest. Iverson strained his right calf muscle during a game with the Detroit Pistons, leading to decreased mobility and playing time. Overexertion during a game. 2 weeks Rest, ice, and gradual return to activity. Short-term impact on performance. Increased caution regarding muscle overuse. Right Ankle Fracture in 1997, Left Knee Sprain in 2000, Right Thumb Fracture in 2004, Right Shoulder Dislocation in 2006, Right Ankle Sprain in 2008. 2009-01-19 Minor Rest and ice therapy. Detroit Pistons medical team. No significant long-term effects. Proper warm-up and stretching exercises. 3 games Pain and tightness in the calf. Low Team support. Detroit Pistons training facility.