Tracking key injuries, updates in 2023 NBA Playoffs

Tracking key injuries, updates in 2023 NBA Playoffs originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The NBA playoffs pit the league’s biggest stars against one another to see who triumphs, but injuries unfortunately can alter matchups.

Boston Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon and Miami's Tyler Herro are among the most notable players dealing with injuries during the Conference Finals.

Let’s take a look at key injuries for teams in the 2023 NBA Playoffs:

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Western Conference

Denver Nuggets


Eastern Conference

Miami Heat

Tyler Herro (hand): Herro broke the middle and ring finger on his right hand Game 1 of the first round against the Bucks on April 16 while diving for a loose ball. The team said he will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery.

Victor Oladipo (knee): Oladipo will miss the rest of the postseason after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in Miami’s Game 3 first-round win.

Gabe Vincent (ankle): After missing Game 5 on Thursday with an ankle injury, Vincent went through warm-ups and was listed as available to play for Saturday's Game 6.


Boston Celtics

Malcolm Brogdon (arm): Brogdon was ruled out of Saturday's pivotal Game 6 against Miami with a right forearm strain. It's an injury he's played through in limited minutes but ultimately is now out.