How does an NBA player earn the label "injury-prone?"
Is there a game limit listed in the AP Stylebook? Do media members vote each season on when to change their injury qualifiers from "unfortunate" or even "fluky" to "chronic?" Is there a consensus meaning around the NBA, or does the label differ from one person to another?
For the players on this list, some clearly have earned their "injury-prone" labels. Their careers have shown that their annual trips to the training room are as certain as a superstar dominating trade deadline rumors or the NBA Slam Dunk Contest drawing ire every All-Star Break.
For others, though, the jury may still be out. Time is on their side even if their bodies have not been to this point.
Whether or not these players have actually contributed to their labels is, at the least, debatable. What is not up for debate, however, is the fact that these players cannot help their teams in street clothes on the sidelines.