Injuries in the NBA are like scales played on a piano. Some are minor and some are major.
Certain injuries are run-of-the-mill nicks and bruises that leave a player "day-to-day," but others are nagging ailments that hamper performance all season long. Still others yield the dreaded phrase, "no timetable for his return."
While losing some players can be like addition by subtraction—serving to modify a team's rotation and elevate the play of the remaining roster—other injuries can absolutely devastate a franchise.
The injuries listed here vary between minor and major, new and old, but each is devastating to the team in question. Here are seven ruinous injuries to players not named Derrick Rose (which has already been covered in an unwise and possibly jinxing Adidas commercial).