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Nicolas Claxton will miss camp with knee tendinopathy, to begin rehab

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Nicolas Claxton, who was coming off shoulder surgery, has been ruled out of training camp after tests revealed the right knee discomfort he was experiencing is the result of tendinopathy. He has begun rehabilitation and there’s no timetable for his return to play, the Nets reported Sunday morning.

The team announced the diagnosis in a tweet...

Although “Tendinopathy” and “tendinitis” are often used interchangeably, there is a difference, as the medical site, Healthline, notes.

Tendinopathy is a degeneration of the collagen protein that forms the tendon. Tendonitis, on the other hand, is just inflammation of the tendon.

While you’re likely more familiar with tendonitis, experts believe that tendinopathy is actually more common. It’s just not recognized and diagnosed as often as tendonitis is.

The most common treatments are rest and physical therapy.

Claxton played 187 minutes with the Nets last season and spent time with the Long Island Nets as well. His season ended with surgery on his left shoulder on June 24, just before the Nets headed to the “Bubble” in Orlando. The 21-year-old was taken with the 31st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.