Trevor Torrance
Last year

Injury Players- Who Pays??

Stupid Question, but do teams like The United, have insurance for their imports- ie- do they have to pay Prather and Kidd or will their insurance cover Prather's Salary so they still only pay one and it counts towards salary cap?

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Injured players don't count towards the cap.

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It's workers comp. Not insurance.

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Trevor Torrance  
Last year

ok so works comp will cover one of the wages, so The United are only fronting 1 of them still?

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Workers comp? Are you freaking serious??

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It's a good question when a player gets injured they usually get replaced on the playing roster at least temporarily so presumably their contract would come off the salary cap for that injury period but who keeps paying them the team or their insurance company?

I know in the NBA when Luc Longley retired from the Knicks with 3 years remaining on his contract they worked out a deal where it was ruled a medical retirement and thus the last 3 years of his contract came off the Knicks books and was paid by their insurance company. It also meant he was never allowed to play pro basketball again otherwise he would have to repay the insurance company but that was for a medical retirement not a temporary injury.

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If it's a pre existing injury insurance doesn’t cover it, so the club pays the injured player as well as their replacement (in case of an import)

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Injured athletes on workers comp? Brilliant.

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Of course it's workers comp. You seriously dont know that? They are paid employees like everyone else. If there is a salary difference between whats WC pays then that's where insurance picks up the gap.

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Go Dees  
Last year

Not worker's compensation, the clubs insure it in most case but not all and only for the top few earners.

United couldn’t insure Prather at what they thought was a fair price so hence the delays in cutting him

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Earlier this year

No point arguing. If I was playing in a team and I had no insurance if injured I would find another team.
Only a few insured, that's crap.

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