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BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Isaiah Thomas looks on from the bench during the second half against the Boston Celtics (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas has sat out a significant chunk of the 2017-2018 season already. The reason? Something called a right femoral-acetebular impingement with labrum tear. For the most part, it's been simply referred to as a "hip issue" by most of the sports media.

A few other NBA players have had similar hip issues in the past. However, there exists a wide scope of recovery stories among those players. With Thomas set to make his first start of the season on Friday, I've decided to take a quick look at some of the other players who have suffered labrum tears, and what their recovery processes have looked like.

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