This isn't really addressed well in the CBA FAQ. Hopefully some of you can come up with the right answer. The CBA FAQ portion states that a players salary can be replaced only if an injury is long term (10 games or 24 days). So will injuries automatically be classified as long term / short term as they occur or will all injuries be automatically classified as short term until the alloted amount of time has passed. I am curious for a few reasons. 1st. Elias has stated he will be out an extended period of time to start the season. Is his injury already considered long term or will his salary count until the after the first 10 games. 2nd. It may be more difficult for a team against the cap to use a replacement player if a team has to wait 10 games before they can call them up.