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Covering sports injuries from the perspective of a certified athletic trainer and backed by analytics.

Understanding Jeremy Lamb’s Knee Injury

The Indiana Pacers were dealt an untimely blow when guard Jeremy Lamb awkwardly fell following a dunk attempt against the Toronto Raptors. Lamb was able to stay in the game and make both his free-throws but it was clear he had sustained a left knee injury as he limped off the court. Unfortunately, additional testing […]

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Injury Report at the Midway Point of the 2019-20 NBA Season

The 2019-20 NBA season has reached the midway point with each team logging 41 games played. Unfortunately, injuries have once again been an unwelcome subplot to an otherwise entertaining season. The problems actually started last summer when All-Stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suffered injuries that are expected to sideline them for the entirety of […]

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Understanding Steph Curry’s Broken Hand

The Golden State Warriors entered the season with varied expectations from seasons past as player movement and injuries have drastically altered their roster. Unfortunately the team took another hit Wednesday when two-time MVP Stephen Curry suffered a broken hand in a loss to the Suns. The injury occurred when Suns center Aron Baynes fell on […]

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Reviewing the 2018-19 NBA Injury Totals

The 2019-20 season is finally here though the consequences of multiple injuries sustained in the prior season will carry over into the new season. The total games lost to injury or illness surpassed 5,000 for the second consecutive season, though the did fall short of the record-breaking total amassed in the 2017-18 campaign. Sadly, serious […]

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Understanding Zion Williamson’s Lateral Meniscus Tear

The 2019-20 season is full of promise and intrigue with the league seemingly wide open for the first time in years. Sadly, some of the excitement was stifled Monday when it was announced a torn lateral meniscus would sideline Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson for multiple weeks. Early reports stated Williamson avoided significant damage but surgery […]

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