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

Understanding Caris LeVert’s Subtalar Dislocation

Just a little over a year after Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle fracture left the NBA and its fans stunned, Brooklyn Nets forward Caris LeVert crashed to the hardwood in Minnesota. Like Hayward, LeVert’s ankle was grossly distorted, leaving spectators and teammates visibly shaken. The medical teams for both the Timberwolves and Nets sprung to action, […]

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Understanding James Harden’s Grade 1 Plus Hamstring Strain

A relatively common injury has sidelined one of the NBA’s top stars as reigning MVP James Harden is expected to miss at least a week after suffering a hamstring strain Wednesday night. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported the team diagnosed the injury as a Grade 1+ strain and plan on re-evaluating their star […]

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Understanding JaMychal Green’s Jaw Fracture

The 2018-19 NBA season is underway and the injuries are already beginning to pile up. In Memphis, power forward JaMychal Green is slated to miss at least four weeks after suffering a broken jaw against the Hawks. Green was injured in the third quarter of the team’s win after being struck in the mouth by […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2017-18 NBA Regular Season

When the Phoenix Suns made DeAndre Ayton the first selection in Thursday’s draft, the 2017-18 season officially came to a close. The year was filled with bizarre storylines that included secret tunnels into locker rooms, thrown bowls of soup, and multiple social media gaffes. Unfortunately, the 2017-18 campaign was also marred by injury. The problems […]

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Understanding Klay Thompson’s High Ankle Sprain

The Finals saga between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been riddled with injury intrigue since the team first met four years ago. In their initial meeting, Cleveland forward Kevin Love was unavailable after dislocating his shoulder in the opening round of the playoffs and point guard Kyrie Irving played just one game […]

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