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

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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Understanding the Warriors’ Mounting Injuries

If the Golden State Warriors are going to claim their fourth NBA title of the past five seasons they are going to have to do so despite multiple injuries to key contributors. Forward Kevin Durant has yet to appear in the Finals after straining his calf in Game 5 of the team’s Round 2 matchup […]

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Unbreakable: A Retrospective Look at the Injury History of Dirk Nowitzki

“He’s soft.” That’s the verbal criticism that always stung with the most potent venom.  Sadly for any Dallas Mavericks fan set on defending Dirk Nowitzki, it’s also the one his critics seemed to resort to first.  It was hard to argue against Nowitzki’s shooting stroke or offensive prowess that was a nightmare for opposing coaches. Instead, […]

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