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

Understanding Kevin Durant’s Rib Cartilage Fracture

With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson already nursing injuries, the Warriors road to a 4th straight Finals appearance got just a little bit harder with former league MVP Kevin Durant set to join his teammates on the sidelines. Durant had been dealing with an injury initially reported as rib soreness after colliding with Timberwolves big […]

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NBA Injury Report at the All-Star Break of the 2017-18 Season

A memorable All-Star Weekend has ended and NBA teams are gearing up for the final push towards the postseason. While Sunday’s game was reinvigorated by a new format, the unfortunate impact of league-wide injuries was apparent. There was Anthony Davis donning the jersey of sidelined teammate DeMarcus Cousins while three other members of Team LeBron […]

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Understanding ALS and the ALS Pepper Challenge

In 2014, the social media phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge arrived, challenging people to dump ice water on their heads to raise funds and awareness for the neurological disease known as ALS. With athletes and celebrities joining in on the fun, the campaign was a success raising over $100 million in just eight […]

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Examining DeMarcus Cousins’ Achilles Tear

All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a left leg injury late in New Orleans’ win over Houston. Cousins was hauling in a rebound and landed on his left leg and immediately came up limping. It was apparent the non-contact injury was significant as Cousins was helped to the back by teammates. News spread quickly that the […]

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Understanding Reggie Jackson’s Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

2017 is ending and the list of injured NBA players continues to rise. The 2016-17 season began in ominous fashion with Boston’s Gordon Hayward and Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lin both suffering season-ending injuries in their team’s first outing. The upward tick of man games lost to injuries has sustained as the season has progressed with the […]

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