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

Understanding Victor Oladipo’s Quadriceps Tendon Tear

The Indiana Pacers had emerged as one of the top would-be contenders in a suddenly wide open Eastern Conference. Fueling the Pacers’ ascension was good health as the team lost just 27 total games to injury through the first half of the regular season, the fourth best mark in the NBA. Unfortunately, that changed quickly […]

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Understanding Anthony Davis’ Volar Plate Injury

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis was expected to miss one-to-two weeks with a sprained left index finger. However, the Athletics’ Shams Charnia revealed that Davis is slated to visit with a hand specialist to rule out a very specific injury known as a volar plate avulsion fracture. The volar plate, or plantar plate, […]

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Understanding Clint Capela’s Thumb Surgery

The Houston Rockets are in the midst of a rollercoaster season. The team struggled out of the gate losing 14 of their first 25 games, capped by a stunning loss at the hands of Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. However, the team rebounded winning 12 of their next 13 games and currently sits at 5th in a […]

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Understanding Markelle Fultz’s Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Diagnosis

After months of twists and turns, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz might finally have a bit of clarity regarding his problematic shoulder. Since the start of his rookie season, the former number one overall pick has struggled with his shooting mechanics. His troubles resulted in consultations with an assortment of trainers and specialists and a […]

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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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