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

Understanding Nicolas Batum’s Elbow Sprain

The first notable injury of the 2017-18 NBA season has occurred with Charlotte’s Nicolas Batum suffering a moderate elbow sprain. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reported Batum is expected to miss eight-to-10 weeks after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow during Wednesday’s preseason outing. UCL tears are relatively uncommon in basketball but […]

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Understanding Markelle Fultz’s Ankle Sprain

In Philadelphia, 76ers fans have endured “the Process” in hopes of returning to prominence. Former general Sam Hinkie initiated the rebuild by stocking piling assets and making moves intended to better position the team in the draft lottery. One often overlooked aspect of Hinkie’s plan was a willingness to invest in players with risky medical […]

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2017 NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers select The Los Angeles Lakers select The Boston Celtics select The Phoenix Suns select The Sacramento Kings select   The Orlando Magic select The Minnesota Timberwolves (for the Chicago Bulls) select The New York Knicks select The Dallas Mavericks select The Portland Trail Blazers select The Charlotte Hornets select The Detroit Pistons select The Utah Jazz […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2016-17 NBA Regular Season

The 2016-17 NBA regular season is over and what should be an exciting postseason has already begun. Sustained health is bound to be a driving force in crowning the eventual champion and this year the league is in a better position than ever. The 4,198 games lost to injury or illness calculated by InStreetClothes.com is […]

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Understanding Rudy Gobert’s Knee Injury and the Associated Uncertainty

The Utah Jazz returned to the postseason in an impressive fashion, stealing a Game1 win from the Los Angeles Clippers. However the focus after the game was centered on the health of Utah center Rudy Gobert who suffered a left knee injury just 20 seconds into the contest. While setting a screen, Gobert collided with Clippers forward […]

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