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Early Season Injury Woes Grounding the Pelicans

The 2015-16 NBA season is only 11 days old but injuries are already shaping the playoff landscape. Four teams have yet to lose a game to injury, including familiar faces like the Spurs and Raptors, last year’s injury ravaged Thunder, and the Clippers. As of November 6, the combined record of these four squads sits […]

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Breaking Down Derrick Rose’s Facial Fracture and Iman Shumpert’s Wrist Injury

NBA teams are just days into training camp and the injuries for the 2015-16 season have already begun. Two Eastern Conference contenders were hit hard with ailments that will require surgery for key backcourt players. In Chicago, Bulls guard Derrick Rose is slated for surgery after suffering a facial fracture during practice while Cleveland swingman […]

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Understanding Tony Romo’s Collarbone Fracture

One week after losing wide receiver Dez Bryant to a broken foot, the Dallas Cowboys’ injury woes continued in Week 2 with quarterback Tony Romo suffering a fractured left clavicle (collarbone). The injury occurred to his non-throwing shoulder when he was taken down by defensive end Fletcher Cox. The weight of linebacker Jordan Hicks compounded […]

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Understanding Dez Bryant’s Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

The Dallas Cowboys’ Week 1 win over the Giants was exciting but costly as wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken foot during the game. The injury occurred to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and will require surgery on Tuesday. View image | gettyimages.com

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Examining Dante Exum’s ACL Injury and Other Injuries in International Play

In 1992 the Dream Team took the world by storm as NBA players collectively returned to the Olympic stage. Their impact still resonates today, as players from 15 different countries were drafted during the 2015 NDA draft, including two international players, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja, taken in the first five selections as well as […]

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