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

Breaking Down Chris Paul’s Thumb Injury and Surgery

The Clippers continue to be a franchise limited by the overall health of their star players. Since the team first paired Blake Griffin and Chris Paul prior to the 2011-12 season, the dynamic duo at the heart of “Lob City” has missed a combined 124 regular season games due to injury. What makes this situation […]

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Breaking Down Bone Contusions

The 2016-17 NBA season is nearly a quarter of the way through and injuries are already piling up. The total number of games missed due to injury or illness is slightly up from last season, despite a dip in total injuries sustained during the preseason and regular season. As of November 25, NBA teams had […]

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Understanding Anthony Davis’ Grade 2 Ankle Sprain: An Ankle Injury Primer

The 2016-17 NBA season is nearly here as team begin to trim down their rosters and ramp up workloads throughout training camp and the preseason. Unfortunately the increase in activity is accompanied by an increase in injuries as players begin to suffer an assortment of ailments. Over 75 injuries have already occurred since training camp opened league wide with […]

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Understanding Steph Curry’s Grade 1 MCL Sprain

The 2016 NBA postseason took a dramatic turn Sunday evening when Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered a right knee injury as the first half came to a close. He attempted to return to the start the third quarter but quickly retreated to the locker room before being ruled out for the game with a sprained […]

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Decoding Anthony Davis’ Medical Report: What is an Ultrasonic Debridement?

After being notoriously tight-lipped regarding injury information all season, the New Orleans Pelicans opened the floodgates Thursday night. The team released a full medical report from Dr. Neil ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Group regarding Anthony Davis and his current shoulder and knee injuries.

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