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

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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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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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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