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

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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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2014-15 NBA Season

On the precipice of NBA free agency, it’s important to take one more look at the 2014-15 season. Expect instead of focusing on Golden State’s historical run to the title or LeBron James’ first year back in a Cavaliers jersey, let’s take a look at the injuries that helped shape the season.

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Identifying Potential Health Risks in the 2015 NBA Draft

The 2015 NBA draft is days away and teams are starting to narrow down their list of realistic options. After a season that saw a substantial number of lottery picks succumb to injury, a player’s health could ultimately serve as the deciding factor in where a player is taken in the draft. Let’s take a look […]

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Breaking Down Kevin Love’s Dislocated Shoulder

The NBA playoffs are often defined by an injury that alters the fate of a championship contender. Derrick Rose’ ACL in 2012. Kevin Garnett’s knee in 2009. On Sunday, the first significant injury of the 2015 NBA playoffs occurred when Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love became entangled with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk as the […]

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Breaking Down Rajon Rondo’s Facial Fractures

The Mavericks, one the healthier teams in the NBA so far this season, received unsettling news as it was revealed point guard Rajon Rondo suffered orbital and nasal fractures in his collision with teammate Richard Jefferson. To understand the injury you have to understand the composition of the human skull. The skull is compromised of […]

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