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

Understanding Lamarcus Aldridge’s Radial Collateral Ligament Tear

LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to miss at least the next six weeks after a second MRI on his injured thumb revealed a torn radial collateral ligament (RCL). The All-Star forward has already been placed in a cast and will undergo surgery to repair the damage. MRI confirms Portland F LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral […]

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Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Hand Injury

Just two seasons after the Thunder lost just 26 games to injury all year, the team finds itself ravaged by injuries and facing an extended period of time without its two biggest stars. With Kevin Durant already recovering from a Jones fracture in his foot, Russell Westbrook  is now expected to join his teammate on […]

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Breaking Down Julius Randle’s Tibia Fracture

After back-to-back seasons wrought by bad healthy and unfortunate accidents, the Los Angeles Lakers again find themselves beset by injuries. Point guard Steve Nash will not play this season after his congenital back condition became too much to manage. Now rookie Julius Randle will miss an extended period of time after breaking his leg in […]

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Breaking Down Kevin Durant’s Jones Fracture

Thunder forward Kevin Durant will not be available to start the 2014-15 season after it was discovered the reigning MVP has a Jones fracture in his right foot. The Thunder stated they are currently considering all their options and will provide a timeline when a course of treatment has been decided. Durant’s fracture is to […]

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Breaking Down Bradley Beal’s Scaphoid Fracture

After an impressive 2013-14 campaign, the up-and-coming Wizards spent the offseason bolstering their frontline. The team resigned center Marcin Gortat and quickly signed veteran forward and former Finals MVP Paul Pierce when incumbent starter Trevor Ariza left for Houston. They also completed inexpensive deals for Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair. Unfortunately early injuries have derailed […]

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