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

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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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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