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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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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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Understanding Jrue Holiday’s Stress Reaction

The Pelicans announced guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in right lower leg late Wednesday evening. Holiday had been a spectator for four consecutive games before the diagnosis and is expected to miss at least the next two week resting the area. NEWS: Jrue Holiday injury update – http://t.co/PZ8dsC2mzq — New […]

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Injury Profile: Danny Granger

Danny Granger is expected to be bought out by the Sixers less than a week after Philadelphia acquired him in a deal for guard Evan Turner and center LaVoy Allen. Granger will have a list of suitors that reportedly includes the Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Clippers, and Rockets. However each team will take an extended look […]

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Injury Profile: Russell Westbrook

The Thunder are set to play the Heat Thursday night in a potential Finals preview.  Normally the battle between Kevin Durant and LeBron James would be the primary focus but the majority of buzz is coming from the potential return of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has missed the team’s last 27 games recovering from […]

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