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

Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2015-16 NBA Season

The 2015-16 NBA season is over and injuries once again helped shaped the narrative of an amazing year. The overall health of teams influenced playoff-seeding, lottery positioning, and ultimately played a role in the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the franchise’s first long-awaited championship. As a whole, the league lost 4,496 regular season games to injuries, including […]

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First Quarter Injury Report for the 2015-16 NBA Season

The NBA and its players entered the 2015-16 with a renewed commitment to improving player health. Both sides formed committees in the offseason dedicated to supporting medical research intended to protect and progress the health of its players. Furthermore, the NBA front office proactively made alterations to the schedules, reducing the number of league wide […]

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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 Jason Day’s Vertigo

With the US Open championship on the line, Australian golfer Jason Day is fighting a case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). After battling the condition off and on over the past year, it resurfaced throughout Day’s second round, including a scary incident on his final hole when he collapsed to the ground. He was tended to on the course […]

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An In-Depth Look at The Injury History of LeBron James

The New Year is starting poorly for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Amidst rumors and speculations about coaching issues, injuries are mounting for a franchise currently seeded as fifth in the East. The loss of Anderson Varejao to a ruptured Achilles tendon was the first setback but Cleveland’s Big Three have all recently battled nagging issue. The […]

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