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

Understanding Klay Thompson’s High Ankle Sprain

The Finals saga between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been riddled with injury intrigue since the team first met four years ago. In their initial meeting, Cleveland forward Kevin Love was unavailable after dislocating his shoulder in the opening round of the playoffs and point guard Kyrie Irving played just one game […]

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Understanding Kevin Durant’s Rib Cartilage Fracture

With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson already nursing injuries, the Warriors road to a 4th straight Finals appearance got just a little bit harder with former league MVP Kevin Durant set to join his teammates on the sidelines. Durant had been dealing with an injury initially reported as rib soreness after colliding with Timberwolves big […]

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NBA Injury Report at the All-Star Break of the 2017-18 Season

A memorable All-Star Weekend has ended and NBA teams are gearing up for the final push towards the postseason. While Sunday’s game was reinvigorated by a new format, the unfortunate impact of league-wide injuries was apparent. There was Anthony Davis donning the jersey of sidelined teammate DeMarcus Cousins while three other members of Team LeBron […]

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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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Examining DeMarcus Cousins’ Achilles Tear

All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a left leg injury late in New Orleans’ win over Houston. Cousins was hauling in a rebound and landed on his left leg and immediately came up limping. It was apparent the non-contact injury was significant as Cousins was helped to the back by teammates. News spread quickly that the […]

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