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

Understanding Reggie Jackson’s Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

2017 is ending and the list of injured NBA players continues to rise. The 2016-17 season began in ominous fashion with Boston’s Gordon Hayward and Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lin both suffering season-ending injuries in their team’s first outing. The upward tick of man games lost to injuries has sustained as the season has progressed with the […]

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Understanding the Early News on Gordon Hayward’s Gruesome Ankle Injury

The excitement of Opening Night in the NBA quickly faded as Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a traumatic leg injury just minutes into the first game of the season. Hayward was immediately tended to by the Boston medical team as players from both teams averted their eyes from the gruesome scene. Footage of the injury […]

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Understanding Nicolas Batum’s Elbow Sprain

The first notable injury of the 2017-18 NBA season has occurred with Charlotte’s Nicolas Batum suffering a moderate elbow sprain. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reported Batum is expected to miss eight-to-10 weeks after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow during Wednesday’s preseason outing. UCL tears are relatively uncommon in basketball but […]

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2017 NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers select The Los Angeles Lakers select The Boston Celtics select The Phoenix Suns select The Sacramento Kings select   The Orlando Magic select The Minnesota Timberwolves (for the Chicago Bulls) select The New York Knicks select The Dallas Mavericks select The Portland Trail Blazers select The Charlotte Hornets select The Detroit Pistons select The Utah Jazz […]

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Reviewing the Injury Totals for the 2016-17 NBA Regular Season

The 2016-17 NBA regular season is over and what should be an exciting postseason has already begun. Sustained health is bound to be a driving force in crowning the eventual champion and this year the league is in a better position than ever. The 4,198 games lost to injury or illness calculated by InStreetClothes.com is […]

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