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

Understanding Markelle Fultz’s Ankle Sprain

In Philadelphia, 76ers fans have endured “the Process” in hopes of returning to prominence. Former general Sam Hinkie initiated the rebuild by stocking piling assets and making moves intended to better position the team in the draft lottery. One often overlooked aspect of Hinkie’s plan was a willingness to invest in players with risky medical […]

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Breaking Down Andrea Bargnani’s Calf Injury

New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has yet to play this season after straining his right hamstring during training camp. He had reported progressed through rehab and appeared close to returning. However Bargnani will miss additional time after a MRI revealed a strained calf muscle sustained in Friday’s practice.

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Breaking Down Rajon Rondo’s Hand Fracture

The 2014-2015 season is picking up right where last year ended as the injury bug continues to claim players. Just hours after the first media days of the season had wrapped up, the Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes reported that Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had suffered a fractured hand after a fall in his home. […]

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Paul George and the NBA Concussion Protocol

The current focus in the NBA isn’t on the Cavaliers unprecedented and odd-defying win at last night’s NBA Draft Lottery. No, instead it is on Paul George and the concussion he sustained during last night’s Game 2 loss. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter following a collision with Miami’s Dwyane Wade. Wade’s knee appears […]

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Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Latest Injury and Injury Trends in the NBA

In a season that seems to be one injury after a next, the Thunder becomes the latest team to lose a key player to injury. All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break after undergoing his third arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. The problems began following a collision […]

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