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

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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Understanding Michael Porter Jr.’s Back Surgery

The hype surrounding the 2018 NBA Rookie Class has steadily increased with the start of the college basketball season. Marvin Bagley III is dominating for the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils and Deandre Ayton has been a double-double machine for the #2 Arizona Wildcats. International prospect Luka Doncic has made his way up draft boards after […]

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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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