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

Understanding Kevin Durant’s Grade 2 MCL Sprain

For the majority of the 2016-17 NBA season many have presumed the only thing that could threaten a third straight Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is injury. This belief was initially challenged following Kevin Love’s knee debridement but the threat loomed particularly large Tuesday night when Kevin Durant limped off […]

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Understanding Mike Conley’s Fractured Transverse Process

After enduring a year marred by injury, the Memphis Grizzlies once again find themselves managing a flurry of injuries. Offseason acquisition Chandler Parsons is currently sidelined with a bone contusion in his left knee after missing the first six games recovering from offseason surgery on the opposite knee. Big man Brandan Wright is currently recovering […]

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Breaking Down Bone Contusions

The 2016-17 NBA season is nearly a quarter of the way through and injuries are already piling up. The total number of games missed due to injury or illness is slightly up from last season, despite a dip in total injuries sustained during the preseason and regular season. As of November 25, NBA teams had […]

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Understanding Cupping and Its Role in Professional Sports

Every four years the spotlight shines on the athletes of the Olympic games. With individuals participating from all corners of the globe, the games bring with them a wide range of approach and technique in multiple facets, including sports medicine. Whether it’s magnetic pulse therapy for downhill skiers or kinesio tape on beach volleyball players, […]

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Understanding Steph Curry’s Grade 1 MCL Sprain

The 2016 NBA postseason took a dramatic turn Sunday evening when Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffered a right knee injury as the first half came to a close. He attempted to return to the start the third quarter but quickly retreated to the locker room before being ruled out for the game with a sprained […]

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