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

Understanding Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose’s Hamstring Problem

It should come as now surprise that one of the major issues affecting NBA players this season is lower extremity problems. Ankle and foot injuries, including fractures and sprains, make up 35 percent of the missed games this season. Meanwhile injuries to the musculature of the lower extremities are also making an impact, as strains to the […]

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Understanding Neymar’s Back Injury and How The NBA Can Provide Reason for Optimism

Brazil, the host country and favorite to win the 2014 World Cup, will have to continue their quest for their sixth trophy without the services of Neymar. The team-leader in goals scored suffered a vertebrae fracture during Friday’s win over 2-1 win over Columbia. The injury occurred when a Colombian defender Juan Zúñiga kneed him […]

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Understanding LeBron James and His Cramping Episode In Game 1

After San Antonio’s Game 1 victory in the NBA Finals, the topic of conversation isn’t Tim Duncan’s 90 percent shooting from the field or Manu Ginobili’s first quarter barrage. Instead the focus is on the heat and I don’t mean the team in the red jerseys. With the air conditioning in the AT&T Center malfunctioning, […]

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Understanding Tony Parker’s Facet Sprain and Estimating His Postseason Status

It may be possible that a team on pace to win 60+ games and enter the postseason as the top overall seed may not be getting enough credit for their success but what the San Antonio Spurs have done this year is nothing short of remarkable. If the team had taken a step backward this […]

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Meniscus Injuries in the NBA and Why Patrick Beverley Is An Exception

Meniscus injuries have always been a problem in the NBA but they’ve gained notoriety this year thanks to Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose. This year Rose, Westbrook, and 11 other players have missed time following or recovering from a publicly reported meniscus injury or surgery with two additional players undergoing surgery in the offseason. This […]

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