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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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Understanding the Financial Cost of Kobe Bryant’s Season Ending Injury

The Lakers announced today that Kobe Bryant will not play for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Bryant, who suffered a fractured tibia plateau in just his sixth game of the season, simply ran out of time. The injury has not surprisingly been slow to heal and after a recent examination Wednesday the team officially […]

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Understanding Microfracture Surgery: Why Derek Holland Isn’t Amar’e Stoudemire

The words “microfracture surgery” rank among the scariest in sports medicine ever since Dr. Richard Steadman began performing the procedure several decades ago. Microfracture surgery has altered the careers of multiple professional athletes, particularly in the NBA. The most infamous example of microfracture occurred in 2005 when All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire underwent the procedure while […]

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