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Understanding Jabari Parker’s ACL Injury and Where He Goes From Here

The Milwaukee Bucks had been one of the early surprises of the 2014-15 season and are already within two wins of matching last year’s total. However the excitement and promise took a hit Monday when rookie forward Jabari Parker tumbled to the floor after his left leg awkwardly buckled. The team initially ruled the injury […]

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Understanding DeMarcus Cousins’ Viral Meningitis Diagnosis

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has missed the team’s last five games with a viral infection. On Sunday, USA Today reported Cousins is specifically dealing with a case of viral meningitis. DeMarcus Cousins has viral meningitis and is expected out seven to 10 more days, @sam_amick and @JeffZillgitt report: http://t.co/damzGa3K2q — USA TODAY Sports NBA (@usatodaynba) […]

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Understanding DeMar Derozan’s Adductor Tear

The Toronto Raptors were one of the early surprises in the NBA, successfully building on the momentum generated during last year’s playoff run. The success of the team’s medical staff is a major reason for the team’s ascension up the Eastern Conference standings. Now the value of Scott McCullough and company will be put to […]

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Understanding Carmelo Anthony’s Back Spasms

The 2014-15 season is off to a rocky start for the New York Knicks with the team currently holding a 4-11 record, good enough for 12th in the Eastern Conference. Injuries have yet again been at the heart of the problem. Forward Andrea Bargnani yet to play this season due to calf and hamstring strains […]

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Understanding Dwight Howard’s PRP Treatment And Why It’s Not “The Kobe Treatment”

Houston center Dwight Howard recently underwent a procedure that is becoming commonplace in the NBA. Howard received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection into his strained right knee in hopes of accelerating the healing process. In the traditional PRP treatment, like the one Howard reportedly received, a sample of the injured athlete’s blood is taken and […]

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