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

Breaking Down Joel Embiid’s Injury And What It Means To His Future

With Selection Sunday days away the landscape of the NCAA tournament was altered with the announcement that Kansas center Joel Embiid will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his lower back. The injury is a sizeable setback for Embiid, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a favorite to be the […]

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NBA Injury Report: Debunking the Myth That Injuries Are Up

The end of the third quarter of the NBA season happened to coincide with the conclusion of the eight annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. During the conference former Suns GM and current broadcaster Steve Kerr served on a panel discussing basketball analytics. Eventually the topic of injuries and injury data was brought […]

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Injury Profile: Danny Granger

Danny Granger is expected to be bought out by the Sixers less than a week after Philadelphia acquired him in a deal for guard Evan Turner and center LaVoy Allen. Granger will have a list of suitors that reportedly includes the Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Clippers, and Rockets. However each team will take an extended look […]

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Injury Profile: Russell Westbrook

The Thunder are set to play the Heat Thursday night in a potential Finals preview.  Normally the battle between Kevin Durant and LeBron James would be the primary focus but the majority of buzz is coming from the potential return of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has missed the team’s last 27 games recovering from […]

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Facial Fractures In the NBA: Breaking Down the Injuries of JR Smith and Larry Sanders

As the league prepares for All-Star weekend in New Orleans, two players known for their nightlife antics will spend the break recovering from facial injuries rather than partying in the bayou. Within the last week both Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders and New York’s JR Smith suffered facial fractures after colliding with opponents. Sanders suffered a fractured […]

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