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

Breaking Down Kawhi Leonard’s Injury

The Spurs have been one of the more healthy teams of the 2013-14 season. That’s not to say they’ve been impervious to injury but the ability of their medical staff to minimize the impact of Tim Duncan’s chest contusion or Tony Parker’s shin contusion has allowed them to remain in the upper echelon of the […]

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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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NBA Injury Notes From January 15

Welcome Back Last night was a win for the NBA with several injured players returning to the court. In Memphis, Marc Gasol returned from a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee suffered back in late November. He looked rusty in his 24 minutes of action but his presence seemed to lift […]

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Breaking Down The Jrue Holiday Injury

Earlier this morning the Pelicans announced that guard Jrue Holiday will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right tibia. The injury is just another setback for New Orleans who is still without Ryan Anderson, out recovering from a herniated disc in the cervical region of his spine. Holiday’s injury isn’t uncommon in […]

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The History of Andrew Bynum’s Knee Woes and Examining His Potential Suitors

Exiled from Cleveland and waived by the Bulls following the Luol Deng trade, center Andrew Bynum will once again be a free agent when he clears waivers on Thursday afternoon. Reports have surfaced that at least eight teams are interested in the former All-Star, including Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers. Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported […]

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