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Minor League Second Baseman’s Elbow Fracture Sidelines Him for the Rest of 2016

September 29th, 2016
baseball

A September 7 elbow fracture during the Double-A playoffs will cause minor league second baseman Oz...


Why do we often see wrist injuries among tennis players?

September 22nd, 2016
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Recent coverage of the U.S. Open brought mentions of wrist injuries among major competitors. For exa...


Stephen Strasburg Able To Throw Again After Elbow Soreness

September 16th, 2016
baseball

Stephen Strasburg was finally able to resume throwing after he was placed on the disabled list. Stra...


Broken Thumb on Right Hand Puts Josh Wells Out of the Game

September 9th, 2016
football

Even before the 2016 football seasons started, the Jacksonville Jaguars suffered a blow to their off...


Hyperextended Elbow Ended Sarah Menezes’ Olympic Medal Quest

September 1st, 2016
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Brazil’s Sarah Menezes suffered an unfortunate injury during an Olympic judo match on August 6...


Darrelle Revis Showing Great Improvements After Wrist Surgery

August 25th, 2016
football

With the start of football season almost here, there is still no timetable for a return for the New...


Second Elbow Surgery in Two Years for Nationals Pitcher Aaron Barrett

August 18th, 2016
baseball

After having successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last September, Washington Nationals r...


Dodgers’ Alex Wood’s Injured Elbow Required Surgery

August 11th, 2016

Dodgers’ pitcher Alex Wood had hoped to return to play soon, but the recovery process will take lo...


Larry Nance, Jr. Avoids Serious Hand Injury During A Summer League Game

August 4th, 2016
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If you are a basketball fan, the chances are high that you have caught a few NBA Summer League games...


Selfie Elbow – Selfie-Takers Beware!

July 28th, 2016
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The latest phenomenon in a growing list of tech related injuries is known as ‘selfie elbowR...


Elbow injuries lead to gymnast dropping out of Olympics team trials

July 21st, 2016
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With the Olympics approaching, we’re set to see not only feats of athleticism, but also disapp...


Rafael Nadal Misses Wimbledon Due to Wrist Injury

July 15th, 2016
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On June 9th, Rafael Nadal announced that he would be pulling out of Wimbledon. The reason for this a...


A Hyperextended Elbow Took Yankee Catcher Brian McCann Out of Lineup

July 1st, 2016
baseball

When Yankee catcher Brian McCann went to catch a low pitch during a June 1 game, he unfortunately su...


Serious Wrist and Hand Injury Conditions Plague Video Gaming Enthusiasts

June 24th, 2016
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When you think of activities that involve injury risk, video gaming does not typically come to mind....


Carson Smith to Receive Second Opinion for Injured Elbow

June 16th, 2016
baseball

Carson Smith debuted for the Seattle Mariners in September of 2014. He wound up playing in 9 games t...