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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Shoulder dislocation not always a season ender

When Kevin Love joined Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, the bar was set high for the Cavaliers with the NBA’s newest “Big 3.” The Cavs struggled early last season, as expected, but got better with each game. They blew through the playoffs and got to the finals where they lost to the Warriors. It […]

Hamstring injuries can come back

The Chicago Cubs had a major scare when, on July 8th against the Cardinals, pitcher Jason Hammel exited the game early. Hammel said he felt sharp pain in the back of his thigh, creating concern for a hamstring strain. Hammel had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and, fortunately, for Jason and the Cubs, it […]

Rotator cuff tears become more common as we age

Last season, Kobe Bryant watched his Lakers miss the playoffs for a second year in a row because of his third consecutive season-ending injury. He was throwing down a two handed dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans when he tore his right shoulder rotator cuff. He tried to continue playing, heavily favoring his left […]

Tommy John surgery is avoidable

As midseason approaches for major league baseball, Chicago White Sox pitcher Nate Jones is trying to get back into the rotation. Jones had Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) elbow reconstruction or “Tommy John surgery” in July of 2014 and is rehabilitating his throwing arm. He recently threw a simulated game, and the Sox are hoping […]

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