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Abby Sims

Bryce Harper (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Bryce Harper’s Pair Of Injuries

Was it the knee, hip or both that were at fault? Perhaps Davey Johnson simply faulted the left knee because he wasn’t aware of the left hip injury.

09/06/2013

Andre Brown (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sims: Don’t Expect Giants RB Andre Brown To Be Back Anytime Soon

Andre Brown, the Giants’ backup running back, was quoted as saying that because the leg fracture he sustained in Thursday night’s exhibition game is so small, he expects to be back on the field in two weeks. Don’t count on it.

08/30/2013

Matt Harvey (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Harvey’s Partial Tear Of The Ulnar Collateral Ligament

The extraordinary stresses that pitchers place on the medial (inner) elbow — and the excessive loading of the region — can create inflammatory or degenerative conditions in a number of structures in the area.

08/27/2013

Victor Cruz (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Victor Cruz’s Heel Contusion

A contusion is a traumatic injury that is caused by forceful impact. The deep bruising affecting bone or muscle generally takes four to six weeks to resolve (depending on degree), though may require more time if the condition occurs along with other issues like ligament sprains.

08/20/2013

Jared Veldheer (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) and Oscar Taveras (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Sims: Looking At Veldheer’s Triceps Tear And Taveras’ Ankle Sprain

Left tackle Jared Veldheer of the Oakland Raiders is undergoing surgery to repair his partially torn triceps tendon. Cardinals’ outfielder Oscar Taveras will reportedly have ankle surgery this week.

08/15/2013

Santonio Holmes (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Sims: Video Sparks Absurd Debate — Is Santonio Holmes Running?

Holmes isn’t likely to say he can run until he is doing sprinting T-drills, cutting and running the distance of the field at full speed. In other words, when he can do what he used to do.

08/13/2013

Antrel Rolle (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sims: Antrel Rolle’s Ankle Injury Shouldn’t Be Minimized

Only “an ankle”? No big deal? There are so many athletes who might disagree — starting with Derek Jeter.

08/13/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sims: No Surprise That Jeter’s Issues Continue To Linger

Each time Derek Jeter runs full out, his quad and calf injuries will continue to linger all over again.

08/04/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Derek Jeter (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down The Quad Strains Suffered By A-Rod And Derek Jeter

With a pair of Grade 1 quad strains between them, the contributions that are expected out of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are obviously lowered further and delayed longer.

07/22/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Derek Jeter’s Grade 1 Right Quad Strain

It isn’t easy to bounce back from strains, even when only Grade 1. And when you are nearing 40 instead of 20, it is generally just a little bit more difficult.

07/19/2013

Shaun Marcum (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Shaun Marcum’s Season-Ending Injury

Mets starter Shaun Marcum began the 2013 season with what was diagnosed as right shoulder impingement syndrome, and his season ended this week with another type of impingement — that of the Thoracic Outlet.

07/10/2013

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is injured as he fumbles a low snap in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Athletes Recovering From Injury – Are They Set Up To Fail? Part II

Inadequate rest after an injury, an overly aggressive rehab program and/or premature return to activity sets the stage for this maladaptation.

07/02/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: Athletes Recovering From Injury – Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

it may be prudent to opt for surgery immediately after injury rather than take a wait-and-see-approach.

07/01/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Brook Lopez’s Ongoing Foot Woes

Lopez, the Brooklyn Nets’ 7-foot center, is reportedly in a walking boot after undergoing his third foot surgery in two years, this time to replace the bent hardware stabilizing his right fifth metatarsal. Though this isn’t another re-fracture, a period of rest and rehab will follow.

06/25/2013

Jonathon Niese (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Jon Niese And His Troubling Shoulder

Niese reportedly complained of weakness in the shoulder before being removed from the game. Though he’d rested for only 12 days before his prior start, the rest that alleviated his symptoms might have contributed to further weakening from disuse.

06/21/2013

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