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Abby Sims

Ruben Tejada (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Ruben Tejada’s Quad Strain

It is the same quad that caused him to miss a good deal of time last season, though the player commented that he believes this one is much less severe. He’d better hope so.

05/31/2013

Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves slides headfirst into third ahead of the tag. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down The Dangers Of The Headfirst Slide

Headfirst slides most commonly cause injury to the hands, head and upper body, while feet-first slides are more likely to cause traumatic injury to the lower extremities. It does seem that the headfirst method is more likely to land a player on the disabled list.

05/30/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Carmelo Anthony’s Shoulder Woes Are More Than A Warning Sign

As to the outcome of Anthony’s exam? Neither a wait-and-see approach nor surgery would be surprising. However, this injury is more than a warning sign and it doesn’t bode well.

05/20/2013

Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees is pulled from the game in the fifth inning by Joe Girardi #28. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Andy Pettitte’s Left Trapezius Strain

This isn’t Pettitte’s first strain in recent years, and the Yankees have to hope that he will rebound from this one much faster than he did from the groin strain that kept him out of action for two months in 2010.

05/17/2013

Joel Hanrahan (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Joel Hanrahan’s Torn Flexor Tendon

Thirty-one-year-old closer Joel Hanrahan has had a rough start to his tenure with the Red Sox after being acquired from the Pirates in the offseason. Now we know why.

05/13/2013

Roy Halladay (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Sims: Don’t Count On Roy Halladay Pitching Again This Season

It is likely that Halladay is looking at a minimum six-month recovery if more than a simple debridement is performed. To get to the point where he is throwing competitively, six months is even optimistic.

05/09/2013

Roy Halladay (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sims: What’s Wrong With Phillies Ace Roy Halladay?

Phillies ace Roy Halladay evidently kept his shoulder symptoms from the team’s coaching and training staff while underwhelming all — including his opponents — in his last few starts.

05/06/2013

Stephen Strasburg (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sims: The Latest On Stephen Strasburg’s Forearm Scare

Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.

05/01/2013

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Amar’e Stoudemire Returning For Round 2? Don’t Bet On It

Reports that Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire could make his return to action soon are establishing expectations he may not be able to fulfill.

04/24/2013

Albert Pujols (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Albert Pujols’ Plantar Fasciitis, And What It Means Going Forward

Manager Mike Scioscia commented that Pujols is tolerating the pain enough to not miss a start, and he continues to produce at the plate. Yes, but he also commented that, as the season progresses, Pujols’ condition is worsening. Here we go again.

04/22/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sims: Derek Jeter’s ‘New’ Ankle Crack May Not Be So New

This is yet another important reason why symptoms should dictate rehab progression, and playing through pain isn’t productive.

04/19/2013

Rasheed Wallace (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Why Did Rasheed Wallace Play On Monday?; More Knicks Injury Notes

Why did coach Mike Woodson have Wallace play for four minutes on Monday before leaving the court with soreness in his post-operative foot? Wasn’t Wallace’s condition evident in practice?

04/17/2013

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Warrior Code Fallout

Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle sprain on March 13th and returned to the lineup after missing only several games.

04/13/2013

Scott Sizemore (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Sims: Brutal News For Scott Sizemore; What Now After Repeat ACL Tear?

After an arduous rehab that was reportedly uneventful and free of setbacks, he will have to do it all over. Again.

04/11/2013

Kenyon Martin is surrounded by his teammates and head coach Mike Woodson after hurting his ankle against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Lowdown On K-Mart’s Ankle Injury — And What It Means For Knicks

Playing with an ankle sprain certainly limits balance as well as mobility: speed, ability to quickly change direction and to jump.

04/10/2013

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