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Abby Sims

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

Russ Smith #2, Gorgui Dieng #10, Chane Behanan #21 and assistant coach Kevin Keatts of the Louisville Cardinals react after Kevin Ware #5 suffered a compound fracture to his leg. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sims: Insight And Analysis Regarding Kevin Ware’s Gruesome Injury

Ware reportedly underwent successful surgery to insert a rod to fixate the tibia and repair the soft tissue wound caused by the protruding bone. Now he will begin a long convalescence followed by rehab.

04/01/2013

Shaun Marcum (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Sims: Taking A Closer Look At Shaun Marcum’s Injury

If Marcum is expected to return to the lineup shortly, his condition is likely of the uncomplicated variety. However, as with all overuse injuries, too much too soon leads to increased vulnerability. Take heed, Marcum.

03/22/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sims: To Play Or Not To Play? That Is The Question

What is interesting is that many fans, and even many in the media, still minimize the impact of injuries, especially those not requiring surgery. Is it the money that players make that pushes people to feel that athletes should just play through pain?

03/19/2013

David Wright (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Sims: A Closer Look At David Wright’s Condition

It appears from the way he pointed to the problematic area that the third baseman’s complaints refer to his right side, and reports are that the issue is in Wright’s back rather than his chest.

03/15/2013

Tyson Chandler (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Tyson Chandler And The Knicks’ Injury Woes

On Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire added Tyson Chandler to their knee support group. Three of the team’s highest-paid players have knees that are not providing an adequate return on investment.

03/14/2013

Kyrie Irving (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Kyrie Irving’s Latest Injury

As for any sprain, Irving’s injury will be graded from one to three, with a Grade 1 being a mild stretch of the ligaments that stabilize the joint, a Grade 2 causing more significant disruption and a Grade 3 being a complete rupture of the AC ligaments.

03/11/2013

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Stoudemire’s Knee Debridement

The anticipated six week loss of Amar’e Stoudemire has been met with wide skepticism.

03/10/2013

Mark Teixeira (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sims: Mark Teixeira No Slam-Dunk To Return In 8 To 10 Weeks

By Abby Sims » More Columns So, as expected, the two weeks initially projected for Mark Teixeira to rest and rehab his wrist injury has morphed into a likely eight-to-ten-week recovery period; that is certainly more […]

03/08/2013

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sims: 2 Weeks Sounds Optimistic For Mark Teixeira’s Wrist Injury

The media references to Teixeira’s injury noted the involved area to be his wrist -– a joint, while also pointing to a diagnosis of strain. This doesn’t totally compute.

03/06/2013

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