Abby Sims

Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sims: Back Under The Knife — Breaking Down Rob Gronkowski’s 7th Surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery on Tuesday to address chronic back pain.


Mark Teixeira (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sims: Vulnerable Wrist Could Again Land Teixeira On The Disabled List

Clearly, Mark Teixeira played too soon when he returned from the DL in late May. Why should the Yankees make the same mistake now?


Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Mark Teixeira’s Latest Wrist Injury

The role of the sheath is to stabilize the tendon within, enabling it to function more effectively, and minimize the likelihood it would sustain degenerative wear and tear and any resultant inflammation.


Marco Scutaro (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down ‘Mallet Finger’ And How It Could Affect Marco Scutaro

Mallet Finger is an injury to the tendon that extends the finger. The tendon becomes elongated or ruptures in the region that controls the finger joint furthest from the palm.


Right fielder Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks off the field with trainer Lee Kuntz as he bleeds from the neck after running into the wall. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sims: Stephen Strasburg Update And What Bursitis Means For Bryce Harper

The Nationals announced on Thursday that Harper is now slated to consult Dr. James Andrews because of his persistent left knee symptoms.


Michael Pineda

Sims: The Latest On Familia, Pineda And More

Breaking down the latest pitching injuries around the MLB


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.