Abby Sims

Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies slides headfirst and steals second base as Josh Wilson #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks awaits the throw at Coors Field on April 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Sims: Significant Risks Of Headfirst Slides Outweigh Questionable Rewards

Two recent MLB injuries due to headfirst slides should once again cause players to reevaluate the practice. The significant risks certainly outweigh the questionable rewards.


Brian Wilson (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Brian Wilson’s Elbow Nerve Irritation

So much is written about injuries to the ligaments of pitchers’ elbows but less so about nerve irritation such as that resulting in Dodgers’ reliever Brian Wilson now being on the DL.


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Sims: Don’t Expect Bobby Parnell To Pitch For Mets Again This Season

The two weeks of rest sound like a smokescreen to me, and like so many other pitchers who have already fallen to elbow issues at this early stage of the season, I wouldn’t expect Parnell to take the mound for the Mets until 2015.


Kris Medlen (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Why Are So Many Pitchers Having To Undergo Tommy John Surgery?

Many have taken note of the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries in baseball of late, and the reason for it is both straightforward and enigmatic.


Jose Iglesias (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down The Stress Fractures In Jose Iglesias’ Shins

Understanding the nature of stress fractures and the progression that often occurs from stress-reaction injuries makes the explanation fairly straightforward.


Ike Davis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Ike Davis’ Early Injury A Cause For Concern For Mets

It doesn’t take a medical degree to know that the walking boot currently sported by Ike Davis foreshadows a troubled early season for the Mets’ oft-injured first baseman.


Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: How Will Wrist Surgery Affect Mark Teixeira’s Swing?

Will the Yankees first baseman be more guarded batting from the left side? We’ll soon see for ourselves once he hits the field.


Deron Williams (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Deron Williams’ Bothersome Ankles

This is not a new course of care for the oft-injured star, who evidently underwent three cortisone injections and PRP treatment for bilateral ankle issues last season as well.


Kobe Bryant (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Kobe Bryant’s Knee Injury

When Kobe Bryant returned to the court on December 8 following months of rehab on the repaired left Achilles he’d torn in April, he did so confidently – at least in words. In actions, not so much.


David Wilson (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Sims: Analyzing Causes Of Stenosis, Injury Plaguing Giants RB Wilson

Whether or not Giants running back David Wilson is ultimately cleared to return to the field, his stenosis poses risks.


Cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets looks on after a penalty was called in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at the Georgia Dome on October 7, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Antonio Cromartie’s Reported Injury

Though an MRI evidently did not reveal significant injury, and no specific diagnoses were made public, Cromartie is clearly not up to speed.


Matt Harvey (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Sims: A Look At Matt Harvey’s Arizona Fall League Paradox

Having thoroughly assessed both Harvey’s injury and his recovery to date, the Mets’ medical staff may have two very different reasons for encouraging Harvey to pitch sooner rather than later.


Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Sanchez Opting For Chance-It-And-See Approach With Shoulder

Sanchez might be wise to rethink things. If he goes under the knife now, he is certain to avoid the lengthy cross-his-fingers-period.


Matt Harvey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sims: Decision On Elbow Looms Large For Mets’ Harvey

If Matt Harvey was an everyday guy pitching in a Central Park league and he opted to try conservative management after partially tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, we wouldn’t give it a second thought. But he’s not.


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Sims: A Bruise? Were You Buying It?

After Mark Sanchez took a hard hit late in the Jets third pre-season game and landed on his right shoulder, initial reports were that he’d sustained a deep contusion, a bruise.