Injury Breakdown

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Injury Breakdown: Injured Quarterbacks — That’s The NFL

NFL quarterbacks are padding the injury reports, and their injuries are not only impacting game outcomes but resulting in unanticipated trades.


Peyton Manning (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images), Ike Davis (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Injury Breakdown: Let’s Start Reporting Injuries Accurately!

I’m all for the glass being half full, silver linings and making lemonade, but I’m having a lot of difficulty understanding the optimism in the reporting of injuries in pro sports these days.


Chris Young

Injury Breakdown: Can Chris Young Shoulder His Injury?

Mets pitcher Chris Young, is slated to return after being placed on the DL due to biceps tendinitis. Let’s talk a bit about the role of the biceps and the impact of Young’s diagnosis.


Francisco Cervelli (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Injury Breakdown: The Facts On Francisco Cervelli’s Foot Fracture

Reports out of Yankee camp revealed that back-up catcher Francisco Cervelli has once again suffered an injury during spring training that will set him up to miss the early part of the season.


Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears on the sideline (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Injury Breakdown: Analyzing Injured Stars Sanchez, Cutler

I know football players are tough, and Jay Cutler, who has type I diabetes, supposedly wanted to continue to play on Sunday. The reaction, possibly prompted by his poor performance in the first half, seems unjustified.


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Injury Breakdown: Smith Kneeds Surgery

There has been confusion in the reports of Smith’s injury – some referring to the fact that he tore his meniscus, with most others stating that the injury was to the articular cartilage.


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Injury Breakdown: Details On The Disc

Mathias Kiwanuka will be out of action after receiving a diagnosis of a bulging cervical disc. The Giants and Kiwanuka would be smart to play this one safe, particularly due to the nature of the sport and the inherent risk involved.



Difficult Feet

Giants fourth-year running back, Ahmad Bradshaw, underwent three surgeries last January. All accounts I’ve read since then have been enthusiastic. However, I can only remain guardedly optimistic.


Injury Breakdown: A Critique Of The Oblique

The Internal Obliques are one of several muscles that comprise the abdominals. They have several points of attachment – at the low back and pelvis, and running diagonally up to the base of the front of the lower ribs and midline of the abdominal group.


Injury Breakdown: On the Cuff

Four muscles that originate on the shoulder blade (scapula) all essentially converge into a common tendon to attach at the front, top and back of the head of the humerus (the bone of the upper arm). Collectively, they constitute the rotator cuff.


Injury Breakdown: Perkins and the PCL

Like the ACL, the Posterior Cruciate checks the motion of the tibia. However, the PCL keeps the tibia from gliding too far backward on the femur.


Injury Breakdown: Diagnosis: Tendonitis

Tendonitis is simply an inflammation (“itis”) of a tendon, though occasionally (as is often the case with tennis elbow) it is actually a tear of the tendon. Tendons connect muscles to bones and they can become inflamed due to overuse.


Injury Breakdown: Shouldering the Pain

The labrum is a fibrocartilagenous structure that is attached to the socket of the shoulder and hip joints. In both cases, the labrum deepens the socket in order to provide more stability for the joint.


Injury Breakdown: Hamstrung

The hamstrings are a group of muscles in the back of the thigh that run from the boney prominence at the bottom of the pelvis (the sit bone, or ischial tuberosity) to just below the knee.


Injury Breakdown: Pain In The Neck

There are a number of potential causes for radiating (also called radicular) pain in the upper extremity; some don’t even involve the spine at all. This type of pain is generally due to compression or stretch of a nerve.