Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

‘Cheer’ Is Back. Coach Monica Is Ready.

The documentary series on the Navarro College cheerleading team returns to Netflix on Jan. 12.

#aldama-monica, #cheerleaders, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #harris-jerry-1999, #navarro-college, #netflix-inc, #sports-injuries, #television, #whiteley-greg

Eric Dickerson: ‘The N.F.L. Is Another No-Good Entity.’

Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #dickerson-eric, #football, #los-angeles-rams, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-football-league, #records-and-achievements, #southern-methodist-university, #sports-injuries, #student-athlete-compensation

Two Wyoming Bobsledders. Two Horrific Brain Injuries. One Survivor.

Travis Bell and Joe Sisson were close friends and rising stars in bobsled before crashes derailed their careers. Two decades later, one of them wonders why he thrived and his friend is gone.

#bobsledding, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2022, #sports-injuries

What Is a Foul in the NBA? It’s Always Evolving

The N.B.A. foul is never set in stone. As players reinvent the game, the officiating changes, too.

#basketball, #national-basketball-assn, #officiating-sports, #sports-injuries

Lakers Search for Answers, With and Without LeBron James

James could miss multiple games because of coronavirus protocols, but the Lakers have struggled even when he has played.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #sports-injuries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vogel-frank, #westbrook-russell

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout

There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #knees, #muscles, #osteoarthritis, #research, #sports-injuries

How Glial Cells Are Quietly Revolutionizing Chronic Pain Study and Care

New science is rewriting the book on chronic pain — and may make treatment more accessible

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #research, #sports-injuries

Warriors Among N.B.A.’s Best Even Without Klay Thompson

Golden State is among the N.B.A.’s best teams, even without one of its best players in the injured Thompson. And it’s not just because of Stephen Curry.

#basketball, #charlotte-hornets, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #kerr-steve, #payton-gary-ii-1992, #poole-jordan-1999, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

N.F.L. Week 8 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Aaron Rodgers’s top two receivers may be out against the 7-0 Cardinals, and the Saints must rely on Alvin Kamara to move past the Buccaneers while the Dolphins stare down the Bills and the trade deadline.

#arizona-cardinals, #football, #gambling, #green-bay-packers, #murray-kyler-1997, #national-football-league, #rodgers-aaron, #sports-injuries

Klay Thompson Finally Found Love. With His Boat.

Injury woes sent Thompson, the Golden State guard, looking for solace. He found it on the water. No bananas allowed.

#basketball, #boats-and-boating, #content-type-personal-profile, #golden-state-warriors, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

Will Injured Kids Sue the Catholic Church Over Youth Football?

Denny Doyle is concerned about the risk of brain injuries to children who play tackle football. And he worries that his beloved church will also pay a price.

#catholic-youth-organization, #cincinnati-ohio, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #roman-catholic-church, #sports-injuries

Connor Fields, BMX Racer, Doesn’t Know If His Brain Will Let Him Ride Again

Connor Fields’s gruesome crash on the Olympic BMX track left him with serious brain trauma, a fractured memory and a lot of questions about the future.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fields-connor-1992, #henderson-nev, #olympic-games-2020, #sports-injuries, #tokyo-japan

William Person, a Bobsledder, Sues U.S.A. Skelton Over Brain Injuries

William Person, who competed from 1999 to 2007, wants to lead a class of plaintiffs seeking compensation for health problems he says were caused by years of sledding.

#bobsledding, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

Will the 49ers Contend if They Just Get Healthy?

After an improbably injury-riddled 2020, 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan’s disaster-proof offense is back on track.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #garoppolo-jimmy-1991, #lance-trey-2000, #san-francisco-49ers, #shanahan-kyle-1979, #sports-injuries

W.N.B.A. Playoff Preview: The Sun Are Ready to End the Storm’s Reign

Connecticut has the league’s best record, but Seattle has the best track record. But none of that may matter if the Las Vegas Aces hit their stride.

#basketball, #chicago-sky, #connecticut-sun, #dallas-wings, #jones-jonquel, #las-vegas-aces, #minnesota-lynx, #new-york-liberty, #phoenix-mercury, #seattle-storm, #sports-injuries, #wilson-aja-1996

Races Are Back. So Are Injuries.

Marathon season is upon us for the first time since 2019. But, a doctor warns, “Your body right now is not the same body you had two years ago, so you’ve got to pay attention to that.”

#marathon-running, #metzl-jordan-d, #running, #sports-injuries

Eyeing Football’s Risks, a National Champion Eases Up

Sam Houston State University shaved its schedule by a game because its leaders were wary of students taking too many snaps in 2021.

#football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sam-houston-state-university, #sports-injuries

Keith McCants, Football Star Laid Low by Drugs, Dies at 53

At one time the N.F.L.’s highest-paid defensive player, he left the league after six seasons and fell into a spiral of addiction, homelessness and desolation.

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #football, #mccants-keith, #national-football-league, #pain-relieving-drugs, #sports-injuries, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

College Football Rule Changes for 2021

Officials made some tweaks to the rule book for 2021. Next year, though, could bring much more rewriting.

#football-college, #instant-replay-sports, #officiating-sports, #sports-injuries

Oakland’s Chris Bassitt Conscious After Being Hit by Line Drive

Chris Bassitt of the Oakland Athletics never lost consciousness, according to the team, after being struck by a ball traveling 100 m.p.h.

#baseball, #bassitt-chris, #oakland-athletics, #sports-injuries

He’s the Chiropractor to Olympic Track and Field Stars

How did John Ball become the go-to health professional for track and field athletes with creaky hips and balky knees? A devotee answers: Have you seen his hands?

#ball-john-t, #chandler-ariz, #chiropractors, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2020, #sports-injuries, #track-and-field

What to Look for in a Physical Therapist

Not all P.T.s are created equal. Find a professional who values evidence over anecdote.

#content-type-service, #fibromyalgia, #knees, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #physical-therapy, #sports-injuries, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Phoenix Suns Headed to First N.B.A. Finals in Almost 30 Years

This will be the first trip to the finals for the Suns’ veteran leader, Chris Paul, who scored 41 points in the series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

#ayton-deandre-1998, #booker-devin-1996, #los-angeles-clippers, #nba-championship, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

Serena Williams Out of Wimbledon With an Injury

Williams started her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich aggressively, but she slipped on the grass court and later fell after injuring her right hamstring.

#sports-injuries, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

A Spectator’s Sign Felled Dozens of Tour de France Racers

The French authorities were searching for a woman who they said left the scene after a German cyclist crashed into her sign, setting off a pileup during the first stage of the race.

#amaury-sport-organization, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #brittany-france, #cycling-road, #france, #martin-tony-1985, #sports-injuries, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

Doubters. Haters. Trae Young Has Them. He Doesn’t Care.

Young, the Atlanta Hawks guard, has embraced the booing, cursing crowds and his opponents’ defensive pressure. What he hasn’t embraced? Low expectations.

#atlanta-hawks, #basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #young-trae-1998

‘It Hurts’: Season Is Over Before Nets See How Good Big Three Can Be

Injuries kept the Nets from knowing what they could really look like once their stars — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden — were playing well together.

#aldridge-lamarcus, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #dinwiddie-spencer-1993, #durant-kevin, #embiid-joel, #green-jeff-1986, #griffin-blake, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #jordan-deandre-1988, #levert-caris-1994, #marks-sean-1975, #milwaukee-bucks, #nash-steve, #national-basketball-assn, #sports-injuries, #tsai-joseph-c, #vaughn-jacque

College Baseball Pitcher, Sang Ho Baek, Dies After Tommy John Surgery

Sang Ho Baek, 20, “had been battling injuries throughout the season,” a teammate said, and underwent Tommy John surgery, a relatively common procedure for pitchers.

#baek-sang-ho-2001-21, #baseball, #deaths-obituaries, #george-mason-university, #interscholastic-athletics, #john-tommy, #maryland, #salisbury-md, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons

Was The NBA Season Too Much Too Soon After the Bubble?

A rash of injuries leads LeBron James to question the league’s packed schedule.

#basketball, #james-lebron, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

N.B.A. All-Stars Set a Painful Record for Missing Playoff Games

Injury woes are not new, but they have been acute during the playoffs. Never before have eight All-Stars missed at least one postseason game in the same year.

#ankles-body-part, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #brown-jaylen-1996, #conley-mike-jr-1987, #davis-anthony-1993, #embiid-joel, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #knees, #leonard-kawhi, #los-angeles-clippers, #los-angeles-lakers, #mitchell-donovan-jr-1996, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #sprains-and-strains

Chris Paul Out Indefinitely Because of Coronavirus Protocols

Paul, the Phoenix Suns guard, could miss at least a part of the Western Conference finals.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #vaccination-and-immunization

It’s a New Series as the Injury Bug Returns to Bite the Nets

The Bucks tied their playoff series with the Nets, 2-2, as Kyrie Irving left with an injured ankle, joining James Harden on the Brooklyn sideline.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

At Euro 2020, Fatigue May Be the Toughest Foe

The world’s biggest stars have been playing almost nonstop for a year, meaning Euro 2020 and other championships may be decided by which ones have the most left in the tank.

#copa-america-soccer, #fatigue, #soccer, #sports-injuries, #uefa-european-football-championship

Even LeBron James Isn’t Eternal

At 36, with his team’s future in doubt, James faces basketball mortality.

#basketball, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

Lakers Eliminated from Playoffs With Game 6 Loss to Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending N.B.A. champions led by LeBron James, struggled with injuries all season.

#basketball, #booker-devin-1996, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

It’s Not Your Imagination: MLB Players Are Getting Hurt a Lot

Even accounting for virus-related stints, trips to the injured list are up as the sport lags behind others in injury prevention.

#baseball, #britton-zack-1987, #major-league-baseball, #milwaukee-brewers, #new-york-mets, #san-diego-padres, #sports-injuries, #tingler-jayce

Ashleigh Barty, No. 1 Women’s Tennis Player, Withdraws From French Open

Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #sports-injuries, #tennis

The Nets Aren’t Unbeatable, but It’s OK to Be Impressed

The Boston Celtics tried in their first-round series but were too depleted to compete. The Nets’ next opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, may have a better shot.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #milwaukee-bucks, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

The Changing Meaning of Being ‘Like Mike’

Michael Jordan earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive winner with the Chicago Bulls. Owning the Charlotte Hornets hasn’t brought him the same on-court success — yet.

#ball-lamelo, #basketball, #charlotte-hornets, #curry-stephen, #jordan-michael, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #tatum-jayson-1998

In the NBA Playoffs, The Scariest Teams Are Lower Seeds

Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.

#atlanta-hawks, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #dallas-mavericks, #denver-nuggets, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-clippers, #los-angeles-lakers, #memphis-grizzlies, #miami-heat, #milwaukee-bucks, #new-york-knicks, #philadelphia-76ers, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #portland-trail-blazers, #sports-injuries, #washington-wizards

As Velocity Increases, So Does Danger to Batters

Batters are being hit at a rate unseen since the 1890s. Kevin Pillar’s beaning showed how devastating one pitch can be.

#baseball, #biggio-craig, #girardi-joe, #harper-bryce-1992, #melvin-bob, #new-york-mets, #oakland-athletics, #philadelphia-phillies, #pillar-kevin-1989, #sports-injuries

Even the Celtics Think the Nets Will Probably Win

The Nets would be heavily favored in the first-round playoff matchup even without Boston’s injury woes. “As a fan of the N.B.A., it’s hard to see those guys losing,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #stevens-brad-1976, #tatum-jayson-1998

It’s the LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry Battle No One Asked For

After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

At the Preakness and Beyond, Horse Racing Needs to Clean Up Its Act

New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #preakness-stakes, #sports-injuries, #triple-crown-horse-racing

The Lost Days of Raúl Jiménez

#content-type-personal-profile, #jimenez-raul-1991, #soccer, #sports-injuries, #wolverhampton-wanderers-soccer-team

Fighting in the N.H.L. Reveals Few, if Any, Winners

When the Rangers and the Capitals dropped their gloves to settle a score, the old-school spectacle was greeted with disgust, nostalgia and excitement.

#bettman-gary, #boogaard-derek, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers, #sports-injuries, #washington-capitals, #wilson-tom-1994

The N.B.A.’s Play-In Tournament Isn’t the Problem

Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuban-mark, #curry-stephen, #dallas-mavericks, #doncic-luka-1999, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

Gymnastics Is a Brutal Sport. Does It Have to Be?

In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #denhollander-rachael, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #olympic-games, #sports-injuries

Icing Muscle Injury Ineffective, Study Says

Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.

#exercise, #ice, #journal-of-applied-physiology, #mice, #muscles, #sports-injuries