October 21, 2013 |
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp underwent a left ankle operation Monday that will limit his off-season training program, according to his agent, Dave Stewart. Stewart said Kemp is expected to be ready for opening day. The procedure was performed in North Carolina by famed ankle specialist Robert Anderson. Kemp had torn cartilage removed from his ankle. Kemp was sidelined for all of the playoffs because of problems with the ankle. Dodgers physician Neal ElAttrache feared that if Kemp continued playing, he could break one of the major weight-bearing bones in his foot.
May 11, 2012 |
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has some interesting thoughts about being the target of players trying to injure him. While appearing on radio's "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday, he had this to say about the Steelers' 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 19, in which Roethlisberger played with an injured ankle: "I think when we played San Fran, I felt like there were some things going on, some extra.... Now,...
October 14, 2013 |
Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti had a second surgery Monday to repair his right ankle that was broken in a recent crash. The latest three-hour surgery was to repair the talus bone in Franchitti's ankle, according to his team, Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi quoted Dr. Terry Trammel, orthopedic consultant for the Izod IndyCar Series, as saying the procedure "went perfectly" and that the driver's "post-operation X-rays looked great. " The accident occurred Oct. 6 at the end of a street race in Houston, with Franchitti's car going airborne and crashing into the catch fence.
April 1, 2012 |
Just as Andrew Bynum stepped foot toward the Staples Center exit tunnel, Lakers Coach Mike Brown cauight a glimpse of him. It left him convinced the left ankle injury Bynum suffered during the Lakers' 120-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday won't become what he calls a "long-term" absence. "I think it's OK," Brown said. "He was able to walk out fine. " The Lakers won't officially know the severity of Bynum's injury until Monday when the team plans to re-evauluate him after X-rays taken Sunday night turned out negative.
February 20, 2013 |
Two days after becoming the oldest top-ranked women's tennis player, 31-year-old Serena Williams became the latest entrant to drop out of the Dubai Championships. Williams withdrew Wednesday 45 minutes before her scheduled match with 11th-ranked Marion Bartoli, citing a sore back and ankle she says she's had since the Australian Open. “I've just had some back problems the past couple weeks. It didn't get better,” Williams said. “I thought it would get better as the week went on, but it didn't.
October 31, 2009 |
While a sprained left ankle spoiled Vince Carter's return to New Jersey, it did nothing to slow down Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. Carter scored 16 points before leaving the game against his former teammates in the second quarter, but Howard more than made up for his absence with 20 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks in a 95-85 victory Friday night. Carter, who said he was feeling better after the game and hoped to be back Sunday, spent the second half in the trainers' room and had his ankle wrapped.
December 5, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant practiced for a third consecutive day Thursday and said he felt improvement in his left ankle. “It feels stronger this morning than it did yesterday before practice,” Bryant said, “and it's less sore now than it was after last practice, so that's progression.” KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? So, does that mean he will make his season debut Sunday when the Lakers play the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center? “I'm trying,” said Bryant, who has been sidelined since April by a torn Achilles' tendon.
March 25, 2008 |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- His left shoulder, which was so damaged and weak last season he hit .175 from the right side, felt strong, and his left knee, which "wasn't feeling real great a couple weeks ago," was beginning to come around. Gary Matthews Jr. was having a great spring, getting a single in his first at-bat Monday to raise his Cactus League average to .449 and stealing second, his fourth stolen base. Then, on a play so innocuous most in Tempe Diablo Stadium probably didn't see it, Matthews twisted his right ankle as he pulled up before third base on Garret Anderson's inning-ending strikeout, fell to the ground in pain and had to be helped off the field.
March 7, 2013 |
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is not going to play tonight against the Denver Nuggets because of a sore left ankle. Crawford said he rolled his ankle in the second quarter of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. He got treatment throughout the day but shook his head no when asked if he could play against the Nuggets. Crawford averages 17.2 points a game, second best on the team. In his absence, Matt Barnes and Grant Hill will play some backup shooting guard for the Clippers.
July 23, 2013 |
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton said Tuesday he expects to sit out "a couple days" for treatment of a stiff right ankle. Hamilton had X-ray and MRI examinations Tuesday. The X-rays were negative; the MRI exam showed inflammation. Hamilton said he expected to meet with a team orthopedist during Tuesday's game and said he could receive an anti-inflammatory injection, which would keep him out for two or three days. Hamilton said he was not concerned about the possibility of a serious injury.