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.
October 10, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Steve Nash left the Lakers' exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night in the first quarter after failing to get his left ankle loose. He can only hope it's not a season-long issue. The veteran point guard disclosed after the Lakers' 104-86 defeat at MGM Grand Garden Arena that his ankle has bothered him since about a week before the start of training camp. “Tonight was just one of those nights that for whatever reason it just wasn't moving freely and I couldn't get it to loosen up and it started to get worse,” said Nash, who went scoreless with two assists in only eight minutes.
October 7, 2013 |
Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize his broken right ankle after the IndyCar driver went airborne and crashed into the catchfence at a race in Houston, his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team said Monday. Franchitti, 40, also suffered two spinal fractures and a concussion Sunday but was "awake and alert" when he was admitted to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, the team said. An IndyCar official and two fans also were taken to a hospital for treatment, IndyCar said.
October 6, 2013 |
Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right ankle and sustained a concussion when his car went airborne into a catch fence during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, with flying debris injuring 13 spectators and a series official. Franchitti was transported to a hospital where the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner would be held overnight, and a series official was treated for minor injuries. Houston Fire Department spokesman Ruy Lozano said 11 of the 13 injured fans were treated on site at Reliant Park.
October 4, 2013 |
UCLA lost two key offensive players in a 34-27 victory over Utah on Thursday night. Tackle Torian White suffered a broken bone and a torn ligament in his right leg. He will have surgery on Tuesday and be out for the season. Running back Jordon James sustained an ankle injury and is unlikely to play against California on Oct. 12. James entered the game as the fifth-leading rusher in the nation, averaging 141 yards per game. "The X-rays were negative, and he's wearing a [protective]
October 3, 2013 |
Lakers guard Nick Young sprained his ankle in practice on Thursday, putting his availability in question for the Lakers' first two preseason games on Saturday and Sunday. "Nick tweaked his ankle a little bit today, so I don't even know if Nick's going be there Saturday," said Coach Mike D'Antoni. The Lakers start their exhibition season in Ontario on Saturday, playing host to the Golden State Warriors. They play the next night at Staples Center against the Denver Nuggets. Young isn't expected to practice on Friday.
September 30, 2013 |
When the Dodgers open the playoffs in Atlanta on Thursday, center fielder Matt Kemp will be on crutches. If they reach the World Series, he'll be limited to waving a towel in the dugout. Kemp's injury-plagued season came to an abrupt end Sunday when a MRI exam revealed a major weight-bearing bone in the two-time All-Star's left ankle was swollen. Kemp wanted to continue playing, but the Dodgers' medical staff told him he couldn't. If he did, the talus bone could break, which could leave him with chronic ankle problems for the remainder of his career.
September 28, 2013 |
And for today's scare, the Dodgers bring you Matt Kemp. Kemp was a late scratch Friday night, the Dodgers said he was removed for precautionary reasons because of left ankle soreness. This is the same ankle that earlier caused Kemp to sit out 53 games. He came off the disabled list Sept. 16 and had started every game but one since. Kemp has been on the DL three times this season because of a hamstring strain, soreness from off-season shoulder surgery and the ankle issue.
September 24, 2013 |
USC quarterback Cody Kessler and receiver Marqise Lee, who suffered injuries last week against Utah State, said Tuesday that they were preparing for Saturday's game against Arizona State with hopes of seeing the offense come together. Kessler suffered a bruised right hand in the first half of the Trojans' 17-14 victory. His accuracy suffered in the second half when he completed only five of 14 passes for 58 yards. "It was just swelled up this high off my hand Sunday," Kessler said, motioning over the back of his right hand.