March 8, 2013 |
Derrick Rose reportedly is medically cleared to return to the court after having surgery in May to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee -- but don't expect to see him on the hardwood quite yet. According to an ESPN report quoting a team source, Rose's doctor has cleared him to play, but Rose apparently told the Bulls that he won't make an official comeback until he feels comfortable dunking off his left foot in game-type conditions....
March 7, 2013 |
New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, 43, is expected to announce his plans to retire after the 2013 season on Saturday. The New York Post reported that a news conference is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. EST. Rivera is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 608. Rivera sustained a season-ending right knee injury in May while shagging fly balls in Kansas City. Many expected that injury to end his career, but he had surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in June and said he'd make a comeback.
February 8, 2013 |
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo could return to the court earlier than anticipated. He apparently sustained only a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee instead of a full tear, Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, told CSNNE.com. That means that the four-time All-Star could be back to full strength in six months, rather than being sidelined for up to a year. (Chicago Bulls' guard Derrick Rose sustained a torn ACL in April, nearly 9 1/2 months ago, and is not expected to be back on the court until after the All-Star break later this month.)
January 27, 2013 |
Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics' All-Star point guard, is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Celtics, who snapped a six-game losing streak with a 100-98 double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat in his absence Sunday, announced the news after Rondo left TD Garden before the game. Rondo injured the knee on Friday night while playing the Atlanta Hawks, who came back from a 27-point deficit to win in double overtime. The injury was originally called a hyperextension, but Rondo felt discomfort in the knee during the Celtics' morning shoot-around Sunday.
January 9, 2013 |
Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery Wednesday and faces a challenging rehabilitation if he is to return for the start of next season. The Washington Redskins quarterback had his lateral collateral ligament repaired and his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee reconstructed for a second time. The surgery was performed in Florida by orthopedist James Andrews , who was optimistic that Griffin would be back on the field this fall. "We expect a full recovery, and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season," Andrews said in a statement released by the Redskins.
January 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Redskins' season is over, but everyone here waited Monday for the other MRI to drop. The severity of quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee injury has not been announced, but what he said after the game indicated the injury is worse than the sprain he suffered in December. He endured a torn anterior cruciate ligament in college, and after the December injury he said he knew immediately that it didn't feel like another torn ACL. After the injury in Sunday's loss to Seattle, Griffin didn't sound so confident.