January 21, 2014 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clippers point guard Darren Collison said that if resting was a realistic option, he "probably would have sat out [some] games" rather than continue to play with a painful sprain of his left big toe. But Collison is the starter because All-Star point guard Chris Paul is sidelined by a right shoulder separation, an injury that will keep him out another four weeks. And backup point guard Darius Morris is working on his second 10-day contract, which expires Saturday.
October 27, 2013 |
Nobody wants the party to stop after two consecutive title parades, so you do what you can to keep the confetti on back order. Sometimes it means surrounding your passel of superstars with a veteran beset by questionable knees and a forward who, despite his athletic upside, just doesn't seem to get it. Miami's Greg Oden and Michael Beasley? Well, yes, but it was also the means to a championship for the 2001-02 Lakers, the last NBA team to win a third consecutive title. Those Lakers added Mitch Richmond and Samaki Walker to the core that had partied at 11th and Figueroa the previous two summers.
October 24, 2012 |
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee needs surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right big toe and will miss the rest of the season. Lee was put on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday morning, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. The third-year player hurt his toe during the second half of Sunday's 19-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. He initially stayed in the game but eventually left and said later that he was "hurting the team by being out there. " Reports about the extent of Lee's injury started surfacing Tuesday, but it was the Cowboys' day off, so there were no news conferences or open locker room period.
July 30, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when Dan Haren thought his back issues were behind him . . . they're back. The veteran right-hander tweaked a muscle in the right side of his back during his last start against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The injury is not in the same area as the lower-back tightness that sent him to the disabled list on July 4, but it is expected to prevent Haren from pitching Wednesday night against the Rangers. Haren played long toss Monday and hopes to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday.
July 24, 2012
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday night that examinations of injured shortstop Erick Aybar (right big toe) and relief pitcher Jordan Walden (strained right biceps) by team doctor Lewis Yocum were promising. Walden, out since July 8 with a weakened pitching arm that was related to an issue with a nerve in his neck, will undergo a strength test Friday. If the results are satisfactory, he can begin pitching from a mound in anticipation of being activated from the disabled list.
July 23, 2012 |
An X-ray Saturday revealed an inconclusive "line" on the right big toe that Erick Aybar fouled a ball off earlier in the day, and the Angels shortstop will be evaluated again Tuesday, the team announced. "He's not close to playing now," Angels Mike Scioscia said Monday after Aybar was spotted striding through the team's clubhouse in a walking boot strapped to just below his knee. "It will be determined by how he feels and if he can improve enough. Hopefully, he can avoid the disabled list.