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May 17, 2012 | By Gary Klein
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom. USC linebacker Simione Vehikite pleaded no contest to two felony counts and was ordered to serve one year in county jail Thursday for his involvement in a 2011 automobile accident. Vehikite, 21, was remanded into custody after appearing before Commissioner John R. Johnson in Inglewood Superior Court. “He's felt horrible about the whole thing,” Michael Norris, Vehikite's attorney, said outside the courtroom. “He felt bad that it happened in the first place and he felt bad that somebody else at one point was felt to be responsible for it. “Now that he has appeared in court, he's taken full responsibility for everything that happened .... Whatever needs to be done to make the victims whole, he's happy to do.” Vehikite was arrested in February in connection with the July 2011 accident and faced four felony counts: leaving the scene of an accident; driving under the influence causing injury; driving with a .08% blood alcohol level and causing injury; and identity theft.
April 27, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Certainty isn't normally a part of the injury business, unless of course it's determined you need to go under the knife. Each injury tends to take its own path -- short, long, unexpected turns, easy, tough. Hanley Ramirez has a thumb injury , and apparently it's not serious. He came out of Saturday's game after the third inning with a sore right thumb, which is scary since he had surgery on the same thumb before the start of last season. The X-rays were negative; the Dodgers called it a bruise and said he was day to day. Everyone exhaled.
September 18, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Nearly 12 years later, it appears Jalen Rose wants to come clean. Remember, when Bryant suffered an ankle injury in the 2000 NBA Finals against the Indiana Pacers? It didn't happen because Bryant randomly landed awkwardly after shooting a jumper. It apparently happened because Rose made sure it would. "I think I did it on purpose," Rose told "I can't say that it was an accident. " Look at the 1:33 mark of the video below and you can see for yourself. It's hard to reach a conclusion based on that video that Rose pulled a dirty trick by planting his foot underneath where Bryant would land after shooting a jumper.
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That powerful Dodgers offense still trying to find its stride took a possible step in the very wrong direction Saturday night when shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game against Colorado after three innings with a right thumb injury. Nothing immediately seemed unusual when Ramirez grounded out in the bottom of the third. But when he returned to the dugout he was shaking his right hand and quickly examined by trainer Stan Conte. Ramirez tried gripping a bat and a ball while on the bench and appeared to try to go back into the game to start the fourth, but was held back by Conte.
March 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Under the blazing lights at Staples Center, Kobe Bryant is putting on a show of epic proportions. The Lakers' 93-83 victory Sunday over the Miami Heat marked the third time he dropped at least 30 points since donning a plastic mask, nursing a tender nose and playing through pain in his neck. His 33 points a week after Dwyane Wade's hard foul in the NBA All-Star game gave him a concussion and a broken nose came full circle on a night that Wade went only seven-of-17 from the field.
September 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout Sherman Oaks Notre Dame receiver Daniel Khan, who injured his leg last week against Gardena Serra, is considered doubtful for Friday's game against Birmingham. Khan also serves as the holder on field goals and PATs. He was not available late in last week's game when Notre Dame lost in double overtime to Serra.  
October 8, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
During last week's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Rams receiver Danny Amendola attempted a diving catch. He missed, but quickly got up and walked off the field while pointing at his shoulder. First thought: broken shoulder. Later, reports were he suffered a broken collarbone. Today, we know it was much more serious. Amendola dislocated his clavicle, but in a way that few people do. Instead of popping out, the clavicle popped in and came millimeters from puncturing his trachea and aorta, which would have probably killed him. Thankfully, the Rams' medical staff quickly discovered the problem and actually put Amendola to sleep before popping the clavicle back into place.
November 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Kings got mixed news on the injury front Sunday, with Jarret Stoll returning to practice for the first time in more than a week while Kyle Clifford was forced to sit out after sustaining a blow to the head in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Clifford left the ice in the first period Saturday and did not return. The Kings did not release an update on his condition Sunday. Because Clifford's injury was to his head, he must clear a league-mandated concussion protocol before he can be cleared to return to the ice. Defenseman Matt Greene, who hasn't skated in several days, was also held off the ice Sunday with an undisclosed injury.
March 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The 2012-13 season for the Lakers has been defined by injury. Kobe Bryant is now dealing with a bone spur in his left foot. Steve Nash is bothered by his hip and a sore hamstring. Jordan Hill was declared out for the season with a hip injury -- although he's working diligently to try to  improve that timeline. Pau Gasol missed games with tendinitis in his knees, a concussion and then six weeks with a torn plantar fascia (foot). Metta World Peace just had surgery for a torn meniscus (knee)
May 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Chris Bosh will be sidelined indefinitely because of a strained abdominal muscle, the Miami Heat announced Monday. The Heat forward had an MRI exam that confirmed the injury, suffered during the 95-86 victory over Indiana in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday. Bosh will probably be replaced in the lineup by former Laker Ronny Turiaf, but filling Bosh's shoes won't be easy, according to Heat guard Dwyane Wade. "Our brother is going to go to see if he can get back out there and play with us,” Wade told the Associated Press on Sunday.
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - Injured Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas was moved to tears in discussing the season-ending broken leg he suffered in a Western Conference first-round playoff series that is now tied 2-2 with Robidas' former team, the Dallas Stars. Robidas previously broke the same leg Nov. 29, worked to return to play March 18, then was hurt again Monday and lost for the top-seeded Ducks' postseason in a Game 3 collision with sliding Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt. “I mean, it's really hard,” Robidas said.
April 24, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Early in the season, the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant a $48.5-million, two-year extension -- a gamble that he'll fully recover from the Achilles' injury that ended his season in April 2013. After six games played, Bryant went down with a knee fracture in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 17.  The Lakers went on to win 27 games, a full 30 behind the Clippers (57-25). Bryant returned to the court Monday, cleared to start training in anticipation of a full return for the 2014-15 season.
April 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul stood before the assembled media Wednesday in his Clippers practice gear, a black brace loosely hanging from his lower right leg. After answering several questions about his right hamstring injury and how the Clippers were ready to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the playoffs Thursday in Oakland, Paul eased his way to a training table and sat. Paul didn't practice for the second straight day. In fact, Clippers Coach Doc...
April 22, 2014 | By Brad Turner
Having two days off to rest before the Clippers play another playoff game against the Golden State Warriors is a good thing for injured L.A. guard Chris Paul. Paul has been dealing with a right hamstring injury that first occurred in the second quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Clippers and Warriors. The Clippers don't play Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that's tied at 1-1 until Thursday night in Oakland. “He needs it, because I think he's doing everything he can with it, to be honest,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said about Paul.
April 22, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The left hand of Hanley Ramirez is just swell. Skeptical? Hey, ask him. “Normal,” Ramirez said. “I'm not complaining about anything. It is what it is right now.” Which is what, exactly? Not perfect, it seems. Maybe not close. Since Ramirez was hit on the hand in San Francisco on Wednesday by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball, he is one for 15 with five strikeouts. But he says the hand is fine, and when have we ever known an athlete to be less than truthful about an injury?
April 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Progress sometimes may come in small increments, but it still makes for progress. And the good news is that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is making progress. Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 30 because of a strain on a back muscle. Kershaw has been on a throwing program since suffering the injury, apparently in his Australia start, but Sunday he is scheduled to face hitters in a simulated game. “That's good news, that he's going in the right direction,” Manager Don Mattingly said.
February 23, 2013
A camera operator on "NCIS: Los Angeles" has been hospitalized after sustaining an injury during filming of the CBS television show. The accident occurred during a stunt scene being filmed at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, said a person close to the production, which stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The victim, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized, said the source, who was not authorized to discuss the incident. A spokeswoman for CBS declined to comment. Earlier this month, a helicopter pilot, cameraman and crew member were killed in a helicopter crash in Acton during the filming of a reality series for Discovery Channel, the worst film-set accident in California in three decades.
August 31, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger
The National Football League's controversial injury legacy conjures images of powerfully built linebackers and fleet-footed running backs hobbled by years of brutal contact at the line of scrimmage. Few pause to consider the humbler kicker. Yet over the last six years, 64 former kickers and punters have filed claims for serious head or brain injuries against their former teams, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of California workers' compensation data.   The full article is found here . Among the filers is NFL Hall of Fame placekicker Jan Stenerud, who starred for the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, as well as all-pro performers like Morten Andersen and Norm Johnson.
April 18, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Coach Mike D'Antoni, along with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, met with the team's players over the past 48 hours for exit interviews at the Lakers' practice facility. The job status of D'Antoni, who is under contract for next season, wasn't discussed. "We haven't had a meeting yet," said D'Antoni.  "We're off for Easter vacation, and then we'll probably get together sometime [after]. " The Lakers finished with a 27-55 record after an NBA-high 319 player games missed due to injury, including Kobe Bryant, who made just six appearances, dealing with Achilles and knee issues.
April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That hurts. Not sure what, but something. Something bothersome enough to land a reliever on the disabled list. Chris Withrow has been one the Dodgers' best and most valuable relievers this season. In his first six appearances (seven innings) he's allowed one hit, two walks, zero runs and struck out 12. Those are the kind of numbers that get you celebrated, not demoted. Managers dream of having someone like that in their bullpen. The trouble is, Withrow is one of only three relievers in the bullpen with options left.
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