March 5, 2012 |
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.
June 11, 2012 |
By ninth grade, 19% of girls -- almost one in five --own up to hurting themselves intentionally, mostly by cutting or carving their skin, but also by burning, biting, cutting or hitting themselves. Some report they will throw themselves against sharp objects or pull their own hair to cause pain. That's more than three times higher than the rate of self-injury among ninth grade boys. But self-injurious behavior, which increasingly is seen as a silent cry of emotional pain, is not unique to teenage girls: 7.6% of third graders -- 8- and 9-year-old boys and girls -- also reported to researchers that they intentionally harm themselves.
March 24, 2013 |
Late in the third quarter of the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards (103-100) on Friday, Antawn Jamison was injured when his shot was blocked by Kevin Seraphin. The Lakers forward left the game with his team up by seven but would not return. X-rays were negative. Jamison left Staples Center with his right wrist in a brace. An MRI confirmed a sprained wrist but Jamison has ligament damage which could lead to off-season surgery. While he's listed as day-to-day, Jamison will try to play through the pain. That may be noble, but how significantly will the wrist alter his shooting mechanics?
October 8, 2012 |
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.
April 13, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant, in the middle of the night while wide awake, went on an epic, soul-searching rant via his Facebook page in the wake of a devastating injury, believed to be a torn left Achilles' tendon. After first questioning "why" and expressing anger, he moved through a series of emotions and thoughts. Bryant, who crumpled to the court Friday night during a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors that kept alive the team's playoff hopes, used words in capital letters, used multiple question marks and exclamation points and his emotions ran the gamut.
September 18, 2013 |
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. Eric.email@example.com