September 25, 2013 |
The National Football League's increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country's most popular, and profitable, sport. Far less attention has been paid to the physical woes of other athletes, but a review of injury filings in California suggests that professional athletes of all stripes walk away from their sports with nagging and often permanent injuries. Over the past two decades, more than 2,500 claims have been filed by former baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer players against their former teams in California's workers' compensation system.
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.
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.
March 11, 2014 |
The Lakers are destined to have a high pick in June's NBA draft, but the franchise won't know where it is picking until the draft lottery on May 20. One of the top prospects in the draft, Kansas center Joel Embiid, received some disappointing news on Monday. According to the Associated Press, Embiid has a stress fracture in his lower back, which will knock him out of the Big 12 tournament and could sideline him for the first week of the NCAA tournament. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, the Jayhawks may need to survive a couple of rounds without their starting center.
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
November 10, 2013 |
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.