April 9, 2014 |
The knee that A.J. Ellis injured planting while rounding third base Saturday? Turns out it had been bothering him for some time. “My left knee has been barking since the beginning of spring training,” Ellis said. “We thought it was something we could manage and had been doing a pretty good job of it. But that one play, that one trauma kinda tilted it to the point where something major happened.” Ellis had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean up cartilage in his left knee.
April 8, 2014 |
Catcher A.J. Ellis had his scheduled knee surgery Tuesday, with the Dodgers reporting things went well in the cleanup procedure. And now get ready for a lot of Drew Butera and, presumably, Tim Federowicz. The Dodgers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed a 20-minute arthroscopic procedure to debride the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis is expected to be out four to six weeks. Ellis also had arthroscopic surgery to clean up the medial and lateral meniscus in the same knee following the 2012 season.
April 7, 2014 |
The Dodgers are expected to be without catcher A.J. Ellis for at least the next month. Ellis will have an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday for torn cartilage in his left knee. Provided the damage to the knee isn't more extensive than the Dodgers believe it to be, Ellis could return in four to six weeks, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. The person said Ellis was injured Saturday when he planted his left leg rounding third base in the seventh-inning of the Dodgers' 7-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants.
April 4, 2014 |
The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems. Xavier Henry made it through a total of 43 games before the Lakers officially shut him down Friday because of wrist and knee injuries. He showed an appetite for driving to the basket and averaged 10 points in 21.1 minutes, almost all as a reserve. "My body is going to continually hurt as long as I keep pounding it and pounding it," Henry said Friday.
March 31, 2014 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the career goal-scoring list with No. 560. It was a good day for the Bruins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title. On Sunday they extended their points streak to 15-0-1 and finished the month of March 15-1-1. + Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who was placed in a medically induced coma while being treated for meningitis, was released from a Saskatoon hospital last week.
March 27, 2014 |
Georges St-Pierre, who vacated the UFC welterweight title after a controversial win over Johny Hendricks in November, has torn the anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training session. The former mixed martial arts champion from Montreal tweeted about the injury. He also said that he'd return to training when he's recovered from surgery. No word yet on when he plans to return to the octagon. Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I'll soon be back at 100%.