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November 25, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers forward Jared Dudley said he got a platelet-rich plasma injection to help alleviate the painful tendinitis in his right knee. The procedure, known as PRP, takes a sample of the patient's blood and spins it in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. It is then injected to accelerate tissue repair. Though he's hurting, Dudley hasn't missed any of the Clippers' 15 games. He is averaging 8.4 points per game on 48% shooting, with 38.5% (20 for 52) on three-pointers. He's playing 27 minutes per game.
November 25, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again. The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too. The team said Rose will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. For the Bulls and their point guard, it's an all-too-familiar spot. "I felt for him. He is a great person, first and foremost," Coach Tom Thibodeau said before Chicago played at Utah.
November 23, 2013 | Wire reports
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, team officials said Saturday. The former NBA most valuable player had an MRI exam in Los Angeles on Saturday and was found to have a medial meniscus tear, which he suffered during a game at Portland on Friday. Rose sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The timetable for his return this season was not immediately clear.
November 23, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose , who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery. Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here during his rehabilitation from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. The Bulls, who announced the nature of Rose's injury Saturday, will face the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. "To know how hard he worked to get back, it's the saddest thing ever," Chris Paul said after the Clippers' 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
November 22, 2013 | Wire reports
Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup ski races next week in Beaver Creek, Colo., as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee. The reigning Olympic downhill champion, however, is not ruling out a possible return to racing in Lake Louise, Canada, the following week, her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Friday. The Sochi Games are less than three months away. GOLF: Scott Brown leads at Pebble Beach Scott Brown shot a four-under 68 at Spyglass Hill on Friday and leads the Pebble Beach Invitational by one stroke over Jason Kokrak after two rounds.
November 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed in a training run Tuesday in Colorado, perhaps jeopardizing the most anticipated comeback effort heading into the Sochi Olympics in February. "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now," U.S. Ski team spokesman Tom Kelly told the Associated Press. Vonn reportedly was not hospitalized and was being evaluated at her Vail, Colo., home by Bill Sterett, her orthopedic surgeon. Another spokesman said clarity on Vonn's condition should be known within 24 hours.
November 20, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Lindsey Vonn's publicist wrote Wednesday that the star skier suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee in Tuesday's downhill training crash at Copper Mountain, Colo. Ok, so now we know, but what now? That's the same knee Vonn had surgically repaired after a crash at last February's World Championships in Austria. Vonn tore her medial colleteral ligament and ACL and also fractured her tibia. Not answered yet is whether Vonn, the defending Olympic gold medal champion, can recover in time to complete next February at the 2012 Sochi Olympics.
November 18, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
TACLOBAN, Philippines - Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape. Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal city. His wife swept dirt from the concrete floor, the only part of their home that survived when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8. Asked her name, she let out a weary laugh: Yolanda, the name Filipinos gave to the storm.
November 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC will have a huge stage when it plays Stanford on Saturday at the Coliseum, a setting seemingly made for Marqise Lee. The junior reiterated Tuesday that he would be ready when called upon after having a limited role in victories over Oregon State and California. Last Saturday at Berkeley, Lee had one reception. He estimated that he was in for 10 to 15 plays before coaches pulled him to prevent reinjury of his left knee. Lee, who has caught no more than eight passes in a game this season, said he was fine with any role that helps the Trojans continue to win. But he anticipates a larger one Saturday when they play the fifth-ranked Cardinal at the Coliseum.
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