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What is a scaphoid fracture?

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University of Louisville star center Gorgui Dieng was diagnosed with a scaphoid fracture in his left wrist tonight.  He injured the wrist while breaking his fall after taking a charge in the Missouri game over the weekend.  Many people may be unfamiliar with this type of fracture so I wanted to share some information about it.

The scaphoid, also known as ...

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What will Roethlisberger’s injury mean for the Steelers?

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Pittsburg Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained a sternoclavicular joint sprain on his throwing shoulder in their game Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.  He was driven to the ground by defenders and his right elbow hit the ground first, injuring his right shoulder.  Some of you may remember that this is the same injury that Brett Farve had that ...

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What is a Lisfranc Injury?

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If you follow the NFL, especially if you are a fantasy football junkie like me, then you have heard the term Lisfranc injury a lot the past few years.  Over the course of the last few weeks, there have been three high profile players that have been diagnosed with a Lisfranc: Cedric Benson, running back for the Packers; Santonio Holmes, wide receiver ...

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What Happened to Sports Seasons?

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One thing that I noticed during the summer Olympics was the amount of dedication and time that most of these athletes have put into their sport.  Some of them have been working exclusively on their sport since they were 5 or 6 years old.  There are the extreme examples such as the Chinese gymnast who had only spent 16 days at ...

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New Rules in College Football Aimed at Reducing Injuries

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Now that college football is in full swing, I’m sure you have noticed the new rules in effect this season.  There are two changes in particular that I want to discuss as they are both designed to help reduce the number of injuries in the sport.  The first is the new touchback rule and the second are the new rules regarding helmets ...

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