1. Reviewing Vinnie Sunseri's ACL Tear, Impressive Recovery and NFL Draft Stock

    In January, former University of Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri declared for the 2014 NFL draft—a move AL.com's Andrew Gribble called a "stunner"—about three months after tearing the ACL in his left knee...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 5 days ago 9,235 reads 17 comments

  2. Shoulder Labrum Surgery: A Look at Baseball's Toughest Injury, Part II

    Michael Pineda took the mound for the first time as a Yankee last weekend. After missing all of 2013, Pineda came in and looked solid against the Blue Jays...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 5 days ago 1,192 reads 1 comments

  3. Matt Moore Is Still Likely to Become MLB Ace Despite Elbow Injury

    The Rays have not had a Tommy John surgery at the major league level in over five years. They are hoping that Matt Moore can avoid surgery , but after Dr. James Andrews looked at his elbow and found a sprained UCL, the hopes are slim...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 5 days ago 3,574 reads 2 comments

  4. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Bryce Harper, Yasiel Puig and More

    We're barely a week into the season and big names like Ryan Braun , Bryce Harper and Mark Teixeira are spending more time in my column than on the field...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 days ago 1,877 reads 0 comments

  5. Medical, NFL Draft Prognoses for Brandon Thomas Following His Torn ACL

    Devastating news made its way through the NFL draft community on Monday when ESPN's Adam Caplan reported former Clemson University guard Brandon Thomas suffered a torn ACL last week...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 8 days ago 2,790 reads 1 comments

  6. Jay Rodriguez Ruptures ACL, Out for World Cup and Southampton

    Is there going to be anyone left to play in the World Cup? After losing top stars like Radamel Falcao and Christian Benteke fell to major injuries over the last few ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 days ago 2,982 reads 5 comments

  7. Breaking Down Doug Martin's Shoulder Injury, Labrum Surgery and 2014 Prospects

    Last season, a shoulder injury—specifically, a torn labrum —cut short Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin 's much anticipated sophomore campaign...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 12 days ago 3,200 reads 5 comments

  8. Shoulder Labrum Surgery: an Inside Look at Baseball's Toughest Injury

    In 2004, I wrote a piece about shoulder labrum surgery for Slate . Somehow, that's become my most enduring piece, referenced over and over again despite being outdated now...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 13 days ago 6,955 reads 4 comments

  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Hamstring Injury Puts Champions League Future in Doubt

    Paris Saint-Germain didn't need a big game from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to take the first leg from Chelsea in convincing fashion, but can they hold on in the second leg while he deals ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 13 days ago 3,208 reads 10 comments

  10. Under the Knife: Opening Week Injuries Around MLB

    Time for a little perspective, people. While injuries have certainly been the story of the spring, they're not really up...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 14 days ago 6,438 reads 10 comments

  11. Tiger Woods out Several Months Following Back Surgery; How Did It Come to This?

    As the Masters prepares to open, it will do so without Tiger Woods . Woods has undergone a microdiscectomy on the herniated disc in his lower back and will miss "several months," according to a statement posted on TigerWoods...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 15 days ago 23,802 reads 23 comments

  12. Assessing Eric Ebron's Hamstring Injury and NFL Draft Value

    Former University of North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron sustained a hamstring injury during NFL Scouting Combine workouts, and according to Rotoworld's Josh Norris , he sat out the combine's "Gauntlet"—presumably due to the injury...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 15 days ago 4,950 reads 1 comments

  13. GSP vs. ACL: UFC Great Can Make Successful Return to the Cage—If He Wants to

    An ACL injury has sidelined Georges St-Pierre again. The former UFC champion damaged his knee in training and will undergo surgery "soon...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 19 days ago 9,780 reads 35 comments

  14. Should the Dodgers Be Scared of $215 Million Ace Clayton Kershaw's Back?

    Clayton Kershaw became the highest-paid pitcher in the game this offseason, in large part because he's been durable and dominant. Unfortunately, even he's not immune to the stresses of pitching...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 20 days ago 11,043 reads 12 comments

  15. How MLB's New Drug Program Changes Could Impact the League

    MLB was ready to once again amend its Joint Drug Agreement (JDA) that sets the terms for the drug-testing program and penalties. The changes to the drug agreement were first reported by Ronald Blum of The Associated Press...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 20 days ago 5,903 reads 14 comments

  16. Barcelona Keeper Victor Valdes Injures Knee, out Six Months

    FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes was injured during a La Liga match against Celta . B/R's Guillem Balague had the bad news in this tweet: Valdes injured himself making a save...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 20 days ago 5,109 reads 11 comments

  17. Checking in on Jermichael Finley's Neck Injury, Medical and Free-Agency Status

    Last October, former Green Bay Packers tight end and current free agent Jermichael Finley suffered a terrifying neck injury when he collided with Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 21 days ago 7,608 reads 2 comments

  18. How Lingering Neck Injury Could Impact Yu Darvish Early in 2014

    Yu Darvish has been great since joining the Texas Rangers , but a neck injury has forced the team to bench its ace, according to MLB.com . Darvish has a sore neck and is heading back to Dallas for more tests...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 21 days ago 7,083 reads 12 comments

  19. Why Jurickson Profar Will Have No Long-Term Effects from Shoulder Injury

    Jurickson Profar is that good. I've seen him at three levels, including his debut game a couple of seasons ago in Cleveland . He hit a homer that was a no-doubter, a moment that many noted as a perfect start for the top prospect of his day...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 23 days ago 4,748 reads 6 comments

  20. Under the Knife: More Spring Training Injuries

    The story this week has been pitching injuries, but while the outbreak of Tommy John across the league got headlines, it's not unusual. Tommy John surgery is happening more and more...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 25 days ago 2,710 reads 3 comments

  21. Breaking Down Cam Newton's Ankle Injury and Surgery

    An already rough offseason for the Carolina Panthers took an even worse turn when the team announced superstar quarterback Cam Newton needed ankle surgery. Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 26 days ago 7,983 reads 15 comments

  22. Proving That Sliders and Curveballs Are Not Responsible for Breaking Pitchers

    Sliders are bad, says conventional wisdom. It's not hard to do a quick web search and find article after article that says exactly that...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 26 days ago 4,461 reads 5 comments

  23. Enough Is Enough, MLB Must Pursue Change to Protect Its Pitchers

    The crowd was in awed silence as Aroldis Chapman was laying face down in front of the mound, as detailed here by Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 27 days ago 29,696 reads 152 comments

  24. What MLB Must Do to Change Philosophies, Stop Wave of Pitching Injuries

    In 2006, I wrote an article about developing pitchers. I was frustrated that there was no reduction in injuries after years of watching pitch counts and innings workloads drop...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 29 days ago 22,722 reads 80 comments

  25. Analyzing Austin Seferian-Jenkins' Foot Injury, Stress Fracture Surgery

    Former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian -Jenkins missed NFL Scouting Combine workouts due to a foot injury—specifically a stress fracture—discovered during combine medical exams...

    Dave Siebert, MD Written by Dave Siebert, MD about 29 days ago 3,149 reads 2 comments