I'm not a doctor and I never played one on TV. I have been on TV, radio, print, and the net talking about injuries as much as anyone. I'm not a fan of being called an injury "expert" but hey, it was better than "guru", right? I work hard to give everyone the best information about injuries, sports medicine, and the other random stuff I pick up on my journey.
I've written for SI, ESPN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Popular Mechanics, the Sports Business Journal, FoxSports, Baseball Prospectus, Football Outsiders, and Rotowire.
I've been on TV with ESPN, CNN, Jim Rome, and a lot of local places.
I've done more radio stations than I could list here without causing carpal tunnel.
I am a proud member of the BBWAA and PFWA.
Will, great columns as always. What can you tell us about Manny Machado's decision to have his medial patellar femoral ligament reconstructed? Will there be long-term problems?
Great job on the Tommy John article series. Anthony Castrovince on MLB.com cites your articles on Tommy John surgery and states:
"Carroll has estimated that in the decade from 2002-12, teams spent $1.7 billion on pitchers on the disabled list"
I'm trying to find where you wrote that. I read your TJ articles, but didn't see that figure noted. Can you point me in the right direction?
Just saw the MLB Network Manny Machado call Will, good stuff.
Will, how have you coined the term as "sports medicine expert"? Are you a certified athletic trainer? Have you worked closely with sports medicine trained orthopaedists or internists? Just curious as to how and why you've become comfortable writing about athletic injuries? Thanks!
Will, you mentioned in your Pittsburgh Pirates Health Report article 'The Pirates didn't win after trying something new'... when they actually did. They put their extended spring training players through the APG 'neck up' performance training, and those players won their first championship in 34 years on the Gulf Coast League. Their MLB players never received or had the chance of benefiting from the 'new' training.
Hi Will. Given your reputation for sports injury/concussions, I thought you'd be the perfect person to tell about something I saw called GelDefender. It supposedly helps prevent concussions for athletes. It works with helmets and is worn under it, so it doesn't look intrusive. I saw collision test results here http://www.geldefender.com/
Google---- Roger Erickson Baltimore Ravens and you will find out your answer to your question about the blackout at the Super Bowl
Thanks! Are you from Indy?
Hi Will, thanks for fanning me on here. I hope to hear from you in the future regarding any comments, questions, issues, etc. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, and I'll do my best to get back to you quickly.
Appreciate the comment, Will. I've always respected your work on injury issues.