1. What Season-Ending Neck Injury Means for Prince Fielder's MLB Future

    Prince Fielder has been one of the most durable players in the major leagues over the course of his career...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 8,948 reads 2 comments

  2. Diego Costa Tries Controversial Treatment for Hamstring Prior to Champions Final

    There are times when desperate measures are called for. Getting a star player healthy for one of the biggest football matches of the year might seem like that, but when the answer ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 11,991 reads 9 comments

  3. Luis Suarez Knee Surgery Shouldn't Sideline Him at World Cup for Uruguay

    It is not uncommon for players to have offseason surgery shortly after a long and grueling season. It's not uncommon to have surgery just before the start of a World Cup...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 12,326 reads 17 comments

  4. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Harvey, Fielder, Lee and More

    Baseball tends to move at a glacial pace, and even when they do make changes, as with the new replay rules, they tend to do even that at a measured pace...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 4,447 reads 0 comments

  5. Washington Nationals Lose Another Player as Gio Gonzalez Sidelined by Shoulder

    The Washington Nationals have lost Gio Gonzalez for the next few weeks. The Cy Young contender has what the Nationals are calling soreness and inflammation in his pitching ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 2,007 reads 0 comments

  6. Matt Harvey's Return Timeline from Elbow Surgery Puts Mets in Tough Position

    Rehab timelines aren't very flexible. Physical therapists work through a protocol and when an athlete can do all the necessary tasks, they move on to the next one. If they can't, they repeat...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 5,045 reads 4 comments

  7. What New Timeline for Knee Problem Means for CC Sabathia, Yankees

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post had the news today that New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia would be out until July . Sabathia had inflammation of his knee that required a draining, but a trip to see Dr...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 7,327 reads 10 comments

  8. Jose Abreu's Ankle Injury a Red Flag but Manageable for White Sox Medical Staff

    To understand why Jose Abreu's ankle injury is so serious for the White Sox , you need context. Having someone explain posterior tibial tendinitis is nice, but if you don't ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 18,602 reads 20 comments

  9. Joey Votto Quad Strain Will Challenge Reds, Raises Questions About His Health

    The news came from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports . Joey Votto , the Cincinnati Reds star first baseman, stayed in Cincinnati for an MRI and a consultation with team physician Dr...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 4,553 reads 4 comments

  10. Carlos Beltran's DL Trip Is Bad Omen for 2014 New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees were forced to move Carlos Beltran to the disabled list (DL) on Thursday due to issues arising from a bone spur in his elbow, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 6,272 reads 7 comments

  11. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Fernandez, Sabathia, Wieters and More

    Epidemic of injuries? I'm not sure. I'm here every week and have been for better than a decade, occasionally feeling like a prophet in the wilderness who is derided by the people and unsure of his own pronouncements...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 4,368 reads 1 comments

  12. Another Injured Ranger Pitcher as Martin Perez Elbow Inflammation Sidelines Him

    The Rangers have struggled to keep their pitchers healthy this year. This is unusual for the team, though over the past couple seasons, this staff has been fragile...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 1,331 reads 0 comments

  13. Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters Faces Big Decision About Injured Elbow

    While the potential of Tommy John surgery is normally not as dire for a position player as for a pitcher, the prospect for a catcher could actually be more complex...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 7,545 reads 8 comments

  14. CC Sabathia Knee Puts Him on Shelf, Yankees Struggle to Find Starters

    The New York Yankees elected to play it safe with their ace, placing CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his knee ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 6,592 reads 19 comments

  15. Marqise Lee Injuries Drop Him in NFL Draft but Will Lead to Insurance Payout

    The NCAA often talks about its catastrophic insurance plan as one of the reasons that players should stay in school...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 122,031 reads 28 comments

  16. Marlins Send Jose Fernandez to DL, Diagnosed with Sprained Elbow

    The Miami Marlins got quite the shock on Monday. Jose Fernandez was sent to Los Angeles for an MRI to check his elbow. According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network , the diagnosis was a sprained elbow...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 7 months ago 1,680 reads 0 comments

  17. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Harper, Puig, Wieters and More

    Every week, it seems like I'm writing about more and more injuries, but in the decade-plus I've been doing this, there's been so much progress...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 6,047 reads 3 comments

  18. Hyun-Jin Ryu Just Latest Dodger Pitcher to Head to DL with Arm Problem

    Just as Clayton Kershaw is coming off the disabled list, Hyun -Jin Ryu is heading onto the disabled list with a shoulder injury. The Los Angeles Dodgers swap their No. 3 pitcher for their No...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 1,760 reads 0 comments

  19. Michael Bourn Hamstring Injury Could Mean Big Trouble for Indians

    Michael Bourn could be headed back to the disabled list after starting the season there. His repaired left hamstring is acting up again, a big problem so closely after surgery...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 1,585 reads 1 comments

  20. Cut Forces Matt Cain to DL, but Don't Expect Much Time Off from Giants

    Missing any time is frustrating to Matt Cain , but the San Francisco Giants are making good use of a little understood MLB rule in order to minimize that lost time...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 1,775 reads 5 comments

  21. Jay Bruce Knee Surgery Will Cost Reds Outfielder 1 Month or More

    The Cincinnati Reds will be without Jay Bruce for the next three-to-four weeks after they announced on Twitter that their right fielder would need knee surgery. The surgery, called a meniscectomy , removed the damaged part of his meniscus.

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 3,344 reads 8 comments

  22. Wayne Rooney Groin Injury Could Mean His Season Done for Manchester Utd

    With rumors swirling of a training pitch injury for Wayne Rooney late this week, his absence in Saturday's game against Sunderland served as confirmation. Interim manager Ryan Giggs confirmed on Friday that Rooney is dealing with a groin injury...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 3,086 reads 3 comments

  23. Pitch Counts Are Good for Kids, Bad for Major Leaguers

    Pitch counts are now an acknowledged part of baseball. For all the sabermetric advances in the game, the one that's made the most inroads into the consciousness of baseball fans and the actions of baseball teams is the simple pitch count...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 8,889 reads 12 comments

  24. Breaking Down Bryce Harper's Post-Surgery Path Back to Stardom

    The worst case happened for Bryce Harper . As I noted yesterday, Harper was headed to Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland to have his thumb checked. That opinion will lead to surgery to correct a severe sprain of a ligament in his hand, according to MLB.

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 6,548 reads 57 comments

  25. Bryce Harper Thumb Injury Could Be Serious, Nationals Wait on Specialist

    The Washington Nationals will lose Bryce Harper for at least 15 days, but a thumb injury could be much worse. Given the mechanism of injury and his size, the biggest concern was that he'd done exactly what Josh Hamilton had, tearing a ligament...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 8 months ago 9,711 reads 9 comments