1. 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 2 months ago 121,055 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 1,548 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 5,942 reads 3 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 1,570 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 1,446 reads 1 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 1,671 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 3,200 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 2,900 reads 3 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 8,239 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 6,323 reads 57 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 9,554 reads 9 comments

  12. Chelsea Loses Petr Cech and John Terry to Injury During Champions League Play

    Chelsea came away with a tie in Madrid on Tuesday, but it came at an exceptionally high cost. The team has lost both first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech and team captain John Terry for the rest of the season...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 2,740 reads 8 comments

  13. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Kershaw, Wainwright, Sale and More

    More injuries? Yes, that's been the storyline across baseball seemingly since camps opened in February. With all of the injuries to big names costing teams time and money, perhaps we should worry about some sort of surgery count for Drs...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 4,755 reads 1 comments

  14. Ivan Nova Latest Pitcher Heading for Surgery, Yankees Struggle Filling Rotation

    As important as it is to have a true ace—or two, if you're the New York Yankees —it's as important to go five deep, or deeper, in the modern game...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 772 reads 2 comments

  15. Craig Kimbrel Shoulder Soreness Seems to Be Hurting Braves Even More

    Less than two innings isn't much of a sample size, but since coming back from shoulder soreness, Craig Kimbrel hasn't looked much like the Craig Kimbrel of old...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 6,456 reads 10 comments

  16. Chris Sale Hits DL with Arm Problems, Sox Look for Answers on Ace's Injury

    The Chicago White Sox placed team ace Chris Sale on the disabled list with what they called a flexor strain in his pitching elbow, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 7,352 reads 9 comments

  17. Clayton Kershaw Getting Closer to Dodgers Return After Shoulder Injury

    A simulated game isn't an ideal situation to test a player's progress, but it is a good sign that Clayton Kershaw was able to make it through his sim without causing issues in his injured shoulder, as the Orange County Register noted ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 4,545 reads 6 comments

  18. Carlos Gonzalez Will Be Challenged to Play Through Knee Pain for Rockies

    Carlos Gonzalez is one of the most talented players in the National League , but over the past few seasons, he hasn't been healthy enough to turn that into production...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 2,577 reads 1 comments

  19. Hobbles, Dives and the Football Ten Count: Fixing the Football Floppers

    My pal Phil B. Wilson writes for the Indianapolis Star . We were sitting in the press box watching the game between the new local side, the Indy Eleven , and the Tampa Bay Rowdies...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 7,146 reads 21 comments

  20. Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Granderson, Pedroia and More

    Under the Knife is constantly evolving, but yet it remains the same. If we could go back to that late April day 13 years ago when I sent out an email detailing five key injuries, maybe ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 2,289 reads 1 comments

  21. UTK: Reds Pitcher Mat Latos Has Another Setback, Reds' Rotation Struggles

    Mat Latos has a lot of new scars. They match his tattoos in ways, but they're hardly fashionable. He has a couple small ones on his elbow from having bone chips removed, then another couple on his knee where his meniscus was removed...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 2,871 reads 2 comments

  22. UTK: Craig Kimbrel Latest Atlanta Braves Pitcher with Arm Issues

    The season hasn't started well for the Atlanta Braves . Before they even got to Opening Day, they'd lost two of their starters (Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy ) to Tommy John surgery...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 15,690 reads 27 comments

  23. UTK: How Good Is 'Good News' on Dustin Pedroia Wrist Injury for Red Sox?

    Good news is always good, but when it comes to medical information, "good news" can often be a term of art...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 3,060 reads 6 comments

  24. UTK: Matt Moore Heads to Surgery, Becomes First Ray in Years to Have Tommy John

    The streak is over. Whether you count Jason Isringhausen against the Tampa Bay Rays or not, it's still an incredible streak of health...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 803 reads 1 comments

  25. UTK: Mets' Curtis Granderson Collides with Wall, Comes Away Lucky

    "I fought the wall and the wall won." If only I could have gotten Joe Strummer to do a version of that before he passed, we might have less stars running headlong into walls...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 3 months ago 752 reads 0 comments