1. 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 12 months ago 9,725 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 2,933 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 4,828 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 887 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 6,657 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 7,636 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 5,070 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 2,781 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 7,286 reads 21 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 2,383 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 3,015 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 16,019 reads 27 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 3,214 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 952 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 823 reads 0 comments

  16. UTK: The Yankees Infield Is Broken with Injuries to Teixeira, Roberts and Jeter

    Right now, the MVP of the Yankees is not a player, but Steve Donahue. The longtime Yankees athletic trainer has been holding the team together with white tape and long hours, but the team is falling apart due to its very construction...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 1 year ago 6,918 reads 16 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 3,045 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 4,226 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 2,222 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 3,526 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 12,123 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 3,913 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 6,711 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 30,736 reads 24 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 10,718 reads 34 comments