1. 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 3 months ago 3,174 reads 5 comments

  2. 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 Somehow, that's become my most enduring piece, referenced over and over again despite being outdated now...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 3 months ago 7,702 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 3,425 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 6,557 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 27,433 reads 24 comments

  6. GSP vs. ACL: UFC Great Can Make Successful Return to the Cageā€”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 4 months ago 10,182 reads 34 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 11,164 reads 12 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 6,020 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 5,365 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 7,202 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 4,870 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 2,750 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 4,874 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 30,271 reads 152 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 23,440 reads 80 comments

  16. Can Kyrie Irving Bounce Back in Time from Biceps Strain?

    Kyrie Irving left Sunday's game with what appears to be a shoulder injury, as detailed by The Cleveland Plain Dealer . The focus has been on his biceps tendon given Irving's reaction...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 3,554 reads 14 comments

  17. Kris Medlen, Jarrod Parker Can Still Be Same After Second Tommy John Surgery

    Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is headed for Tommy John surgery , according to MLB .com. The same is true for the A's ace, Jarrod Parker. It's also true for Brandon Beachy, who follow Corey Luebke and Daniel Hudson...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 11,968 reads 11 comments

  18. Rodger Saffold Fails Physical, Then Passes: Why This Happens

    If you're only reading headlines, then the saga of Rodger Saffold gets a bit confusing. As a top free agent, the Oakland Raiders met with Saffold, negotiated a big-dollar deal and even brought in his parents for the announcement...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 58,960 reads 56 comments

  19. Should the Atlanta Braves Be Panicking About Recent Pitching Injuries?

    There is no such thing as a five-man rotation anymore. Looking around the league, teams are planning ahead for injuries to their pitchers to determine how deep they can go, packing ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 12,807 reads 54 comments

  20. Scary Scene for Dallas Stars as Rich Peverley Has Heart Stop on Bench

    Without the quick reaction of the Dallas Stars ' medical staff, as well as the assistance of his teammates, this would likely be a eulogy for Rich Peverley ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 22,258 reads 6 comments

  21. Joel Embiid Back Injury Puts Kansas and NBA on Notice

    Joel Embiid has put himself into the discussion for the first overall pick in a rich NBA draft with his play this year, but there may be a cost...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 27,082 reads 43 comments

  22. Under the Knife: Mid-Spring Training Injury Updates for MLB's Biggest Stars

    Another season of Under The Knife opens! Since 2002, I've been writing about the injuries around baseball...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 6,857 reads 1 comments

  23. Baseball Legend Dr. Frank Jobe Passes at 88, Changed Game and Sports Medicine

    I was honored on several occasions to speak with Dr. Frank Jobe. The pioneering sports surgeon is the Babe Ruth of surgery, most famous for his development of the now-common ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 1,675 reads 1 comments

  24. Steve Nash Injury Likely Means the End of the Line for Lakers, Career

    America loves a comeback story, even when it's a Canadian. Steve Nash tried to overcome back issues in 2014, but it was always a long shot. In my article just before his return, I detailed why it would be so problematic and unlikely...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 56,939 reads 129 comments

  25. Risk Ratings for Every MLB Starter, Fantasy Drafts

    This is the 13th year of the Risk Ratings. For most of those years, they were the foundation of my Team Health Reports, a team-by-team breakdown of injury risk for every team. This year, we've cut down the chatter and focused on what you wanted...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 4 months ago 2,471 reads 5 comments