1. 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 5 months ago 829 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 6,552 reads 10 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 7,475 reads 9 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 4,859 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 2,673 reads 1 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 7,216 reads 21 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 2,333 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 2,936 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 15,837 reads 27 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 3,135 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 854 reads 1 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 781 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 6,846 reads 16 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 2,254 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 4,085 reads 2 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 2,202 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 3,341 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 9,040 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 3,625 reads 10 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 6,624 reads 10 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 29,590 reads 24 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 10,409 reads 34 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 11,256 reads 12 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 6,102 reads 14 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 5,473 reads 11 comments