1. 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 9 months ago 6,180 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 5,595 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 7,435 reads 12 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 5,100 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 2,801 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 5,213 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 9 months ago 23,959 reads 80 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 3,671 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 12,458 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 59,124 reads 56 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 13,123 reads 54 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 23,620 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 27,309 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 6,918 reads 1 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 1,800 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 57,359 reads 129 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 2,611 reads 5 comments

  19. Twins Slugger Miguel Sano Headed for Tommy John Surgery

    The Minnesota Twins got the news they were dreading Saturday morning. Their top prospect, Miguel Sano, will have Tommy John surgery and miss the 2014 season, as reported by ESPN...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 13,776 reads 24 comments

  20. Risk Ratings: Risky Rehabs and Returns for MLB 2014

    One of the best ways to get a quick advantage in any fantasy draft is to understand the comebacks. Whether it's Tommy John or knee surgery, the idea that any player can be predicted is false...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 4,504 reads 0 comments

  21. Risk Ratings: Using Risk and Relative Value to Help Your Fantasy Baseball Draft

    So you saw who the riskiest players were yesterday, but the question I always get from fantasy players is how they use the Risk Ratings to adjust their own draft boards. It's a key question and one that can be a real differentiator ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 3,826 reads 1 comments

  22. MLB's Riskiest Players for 2014 Season

    To understand the ratings here and why these specific players are risky, first you must understand risk. This is not a general term, but a very specific term of art most closely related to the insurance industry...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 15,625 reads 31 comments

  23. Risk Ratings: Can Baseball Injuries Be Predicted?

    I have been writing the Team Health Reports for 14 years now. I won't bury the lede here: I'm not writing team-by-team reports this year. Instead, I want to focus on the results of the underlying Risk Ratings...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 2,761 reads 8 comments

  24. Injury Red Flags Heading into the NFL Combine

    The NFL combine has become a big event, but behind the scenes in Indianapolis, a lot more goes on. The part you see on TV is nice, but the teams are doing interviews and conducting ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 12,702 reads 16 comments

  25. Undetectable: The New PED That Could Be in the Olympics, NFL and MLB Now

    The undetectable drug has always been a sexy and chilling idea. As performance-enhancers go, there's not much new under the sun, but when it comes to getting results and beating tests, it's usually been more about marketing than effectiveness...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 10 months ago 11,521 reads 21 comments