Category "Injury Breakdown"

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MLB Injuries: Pitchers – vs – Position Players

An MLB team has a five man starting rotation but in the course of a season may start as many as 12 or 13 different pitchers due to injury. That requires great depth, and that players at the Triple A and maybe even Double A levels be ready for action.

MLB.com lists 70 player injuries as of this writing, and 45 of those – 64 percent – are to pitchers. Looking at that from another angle, at least at the moment, pitcher injuries overwhelm those to all the other position players combined.

One reason for this is that

Protect Your Back! Avoid Injury When Shoveling Snow

Happy snow day to you! Are you stuck with the unwelcome task of shoveling snow? I’ve got your back! Snow can be pretty heavy, especially the really wet stuff. If you haven’t been hitting the gym regularly or training for snow shoveling as your sport of choice, you may be waking up with some aches and pains. Here are a few tips to dig yourself out a little more safely.

David Wright’s Latest Injury. Shoulder Impingement?

34 year-old NY Mets third baseman David Wright has struggled these last few years, sidelined with a number of injuries and diagnoses. Wright’s latest ailment was reportedly diagnosed as a right shoulder impingement. However, accounts indicate that Wright is seeking a second opinion from orthopedists outside the Mets’ family. The result of this consult is not known as of this writing.

What is clear however, is that Wright is unlikely to be ready for opening day, may not be able to play every day when he does come back, and may have to consider a move to first to limit the need for him to throw longer distances with greater frequency. Wright is reportedly willing to do whatever is asked of him.

So what is impingement syndrome?

The Significance of Kevin Durant’s Hyperextended Knee

Kevin Durant reportedly suffered a hyperextended knee less than a minute into last night’s contest against the Wizards in D.C. and exited the court shortly thereafter. An MRI is scheduled. The injury occurred when Washington Center, Marcin Gortat made contact with Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia who then stumbled, landing on Durant’s left leg.

Though the MRI may not reveal any significant injury beyond a mild sprain, there is a range of diagnoses possible in this situation.

What is the significance of a hyperextended knee?

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