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Understanding Tony Parker’s Quad Tendon Rupture

The San Antonio Spurs lost point guard Tony Parker to a quadriceps tendon tear in the fourth quarter of game two in their series against the Rockets on Wednesday. Parker, who now faces surgery, was a big reason that San Antonio evened up the series that night at one apiece. Like the Clippers’ loss of Blake Griffin to a season-ending playoff injury, this one could cost the Spurs the ability to advance.

At age 34, Parker’s numbers this season were at a career low (10.1 ppg), though he’d ramped that up to an eight game playoff average of 15.9 on 53 percent shooting. Now he faces a long road back and, with his age and overall declining regular season numbers, a questionable return to the NBA.

The Extensor Mechanism

Greg Bird: A Bone Contusion Is More Than A Bruise

Greg Bird, the Yankees’ 24-year-old first baseman, was placed on the 10-day DL yesterday because of a right ankle contusion he’d sustained as spring training drew to a close. With the exception of missing four games shortly after the start of the season, Bird has played through since fouling a ball off his foot to cause the injury. However, his sluggish performance at the plate – a big departure from his sizzling March stats – belied an issue.

A contusion is really more than just a bruise.

Mystery Solved. Sort Of. The Noah Syndergaard Saga

When Noah Syndergaard missed his start on Thursday, it was reported that he had biceps discomfort. On Friday, the Mets’ right-hander reportedly not only said he felt great, but that he should have pitched the day prior. Evidently he had declined a suggested MRI. We all know how that turned out when – only four outs into his start yesterday – Syndergaard clutched his right underarm before exiting the field in pain.

The mystery was solved today, when MRI results revealed a partial tear of the right lat (which is a Grade Two injury). Syndergaard was placed on the 10-day DL, though there is no way he’ll return that quickly. This story – and its consequences – won’t end here.

A Primer on The Plantar Plate – Blake Griffin’s Latest Nemesis

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers’ star power forward, did not return to play the second half in last Friday’s first round playoff game against the Utah Jazz. The 28 year-old reportedly suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe. It is a big loss for the Clippers, who now trail the Jazz 3-2 in their best of seven series. Griffin, who will not return to action this post season, was evaluated Tuesday by a foot and ankle specialist. Accounts say that he will seek several other opinions prior to undergoing surgery.

What is the plantar plate?

Why Wilmer Flores’ Knee Infection is Serious Business

Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores was placed on the DL on Friday and spent the weekend in the hospital to receive IV treatment for a knee infection. Evidently, Flores had played with discomfort for a couple of days before seeking medical attention.

Though this diagnosis may not sound like much, it is one that can be quite serious. It is considered an emergent condition with high risk of morbidity or mortality if not quickly and aggressively addressed.

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