Posts From Beth Sullivan

Did Calf Strain Torpedo the Warriors?

Kevin Durant suffered a calf strain during the third quarter of the Warriors fifth playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.  After undergoing an MRI on Thursday, the official diagnosis is a Mild Calf Strain. What exactly does this mean?

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Heart Attacks – Not Just in Old People

The breaking news today that soccer star Iker Casillas had been rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack shocked many who follow international soccer. He is an athletic 39-year-old man who follows a healthy lifestyle. Why did he have a heart attack? 

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The Hurt Locker: NFL Draft Injury Update Part One

The draft is fast approaching and some of the names that are sure to be heard called have some question marks because of injury.  The NFL had several players that needed to be reevaluated due to injury following the combine.  I hope to provide some clarity on their injuries and recovery by the end of this writeup.

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Understanding Knee Anatomy – A Guide for the Sports Fan

Knee injuries are a tough injury for athletes and an even tougher injury for the fan to understand. In light of the recent devastating injury to Steven Souza Jr. I thought an explanation of the knee anatomy, might help fans understand the injury he has sustained and the long road to recovery he is facing. In addition, I hope this will be a good place for fans of other sports, besides baseball, to refer to for a better understanding of the injury when another player they follow gets injured.  

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Deep Vein Thrombosis in Athletes

Recently LA Laker forward Brandon Ingram was diagnosed with a DVT in his right arm after missing games because of shoulder pain. Since athletes aren’t in the front of the line for a DVT diagnosis, the question becomes why him?

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Buffalo Bills – What a Difference a Year Makes

2018 for the Buffalo Bills had some highs interspersed with the lows fans have come to accept. However, the year ended with more hope for the future than has existed for the Bills in almost 20 years.  

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Football Continues Even After Superbowl

Prior to 2019, when the Superbowl ended so did football games and practices until OTAs started after the draft.  2019 is different because the week after the big game ends a new football league will begin its inaugural season.  The Alliance of American Football will begin its first season February 9th.

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Wildcard Injury Roundup Part 2

In part 1 I covered injury news for four of the teams scheduled to play on wildcard weekend. In Part 2 the remaining four teams are covered. Going into today, the team with perhaps the best news on injuries is the Baltimore Ravens.

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