Injuries

BROKEN ELBOWS: Prevention

It's been 40 years since Tommy John and Frank Jobe set in motion a revolution in elbow resilience. The pathbreaking surgery to replace a pitcher's UCL has become as commonplace as Roger Goodell's losses in fede... Read More...

BROKEN ELBOWS: The Surgery

Given the powerful forces driving up the number of ulnar collateral ligament injuries, it's welcome news that a surgical procedure is available to repair them. That wasn't always the case. Thanks to the collabo... Read More...

BROKEN ELBOWS: The Causes

In the first segment of this series, we examined the surge of injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in baseball pitchers's elbows. Today, we dig into its causes. Many of these injuries happen to pitch... Read More...

BROKEN ELBOWS: The Wreckage

The Platonic ideal for Athlete would be Aroldis Chapman. The young Cuban exhibits an impressive combination of conditioning and genetics when he takes the pitching mound. Lean yet muscular, powerful yet agile. ... Read More...

Hip, hip, delay

It was two weeks ago when I first wrote about Devin Mesoraco's tragic hip injury. Here's the abridged version that leaves out the ugly medical details: (1) Hip impingements are related to bone growth and ... Read More...

The arms you have

When answering a soldier's question about body armor in a town hall meeting in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld infamously said, "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish... Read More...

Devin Mesoraco’s tragic hip

I’m just going to rip off the Band-Aid. Or rather, the surgical tape. Devin Mesoraco is done catching for the Cincinnati Reds this year. At least the odds are stacked against it. He’s got a ... Read More...