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Tag Archives: injuries


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Athletes–How Serious Is It?

As researchers more about the long-term effects of head injuries, particularly in athletes, studies found that multiple head injuries could result in lasting damage to the brain, and CTE was discovered. Perhaps you’ve heard about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, often referred to as CTE, in news articles about concussions in popular sports like football and boxing….

10 Major League Baseball Players Who Underwent the Knife Last Season: An Update for 2015

As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back on 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year–each requiring corrective surgery. While elbow injuries are prevalent in baseball (due to the biomechanical forces in throwing), common injuries also include herniated discs, shoulder and knee injuries. Let’s take a look at where these 10 athletes are…

5 Ways to Prevent Baseball Injuries

In our last post, we discussed the most common baseball injuries. Today, we’ll talk about what we can do to prevent these injuries. While we may not be able to prevent every instance of injury, we can reduce the likelihood of injury by following the right guidelines. Coaches, players, and parents should focus on the…