Sports medicine - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Sports medicine Former Gymnast Testifies Doctor Assaulted Her A former gymnast testified Friday that she turned to a prominent Michigan sports doctor for treatment of back problems but instead was repeatedly molested... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:25:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:25:00Z Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20 crash on the team's day off in Colorado. Bumgarner started rehab Friday focused on improving... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:13:00Z California measure seeks panel to protect college athletes LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California lawmaker is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes, something the legislation says the NCAA and school athletic departments have failed to do. The commission and its rules would apply to every competing college athlete in the state, from a community college volle... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:15:00 GMT 2017-03-16T01:15:00Z Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for years, often in apparent violation of federal drug laws. The lawsuit being heard by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in the northern district of California has been movi... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-03-10T22:00:00Z Red Sox say Price will not need arm surgery or injection After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the left-hander will not need surgery or an injection in his ailing left arm. Price traveled to Indianapolis on Thursday for consultation with Drs. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who were at the NFL Combine. Price is expected to return Saturday to Boston's spring training comp... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:59:00 GMT 2017-03-03T22:59:00Z Farah says linking him with 'drug misuse' claims upsetting LONDON (AP) — Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with "allegations of drug misuse." The British middle-distance runner's statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American coach's u... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-02-26T21:32:00Z 'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god." Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related to his... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:59:00 GMT 2017-02-22T22:59:00Z NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted . Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular drive... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:04:00 GMT 2017-02-18T00:04:00Z Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault case MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics was ordered to stand trial Friday after a woman described how he sexually abused her for years during her childhood. Judge Donald Allen Jr. found there was enough evidence to warrant a trial for Dr. Larry Nassar on charges of first-degree crimin... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-02-17T22:14:00Z The Latest: Michigan sports doctor ordered to stand trial MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A judge has ordered a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor to stand trial on sexual assault charges. Judge Donald Allen J... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:34:00 GMT 2017-02-17T17:34:00Z 2nd woman: Michigan St. coach knew of sex assaults by doctor EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A second woman says that the Michigan State women's gymnastics coach was aware of complaints of assault by a sports doctor who treated female athletes. Coach Kathie Klages was suspended Monday. New allegations against her were disclosed Tuesday by a woman who is seeking to join more than two dozen in a lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar. ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-02-14T19:50:00Z Judge reminding NFL retirees of concussion settlement PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-02-08T20:34:00Z Union to look at equipment, concussion protocols HOUSTON (AP) — The NFL players' union will be making a push for improved equipment and for more consistent compliance with the concussion protocol. At their annual Super Bowl news conference Thursday, the NFL Players Association also insisted there will be no extension of the 10-year labor agreement signed in 2011. But the union would be open to a renegotiation before that d... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-02-03T01:04:00Z Lawsuit says NCAA, Riddell didn't educate on head injuries The NCAA and helmet maker Riddell are defendants in separate class-action lawsuits alleging they failed to protect football players from long-term head injuries and didn't educate them about the risks. The lawsuits were filed Monday in federal courts in Indianapolis and San Francisco and seek damages for health care costs, lost wages and other personal in... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-01-31T21:51:00Z NFL says injuries down this season, including concussions NEW YORK (AP) — Injuries in the NFL decreased this season, including concussions. Emphasizing that players are doing more self-reporting of head injuries, the league released data Thursday that show overall concussions for the preseason and regular season were down from 275 in 2015 to 244 in 2016. That includes a drop of 16 in regular-season games to 167. ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:04:00 GMT 2017-01-26T20:04:00Z NFL: concussion protocol not followed by Miami in Moore case MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in a first-round playoff game, the league said Wednesday. Because Moore was bleeding from the mouth, he was allowed to return to the game too quickly at Pittsburgh, the league said in a statement. The d... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-01-26T14:30:00Z 18 females sue gymnastics doctor, allege sexual abuse DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts was sued Tuesday by 18 women and girls, the latest legal action over alleged assaults, mostly at his clinic at Michigan State University. The lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar, Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and a Lansing-area gymnastics club was filed in federal court in western Michiga... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-01-10T20:41:00Z NFL begins review of concussion protocol on Miami QB Moore MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team's playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up. Moore was hit in the chin as he threw a pass, and the play drew a roughing-the-passer penalty on Pittsburgh's Bud Dupree. Dolphins medical staff attended to Moore on the field, and he w... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:25:00 GMT 2017-01-09T22:25:00Z NFL, union begin review of concussion protocol on Miami QB MIAMI (AP) — The NFL and NFL Players Association have begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team's playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up. The review doesn't mean the NFL has drawn conclusions as to whether the protocol was followed, the league said in a statement Monday. Mo... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:23:00 GMT 2017-01-09T21:23:00Z Brain-injury deaths in high school football players rising NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, according to a new study. But such deaths remain rare, and are far lower than in decades past. Also, it's not clear whether the recent uptick is the result of more widespread atten... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-01-05T19:23:00Z Panthers LB Kuechly: No plans to retire after 2nd concussion CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kuechly said he isn't going to let a second concussion end his football career. The Panthers three-time All-Pro middle linebacker said Wednesday he has no plans to retire from playing football after his second concussion in as many years. The 25-year-old has missed seven games in the past two years with concu... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:46:00 GMT 2016-12-21T22:46:00Z Gymnastics doctor indicted on child porn charges GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former doctor for USA Gymnastics, already facing sexual assault charges in Michigan court, was arrested Friday on federal child pornography charges. Dr. Larry Nassar was arrested in Holt, Michigan, and transported to federal court in western Michigan. He appeared without a lawyer and remains in custody. Nass... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:32:00 GMT 2016-12-16T23:32:00Z Ohio court revives claims in Notre Dame concussion suit CLEVELAND (AP) — A state appeals court in Cleveland has ruled that the widow of a former Notre Dame football player can proceed with claims in a lawsuit that said her husband was disabled by and ultimately died from concussion-related head injuries suffered during his college career in the 1970s. Steve Schmitz was alive but suffering from dementia and ear... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:58:00 GMT 2016-12-13T22:58:00Z Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final two challenges to the estimated $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Players who already have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or dementia could begin receiving payments in 90 to 120 ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:42:00 GMT 2016-12-13T01:42:00Z Earnhardt says health top priority as he prepares for return CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test this week at Darlington Raceway was the final hurdle for NASCAR's most popular driver to earn clearance to compete next season. The test ended months of speculation — should Earnhardt retire? Was the risk of suffering yet another concus... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:57:00 GMT 2016-12-09T19:57:00Z NASCAR star Earnhardt cleared to race again after concussion CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Earnhardt will take part in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Dr. Micky Collins, medical director of the UPMC Spo... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:31:00 GMT 2016-12-08T16:31:00Z NHL's new concussion spotters have had spotty results so far NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McDavid hit the ice, chin first, and a concussion spotter at least played a part in pulling him from the game. The Edmonton Oilers captain and budding star was not stunned by the jarring trip to the ice, but that someone watching him play recently against Minnesota determined he should be evaluated for a concussion. ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:06:00 GMT 2016-12-07T07:06:00Z Indiana coach Kevin Wilson abruptly resigns after 6 seasons BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — When Indiana athletic director Fred Glass woke up Thursday morning, he knew the Hoosiers' football program would be turned upside down. By nightfall, Glass had collected Kevin Wilson's resignation, Tom Allen's agreement to take over as head coach and was trying to swat away questions about whether Wilson was leaving because of player mistreatment. ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:57:00 GMT 2016-12-02T03:57:00Z The dangers of repetitive “heading” Often seen as a safer, less exciting alternative to full-contact sports, soccer has risks of its own. A recent study suggests that using your head could lead to brain damage. Up until the World Cup in 2010, soccer was seen as a second-hand sport in most parts of the US. Aside from beauty shots of David Beckham, the professional women’s team usually got the most attention. But as the men’s natio... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:46:38 GMT 2011-11-30T15:46:38Z