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September 17, 2008 | Daily News Staff Report
Sixers center Jason Smith will undergo surgery on his left knee today. Smith suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Aug. 6. No timetable has been set for Smith's return. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Team physician Jack McPhilemy is scheduled to observe the surgery.
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September 18, 2008 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jason Smith, the 76ers' second-year big man, underwent reconstructive surgery yesterday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Sixers announced. The 7-foot Smith tore the ACL on Aug. 6 while doing a layup at an NBA-approved camp in Las Vegas. The surgery was performed by David Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before the surgery, Smith remained in Philadelphia for physical therapy to rebuild the muscles around the knee.
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May 7, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Cincinnati fullback Nick Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during workouts yesterday at the Bengals' minicamp. Williams will require reconstructive surgery that will sideline him for at least half of the regular season. He was injured on a pass play when he bumped into a linebacker and his knee twisted. Williams became the starting fullback in the second half of last season. In other news: PACKERS: Re-sign Green Restricted free agent Ahman Green, who led Green Bay in rushing and receiving last season, signed a one-year contract with Packers for worth $1.1 million, the minimum under the collective bargaining agreement.
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June 27, 2011
Terrell Owens has had knee surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the last month, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported last night. The circumstances of the injury were not clear. One source told Mortensen that Owens was injured while taping a TV show for VH1. Another said he tore the ACL during a personal workout. Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was not available for comment. Owens, who will be a free agent when the NFL lockout ends, caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for Cincinnati in 2010.
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July 27, 2012
St. Joseph's incoming freshman basketball player Kyle Molock suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during individual workouts on campus last week. He will undergo surgery on Aug. 10 and is expected to be out for the season. Molock, a 6-foot-2 guard, re-tore the ACL that he had injured in January 2012 and had recovered from. This latest injury happened during a noncontact layup drill. "Everyone involved in our program is supporting Kyle and his family at this difficult time," head coach Phil Martelli said in a statement.
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January 27, 2012
Joe Nilan, a 6-foot, 220-pound senior linebacker who helped Malvern Prep win the Inter-Academic League championship last season, has committed to Marist. Nilan, named the Inter-Ac's most valuable player, chose Marist over a number of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference schools, including West Chester. He also considered Bucknell. The Springfield (Delco) resident, who doubled as a fullback, was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania pick at linebacker. Brown to Lehigh.
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September 9, 2010 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova defensive end Marlon Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing two knee ligaments in the season-opening 31-24 loss to Temple on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound redshirt sophomore, who had a sack early in the game, was injured in the second quarter and did not return. He tore the medial collateral ligament and the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Johnson entered the season as the Wildcats' only returning starting defensive lineman. He finished with 26 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble in 2009.
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March 10, 2013 | DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES
Injured Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is "not quite" ready to return from his knee injury, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday. The 2011 NBA MVP continues to practice without restrictions, but his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee remains up in the air. "He's been cleared to do everything there is," Thibodeau said before the Bulls hosted the Utah Jazz at the United Center. "Before he makes the final step, everyone has to get together and sign off. That hasn't happened yet. The most important part of this is that we have to trust Derrick, and I trust him. " ESPNChicago.com reported Friday that Rose's doctor has cleared him to play, but he has told the team he won't until he can dunk with confidence off his left foot.
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March 19, 2012
Years ago, when children tore an anterior cruciate ligament, the conventional wisdom was to delay surgery until their bones were nearly finished growing. That's because the surgery to repair the ligament, found in the knee, carried a slight risk of what doctors call a "growth disturbance. " Among other possible issues, that meant one leg could end up shorter than the other. A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia suggests it is better to go ahead with surgery after all, because a delay may lead to other types of injury.
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December 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Senior small forward Mike Cook will miss the rest of the season for No. 11 Pittsburgh after injuring his left knee in overtime in the Panthers' 65-64 victory over No. 6 Duke on Thursday night. The Friends' Central product will have surgery in the next 2 weeks to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and other injuries, the school said yesterday. Noteworthy New Mexico State center Hatila Passos and guard Paris Carter were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
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March 10, 2013 | DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES
Injured Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is "not quite" ready to return from his knee injury, coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday. The 2011 NBA MVP continues to practice without restrictions, but his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee remains up in the air. "He's been cleared to do everything there is," Thibodeau said before the Bulls hosted the Utah Jazz at the United Center. "Before he makes the final step, everyone has to get together and sign off. That hasn't happened yet. The most important part of this is that we have to trust Derrick, and I trust him. " ESPNChicago.com reported Friday that Rose's doctor has cleared him to play, but he has told the team he won't until he can dunk with confidence off his left foot.
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March 7, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Former 76ers guard Lou Williams was lost for the season on Jan. 18 when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. But Williams, who signed with the Atlanta Hawks last summer, is optimistic about returning to the NBA next season. A huge reason for Williams' optimism is his surgeon, James Andrews of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Andrews has become a surgical superstar when it comes to repairing knees. He was the surgeon for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the NFL's MVP last season.
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February 24, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Sharrif Floyd is riding the wave that has the Florida defensive tackle slated to go in the top five picks in many mock NFL drafts. "It's not really tough. It's kind of like, you give me [that status], and I'm not giving it up," Floyd said Saturday at the NFL combine. "Honestly, they feel I'm at the top, and I'm trying not to lose that right now. If they're talking about me, let them keep talking about me. " Floyd, the George Washington High School graduate who decided to skip his senior season at Florida and enter the draft last month, was projected as a late-first-round pick early in the offseason.
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February 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
ROGER CLEMENS said little publicly in the immediate aftermath of the Hall of Fame vote. More than a month later, he's willing to share his thoughts - but the 354-game winner is not about to start a lobbying campaign. "I'm not going to lose any sleep over it," Clemens said in Kissimmee, Fla. "If those guys feel I deserve to be there, then I deserve to be there. If they feel I don't, then that's OK, too. " Clemens was at spring training Monday as a special instructor for the Houston Astros, and he spoke for a bit with the team's pitchers about his mental approach to the game.
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February 8, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
PAUL PIERCE scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the visiting Lakers, 116-95, on Thursday night, improving to 6-0 since losing point guard Rajon Rondo for the season with a torn knee ligament. The Lakers had cut a 58-44 halftime deficit to 72-61 with 5:07 left in the third quarter. Then the Celtics went on a 23-8 run and led 95-69 going into the fourth. Pierce started the surge with a three-point play and ended it with a three-pointer with 41 seconds left, giving him 12 points in the period.
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January 24, 2013
Spotlight on: Willingboro senior Imani Stepney On Tuesday, the night before its biggest win in years, the Willingboro girls' basketball team held a team dinner. It was a bonding exercise. And it led to a conversation that resonated with every player. "As we were talking, we all just realized and really started to believe that this was our year," senior guard Imani Stepney said. "I feel like we left that night feeling closer as a team, and that helped us come out ready to play against RV. " On Wednesday, for the first time in four years, Stepney's Chimeras (10-2)
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January 14, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
For more than a month, Kiersten Daly thought her high school athletic career was over. A three-sport athlete at Lower Merion, the senior suffered a knee injury in the fourth game of the Aces' soccer season. An MRI exam revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I was beside myself," Daly said. "I heard a pop and had that feeling in my stomach. It was so hard. " An athlete all her life, Daly wasn't sure how she was going to fill her time without sports. Then it came time for surgery in mid-October - and the unexpected happened.
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August 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE BUFFALO Bills are negotiating to restructure the final year of Tarvaris Jackson's contract before completing a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the seventh-year quarterback. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the deal had been agreed to by both teams Sunday, but added the trade wasn't completed. "It has been agreed upon, but there is still a little bit of paperwork to do," Carroll said Sunday night. Jackson is scheduled to make $4 million this season, which the Bills deem to be too expensive for a player to fill a backup job. Carroll didn't say what the Seahawks will get in return, though it's expected to be a mid- to late-round draft pick from Buffalo.
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August 8, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A CORONER said signs pointed to "an apparent natural death" pending results from toxicology tests and on other tissue after an autopsy performed on Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso on Monday. The 22-year-old Urso was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Grant Medical Center after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said toxicology tests will not be finalized for 4 to 6 weeks. "It's leaning toward an apparent natural death, but we don't know why," Gorniak said.
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