August 10, 2016 |
LOS ANGELES - For at least a week, whenever Odubel Herrera ran or swung a bat, his right foot hurt. He told the team's athletic trainers and last week they discovered Herrera had an infection. The Phillies have searched for answers to Herrera's up-and-down season. The infected right foot is nothing more than a nuisance; treatment for it has helped him feel better. A three-hit game like he had Sunday in San Diego is even better medicine. Herrera has not been the same player he was in the season's first two months.
January 19, 2015 |
In his sixth year in the NBA, Kyle Lowry - the Villanova University standout who was drafted after his sophomore year, in 2006 - finally had the chance to play regularly. It was now March 2012, and he was a point guard with the Houston Rockets. He knew he could be a star. But that darn pain in his belly was such a distraction. For six months, the tormenting pain below his belly button had shifted from one side to the other. Like many professional athletes, he played through it. Somehow, he could no longer keep the nagging pain out his mind.
November 1, 2014 |
While two teams that did not win 90 regular-season games in 2014 played to the conclusion of the World Series, the Phillies huddled at their facility in Clearwater, Fla. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. unveiled The Phillies Way, a handbook distributed to all baseball personnel - coaches, scouts, athletic trainers included - during the team's organizational meetings this week. The Phillies are not the first team to draft such a manual. Amaro planned it, well before the franchise shifted to a rebuilding phase, and decided this was the ideal time to affirm the team's direction.
August 6, 2014 |
FOR A DECENT bit of yesterday's training camp workout, the first-team wide receivers for your Philadelphia Eagles were Brad Smith, Will Murphy and Ifeanyi Momah, with occasional appearances by B.J. Cunningham. This almost certainly will not be the case when the season starts Sept. 7 against Jacksonville, but depth at wideout is a concern for the DeSean Jackson-less Birds, who start their preseason Friday night at Chicago. Right now, Riley Cooper, who last week was going to be back practicing any day, according to Chip Kelly, remains in a walking boot, as does Jeff Maehl.
October 11, 2012 |
LANDON DONOVAN will not play for the U.S. team in a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of an injured left knee, adding to what will be a pressure-filled few days for the Americans. U.S. Soccer said Tuesday that Donovan - who has more goals and starting caps than any other player - will likely not be replaced on what was a 24-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, first on Friday on the road against Antigua and Barbuda, then in Kansas City on Oct. 16 against Guatemala.
August 2, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM – It was one of the worst moments of Rick Burkholder's career. Second quarter of the Eagles' 2010 season opener at the Linc against the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Kevin Kolb got hit by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and suffered a concussion that would end up changing the careers of both Kolb and his backup, Michael Vick. Six plays later, while Burkholder, the Eagles' trainer, was tending to Kolb, linebacker Stewart Bradley banged his head on the leg of teammate Ernie Sims.
May 22, 2012 |
Someday, an athlete is going to consider getting a cortisone injection in or near a weight-bearing joint, as Ryan Howard did before blowing out his Achilles tendon last fall. We all can agree on that, right? Someday, somewhere, there will be a player trying to get back on the field and deciding whether to risk his long-term health. He will be consulting with doctors and team officials, and they all will try to make the smartest possible decision. That is why the article in Sunday's Inquirer about the connection between cortisone shots and ligament tears was important.
March 28, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis suffered a bruised left foot Tuesday after fouling a pitch off it, but the Phillies said the injury is not serious. The 22-year-old prospect turned starting second baseman this spring is day-to-day, Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. After a brief examination, team athletic trainers determined an X-ray wasn't necessary. "I'm good," Galvis said. "I'm doing fine. I'll just put some ice on it. " Galvis said he could play Wednesday, but it's likely he does not ride the bus for the lengthy trip to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Phillies face Minnesota.
December 21, 2011 |
THE NFL will require teams to place certified athletic trainers in the press box to help monitor head injuries, a change prompted by the Browns' failure to test quarterback Colt McCoy for a concussion. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that memos are being sent to all 32 clubs to explain the new protocol, which is expected to begin with this week's games. Aiello said the trainer will be able to monitor the entire game without distraction and inform medical personnel on the sideline of any potential head injuries.