September 2, 2009 |
In case you're interested, the old man's health is fine . . . at least as fine as it ever gets for an 82-year-old who coached from the press box last season before undergoing Nov. 23 hip-replacement surgery. Now, if only more of Joe Paterno's Penn State players were as hale and hardy as their octogenarian leader, who underwent another surgical procedure on Nov. 6, 2006. That was to repair a tibial plateau fracture (top of the shin bone) and torn medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee after being run over in a sideline collision at Wisconsin 2 days earlier.
September 28, 2005 |
The desperate New York Jets brought back 41-year-old Vinny Testaverde yesterday after starting quarterback Chad Pennington and his backup Jay Fiedler were lost for the season with shoulder injuries. In turning to Testaverde, who played for the Jets from 1998 to 2003, the team hopes he can back up untested third-stringer Brooks Bollinger, who is scheduled to start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. "I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious - all those feelings - about playing for the Jets again," Testaverde said.
April 29, 2005 |
You would think Ice Cube would make a viable action star with his gruff, laconic persona and world-class scowl. But not after you've endured his lumpen performance in XXX: State of the Union. Of course, he doesn't have much to work with in this appalling sequel. State of the Union is a triple excrescence that makes Vin Diesel's original seem like Die Hard. Darius Stone (Cube) is a former Navy SEAL, serving 20 years in the brig for mutiny. He's busted out by scar-faced NSA operative Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson, the only holdover from the first XXX)
March 20, 2002 |
Jeremy Roenick has a slight knee ligament tear, but the Flyers center said yesterday that it is not as bad as feared. He will miss about a month, the club said, but not the playoffs, which begin April 17. Much like Keith Primeau did last season after his injury in March, Roenick will wear a protective knee brace for the remainder of the season. He was injured Monday after a hip check from Tampa Bay's Ben Clymer during a 3-3 tie. Also Monday, Primeau suffered a dislocated rib. He will miss about a week.
September 15, 2000 |
The dreaded three words - anterior cruciate ligament - have struck two of the top performers in South Jersey girls' soccer. Cherry Hill East junior Danielle DiBruno and Haddon Heights senior Shannon Don will miss the season after suffering knee injuries in August. DiBruno tore the ACL, the medial collateral ligament, and the meniscus in her right knee during one of East's practices. The strong finisher, who can play in the midfield or on the front line, is scheduled for surgery Sept.
April 10, 2000 |
As one who works closely with the Eagles, Flyers, Kixx and Phantoms, team doctor Arthur Bartolozzi mixes with professional athletes who are cheered by thousands every night. However, ask Bartolozzi about Dana Latona - a slightly built College of New Jersey senior who receives no athletic scholarship money and plays in the low-profile world of NCAA Division III women's lacrosse - and he hardly has to tax his memory banks. "So," he said, "you want to talk about one of my favorite people.
February 25, 2000 |
The epidural had taken hold, and Katie Dimino found herself lying on an operating table, numb from the waist down and a little bit woozy. It was Jan. 12, 1999, and Dimino, then a Bishop Shanahan junior, had needed some repair work on her left knee. A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament - suffered during the second game of the basketball season - had brought her to Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, where doctors and nurses buzzed around her in full regalia. Everywhere she looked, she saw scrubs, masks, and gloved hands holding shiny instruments.
February 18, 1999 |
At Bridgeton, coaches and players considered the 1998-1999 girls' basketball season to be "their year. " And the Bulldogs were well on their way. They were undefeated in the Cape National Division I as of two weeks ago. Then it happened. While driving to the basket against Egg Harbor Township in the Shoot-Out At the Shore 11 days ago, Keisha Brown stopped suddenly for a jumper and suffered a twisted left knee. The move resulted in a torn anterior cruciate ligament and cost her the rest of the season.
May 13, 1998 |
Jason Grisolia remembers how he felt that night last fall after Bristol's football game in Cranford, N.J., where he suffered an injury to his left knee. "That night, I was thinking, 'No more football for me,' but then it sunk in that the rest of my baseball career was in jeopardy, and that scared me," he said. Grisolia has been a starter for Bristol's baseball team since his freshman year, and he said he's finally learned to appreciate the game. "Last summer was my first summer that I took baseball seriously," he said.
August 15, 1997 |
Only Mark Brunell felt his right knee go pop last week, and the sound was quickly muted by scratch marks from NFL prognosticators everywhere, crossing Jacksonville off the list of Super Bowl contenders. They might have been premature. Once feared lost for the season, Brunell could play as soon as late September. The Jaguars are tentatively targeting his return for the Oct. 12 game against the Eagles. Yesterday's arthroscopy revealed a detached medial collateral ligament and partial tears of the posterior cruciate and anterior cruciate ligaments.