May 17, 2010 |
Jeff Carter could be back sooner than expected. Carter, who wore a walking boot while watching his Flyers teammates win Game 1 last night, could resume skating as early as today, a team source has told the Daily News . Carter has been out since April 20, when a Chris Pronger slap shot struck his right skate in Game 4 of the Flyers' first-round series against New Jersey. Carter suffered a fractured metatarsal, which was surgically repaired on April 24. Carter was seen walking on crutches in Boston after the Flyers' Game 7 victory Friday night.
February 27, 1989 |
The break in Murray Craven's right wrist is not as severe as first feared. The Flyers' left wing will be out approximately three weeks, depending upon his pain tolerance, which still should leave him two to three weeks to get ready for the playoffs. Craven, who suffered the injury Friday night against the New Jersey Devils, was fitted with a removable cast and accompanied the team for the third step of a five-game trip. He will be able to skate in practices, but not shoot. This is the fifth body part that has put Craven out of the lineup this season.
March 7, 1990 |
The 76ers received mixed medical news yesterday after putting forward Rick Mahorn's tender right elbow through a series of examinations. A bone scan determined that neither a minute fracture nor a floating bit of bone or cartilage caused the swelling and pain that kept Mahorn out of a game Monday. That report is not necessarily good news, however. Fractures can heal and chips can be removed. But a elbow swollen with fluid from years of use - and, let's face it, Mahorn uses his elbows - is not likely to get better.
October 12, 2004 |
Jay Fiedler has a cracked rib and A.J. Feeley a concussion. So the Miami Dolphins might be forced to turn to third-string quarterback Sage Rosenfels when they play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in a matchup of the NFL's last two winless teams. Rosenfels has not played this season. He is 4-for-9 for one touchdown in four NFL seasons. Fiedler first hurt his rib against the Jets on Oct. 3, then was injured again late in Sunday's 24-10 loss at New Eng-land when he was sacked by safety Rodney Harrison.
December 7, 1995 |
The cast protecting Charlie Garner's fractured right thumb was removed yesterday. The doubt about his playing status for Sunday's game against Dallas was not removed with it. Dr. John Tarras, a specialist at The Philadelphia Hand Center, replaced Garner's cast with something called a thermal cast, a combination wrap/ support, which Garner will practice with for the first time today. Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes hopes to have Garner available. "Charlie wants to play," he said.
October 14, 2003 |
John LeClair could return to the Flyers' lineup sooner than in two weeks. That was the optimistic line yesterday as the team prepared to leave this afternoon for a four-game, 10-day West Coast trip. LeClair has a fracture of the fifth metatarsal, the bone leading to the little toe in his left foot. Coach Ken Hitchcock said that if LeClair's injury continues to improve and his pain disappears, he could return to the lineup by trip's end. The team plays Oct. 21 in Los Angeles and Oct. 22 in Anaheim before heading home.
December 2, 2005 |
There are no long runs by Army fullback Mike Viti, no game-breaking catches, no touchdown dances. There are sacrifices. Lots of them. And pain. The kind that comes from playing on two reconstructed knees. Truth is, Viti could be the toughest player on the field during tomorrow's Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field. Viti prides himself on picking off blitzing defenders. Check that. He creams them. "Honestly, I don't want to score touchdowns," said Viti, a sophomore.
February 25, 2009
HE NEGOTIATES through rabbit punches. He vacillates between bully and victim. Is Donovan McNabb the cocky gunslinger who grabbed a phone on the Giants' sideline one Sunday, or the hurt child who, after being reinstated weeks earlier, said, "I'm asked to win the game every week. " He's both, of course. It's the opposite of character, I suppose. He's a bit of a bully one week, a bit of a baby the next. He's tough enough to play on a broken ankle, to play with a sports hernia, to play with a bad knee and bruised ribs.
October 4, 2011 |
ST. LOUIS - On Sunday night, after an improbable Game 2 victory had amped up the noise in the Cardinals locker room, bullhorn-voiced Arthur Rhodes boomed out an otherwise indecipherable Spanish phrase that ended in a word, shouted with earsplitting intensity, which needed no translation. ". . .. . . PUJOLS!" Rhodes screamed, emphasizing the name and triggering a reaction among his teammates that was half-laughter, half-nodding agreement. Obviously, if there's one Cardinals name that speaks louder than all the others, that itself has become a glorious baseball bellow, it's Albert Pujols.
September 2, 2007 |
The Phillies hoped to have Cole Hamels return to the mound today in Miami, but their ace lefty suffered a setback in his recovery from a tender elbow and is expected to miss another week of the National League pennant race. Meanwhile in Atlanta, Tom Glavine will start today for the Mets against his old team, the Braves, and his old friend, John Smoltz. Hamels is 23. Glavine is 41. Both are lefthanded. Both have great changeups. Unfortunately, the similarities don't go much beyond that.