November 8, 2002 |
Good news for the 76ers. Allen Iverson's right thumb is not broken, merely sprained, according to team doctor Jack McPhilemy. Iverson, who will wear a splint on his sore and swollen thumb, is listed as day-to-day. He will be evaluated today to see if he can play when the 3-1 Sixers host the 2-3 Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in their fourth consecutive home game. In a statement, McPhilemy said that Iverson sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, and has a "small incomplete fracture" of his thumb.
October 12, 1994 |
Ki-Jana Carter's injured right thumb has already deprived him of one of his passions - video games. But the brilliant Penn State tailback said yesterday he wouldn't let it deprive him of a chance to play in Saturday's critical game between the third- ranked Nittany Lions (5-0) and fifth-ranked Michigan (4-1) at Michigan Stadium. He'll be ready, he said. Carter, who is averaging 8.3 yards a carry and leads Penn State with nine touchdowns, dislocated the thumb late in the first half of a 48-21 victory over Temple on Oct. 1, at Franklin Field.
March 17, 2011
An assistant for accomplished skier-singer-songwriter James Taylor says that Taylor fractured his left fibula and injured his left shoulder in a fall Monday on an expert trail while on a family vacation in Park City, Utah. Taylor was treated at a hospital - good thing he wasn't patched up on the slopes by a St. Bernard - and had a doctor fashion a movable splint that he hopes will fit in his boot and allow him to ski later in the week. Taylor, who lives in Massachusetts, said that, given all the problems in the world, his mishap was "nothing.
March 10, 2011
76ers Notes Elton Brand is getting used to playing with a splint on his dislocated right little finger, but that doesn't mean the 76ers forward likes the situation. Brand hurt his finger in a Feb. 27 game in Cleveland and dislocated it again in the next game, March 1, against Dallas. He has been wearing a splint, which he doesn't like, but he realizes it is a necessity. "I've adjusted to it," Brand said after Tuesday's 110-100 win at Indiana. "I think I'm playing well, having shot 50 percent in my last three to four games and rebounding pretty well, so it's not a big deal.
August 4, 2010 |
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - In 2009, Brian Schneider was the backup catcher for a New York Mets team that won 19 fewer games than the previous season and fell to fourth place, largely because 20 Mets spent time on the disabled list. Is there any comparison to this Phillies team, which had its 15th player go on the DL when Ryan Howard sprained his left ankle? "No," Schneider said, "because we're winning. " Schneider said the attitudes of the two teams are night and day. He has been impressed with the way the Phillies have dealt with the rash of injuries in 2010.
February 22, 2001 |
The NBA leader in blocked shots. First-time status as an All-Star. The core of the 76ers' defense. Theo Ratliff is all of the above. And he knows that none of it will be enough to prevent him from being included in a trade if that's what the Sixers decide to do by today's 6 p.m. deadline. "I think I know this business just as well as anybody, being vice president of the players association, being part of all the [collective bargaining] negotiations," Ratliff said last night, just a few hours after undergoing successful surgery on his right wrist in Durham, N.C. "I know this is a business.
March 23, 1992 |
The Sixers get no respite from the schedule today, as they come home to play the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs come in holding their collective breath, hoping that center David Robinson, playing with a torn ligament in his left hand, can hold up through the rest of the season and the playoffs. Robinson, in the top 10 in scoring, rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage, was injured last week and is wearing a splint on his shooting hand to immobilize the ligament that extends from his thumb to his wrist.
January 7, 1991 |
There was no question for Joe Miller. The splint had to go. So, for the first time in about a month, the 6-foot, 4-inch St. James senior forward played without it and scored a career-high 39 points in the Bulldogs' 75-73 Catholic League Southern Division double-overtime loss to St. Joseph's Prep on Friday night. Miller had to wear the splint to protect partially torn ligaments in his right thumb, suffered in a game against Cardinal Dougherty on Dec. 11. He missed one game because of the injury and played the next two games with the splint, hampering his shooting motion.
August 17, 1986 |
In a rare start at first base yesterday, New York Mets catcher Gary Carter suffered a partial tear of the radial ligament in his left thumb and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Carter, who leads the team with 19 homers and 87 RBIs, suffered the injury when he dove for a third-inning grounder by Mike Lavalliere. He left the game at the completion of the inning. "I felt something, but I didn't want to believe it," said Carter, who was starting at first base for only the fifth time this year.
November 24, 2008 |
Terrell Owens is a force again. Perhaps the Dallas Cowboys are, too. Owens broke out with seven catches for 213 yards to help the Cowboys beat the visiting San Francisco 49ers, 35-22, yesterday. Owens' total was the second-most of his career, behind only the 283 yards he had in the 2000 game in which he caught an NFL-record 20 passes, when he played for the 49ers, and tied the fourth-best in Cowboys history. It was the most in the NFL since the Eagles' Kevin Curtis had 221 in September 2007 and the most by a Dallas player since Tony Hill had 213 against the Eagles in 1979.