April 7, 2016 |
The 76ers might decide to host a party sometime soon. They most certainly celebrated beating the New Orleans Pelicans, 107-93, to earn their 10th win of the season Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. That saved them from having anything to do with two of the worst records in NBA history. Carl Landry had a huge hand in the victory, scoring 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting off the bench. With just four games to play, he and the Sixers can look in their rearview mirrors and see the 1972-73 Sixers, who remain the worst NBA team ever at 9-73.
September 4, 2015 |
EVER SINCE Zach Ertz arrived in town three drafts ago, with his second-round, PAC-12 pedigree and his 4.6 speed, we've all been trying to put Brent Celek out to pasture. Thanks for the memories, Brent. Thanks for that 76-catch, eight-touchdown season in 2009. Thanks for averaging 13.1 yards per catch in 2011, when you played most of the season with a torn hip labrum and a sports hernia and never even missed a practice or appeared on an injury report. Thanks for all of those kill shots to the head, ribs, groin and knees you've taken for the team, and all of the yards you managed to gain after them.
August 16, 2015 |
Tight end Zach Ertz had surgery to correct a "core muscle injury" and will be sidelined for all of the preseason, the Eagles said on Friday. The team expects Ertz to be ready by the start of the regular season on Sept. 14. A "core muscle injury" can often be characterized as a sports hernia, but Ertz had a partial tear of his groin muscle, according to NFL sources. "The biggest thing for us in this situation, to be honest with you, is that it's something that we wanted to get cleaned up," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said before the surgery was announced.
August 13, 2015 |
HE WAS TOLD about the petition as he walked from the practice field. There was no trace of a limp, no wince, and Sam Bradford had just punctuated another exemplary day of marksmanship with a well-placed end-zone fade to Jordan Matthews over the outstretched hands of Byron Maxwell. But when you've missed large chunks of the last two seasons with repeated ligament tears to your left knee, when the new team you have been traded to hasn't won a championship since all Roman Catholic masses were celebrated in Latin - well, the higher the power, more power to you. And so, said Sam Bradford, "If I got to meet the pope, I think that would be pretty cool.
June 19, 2015 |
CHIP KELLY'S Church of Sports Scientology came into Brent Celek's life just in the nick of time. The tight end was 28 going on 60 when Kelly replaced Andy Reid as the Eagles' head coach two years ago. Six seasons of playing pro football the only way he knows how - pedal to the metal, with no regard for his physical well-being - had taken its toll on his body. "I probably wouldn't be here if not for the type of stuff we do now," he said. "I was starting to break down a little bit and I needed to take care of my body a little bit better.
November 23, 2014 |
Dan Vassallo said the final goal in his running career was to qualify for the Olympic trials in the marathon. The 29-year-old Peabody, Mass., resident has finally achieved that goal, with another twist. On a picture-perfect day for running, Vassallo was the male winner in Sunday's Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, finishing the 26.2 mile race in two hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds. The qualifying time for the Olympic Trials is 2:18.00. "I ran for the trials but winning was a pleasant byproduct of it," Vassallo said.
April 16, 2014 |
A doctor injected A.J. Burnett with cortisone Monday morning to dull the pain in his groin. He told the 37-year-old righthander that he will require surgery at some point to correct a small inguinal hernia. For Burnett, this was good news. "I'm going to go about Wednesday like nothing happened," Burnett said. He will start Wednesday and plans to pitch through the injury for the rest of the season. Surgery would follow. Until then, Burnett said, he must tolerate pain. "I'm going to have to deal with it," Burnett said.
July 31, 2013 |
THOUSANDS of words were spoken by and about Donovan McNabb yesterday at NovaCare, as McNabb officially retired as an Eagle, and the team announced that his No. 5 will be retired in a Sept. 19 ceremony before the Birds play Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs. Some of the most illuminating words came from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie extolled McNabb's toughness, for playing on a broken fibula while throwing four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2002, and for winning an NFL offensive player of the month award while playing with a sports hernia in 2005.
February 24, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Like his brother, Travis Kelce is working back from an injury. Kelce, the Cincinnati tight end who is one of the better prospects at that position in the upcoming draft, underwent offseason sports hernia surgery and isn't working out at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jason Kelce, the Eagles' center, tore his ACL in the second game of the 2012 season. Both are expected to be fine for the 2013 season. "I tore it probably around Week 3. During the season, just played on it, played through it, got through the season," said Travis, the beardless Kelce.
July 6, 2012 |
The term "sports hernia" is terribly misleading, says Dr. William Meyers, a leader in the field whose practice is headquartered at the Navy Yard. Meyers says the term "core muscle injury" is much more correct. "A person can tear any of the many muscles in the pelvis," he said. "Sometimes the tears cause instability of the pubic joint and the pain continues. There is no bulge, and hernia repair does not generally correct the problems. " — Ed Barkowitz