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September 14, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers captain Claude Giroux, who underwent surgery Aug. 15 to repair tendon damage in his right index finger, seems to be progressing ahead of schedule. Giroux was able to pass the puck gingerly - but not shoot it - during the opening of training camp Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "It felt better than I thought it would," said Giroux, who said he hurt his finger on the golf course when his club shattered. "I wasn't even sure I'd be able to touch the puck," he added. Giroux continues to ice his finger and hopes to play in some preseason contests "to get the feel for the game" again.
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August 25, 2013 | By Leila Haghighat, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was by a Philadelphia art museum or maybe a London pub that two orthopedic surgeons resolved to draft medical guidelines in an unprecedented way. A few drinks deep, Javad Parvizi, 47, and Thorsten Gehrke, 50, shared remorse over the lack of a consensus in their field of joint replacements. Ten months later, their efforts culminated at the International Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection, held on July 31 and Aug. 1 at Jefferson University. Orthopedic surgeons, infectious disease specialists, and pathologists were among 300 experts who voted with game-show-style buzzers on how to best prevent, diagnose, and treat infections after joint replacement surgery.
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August 17, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linebacker Phillip Hunt underwent surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Eagles said Thursday. Hunt became the fourth Eagles player to suffer an ACL injury in the last three weeks, joining wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, receiver Arrelious Benn, and linebacker Jason Phillips. Maclin, Benn, and Phillips have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Hunt, 27, is likely done for the season as well. The Eagles said Hunt injured his knee after he left the preseason opener against New England last Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
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August 17, 2013 | By Theodore Schleifer and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
When he was pulled over by police Tuesday for a broken taillight, Eric Torres was carrying a stolen handgun and driving a car packed with heroin. Packets of the drug were stuffed in the center console, stashed inside the glove box and tucked under the seats. So, when an officer asked him for his driver's license, Torres handed it over and sped off, setting in motion a chain of events that ended with the shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies in a Feltonville mini-mart. That account, detailed in police reports obtained by The Inquirer, forms the basis of prosecutors' case against Torres, who was arraigned Thursday on attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, and other charges.
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August 16, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN
PHILLIP HUNT underwent surgery for a partial left ACL tear yesterday, the Eagles said, making Hunt the fourth member of the team to tear an ACL in 3 weeks of training camp. The first three - wideout Jeremy Maclin, linebacker Jason Phillips and wideout Arrelious Benn - all suffered their injuries on one particular reconfigured field at the NovaCare Complex, something Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the team would have to investigate. Hunt was injured during last Friday's preseason-opening loss to the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field, a game in which he made some good plays.
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August 16, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
ANOTHER DAY, another grueling step on the road to recovery. Edward Davies, the Philadelphia police officer who lost a kidney after being shot in the abdomen in Feltonville earlier this week, underwent another round of surgery at Temple University Hospital yesterday. "This is the third surgery, with more to come after that," Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. "But every day that goes by, he's getting better. So that's the good news. " Davies, 41, was shot Tuesday afternoon during a violent struggle with Eric Torres inside Almonte Mini Market, at 4th and Annsbury streets, shortly after Torres fled from a traffic stop.
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August 16, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
C LAUDE GIROUX was on the golf course yesterday in Ottawa with teammate Jason Akeson, taking a break from offseason training, when one swing changed his entire summer. "It was just a freak thing," Giroux told the Daily News. "I was taking a swing and my club hit a little behind the ball. The shaft of the club shattered, but my hand kept going on the swing and the shattered part went right into my finger. " He said blood was everywhere. Akeson shuttled Giroux immediately to Ottawa Civic Hospital, where the Flyers captain had surgery on his right index finger.
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August 15, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JAKE KNOTT reported to Eagles training camp with a bunch of inside linebackers standing between Knott and a roster spot. That might no longer be the case for the undrafted rookie from Iowa State, who has been a heads-up plugger just about every day. Knott backed up his practice work with a strong showing in last Friday's preseason opener against the Patriots. "I think Jake's had a really, really good camp," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said yesterday. "He's got an instinct and nose for the football.
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Vernon Clark, and Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writers
Just after noon Tuesday, in a cramped mini-market, Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies was fighting for his life. What had begun a short time earlier as a mundane traffic stop for a broken taillight was now a violent struggle involving Davies, another officer, and Eric Torres, an ex-con with a history of attacking police, who was armed with a stolen .45-caliber handgun. In the minutes-long fight, Torres pointed his Glock at Davies' abdomen, just underneath his bulletproof vest, and squeezed the trigger at point-blank range, the sudden pop of a gunshot exploding through the Feltonville corner store.
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August 15, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Y. Cooper III, 88, emeritus professor in the department of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a longtime surgical researcher, died Friday, Aug. 2, of cancer at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne. A 1948 graduate of Penn's medical school, Dr. Cooper was widely known for his work on the cytochrome P-450, a series of enzymes involved in drug metabolism. In layman's terms, Dr. Cooper was looking at how the enzymes acquired the ability to perform biological functions in the body, and why. The goal was to better understand how medicines break down once they are taken or administered.
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