Bulletin: Rash of MLB injuries – with video, some hard to watch

I’ve been paying attention to sports injuries and relating them to anatomy and this blog especially after Kevin Ware (Louisville) had his Tib-Fib fracture during March Madness this year.

I wrote about Rashad Johnson’s amputation in yesterday’s blog. Today I’ve heard a rash of baseball injuries. The first one I showed in class as an introduction to the ankle bones:

Monday, Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson out for season after breaking right ankle when Mets’ Eric Young Jr. stepped on it – http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130724&content_id=54654520&c_id=mlb (caution: may be difficult to watch)

Also Monday at first base, Orioles infielder Manny Machado sustained a left knee injury when his foot slipped off first base. There was concern it was an ACL or MCL tear, but MRIs today returned negative. Nevertheless he’ll be out 6-8 weeks:

Lastly, tonight, Blue Jays’ Right Fielder Moises Sierra sustained a left ankle sprain when his foot appeared to get stuck in the grass when he went to catch a fly ball – http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article/tor/blue-jays-right-fielder-sierra-day-to-day-with-sprained-left-ankle?ymd=20130924&content_id=61619992&vkey=news_tor

What’s with all these injuries? I saw another player with a groin injury that I’m not reporting on here.

These are some body parts (knee joint and stabilizing ligaments and the ankle) in the next few classes.


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