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Robert Griffin III Will Travel to Alabama to Have His Knee Further Examined by Dr. James Andrews


Redskins head coachMike Shanahan held his Monday press conference, and stated that his rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III will travel to Alabama for further testing with Dr. James Andrews. This is never a good sign for a athlete.


From the Press Conference:


Robert will fly down tomorrow to see Dr. Andrews. He’s going to have some more tests and a physical exam. I’m not sure right now the extent of his knee. Anytime you do have a former ACL injury, or an LCL, and you take a look at this MRI, sometimes its old injuries. That’s why he’s going to fly down there and see Dr. Andrews, get some new MRIs, get a physical examination. And so right now, everything is total speculation. When I do know the extent of the injury, I’ll let you know.


The questioning also turned testy when the topic of Dr. James Andrews came up, in regard to Andrews’ revelation that he did not clear Griffin to return in the Baltimore game. ”There was no miscommunication with Dr. Andrews” after the Ravens game, Shanahan insisted. “I asked Dr. Andrews if he was okay to be in the game. He said ‘yes’”. When pressed, Shanahan fired, ”[w]hy don’t you get a hold of Dr. Andrews, and you ask him.”


Dr. Andrews was at the game, and it was not revealed whether he had already reviewed any from the last 24 hours. When asked about whether there was a concern, Shanahan said “there is a concern, that’s why he is going to go see him.”


In my opinion RG3 probably should have never started that game, but after getting out to a 14-0 lead, Shanahan should have pulled his superstar quarterback, especially after watch him limp all over the field. This could not only affect the next year, but future years of consistently re-injury the same knee, because it wash’t taken care of properly. I give it up though for the rookie, as I would have done everything in my power to play in a home playoff game. Class Act.


Trouble in Big “D”: Dez Bryant Leaves Practice After Suffering Knee Injury; MRI Awaiting…

The Cowboys are holding their breath and waiting word on the knee injury that WR Dez Bryant suffered in Monday’s practice against the Chargers.


Bryant left practice and underwent an MRI on his right knee. The third-year receiver slipped on the grass coming out of a break and immediately limped off the field with the trainers.


The Cowboys, also without starting receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), suffered two more injuries at WR with Andre Holmes (back) and Donovan Kemp (knee) sustaining injuries Monday that forced them out of practice.


[Information via Associated Press]


Miami Wins Game 1 But Looses “Big 3″ Member Chris Bosh to Strained Lower Abdominal…

The Heat may be without Chris Bosh for a while depending on what an MRI on Monday shows about the severity of the lower abdominal strain he suffered in a 95-86 Game 1 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Bosh pulled the muscle on a dunk late in the first half, struggling to rise from his knees after being fouled by Pacers center Roy Hibbert on the play. His is currently day to day but Monday’s test results could change that. The Heat were without Bosh for nine games this season and went 4-5.


“You could see by the look on his face that something was wrong,” said Dwyane Wade, who had 29 points. “Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get good news … our brother is going to see tomorrow if he can get back out there and play with us.”


Bosh was expected to be a key player in the series as the primary defender against the All-Star Hibbert. He was off to a good start, scoring 13 points with five rebounds in 16 minutes. Hibbert, who battled foul trouble, had 17 points and 11 rebounds and scored just seven points after the Bosh injury.


[via Associated Press]



Video: Chris Bosh strains his Abdominal



Video: Stephen A. Smith talks about the impact Chris Bosh’s injury will have on the Heat’s title chances.



Knicks G Baron Davis Out a Year After Horrific Injury in Game 4….

An MRI on Monday revealed that New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, according to the team.



Davis is expected to undergo surgery later this week. Recovery time is approximately 12 months.


Davis suffered the injury in the third quarter of Game 4 of the Knicks series against the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old was dribbling down court and appeared to go down without contact after his knee buckled.


Davis was on the ground for several minutes being tended to by team trainers. Eventually, he was taken off the court on a stretcher. He pointed at the crowd as he was wheeled off the floor, to a loud ovation from the Madison Square Garden crowd. But he was shown by television cameras grimacing going through the players’ tunnel.


–Players on the floor from both teams were visibly shaken by the injury.–



[via Associated Press]



Video: Baron Davis horrific injury.. 



Giants Pablo Sandoval Has Broken Bone in Hand, Will Miss Next 4-6 Weeks

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a broken bone in his left hand and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.


Sandoval believes he actually hurt the wrist Sunday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters. He returned to work Tuesday after a day off and reported soreness in the hand.



“Tough news for us and Pablo,” Bochy said. “I feel for him, particularly the way he has been playing and swinging the bat.

“You just don’t replace a bat like Pablo’s. There are few guys in Major League Baseball who can do the things he can do with the bat.”

An X-ray on Tuesday did not reveal the break of the hamate bone, but Sandoval, who came out of Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning, then underwent an MRI exam and CT scan that showed the fracture. He will have surgery on Friday at Stanford and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

“He doesn’t remember doing it on one swing,” Giants athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. “He was hitting right-handed Sunday and the off day Monday, then Tuesday afterward he said it was sore. X-rays are tough on that area. It’s not a good way to view it.”

–Sandoval is hitting .316, and his five home runs, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored are all team highs.The injury comes almost exactly a year after Sandoval fractured the hamate bone in his right hand. That injury resulted in surgery, and he missed 41 games.–


Derrick Rose Done For The Year Torn ACL & MCL – Bulls Cruise to 103-91 Victory Over the 76ers.. Chicago Leads Series 1-0

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left knee injury while trying to leap off his left foot in the lane with 1:10 left in Saturday’s playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers.


Rose was helped off the court before the Bulls sealed their 103-91 Game 1 win. Rose had 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists when he was injured.



“He’s going to be examined and they’ll know,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He started moving his leg, but they have to do an MRI and all that, so I would be guessing.”


Thibodeau was asked about his philosophy of keeping his top players in late-game situations when the outcome is not in doubt. It’s been a recurrent line of questioning for Thibodeau, especially concerning Rose, who has battled several injuries.


“I don’t work backwards like you guys do,” Thibodeau said. “The score was going the other way.”


The mood in the Bulls’ locker room was not befitting a victorious team.


“I just started saying a prayer,” said Bulls backup guard John Lucas, who could see additional playing time if Rose is limited.


“Saddest win,” Bulls shooting guard Kyle Korver said.


“I hope he’s not seriously hurt,” 76ers coach Doug Collins said. “I admire him so much. I think he’s one of the young, bright lights in this NBA. And I hope he’s going to be back and he’s going to be able to play, because I admire greatness, and he’s a great player.”


The 23-year-old Rose played in just 39 of the Bulls’ 66 regular-season games because of an assortment of injuries, including turf toe, back spasms, pulled groin and foot injury. He hasn’t played more than two games in a row since suffering a foot injury March 12.



[UPDATE: According to NBC Miami, Derrick Rose suffered a torn ACL and MCL this afternoon. Rose is done for the season. The All-Star point guard was injured late in Chicago’s game 1 win over Philadelphia today.]


–Game 2 is Tuesday, giving Rose a couple of extra days to rest.–




Video:  Rose lands awkwardly on his knee, will have MRI.



San Francisco Giants Closer Brian Wilson Likely Out for the Season With Elbow Surgery..

Giants closer Brian Wilson is likely headed for surgery on his right elbow after an MRI revealed structural damage and an issue with the ligament, and his season could be in jeopardy.



Manager Bruce Bochy and athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said Saturday the club will seek at least one other opinion and probably two, including from renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, who performs Tommy John elbow-reconstruction surgeries.


“There’s definitely some issues there,” Bochy said. “Initially, I was just being optimistic he would be fine, but after the test done yesterday, it doesn’t look very good right now. … Likely he’s looking at surgery.”


The 30-year-old Wilson, who led the majors with 48 saves in 2010, already had one Tommy John surgery during college. The three-time All-Star right-hander complained of discomfort in the elbow on Friday and then was sent for tests. He was to be examined again by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki on Saturday night, and is to be placed on the 15-day disabled list by Sunday to clear roster room for starter Ryan Vogelsong to come off the DL.


Groeschner said Tommy John surgery “would be a possibility” because of the structural issues. And if Wilson needs work on the ligament, Groeschner acknowledged that could cost the reliever his season.


“There’s some concern,” said Groeschner, who noted Wilson was having trouble just playing catch. “He’s stiff. He can’t move it great. It’s not really anything you can see visually.”



–Wilson went 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 36 saves in 57 appearances last season, held out down the stretch as a precaution. He said during spring training all seemed right with his elbow.–



[via Associate Press]