Back in October I wrote about an article that I had read documenting the increased number of preseason injuries in the NFL. They were speculating that the labor dispute may have been a factor due to the shortened season training.
I ended that by suggesting that we may see the same thing in the NBA as well. I found it pretty interesting a couple of weeks ago that rather than talking about the outcome of the playoff games, all the ESPN talking heads were commenting about was how the shortened schedule may have been a cause of some of the season-ending injuries to some big name stars in the league.
Was I able to tell the future? If so, it might be the first time in my life. It is more likely that the sports reporters out there needed something to talk about all day long. After all, it started after Derrick Rose, the 2010-11 NBA most valuable player, tore his ACL.
My opinion is that ACL injuries are not usually a wear and tear injury, as was suggested during these discussions. The Brewers lost two starters to ACL injuries last week that happened on freak plays early on in the season, not from wear and tear after a long season.
I caution people to question the source of information when it comes to injuries and rehabilitation. Just because someone played professional sports does not make him an expert on rehab. I hope I can use this blog as an outlet for quality information and recommendations.
Posted 11:35 AM