Posts Tagged ‘injury’

Surviving Seth’s Absence

November 8th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Surviving Seth’s Absence | Filed in General, TalkSportsPhilly, Wrestling

Ever since cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase back at WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins has CTEowo0WsAE_J80dominated the WWE. For just about 9 months, opponents have been set up in front of him. And for 9 months, he has knocked down every single one. John Cena, Dean Ambrose (technically), Sting, and Brock Lesnar (technically) are among the numerous names on Rollins’ “hit list”. With the 29th annual Survivor Series approaching quickly, fans were left to wonder…..who, if anyone could dethrone Rollins? Roman Reigns was next up on Rollins’ list, and it seemed like he could be the one to knock Seth off of his perch. Well….at least, we thought he was.

TSP would like to wish Seth Rollins a speedy recovery…..

As events would have it, Seth Rollins would wind up being the man to dethrone Seth Rollins. News broke late Thursday afternoon, that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion had vacated the title, after suffering tears in his ACL, MCL, and Medial Meniscus. The estimated recovery time given was a 6-9 month timetable.



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Cliff Lee may require elbow surgery, if so, would miss entire season/6-8 months, possibly end career

March 11th, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Cliff Lee may require elbow surgery, if so, would miss entire season/6-8 months, possibly end career | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

Unfortunately, the Phillies didn’t get any good news on starting pitcher Cliff Lee today. Dr. James Andrews determined that Lee has a tear in the common flexor tendon in his left elbow. This is not-surprising, but it’s unfortunate news in the long list of Phillies’ off-season problems.

The common flexor tendon, left-elbow tear is the same injury from last year and matches the initial diagnosis from last weekend. Lee will try to throw through it, to see if his condition improves, but surgery would sideline him for 6-8 months, if that option is explored- which seems like the most-likely case now, after Andrews’ opinion.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. isn’t optimistic about Lee’s chances of avoiding surgery, so it’s starting to look like Lee won’t pitch at all this season, which many fans, analysts and writers anticipated, considering the previous problems with his elbow. Although Amaro, Jr. isn’t optimistic, he noted today, succeeding the news, that there’s still a chance that Lee plays this year.

Lee is owed $25 million this season and has a $12.5 million buyout on his 2016 club option. All of this is according to Phillies’ Comcast Sportsnet insider Jim Salisbury, who is following the team first hand in Spring Training, especially the Lee injury updates and Cole Hamels’ continuous trade news. We’ll see what happens ultimately, but we hope for the best, for both Lee and the Phillies.

With this news bit, it looks as if, at least for now, the Phillies will lose a huge chunk of their remaining investment in Lee, who, as mentioned, is owed over $20 million in 2015. This afternoon, prior to the injury update, Lee played catch, with Phillies’ pitching coach Bob McClure noting that he saw Lee increase his distance throughout the (throwing) session.


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Steve Mason set to have surgery on right knee; Phantoms’ backup Anthony Stolarz called up

February 10th, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Steve Mason set to have surgery on right knee; Phantoms’ backup Anthony Stolarz called up | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

(Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

UPDATE: Steve Mason will officially undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. For now, he’s expected to at least miss several weeks, if not more/the whole season, depending upon how his surgery and recovery period goes. I’ll expand more on this story as more news become available. For now, the two Flyers’ goalies on the depth chart will be (newly-appointed starter) Ray Emery and Phantoms’ rookie Anthony Stolarz. The surgery news was preceded by news that Mason underwent several MRIs on the same knee, to which the team and the team’s doctors concluded that performing surgery on it was the best, and smartest, option available at the moment.

Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall has yet to provide his insight on the matter, or give an official update.

During yesterday’s Flyers-Capitals game, about halfway through the second period, Steve Mason suffered a freakish injury to his lower body (now ruled as a knee injury), after heading to the Flyers’ bench briefly for a water break. When Mason left the bench area to return to his crease, for no apparent reason, that’s when he felt some discomfort and pain, possibly due to his knee locking up. Because of that, to be cautious, Flyers’ coach Craig Berube removed Mason from the game and sent in backup Ray Emery to fill in for him for the remainder of it. Mason stopped all eight shots thrown his way, while Emery allowed one goal on six shots.

Unfortunately for him and the team, this is Mason’s third injury of the season so far. Earlier on, he missed four games in late December due to a back injury, and six games in January due to a right-knee injury. Not only are Mason’s reoccurring health issues a major concern, as is the injury itself, but it’s a shame, too, since Mason was playing fantastic prior to this latest injury. Since January 27th, he’s gone 3-0-1, with a shutout, a .959 save percentage, and a 1.25 goals against average. Emery’s 9-9-1 this season, with a mediocre 3.34 GAA and a .886 save percentage.

Mason doesn’t become a free-agent until after the 2016-17 season concludes, so hopefully he can stay healthy, for the sake of the team’s future. The team may choose to restructure Mason’s deal, depending on when his return will be from the surgery. While he’s recovering, and onward, Mason could provide a valuable, off-the-ice, service, in helping/mentoring Anthony Stolarz, who just turned 21 and has yet to play an NHL game yet. In 22 games this year, Stolarz is 7-10-1 with Lehigh Valley, with a 3.04 GAA and a .911 save percentage. He was a second-round pick (45th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Once he enters a game this season, the experience for Stolarz will be huge.


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Chris Bosh Out Indefinitely, Likely Out For Playoffs

May 15th, 2012 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Chris Bosh Out Indefinitely, Likely Out For Playoffs | Filed in Basketball, General, Sports

Bosh Out!

After an MRI this morning, results showed that Chris Bosh has suffered a moderate abdominal strain and is out indefinitely. The injury came during the first half of the Heat’s 95-86 Game 1 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Bosh went up for a dunk and came down in serious pain, and was later helped off the court into the locker room. The good news for Bosh is that the results also showed that he will not need surgery.

The real concern now in Miami is without Bosh, just how far can the Heat go? The Heat were tested yesterday by a very good Indiana team who have two very good big men in Roy Hibbert and David West. Without Bosh, the Heat have no true big man who can play down low for an entire game and rebound the basketball or make shots on the post consistently. Without having a big man who can draw attention, much like the Sixers, the Pacers will be able to play a defense that is designed to keep LeBron and Wade on the perimeter a lot more. Going into this series I believed that Roy Hibbert was the x-factor, and yesterday he was. He played great and now without Bosh he will have more opportunities to do so. If it wasn’t for Granger and Paul George’s miserable shooting the Pacers would have won that game yesterday.

Now, do I think the Heat can beat the Pacers without Bosh? Yes. Will it be easy? No. Can the Pacers upset the Heat? Without a doubt. However, I don’t think we see the Heat lose this series but just how far can they go without Chris Bosh? Can they beat the likes of a Boston Celtics in a 7 game series, or the Lakers with Bynum/Gasol/Kobe, the Thunder, the Spurs? One thing these teams all have in common are good or great Point Guards and they all have at least one true big man who can be a game changer in the post. I just don’t think that the Heat can beat those teams in a 7 game series, that is if they get out of this round.

Prediction: Heat lose in NBA Finals.


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Is Stutes Healthy?

April 23rd, 2012 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Is Stutes Healthy? | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

Michael Stutes has been very hitable early on in 2012. He has being leaving a good majority of his pitches up in the zone and that has led to opponents hitting .280 against the young right hander. Personally, I think he may be injured. He complained of shoulder issues toward the end of spring training, but I don’t think the issue is the shoulder. With most shoulder injuries, a significant loss in velocity is to be expected and Stutes’ pitch velocities have been about average compared to his 2011 velocities. I think the ailment is elbow related as the issue seems to be control. Just looking at his K-rate and his BB-rate, both significantly worse than last year, you can tell he is having a problem controlling the location of each pitch.

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Game Changer

March 30th, 2012 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Game Changer | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

How bad is the injury?

Reports are out saying Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters has ruptured his Achilles tendon. How does this affect the Eagles going forward? The injury will most likely end Peters’ 2012 season before it even starts. What ramifications will it have on the draft? Keep following Team TSP on Twitter and check back here as this develops.

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Say It Ain’t So, Utley

March 19th, 2012 by AmyMac | 5 Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

By Amy McGinnis

Today, Chase Utley left camp in Clearwater to travel to a specialist for what we all thought was just his right knee. It turns out that both of Chase’s knees are in bad shape. I’m not one to panic, but do not be mistaken: this is not good news.

Part of this whole scenario feels a little like deja vu.  We all remember last spring, when Utley missed Spring Training and the first 46 games of the 2011 season.  What surprises me, though, is the fact that there hasn’t been a sense of panic in this city.  It’s almost as if fans expect Chase to repeat last season – a late start, but coming in to save the day when our offense was in a slump.  Now, Amaro has announced that Utley playing on Opening Day is “doubtful.” I can’t say that surprises me, considering he is still working on rehabilitation.  Good news for Freddy Galvis, I suppose, who will most likely fill in at second. 

I’ll be honest; I don’t think any of this should come as a shock to us.  Chase has always been pretty private, and rarely talks to the media.  I’m frustrated, I suppose, that he will be out indefinitely.  I’m also not thrilled with just how quiet Chase stays about his injuries.  Granted, there is a small group of people privy to his medical information, and I’m neither his doctor nor his wife, so it’s not as if I’m entitled to know every little thing.  It raises the question, though:  How much should we as fans be told?  It seems that in some instances (I’m looking at you, Polly, and your bruised finger), we hear about minor, sometimes insignificant injuries.  Other times, like in Utley’s case, we’re sort of left in the dark.  Isn’t there some sort of middle ground? 

At the end of the day, we need to consider that Chase is 33 years old and his knees are pretty shot.  Maybe the specialist can fix things, and maybe s/he can’t.  I doubt we’ll hear many details.  Of course, I want Utley to be healthy.  Of course, I wish he could bounce back from the damage to his knees.  We need to be practical, though.  The news today isn’t good, and I’d say we need to prepare ourselves to not see Chase back on the field this season. 

Let’s just hope today’s visit with the specialist goes well.

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