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Dissecting Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney’s right shoulder dislocation, surgery, & return

Arsenal left back and Scottish international Kieran Tierney suffered an “anterior right shoulder dislocation” on 12/9 vs West Ham and underwent surgery seven days later on 12/16. In this article, I’ll explain Tierney’s shoulder injury, the surgical procedure, his return to play (RTP) rehab process and timeline, and risks moving forward. If you prefer a …

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Analyzing Scott Mctominay’s right knee injury, return timeline, and key concerns

Emerging Manchester United midfielder Scott Mctominay suffered right knee ligament damage in the 2nd minute of the team’s boxing day match vs Newcastle United. Mctominay continued to play through the knock for the remainder of the first half but was replaced by Paul Pogba at halftime. In this article, I’ll explain the injury, Mctominay’s return …

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Joel Embiid’s radial collateral ligament tear and 2 hand surgeons’ opinions on his return

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid dislocated his 4th digit, the ring finger, on his left hand vs the Thunder on Jan 6th. The Sixers diagnosed him with a “radial collateral ligament tear of the 4th metacarpal” with surgery indicated. In this brief article, I’ll explain the injury, the surgery, and share two hand surgeons’ opinions …

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Detailing Harry Kane’s left hamstring tear, return timeline, and re-injury risk

Tottenham and England star striker Harry Kane injured his left hamstring during the team’s New Year’s day match vs Southampton, limping off the field while  clutching at the back of his leg. To add insult to injury, his set-piece goal was ruled offside by VAR. In this piece, I’ll explain why VAR is to blame …

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Explaining Zion’s movement retraining: Knee alignment, jumping/landing mechanics, gait analysis, & more

The Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson will make his season debut on Jan 22nd against the Spurs following surgery on a lateral meniscus tear and extended rehab that focused on modifying Zion’s movement patterns aka movement retraining or re-patterning. Through reporting from ESPN’s Andrew Lopez, Baxter Holmes, and comments from Pels GM David Griffin and …

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