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 •  December 4, 2017

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie suffered an undisclosed “upper-body” injury during the second period of Washington’s game against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The team then announced he would not return to the game and would be reevaluated Tuesday. On a penalty kill, Oshie hit Sharks forward Logan Couture in the corner. With Oshie low and...

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 •  November 29, 2017

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have promoted Doug Teter to head athletic trainer. The team also announced Tuesday that Kevin Rand has been promoted to senior director of medical services. Rand will have oversight of the organization’s athletic training from Lakeland, Florida, where the team holds spring training. He had been the team’s head athletic...

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 •  November 22, 2017

The nation’s top-performing football helmet, according to joint NFL and NFL Players Association lab tests, is now available for purchase by high school football players. VICIS, a company spun off research from the University of Washington and funded via venture capital in 2014, released its “Zero1″ helmet for nonprofessional and non-college...

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 •  November 12, 2017

Several months ago, Sarah Walls, a prominent Northern Virginia fitness and conditioning expert, was demonstrating a single-leg jump for a client — essentially hopping forward on one leg to test agility and balance — when she twisted her ankle. The painful ankle roll bothered her for a while, Walls recalled recently, but “in the moment you sort of...

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 •  November 10, 2017

Months after spraining his left ankle, Markieff Morris still requires treatment for the annoying discomfort. Weeks after undergoing surgery, Morris still doesn’t feel like his self — or his “young self” as he tells the coaching staff. When taking account of these ailments which have led to physical limitations since his return to the Wizards’...

The Washington Post

 •  November 10, 2017

Months after spraining his left ankle, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris still requires treatment for the annoying discomfort. Weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his abdominal wall, Morris still doesn’t feel like himself — or his “young self,” as he tells the coaching staff, and he is disappointed that he has been limited by these...

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 •  November 9, 2017

has suffered a concussion before, but nothing compared to what the Redskins tight end experienced in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. Paul was attended to on the field for several minutes in the first quarter after running back Rob Kelley scored on a one-yard touchdown run. He walked off the field and straight into the locker room, where he was...

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 •  November 7, 2017

Three years ago, she couldn’t do a single push-up and certainly had never heard of a “reverse fly.” Today, Solveig McCulloch, 79, can easily do 10 push-ups and rocks her five-pound dumbbell flys. “I am definitely stronger, and my balance and flexibility are better, too,” says McCulloch, who started exercising on a regular basis — twice-a-week...

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 •  November 3, 2017

At first, Nick Daugherty was woozy, but he looked okay. He stood on the sideline next to Charlo (Montana) football coach Mike Krahn and said he was ready to go back into the Vikings’ third game of the year. “No, you need to come with me,” the team’s athletic trainer told him. Minutes later, she was hollering loud enough to make Daugherty’s...

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 •  September 12, 2017

“There is never a good enough reason to hit a child in the head 500 times for a sport.” The brutal honesty in Chris Nowinski’s words slaps me across the face. A Harvard-educated former pro-wrestler with a PhD in behavioral neuroscience, Nowinski is the founder of Concussion Legacy Foundation and one of the leading voices on post-concussion syndrome...