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Lindsey Vonn: I'm Skipping Olympics

After latest fall, she's pulling out of Sochi

(Newser) - Turns out that February crash will sideline Lindsey Vonn for the Sochi Olympics after all, despite her promises to the contrary and a successful surgery . "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," Vonn wrote on Facebook today. "I did... More »

New Body Part Discovered

Belgium surgeons confirm the existence of the knee's anterolateral ligament

(Newser) - Two Belgian surgeons have discovered a new body part—though there's potentially a 3% chance you don't actually have it. In a paper published in the Journal of Anatomy , they confirm the existence of the knee's anterolateral ligament. They were far from the first to speculate on... More »

Mariano Rivera's Career Probably Over

Legendary Yankees closer tears ACL while catching balls in batting practice

(Newser) - A freak injury may have just taken out the greatest closer of all time. Mariano Rivera tore his ACL and his meniscus while shagging flyballs during batting practice yesterday, likely ending his season and, many are speculating, his career. Rivera had already hinted that he might retire after this year.... More »

Everyone, Even Tiger, Is Watching That New Knee

Golf great is optimistic about return, but no more sure than the rest of us

(Newser) - As Tiger Woods returns to golf today after an 8-month hiatus, the big question is how his surgically repaired left knee will hold out, the Miami Herald reports. If the injury that had plagued him for years is really fixed, could Tiger’s swing become even more fearsome? “I’... More »

'No Gisele' for Brady While Knee Heals: Trainer

QB wants no distractions from supermodel squeeze, apparently, while in injury rehab

(Newser) - Tom Brady is hard at work training to rehabilitate his injured knee, and he’s leading a monk’s life while doing it, the Boston Herald reports. Spies spotted supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bündchen—sans Brady—at a New York cocktail party over the weekend;  Brady’s trainer, meanwhile,... More »

Major Knee Injuries Soar for Child Athletes

Increasingly arduous world of kid sports taking toll

(Newser) - The number of serious knee injuries that doctors once saw only in adults is skyrocketing among children as kid sports become increasingly demanding, reports the New York Times. Injuries such as a torn ACL—the major ligament that stabilizes the knee—require surgery that poses particular risks to children who... More »

Outfielder Tears ACL in Tussle With Manager

Bradley's loss threatens Padres' half-game wild-card lead

(Newser) - Volatile outfielder Milton Bradley provided a second-half spark to surging San Diego but now is out for the season because of a tussle with his manager and a torn ACL. He suffered the injury as manager Bud Black wrestled him to the ground to prevent an altercation with an umpire,... More »

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