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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 »

Most Popular Knee Surgery Is a Big Waste for Many

Study: arthroscopic surgery as good as fake surgery for some meniscus tears

(Newser) - If you're anticipating having arthroscopic surgery in the new year to fix your torn meniscus, bad news for you: A new study found the procedure is, for many, as effective as ... fake surgery. That could have big implications, considering the US spends an estimated $4 billion a year on... More »

Lindsey Vonn's Surgery a Success

And she got a ride home from Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn just took the first step toward recuperating in time for the Olympics : The surgery she had yesterday to repair torn knee ligaments and a fractured shin was successful, her doctor says, adding that he's optimistic she'll recover fully. In slightly less imporant news, People reports that... More »

Pie in the Face Leads to Disabled List

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan injured while celebrating

(Newser) - It's always funny till somebody gets hurt—and that goes for professional baseball players hitting teammates in the face with shaving cream pies while they're giving postgame interviews. Chris Coghlan of the Florida Marlins is on the 15-day disabled list and may need knee surgery thanks to a pie-ing that... More »

Shakira Imitator Can't Sue Bar

Shake it and break it? You're on your own, court rules

(Newser) - A woman who says she shredded knee ligaments when she fell during a “Shake it Like Shakira” contest can't sue the New York bar that staged the competition. Calico Jack’s Cantina is off the hook after Megan Zacher's lawyer failed to convince a judge the bar “knew... More »

Brady, in Return, Rallies Patriots Past Bills

(Newser) - Quarterback Tom Brady, in his first game since missing almost all of last season with a knee injury, threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:06 to lead the New England Patriots to a comeback 25-24 victory over the visiting Buffalo Bills tonight, the Boston Herald reports. Brady, 32,... More »

Defending-Champ Steelers Work OT to Beat Titans

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers got a 33-yard field goal from Jeff Reed 4½ minutes into overtime tonight to beat the visiting Tennessee Titans, 13-10, in the first game of the NFL season. It was an uneven performance for the defending champions, the Post-Gazette reports; Pittsburgh also lost Pro Bowl safety Troy... More »

Gimpy Venus Needs Big Comeback to Advance

Third-seeded Williams rallies to beat 47th-ranked Russian in three sets

(Newser) - Quite close to losing in the US Open's first round for the first time, Williams came all the way back from a set and a break down to beat 47th-ranked Vera Dushevina of Russia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3 tonight. The No. 3-seeded Williams, twice the champion at Flushing Meadows, had... More »

Running May Be Good for Knees

Runners' 'motion groove' can prevents arthritis in old age

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom holds that running will eventually trash your knees by wearing down their cartilage, ultimately leading to arthritis. But that may have to be revised: Recent studies suggest that runners may have healthier knees in old age than their sedentary peers, reports Gretchen Reynolds for the New York Times.... More »

Injured Nadal Won't Defend Wimbledon Title

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal announced today that he will not defend his Wimbledon title, the BBC reports. A nagging knee injury and losses in exhibitions today and yesterday appear to have convinced the world’s No. 1 tennis player to bow out of the tournament, to begin Monday. “He is having... More »

Inspire Us, Tiger

(Newser) - Ignore the nonstop gloom and doom of economic news to consider a wonderful thing: Tiger Woods is playing golf again. Woods has been rehabbing his left knee since just after his gutsy 2008 US Open win settled forever the question of whether a golfer could be called an “athlete,... 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 »

Here's Betting New Tiger Is Best Version Yet

(Newser) - Tiger Woods returns to golf this week, and he’s sure to amaze—that’s just what he does, Michael Rosenberg writes for Fox Sports. “The most compelling athlete of his generation” has made over his game three times already, and after injury and 8 months off, a new... More »

Winners, Losers in Brady Injury

San Diego, AFC East teams rejoice; Belicheck, NFL not so much

(Newser) - Tom Brady’s season-ending injury sent shockwaves through the NFL —and not everyone was celebrating. Don Banks breaks down the winners and losers in Sport Illustrated:
  • Winner: The Chargers —The Patriots always seem to knock San Diego out of the playoffs.
  • Loser: The NFL —The league loses
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Brady Out for Season With Torn ACL

Star hurler's knee buckles in 17-10 victory over Kansas City

(Newser) - Patriots QB Tom Brady is likely out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Coach Bill Belichick said he had no news on Brady's knee, which buckled when Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard struck it in today's 17-10 Patriots victory—but one team source told Yahoo! Sports,... More »

Knee Surgery to End Tiger's Season

Suffered a stress fracture before Open

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will miss the rest of the season because of surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee, AP reports—an injury he has dealt with the last 10 months despite winning nine of 12 tournaments. Woods said on his website today he suffered a double stress... More »

Gimp Can't Hold Tiger Back

Woods stays ahead of the field and in the red at Torrey Pines

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson is out of the picture, and Rocco Mediate doesn't worry Tiger Woods much. For most of the US Open's third round yesterday, Tiger's biggest threat was his own left knee, Golf.com reports. The knee would send his tee shots flaring off the fairway, and then Woods would... More »

Pierce Plays Through Pain

Celtics captain, felled by knee sprain, jumps back into game

(Newser) - When Paul Pierce crumpled to the parquet in the third quarter of last night's NBA Finals game, everyone watching likely echoed the fears of Boston coach Doc Rivers, who "thought the worst." But after writhing in pain and leaving the court in a wheelchair, the Celtics captain returned,... 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 »

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