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Swiss Bobsled Athlete Is Run Over by Own Sled

Sandro Michel was injured during a World Cup training run Tuesday

(Newser) - Swiss bobsled athlete Sandro Michel is recovering from emergency surgery, his team said Wednesday after a training crash that has some sliders considering whether it's safe or appropriate to compete in World Cup races this weekend. Michel was in a four-man sled piloted by Michael Vogt when it crashed...

In Women's Soccer, a Mystery in Need of a Solution

Stars are getting sidelined by ACL tears

(Newser) - Even if you aren't a major women's soccer fan, you likely know the name Megan Rapinoe. But what you may not know is that she's torn her ACL three times—and in some ways, she's more the rule than the exception. The New York Times calls...

MLB Pitcher Suffers Scary Line Drive Injury

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner suffers concussion, skull fracture after being hit by ball

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner has a skull fracture and concussion after getting hit by a line drive off the bat of the Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos. Feltner was injured Saturday night during a game in Denver and was discharged from Swedish Medical Center on Sunday, per the AP . He...

Someone Celebrated His Baseball Win a Little Too Hard

Mets closer Edwin Diaz may be out for season after hurting knee in World Baseball Classic celebration

(Newser) - New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz suffered a possibly season-ending injury Wednesday at a World Baseball Classic game, but it wasn't during the game itself. The Wall Street Journal reports that Diaz, 28, finished off the ninth inning during the international tournament in Miami for Puerto Rico's 5-2...

Evander Kane to Miss Months After Player Skates Over Wrist

Left with a deep cut, Evander Kane says he's still in shock after' extremely scary moment'

(Newser) - An NHL player was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after an opponent inadvertently skated over his wrist, leaving him with a deep cut. The injury occurred when Evander Kane, a forward for the Edmonton Oilers, fell to the ice during a game at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, CNN...

Cleveland Indians' Josh Naylor Suffers Gruesome Injury

'The whole dugout was really in shock'

(Newser) - "The whole dugout was really in shock" after seeing Josh Naylor break his ankle in a collision with teammate Ernie Clement Sunday, says Cleveland Indians catcher Rene Rivera. The 225-pound right fielder slammed into second baseman Clement as they chased a popup in the fourth inning of the Minneapolis...

Putting Ice on Sore Muscles May Not Do You Much Good

Stopping inflammation delays healing, study finds

(Newser) - Researchers who placed tiny ice packs on the back legs of mice after simulated workouts say they have new evidence that putting ice on sore muscles might be a bad idea. The researchers say they used electrical stimulation to simulate a grueling workout in 40 mice, and tissues from the...

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Fans' Reaction to Injured Star Doesn't Sit Well

Golden State's Kevin Durant goes down, and Toronto crowd cheers

(Newser) - Some sports injuries are bigger than others, and this one appears to fall onto the monumental side of the scale. One of the NBA's best players, Golden State's Kevin Durant, returned from a leg injury to play Game 5 of the finals against the Toronto Raptors Monday night—...

Lindsey Vonn Crashes in 2nd-to-Last Race of Career

But American skier appears to be OK, is scheduled to compete for final time on Sunday

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships in Sweden on Tuesday, straddling a gate midair and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. "Everyone was screaming as she crashed jumping through...

This Might Not Be a Great Idea for Women in Soccer

Study suggests female players suffer more brain damage than men after headers

(Newser) - A new study suggests that girls and women who play soccer should think twice about going up for that next header. Research out of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that females were five times more likely than men to suffer damage to the brain, reports Scientific American . The...

Wild Clip Shows Moment Surfer Breaks His Back

'What can I say, I got a little excited': Andrew Cotton

(Newser) - A big-wave surfer is already dreaming of getting back on his surfboard a day after breaking his back in what the Telegraph describes as "mountainous seas" off Nazare, Portugal. Britain's Andrew Cotton, 36, was one of several professional surfers riding big waves Wednesday when a gigantic wall of...

Hockey Linesman Knocked to Ice Sues Player for Millions

He says he hasn't been able to work for over a year

(Newser) - An NHL linesman who hasn't been able to work since he was knocked to the ice from behind by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman last year is suing the player and the team for $7.5 million. Wideman cross-checked Don Henderson as he was returning to the bench during...

Trampoline Park Injuries Spike 12-Fold
 Trampoline Park 
 Injuries Spike 12-Fold 

Trampoline Park Injuries Spike 12-Fold

But injuries are much more likely on home trampolines

(Newser) - Trampoline park injuries have soared as the trend has spread, according to a study that shows annual US emergency room visits jumped 12-fold for park-related injuries over five years, reports the AP . Injuries included broken legs, neck sprains, and concussions, but 90% of the injured children and adults were treated...

Teen Plays Paintball for First Time, Suffers Unheard Of Injury

Only 4th known time a person has suffered any kind of organ damage while playing

(Newser) - When an 18-year-old arrived at a London emergency room with severe abdominal pain, no appetite, and a fever, doctors recognized the symptoms of appendicitis and scheduled an emergency surgery. They were in for a shock. Once the teen had been cut open, doctors at North Middlesex University Hospital were "...

Texas High School Football Player Collapses at Game, Dies

Community in Alto mourns Cam'ron Matthews, 6th player to die this season in US

(Newser) - The Alto Yellowjackets high school football team and an entire Texas community are mourning the death of one of their own. The Alto superintendent confirmed that Cam'ron Matthews died Saturday after collapsing during a Friday night game, KLTV reports—making the junior the sixth high school football player to...

Baseball to Stamp Out Home Plate Collisions

MLB looks at new rules to mitigate concussion risk

(Newser) - Baseball is set to become a safer—though critics say duller—sport with moves to eliminate violent collisions at home plate. Major League Baseball's rules committee, concerned about concussions and other injuries, has voted to take steps to end pile-ups no later than 2015. Under the planned rule changes,...

Kobe Out for 6 to 9 Months: 'The Anger Is Rage'

Bryant learns he has ruptured Achilles tendon

(Newser) - Rotten news for Kobe Bryant: He has a ruptured Achilles tendon that will keep him out for six to nine months, the LA Lakers tweeted today . Asked whether Bryant will play again next year, team trainer Gary Vitti said "that's the plan" on Twitter. But it's a...

Kremlin Insists: Putin Not Hurt During Bird Flight

But he did pull a muscle...

(Newser) - Breaking news out of Russia: Vladimir Putin pulled a muscle. But the Kremlin insists it didn't happen while flying with birds. Putin, as you'll remember, took to the skies last month, leading a flock of endangered Siberian cranes to their winter feeding grounds. Rumors about the president's...

Performance-Enhancer Eyed in High School Illnesses

Cluster of football injuries puzzles experts

(Newser) - Despite denials from players and students, authorities in Oregon suspect it was the use of a muscle-enhancing supplement that caused 19 members of a high school football team to drop like flies after a training camp. The 13 McMinnville High School players who were hospitalized are being tested for creatine,...

Injured Tiger Quits Players Tourney
 Injured Tiger 
 Quits Players Tourney 

Injured Tiger Quits Players Tourney

Drops out in apparent pain after 7th hole

(Newser) - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players Championship today with an injury that he fears might be a bulging disk in his upper back. "I've been playing with a bad neck for about a month," Woods said. After hitting his drive well to the right on the seventh hole,...

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