Chelsea center back Kurt Zouma went down in a heap after going up for this header and coming down with knee bent the wrong way. He immediately (and audibly) began screaming, and was stretchered off the pitch.
At this point, everyone has heard all those terrifying stories about retired football players’ brains falling apart on them. But years and years of hits add up, and the impacts can stay with you forever. Joe Montana talked to USA Today about what football did to him and it sounds awfully bleak:
Chicago Bulls scoring machine Jimmy Butler left tonight’s game in Denver against the Nuggets after suffering a sprained knee late in the first half.
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that Manu Ginobili will be out for at least a month after needing testicular surgery. Ginobili suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans.
Congratulations. To prove how tough you guys are before a game, one of you busted open a damn teammate’s nose by slamming your heads together (at 0:10). We’re all very impressed.
The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s get into it.
A quick, gruesome recap of the maladies Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has suffered: he’s torn his right ACL three times (no other player in NFL history has come back from three such tears on the same knee), he dislocated his finger then relocated it and made a tackle all on the same play, and he broke his arm in…
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has missed the last 15 games with a partially torn quadriceps, but he was expected to make his return to the floor as early as tonight in Indiana. That all went out the window last night, though, when ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne reported that Griffin flew back to L.A. after…
If there was a gloomy moment for the Panthers during their destruction of the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game, it was when linebacker Thomas Davis left the field with his right arm immobilized by the training staff. The injury, a broken arm, turned out to be as bad as it looked, but Davis said after the game…
Scary news out of Spain this afternoon, as half a dozen Giant-Alpecin riders were hospitalized after a car going the wrong way smashed into them on a training ride. Spanish outlet Informacion reports that John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Max Walscheid, and Ramon Sinkeldam were all taken…
Longtime NBA official Scott Wall was forced to leave tonight’s Grizzlies-Nuggets game in Denver after tripping over a sideline camera operator and injuring his leg.
Only click through if you want to see some uncensored and very gross photos from tonight’s UFC Fight Night.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a guest on the Cook and Poni sports radio show this morning, and shed a bit more light on what exactly is wrong with his throwing shoulder, which he injured during Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Bengals.
Ben Roethlisberger left yesterday’s win crazy over the Bengals with a shoulder injury after Vontaze Burfict got him with a cheap shot. He came back to lead a last-gasp drive, but clearly was not at 100%.
Vontaze Burfict’s head shot to Antonio Brown and a subsequent penalty on Adam “Pacman” Jones earned the Steelers and a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger enough yardage to set up a game-winning field goal—one that erased what had been a stunning fourth-quarter Bengals comeback.
J.J. Watt, who’d just spent a little bit on the sideline right before this play nursing a groin injury, had to stop his rush halfway through due to a flare up. Right after he went down, Chiefs lineman Eric Fisher got a cheap shot in on the neck of a defenseless Watt. Watt went into the locker room, but came back to…
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Jorvorskie Lane broke his leg in the first quarter of today’s game after teammate Joe Hawley fell on it while Lane was blocking Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.
Here we see Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter doing his best impression of a Bills fan tailgating.