When did the sports section become case studies for an introductory course in orthopedic medicine? Every new day seems to usher in more candidates for a Dr. House to give a once over. It's enough to establish a new beat with its own byline: Hospital Blotter.
This morning I counted 13 men and 1 woman who had to be triaged. From head [a concussion] to toe [Hinrich's big one].
Two Chicago Fire players were sidelined with muscle strains: a quad and a hamstring. And one was returning for the opener from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
A hockey goaltender [Panthers Jose Theodore] went down with a torn right groin.
Spring is here for the baseball crowd, but so are an assortment of physical mayhem. Like left quad strain [Ian Stewart], tightness in the right lat [Matt Garza], and fractured left forearm [Ranger Martin Perez].
Two current pitchers are back from convalescence: John Danks [shoulder surgery] and Jake Peavy [sore and tired right arm].
And what retired hurler Rick Sutcliffe figured was food poisoning turned out be a hernia blockage that required emergency surgery.
And to prove that Bad Luck is not a sexist, Lauren Silberman--- first woman to try out in an NFL regional scouting combine---injured her leg after her first kickoff.
Tomorrow is another day.