Latest Sports medicine News

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Nov. 9, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a...

Blake Griffin cleared for basketball-related activities

Nov. 7, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons' medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily. Griffin hasn't played at all this season because of hamstring and knee issues. The Pistons are 4-5 without him. Detroit also...

Panthers' Cam Newton to get another opinion on injured foot

Nov. 1, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is seeking another opinion on his injured left foot. The team announced Newton is traveled Friday to Green Bay, Wisconsin to visit with Dr. Robert Anderson, a renowned foot specialist who previously served as an assistant team physician with the...

Jets release Osemele a day after he has non-approved surgery

Oct. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelechi Osemele is no longer a member of the New York Jets. The veteran guard's contentious standoff with the team, however, is far from over. The Jets announced Saturday they released Osemele a day after he had surgery on his right shoulder in Boston to repair a torn labrum without the...

Chiefs' Mahomes begins knee rehab as game week begins

Oct. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was back in the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility Monday, going through some extensive pool therapy and other rehabilitation exercises on his injured right knee. That alone was a good sign for the reigning league MVP. Mahomes dislocated the patella in the knee...

Patrick Mahomes' magic fizzles without mobility

Oct. 8, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

Caught up in the spell of Patrick Mahomes' wizardry , the always enthusiastic Sunday Night Football Crew ended up witnessing an old-fashioned whooping by the Colts instead of more magic by the league's reigning MVP. Before the biggest stunner in a slate of games that included one Gruden brother getting fired up...

Lawsuit: Doctor, coach abused boys at renowned youth club

Sep. 23, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For underprivileged boys from rough-and-tumble New York City neighborhoods, the Madison Square Boys Club stood as an oasis — a home away from home where they could shoot hoops, swim laps, and learn skills, like cooking and photography. But behind the well-known club's doors, some men...