Episode 40: Why do some athletes never return to sports after injuries?

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In the Zone
Why do some athletes never return to sports after injuries in sports? Which injuries can cause athletes to struggle to return to their sport?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Andrew Bynum – Los Angeles Lakers center
Avery Bradley – Boston Celtics shooting guard
Cody Ross – Boston Red Sox outfielder
Mark Ellis – Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman
David Villa – FC Barcelona and Spanish national team striker
Lance Berkman – St. Louis Cardinals first baseman
Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat guard

Ask Dr. Geier
Does a pectoral injury in the muscle belly require surgery?
Why is my knee so stiff after surgery to remove a plica?
Should I have surgery for plica in my knee?
Can I bend my knee right after a patella dislocation?

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2 Responses to Episode 40: Why do some athletes never return to sports after injuries?

  1. Hi Doctor,

    My daughter is 14 years old, 6’1″ and weighs 165 lbs.
    She had ACL and Miniscus surgery February 1, 2013. She has been fully released and is now running 4 miles a day 3 days a week and lifting weights to build muscle in her hamstring and quads. What do you feel like the best running shoe and exercise shoe is out there for her? I appreciate your time she is a freshman at Twin Bridges School in Montana and is determined to play Basketball again. She does Rodeo and has returned to that sport and is doing great. Just praying she does not reinjure her knee.


    Konni Smith

    • I don’t know that I can give specific advise. There are many good shoes for different sports and exercise. Also people with different foot types often are best served in different types of shoes. Her physical therapist might be able to make recommendations based on her sports and foot type.

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