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The Achilles’ Heel: Sports Injuries and Team Doctors

By Hilary Levey On September - 3 - 2010

What do NFL players, female gymnasts, and contestants on So You Think You Can Dance have in common?


I’ve been watching these athletes tackle, twirl, and tumble on my television for the past several months as NFL preseason has kicked off, Lauren Froderman was crowned the season 7 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, and Rebecca Bross won the US National Gymnastics Championships.

But I’ve also been hearing about those who had to sit out due to concussions, Achilles ruptures, and broken bones. The fallen include So You Think You Can Dance front-runner Alex Wong, with an Achilles rupture (painfully caught on tape during a dress rehearsal), and reigning US and World all-around gymnastics champion Bridget Sloan, with an injured pectoral muscle.

Who is supposed to be protecting these talented bodies...

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