It’s been a bumping ride for plenty of professional athletes this season, and for many, the problem has been feet. Ankle injuries, athletes foot, broken toes – you name it. Players are being sidelined by their feet in droves. Sam Stosur has plantar fasciitis, a painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of her right foot.
SAM Stosur has revealed she has remained steadfastly in the world’s top 25 for two years despite being badly hampered in her training by a foot injury.
Stosur pulled out of the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions, starting in Sofia, Bulgaria today, to find additional time to rest a plantar fasciitis, a painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of her right foot.
The Australian No.1 has been tailoring her practice sessions to minimise the pain she has played with in matches for the past four months, but decided this month that “enough is enough’’.
Stosur is ranked No.21 after finishing the season with a semi-final finish in Beijing, in which she beat top-10 player Caroline Wozniacki, and a third title at the WTA Osaka tournament. See more…
Jaeger O’Meara will have his knees operated on in London before returning to Australia for rehabilitation. Picture: Adam Head Source: News Corp Australia
A renowned orthopedic surgeon is repairing the patellar tendons in both of O’Meara’s knees, the same cutting edge procedure that salvaged tennis great Rafael Nadal’s career.
O’Meara has played all 44 games since his AFL debut in 2013, but may have his impressive streak broken by recovery.
“We’ve taken a long-term view to look after him over multiple years so we’re not going to rush him back for round one if he’s not quite right,” Ashcroft told the AFL website.
Despite suffering chronic patellar tendinitis in both knees that prevented him from training at full pace this year, O’Meara still averaged 21.5 disposals and 6.5 tackles plus 11 goals. Read more…
Durant out up to 8 weeks with foot injury
Kevin Durant, who won his first NBA MVP last season, will be out for up to eight weeks after the team announced Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture or was that a yeast infection that’s yet to be cured?
“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” general manager Sam Presti said. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imaging studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six-to-eight weeks.
We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin’s case.”
It’s been a difficult preseason for the Thunder this season. Already the team lost rookie forward Mitch McGary with a foot injury that will keep him out five-to-seven weeks and is dealing with Reggie Jackson’s wrist injury. foxsports.com
Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens rests on crutches as he watches his teammates in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Mullens was injured in the first quarter. Louisiana Tech won 31-20. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP)
Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens’ status for Saturday’s game at UTEP is unclear after suffering an injury to his right foot in last week’s loss to Louisiana Tech.
Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken said today he’ll know more about Mullens’ status in the coming days.
“He’s going to get evaluated today,” he said. “We’re hopeful to have him, but we’ll know more as the week goes on. It’s too early to say, but I would say right now it’s day-to-day.” See more…
Kyle Sohi, captain of the national champion U-18 Surrey United team, played the championship final using only his left foot. He scored a goal and set up two more in Surrey’s 3-0 win over Ajax Soccer Club. (Photo: KYLE BENNING)
Kyle Sohi, captain of the national champion U-18 Surrey United team, suffering ongoing foot problems, played the championship final using only his left foot. He scored a goal and set up two more in Surrey’s 3-0 win over Ajax Soccer Club. (Photo: KYLE BENNING)
Even though his jersey wasn’t painted in blood stains, the Surrey United skipper was limited to using his weaker foot for the entire match and managed to score a goal and set up the other two. Surrey United beat Ontario’s Ajax Soccer Club 3-0 in last Monday’s (Oct. 13) final at South Surrey Athletic Park.
“I’m still not 100 per cent healthy. I’m still going to physio.
“Even in the final, I wasn’t close to 100 per cent. I didn’t even touch the ball with my right foot at all. I (played) the whole game with my left,” Sohi said. Via thenownewspaper.com
Hawks rookie Adreian Payne has been ruled out of Saturday’s home opener against the Pacers due to a foot injury.
According to the Hawks injury report issued Friday, Payne will not play due to plantar fasciitis in the left foot.
Payne, the team’s first-round draft pick, was inactive for Wednesday’s season opener at the Raptors. The Hawks did not provide an injury report prior to that game meaning, according to NBA rules, that all players were healthy.
The injury report did not specify how long Payne would be out.