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Pro Sports Plagued with Injuries

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Charlie Cochrane, Staff Writer

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    Injuries are something that you would not want to wish upon anyone, especially a professional athlete. This year there have been many injuries among some of the best athletes of different sports. Some of these athletes include Odell Beckham Jr, Zach Miller, Aaron Rodgers and Gordon Hayward.

NFL

    The most severe injury among these players was the Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller. On November 20, in a game against the New York Giants, Miller suffered a torn popliteal artery after dislocating his knee. Miller underwent emergency vascular surgery  but could still possibly lose his leg. The Bears team doctor was praised by surgeons for recognizing Miller’s dropping pulse in his leg, because of this it is much more likely that Miller will be able to keep his leg and potentially continue playing in the NFL.

    Another injury that has made headlines across the country is the New York Giants’ star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ suffered a fractured left ankle on October 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers and, underwent surgery just a few days after. However, it was announced that Beckham would not be available for the rest of the season.

    Lastly, Green Bay Packers longtime starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is one of the best in the league at his position, but is sadly another popular name that is circulating due to injury. Rodgers broke his left collarbone, after landing awkwardly on his left shoulder due to a hard hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. Rodgers underwent surgery just a few days later and it is yet to be decided whether or not the packers will keep Rodgers on the roster or place him in injury reserve. It is also not yet known whether or not Rodgers will be back by the end of the season, or if he will be out for the rest of the season.

NBA

    Boston Celtics made some noise in the 2017-2018 NBA pre season, trading for two all star players, Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.. The Celtics first game of the season was at the Cleveland Cavaliers. A little over five minutes into Hayward’s Celtics debut, he suffered a dislocated left ankle and fractured left tibia. Just days after Hayward was carted off the court in Cleveland, Hayward underwent surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, but a very late comeback may still be possible.

    Kyrie Irving has been performing excellently in his first year in Boston averaging just over 20 points and 5 assists per game. Though in a recent game against the Charlotte Hornets, Kyrie suffered a facial fracture and a concussion after taking an elbow from his own teammate Aron Baynes.. Irving was absent in the Celtics game against the Raptors, and is expected to return to the court wearing a mask for the next two weeks until his facial fracture is entirely healed.

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