Handling of Concussions in World Cup bad for all Athletes

By Anne Russo, PhD

World Cup fever may be over, but news stories about the concussions multiple players received during the month-long event are far from over. Millions of people across the globe watched as Germany’s Christoph Kramer head slammed into an Argentine player’s shoulder during the final match, but was allowed to continue playing for another fifteen minutes… before being helped off the field, dazed and confused.

Ruptured ATFL Sidelines Golfer Rory McIlroy

By Intermountain Healthcare
McIlroy Ankle

Rory McIlroy, golf's #1 ranked player, posted an Instagram of himself Monday morning in a walking boot and crutches.  His caption read “Total rupture of left ATFL (Ankle Ligament) and associated joint capsule damage…” making many speculate whether or not he would be able to participate The Open Championship in 10 days. Our experts give some insight on ATFL injuries and how long McIlroy might be out.

The Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

By Landon Hallman
Advantages and Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

It’s human nature to want to succeed and be better, which prompts some athletes to participate in doping, the illegal use of athletic performance-enhancing drugs. Doping is an increasing issue with athletes of all ages. Everyone is looking for an opportunity to have an advantage, and some people are willing to do just about anything.