Athlete health

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) hits the turf near the goal line working for a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The conversion was missed. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 15, 2019 - 11:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Carson Wentz kept losing receivers, but still did everything in his power to will the injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles to one more score. He came up just a few yards short. Tight end Zach Ertz caught Wentz's short pass but was stopped at the 9 with 30 seconds to go, ending the...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sidelines after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 15, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will meet with a hand specialist after suffering an injury to his right thumb during Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Brees was hurt when he hit his throwing hand on the hand of Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald with 6...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout watches his home run off Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's season is over. The Los Angeles Angels say the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton's neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain. "I kind of knew when I first got my MRI a few...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: BIG TEST The Cubs are sending star slugger Anthony Rizzo for an MRI after he sprained his right ankle Sunday, hoping the first baseman can still help with their postseason push. Rizzo was injured fielding a bunt at first base in the third inning...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 2 (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. Aaron Donald has returned to the game for the Los Angeles Rams after briefly going to the locker room because of a back injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year came back on the field late in the second quarter against the Saints. Los...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 15, 2019 - 1:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman...
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A New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the field during an NFL game against the Houston Texans, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the Texans 30-28. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
September 15, 2019 - 12:31 pm
New Orleans defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins will be inactive for a second straight week when the Saints face the Los Angeles Rams in a rematch of last year's NFC title game. Rankins is still trying to return from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last season during the playoffs. Saints right tackle...
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Cleveland Browns strong safety Damarious Randall (23) catches a pass during warm-ups prior to an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night's game against the New York Jets with a concussion. Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the team's facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league's protocol for head...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski skates against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Pavelski joined the Dallas Stars as an expensive free agent coming off one of his best goal-scoring years, while Corey Perry quietly signed a low-cost one-year contract after playing the fewest games of his career because of a knee injury. That’s where the differences end for a pair of veterans trying to help the Stars make back-to-back playoff trips for the first time in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 14, 2019 - 11:53 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Joe Pavelski joined the Dallas Stars as an expensive free agent coming off one of his best goal-scoring years, while Corey Perry quietly signed a low-cost deal for one year after playing the fewest games of his career because of a knee injury. That's where the differences end...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks to league referees before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints visit Los Angeles for a rematch of the NFC championship game won by the Rams, but remembered for the no-call that created the opening for Sean McVay's team to storm through. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
September 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...
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