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Every week, Dr. Joe Congeni, the director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses timely topics for a sports medicine segment on WAKR 1590 AM’s Ray Horner Morning Show.

Hip dislocation could cause major complications for Baltimore Ravens Dennis Pitta

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is taken off the field on the "meat wagon" after injuring his hip.

In last Sunday’s Browns game, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta took what appeared to be a minor tumble after catching a screen pass in the backfield. But when the “meat wagon” came out on the field, I knew it was something more serious like a hip dislocation.

Rib injuries can be tricky to diagnose, take time to heal

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In high-intensity, contact sports like hockey and football, rib injuries can be a common occurrence. Thankfully, Cleveland Browns players have skirted these injuries in recent years, but rookie receiver Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills suffered through one in mid August.

FIFA under pressure to make soccer safer for all players

A new class-action suit filed against soccer's governing body seeks to eliminate the heading of the ball for players under the age of 14.

FIFA is being sued by parents in California. Only in this lawsuit, it’s not about monetary damages; they are seeking rule changes in the game of soccer to make it safer.

ACL surgeries: A blessing or a curse?

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire 2014 season.

ACL surgery has come a long way and is now getting players back on the field faster. But are they returning too soon? I think for many players, yes.

What a labral tear means for Braxton Miller and his future

Braxton Miller in action against Michigan in 2013. Photo: Wikipedia

On the heels of Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller’s devastating news, I want to clear up any confusion about labral tears or glenoid labrum shoulder injuries. Depending on the injury’s severity, some athletes can play through it. Unfortunately that’s not the case for Miller. He’s out for the rest of this year.

The overlap between chronic injuries and declining athletic performance

Is Tiger Woods facing chronic injuries? CC Flickr/keithallison

Is it a chronic injury or simply diminishing skills that have gotten the better of Nick Swisher and Tiger Woods lately? It’s difficult to say for sure, but there’s definitely an overlap between the 2.