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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.

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.

Muscle cramps may be sign of blood clots High-intensity training can lead to blood clots in younger athletes

The Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has been dealing with blood clots in his lungs.

It’s that time of year again for high-intensity training and long practices on the field. With that comes dehydration and the dreaded muscle cramps. But beware, it’s not always muscle cramps from fatigue, heat and humidity. In recent years, we’ve heard about several cases of blood clots, even in young athletes.

Don’t let heat stroke come into play

CC Flickr / Bruce Stockwell

Heat stroke is no joke. It’s a rare, yet life-threatening condition that is preventable. With pre-season football’s high-intensity, 3-a-day practices starting next week, I wanted to get down to the facts about heat illness.