Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is garnering MVP votes after not playing almost all of last year with a quad tendon strain. He now has a new home, is playing amazing basketball, and his team is off to the best start in the franchise history. There is still one question that many are asking. How did a quad strain keep an elite athlete off the court for almost an entire year?! We will take a deeper look into this injury and how it affected his former team, the San Antonio Spurs, last year.
With Tony Parker leaving the NBA Spurs to head to the Charlotte Hornets, we figured we would dive into his injury history. If you haven't heard, Parker recently compared his quadricep tendon rupture to Kawhi’s quadricep tendinopathy, and how Parker’s injury was significantly worse. Our specialists in Brooklyn and NYC jumped in with quadricep tendon and knee injury facts for you.
So you’re ready to hit the ground running, literally. Before you do, there are a few things you should check to make sure your risk for injury is as low as it can be.
You have had low back pain for a few months now and tried all kinds of stretches twisting you in 10 different directions.
We are going to take a look at a few upper extremity (UE) accessory exercises that should be used by all CrossFit athletes, and overhead athletes in general.