As you've heard before, even if you heel strike, you still invariably pass through the running Pose, Fall-forward, and eventually Pull your foot from the ground. Here we illustrate all of the possible variable and inefficiencies along the way. Keep in mind, there are good elements in everyone's form, our goal is to eliminate the technique flaws that slow us down! Imagine if all we saw was Pose - Fall - Pull... it'd probably be a 10 second video of Usain Bolt.
Oinatz Bengoetxea sufrió ayer una grave lesión en el tobillo derecho de la que deberá ser intervenido quirúrgicamente, por lo que será baja para lo que resta del Campeonato de Parejas, ha informado Asegarce en una nota. Bengoetxea IV tiene una "torsión del tobillo derecho con fractura de maléolo del peroné" y tendrá que ser intervenido "con material de osteosíntesis", según ha explicado el médico de Asegarce, Iñigo Simón.
El delantero de Leitza (Navarra) será operado por el doctor Mikel Sánchez próximamente y la fecha para su reaparición en los frontones se establecerá en función de la evolución durante el proceso de rehabilitación.
Bengoetxea será sustituido en el Campeonato de Parejas por el guipuzcoano Ekaitz Saralegi, que disputará junto a Ibai Zabala las dos últimas jornadas de la liguilla de cuartos de final, en la que la pareja Bengoetxea IV-Zabala ocupa la última posición con remotas posibilidades de pasar a semifinales.
Several players from the Montreal Canadiens are at different stages with their injury progress. Here is a list on who is out, with what and where they are at their progression.
Michael Bournival suffered a concussion in early February. He has been skating alongside his teammates for a little over a week. He has yet to be cleared but he will be reevaluated by team doctors on Monday afternoon in Brossard.
Carey Price who suffered a lower body injury during the Olympics did not skate for eight days straight. However on the teams California road trip he did start to skate. He has only been doing 20-30 minute sessions at a time. Coach Michel Therrien said in an interview this morning, "Price made progress, but it is too early to say if he will return to training on Monday or Tuesday."
Brandon Prust who is suffering from an upper-body injury showed up to practice early Saturday morning supporting a red/contact jersey. It is said he will be ready to play but the team will keep him sidelined a bit longer (probably until Wednesday).
As for Josh Gorges who returned to Montreal early (from a fractured hand), there is no update on how bad the fracture is or how long he will be out for. The updates are expected when the practices start up again in Brossard.
As for Dale Weise who suffered a scary cut a few nights ago that required over a dozen stitches... He is scratched again tonight for the second game in a row. There are speculations that it is to heal the stitches and wont reopen if he gets checked or caught in a scrum
Raúl López es operado con éxito de una fractura en el dedo
El catalán se perderá, al menos, 6 partidos
El Bilbao Basket se queda sin bases puros
El jugador del Bilbao Basket Raúl López fue operado con éxito de la fractura en el cuarto hueso metacarpiano del dedo de la mano izquierda que se produjo en el partido del domingo frente al Gipuzkoa Basket y que le mantendrá de baja por un periodo estimado de entre 6 y 8 semanas.
La intervención la han llevado a cabo los doctores Gaviria y Astobiza, jefe de traumatología y responsable de la unidad de mano, respectivamente, de la clínica bilbaína Mutualia, según anunció posteriormente el club. El doctor Gaviria informó que la operación a la que ha sido sometido el base catalán consistió en una reducción abierta de la fractura y una osteosíntesis con placa y tornillos, que ha dejado el dedo en una "posición muy estable para empezar a mover la mano cuanto antes".
El médico apuntó también que Raúl tendrá la zona protegida por una férula durante unos días antes de comenzar a realizar ejercicios de recuperación.
Con la baja de Raúl para estos casi dos meses, el Bilbao Basket se queda sin un base específico y, en principio, tendrán que ser Roger Grimau y Dairis Bertans quienes se hagan cargo de la dirección de 'los hombres de negro'.
Si se cumplen los plazos establecidos por los médicos del club bilbaíno, el jugador de Vic se perderá al menos seis partidos: las visitas al Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes, Herbalife Gran Canaria y FC Barcelona, y los partidos en Miribilla frente al Cajasol, Real Madrid y Valladolid.
El Real Madrid estaba pendiente ayer del informe médico posterior a la artroscopia que se le practicó a Jaycee Carroll en la rodilla para decidir si contrata a un sustituto.
El plazo para incorporar nuevos jugadores en el Top 16 de la Euroliga concluye hoy a las seis de la tarde, con lo que el margen de maniobra es estrecho para el club blanco que debe decidir si incorpora a un nuevo jugador o prefiere esperar al mormón.
Carroll sufre una lesión en su rodilla izquierda que le llevó a pasar por el quirófano para someterse a una artroscopia. La operación tuvo lugar en su país y del alcance de su lesión iba a depender el período estimado de recuperación y la decisión consiguiente sobre un posible relevo.
La incorporación de un nuevo jugador no impediría que Carroll pudiera vover a jugar en Euroliga esta temporada. El Madrid se ha movido rápido en el mercado para contemplar alternativas.
La principal sería la incorporación del escolta americano Jimmy Baron (ex GBC, ahora en el Virtus Roma) que responde al perfil de especialista tirador. Han sido ofrecidos jugadores de otro estilo como DeMarcus Nelson o Pooh Jeter.
A la baja de Carroll hay que añadir también la de Dontaye Draper, con una lesión en el pie derecho, lo que reduce mucho la rotación exterior. En los últimos partidos Dani Díez y el joven Alberto Martín han tenido oportunidades pero en los próximos compromisos se prevén más dificultades que las que plantearon Zalgiris y La Bruixa d'Or.
Otro equipo que está meditando un fichaje para llegar a tiempo a la inscripción en Euroliga es el Unicaja, a causa de su maltrecha línea interior. A la baja de Hettsheimeir por una lesión de gemelo se añade un esguince de tobillo sufrido por Fran Vázquez.
Mets’ Jon Niese to Have M.R.I. Exam on Throwing Shoulder
By TIM ROHAN
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Spring training is where optimism often reigns, while the cold reality of the regular season is still off in the distance somewhere.
But that was hardly the case Wednesday, when the casual atmosphere of late February was punctured by the announcement that Jon Niese, the senior member of the Mets’ starting rotation and the team’s likely opening day starter, had returned to New York to have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his left arm.
An M.R.I. on any pitcher’s throwing arm is worrisome, but in the case of Niese it is doubly so because he missed about seven weeks last season with a partly torn rotator cuff. At the time, the Mets concluded that surgery could be avoided and instead had Niese, a left-hander, rehabilitate the area around his shoulder. He returned to the rotation Aug. 11 and made 10 consecutive starts to finish out the season, including a three-hit shutout of Philadelphia on Aug. 27.
But after Niese, 27, reported to spring training this month, he felt pain in the triceps area of his left arm. That pain apparently subsided, Manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, but the discomfort returned when he threw to Mets hitters during a recent batting practice session.
“At the end of it he said, ‘Geez, my arm’s just dead,’ ” Collins said.
The M.R.I. will take place Thursday morning, and Collins characterized the procedure as precautionary. Still, the Mets have every reason to be concerned, particularly since they have been battered by serious injuries to their starting pitchers in recent seasons.
Matt Harvey, their 24-year-old ace, will probably miss all of the 2014 season as he recuperates from Tommy John surgery. Jeremy Hefner, a more modest member of last year’s starting staff, had Tommy John surgery last August and is no longer with the team.
Jenrry Mejia, a solid prospect, had the surgery in 2011, stalling his career. In 2012, Mike Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery, and it cost him nearly the entire season. And Johan Santana, the team’s ace before Harvey, missed the 2011 and the 2013 seasons because of shoulder operations.
The loss of Santana was extremely costly to the Mets because the injuries came while he was under contract for six years and $137.5 million. Niese signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension in April 2012, one of the few significant financial commitments Sandy Alderson has made since he took over as the Mets’ general manager for the 2011 season. Niese is scheduled to make $5 million in 2014.
Last season, Dan Warthen, the team’s pitching coach, suggested Niese’s initial injury might have been related to two April starts he made in almost unbearably cold conditions. Pitching in Minnesota on April 12, when the game-time temperature was 34 degrees, and in Denver six days later, when the game-time temperature was 28, Niese ended up altering his delivery, Warthen said, and probably aggravated his shoulder.
Niese, a seventh-round pick in the 2005 draft, made his major league debut three years later and has a career mark of 43-40 with the Mets, with a 3.99 earned run average.
PLEASED WITH TEJADA’S EFFORT At least for now, the Mets keep saying, Ruben Tejada is their starting shortstop. And Sandy Alderson said it again Wednesday.
After publicly questioning Tejada’s work ethic last year, Alderson said he was pleased with the effort the 24-year-old Tejada had shown in his off-season workouts and with what he had done so far in spring training.
To Alderson, it does not matter that Tejada, who was overweight a year ago, does not have a markedly different physique this time around. What is important, Alderson said, is that Tejada looks energized and has put in extra work. Now, Alderson said, he wants to see how that work translates into exhibition games, which, for the Mets, begin Friday.
Stephen Drew, a free-agent shortstop, is still available, and until he signs elsewhere, the Mets will remain a plausible destination. The Mets have characterized that outcome as “unlikely,” however, considering Drew’s contract demands. And Alderson indicated that neither he nor Scott Boras, Drew’s agent, had changed stances.
“There hasn’t been any communication,” Alderson said.
That could change, depending on how the Mets view Tejada in the days and weeks ahead.
“I’ve always felt, from his standpoint, it was more about his mental and emotional approach to the game than his physical capabilities,” Alderson said of Tejada. “Taking all those things into account, I think we’re pleased with where he is.”
Alderson would be more than satisfied if Tejada returned to the way he played in 2011 or 2012, when he batted .284 and then .289 and fielded his position capably.
“We don’t need him to be Cal Ripken Jr.,” Alderson said, adding, “If he can get on base at a reasonable clip, get back to the line drives he’s known for and play consistent defense, that’s what we’re looking for. And he’s capable of that.”
TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter said he was not concerned about his surgically repaired left ankle on the eve of his scheduled Grapefruit League debut Thursday, 501 days after he shattered it.
General Manager Brian Cashman is not worried, either. He is more focused on the threat of rain than on Jeter’s health. But until Jeter plays in games — many games — no one knows how his ankle and legs will respond. Not even Mark Teixeira.
Teixeira sustained a similar ankle injury while playing at Georgia Tech. If Jeter’s recovery is anything like Teixeira’s, he may not fully heal until after he retires. Jeter has said 2014 will be his final season, and some of it may be spent compensating for playing through soreness or weakness.
“I wasn’t right for two years,” Teixeira said.
Teixeira was 20 was he was hurt; Jeter is attempting to come back at 39.
It was late on the night of Oct. 13, 2012, in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series when Jeter’s ankle gave way on the infield dirt as he dived for a ground ball, sending an agonized hush across Yankee Stadium. Later, after that game ended in a 12-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, Teixeira was in the clubhouse checking in on Jeter. He knew the injury was serious, but he did not know its extent until a few days later, when Jeter had surgery.
When Teixeira found out, he thought, “Hmm, that sounds familiar.”
“When I saw him go down, I knew something was really wrong,” Teixeira said. “But I had no idea what it was, exactly, because it was kind of an awkward play. He just went down. When I heard later about the surgery, I knew it was the same thing.”
In February 2001, a few weeks before his 21st birthday, Teixeira was a junior third baseman playing against Elon. He drifted back into shallow left field for a pop-up, and two other players also headed for the ball. Before colliding, though, they abruptly shifted away from one another.
A spike in Teixeira’s right shoe grabbed in the turf, and his ankle shattered, requiring comprehensive surgery. Screws were placed in the ankle, and he was not able to play for months. He returned at the end of the season to play in the final nine games, but his ankle had not fully healed.
It was not until after the 2004 season, he said, that the screws were taken out because they were irritating the tissue in the ankle.
“In the 2005 season, after the screws were out, that’s when I said, ‘Oh, O.K., I feel good now,’ ” Teixeira said. “You know, I used to be a pretty good runner. But I have never been a fast runner in the big leagues, because of that ankle. It took away any kind of speed in my game. That was gone.”
But Teixeira says Jeter’s age may help him play through the injury. Jeter does not have to worry about the rest of his career the way Teixeira did. There should be no impulse to preserve the ankle for the future.
“I think Derek’s going to have a great year,” Teixeira said. “As a 21-year-old, you hope to have a nice long career. As a 39-year-old that’s saying this is your last year, maybe you do play through some things. You’re sore. Who cares? So what if it’s sore the rest of the year? You play through.”
Jeter also has medical science on his side. According to Dr. Craig Levitz, the chief of sports medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island, almost every aspect of that ankle surgery has changed since Teixeira had his procedure in 2001.
“Everything is different now,” Levitz said. “The surgical equipment, the techniques, the treatment, the rehab, the titanium material used in the plate and the screws. Everything.”
Levitz said that a year after the operation, the bone is actually stronger. The key issue for anyone coming back from a foot or ankle injury is the way it can affect other parts of the body, from the calf to the shoulder. For a professional athlete like Jeter, who has been playing nonstop for decades, the body has trouble restarting after such a prolonged period of inactivity.
That is what happened to Jeter last year when calf and quad injuries forced him back to the disabled list, limiting him to 17 games. Teixeira’s experience told him the same thing.
“That’s the best advice I could give someone,” Teixeira said. “Make sure you pay attention to the rest of your body. Because that ankle will mess up the rest of your body, if you let it.”
Jeter said he felt much better this year than he did in 2013, when he rebroke the ankle in spring training.
“I was in a training room every day,” he said of spring training 2013, adding, “This year, it’s just working out, and playing games.”
Derek Jeter said on the YES Network that his ultimate goal was to own a team one day. ... The Yankees lost to the Pirates, 6-5, in their Grapefruit League opener. ... Brian Cashman said that he would carefully watch second baseman Brian Roberts and third baseman Kelly Johnson to assess whether they were capable of helping the team and that he was open to finding alternatives, as long as they were inexpensive. “We spent our money,” he said. ...Masahiro Tanaka threw his final bullpen session before his scheduled spring training debut Saturday.