Posts Tagged Athlete injuries

Deng (calf), Andersen (elbow and back) sidelined for Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami’s game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season.

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Pistons’ Brandon Jennings has successful Achilles surgery

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings shouts after falling to the floor while playing against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season.

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Howard questionable for Rockets game against Dallas

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard walks on the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The Warriors won 126-113. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard could miss Houston’s game against Dallas on Wednesday night after tweaking his injured right ankle in practice.

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NASCAR’s Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery

Driver Brian Vickers speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.

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Thomas: ankle is better as he heads into important offseason

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

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