Ankle, knee and foot injury frequency in the CBS Daily NFL Injuries Report
About half of the NFL injuries from last week, looking at a sample of a few days that cuts across the teams, are ankle, knee and foot injuries (See below). The majority of knee injuries are marked “knee – ACL”.
Sadly enough, most of the injury status designations are “physically unable to perform”, in other words, not given an expected time to return. The ACL injury is particularly damaging which is why Sports Engineering, Inc.’s (SEI) sole innovation will be a tremendous help.
SEI’s sole technology is created to dramatically reduce the risk of ankle, knee and foot injury including ACL injury. The innovative technology is developed by a mechanical engineering team of students led by a Ph.D. professor, Dr. Christopher Brown.
Dr. Brown is known for specializing in orthopedic mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Inst. He is a former Athletic Hall of Famer from the University of Vermont, for ski racing and coaching.
Pay special attention to the number of ACL injuries on the following dates: July 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th, 2018.
See Sports Engineering, Inc.’s (SEI) video of the innovative sole prototype below and also at the top, in the front and center of the resources tab:
New athletic shoe “sole” design reduces ankle, knee and foot injuries while maintaining athletic performance!
Created, incubated and patented at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI); one of the first engineering and technology universities in the United States. WPI alumni and professors invented the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket (Robert H. Goddard -Class of 1908), the Segway (Dean Kamen), winglets, catalytic converter, cryptography, aiding in the development of the automobile and the creation of stainless steel. An incredible atmosphere for our team to develop such a novel approach to reduce injuries in sports.
Sports Engineering, Inc. Congratulates France for Winning the FIFA World Cup
World Cup Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
It was a historic game between France and Croatia, with a 4 – 2 to final score and an emotional close. Passions ran high as the Croatian team made the first ever “own goal” against themselves as the first goal of the game by Croatian team member, Mario Mandzukic.
Mandzukic is one of the Croatian team’s heros for having led the win against England the game before. In the final, he jumped up to head butt the ball away from France, facing away from his own net, and accidentally angled the ball into his team’s net, giving France an early lead.
The prize this year was a record breaking amount of $38 million U.S. dollars to France, the first place winner, and $28 million to Croatia, the second place winner.
President Macron was elated and did the “dab”! What is the “dab”? The dab is a dance in which the dancer drops their head into the inside of the bent elbow of a slanted arm, usually while raising the opposite arm straight out in a parallel direction; both arms are pointed upward to the side. The dab became popular in American sports after a celebratory dab by Cam Newton, football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, during a game against the Tennessee Titans on November 15, 2015 (Wikipedia).
Croatia’s President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, was notably gracious toward France and her country’s team.
Russia is said to have done a wonderful job hosting the games and the world is on fire from the gripping and unforgettable game the night before.
Injuries including the common and frequent ankle, knee and foot injuries, change the game for fans around the world so much so that sites are dedicated to informing fans about the injuries alone. With the World Cup, a site has been set up by sports orthopedic surgeons and data scientists to monitor and inform on sports injuries.
The site provides an injury analysis at the team, individual and group levels – and note just for Russia, the example below, how many ankle, knee and foot injuries there are:
TEAM ANALYSIS: Russia wasn’t exactly a team to be feared entering the World Cup despite being the host nation. They had not won a competitive match since October 2015 and don’t have any players that bring excitement and flair to the pitch. They also entered the tournament with some injury concerns, including Alan Dzagoev, who is a High Injury Risk, and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who is Elevated. Dzagoev suffered a left hamstring injury in the first match of the tournament against Saudia Arabia. Despite all of this, Russia advanced to the Knockout Round. They did get placed in what was arguably the easiest group. Now facing a talented Spain squad, it’s hard to see them having a chance at advancing.
OVERALL INJURY RISK: ELEVATED
Igor Akinfeev G, CSKA Moscow
Knee injury (August 2017, missed 2 weeks)
Knee injury (October 2016, missed 2 weeks)
Hamstring injury (June 2016, missed 1 week)
Left knee- Cruciate ligament rupture (August 2011, missed 31 weeks)
A note about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, a kind of knee injury:
“Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is major stabilizing ligament in the knee which may tear with over use of knee for playing sports, ” says Dr. David Kay, MD at http://www.davidkaymd.com/sports-medicine-knee-injuries-akron-medina.html .
Dr. Kay explains that an ACL injury has poor ability to heal and may cause instability.
To see how innovative sole technology can meaningfully help reduce ACL injuries, please see the latest addition to the Sportsei.com site on the PowerPoint tab. The PPT shows in detail how SEI’s exclusively licensed sole innovation works to reduce the risk of ACL injuries.
Also read about the Worcester Polytechnic Team (WPI) mechanical engineering student development team led by international authority on orthopedic injuries and sole technology, Dr. Christopher Brown.
American Major League Baseball AMB has seen the end of careers, players taken out for weeks, months or no clearly defined time period, due to ankle, knee and foot injuries. This is an average week with most major teams experiencing a such loss for a minimum of one of two of its players.
Ankle, knee and foot injuries are a problem that need to be addressed as a top priority issue. Not only do ankle, knee and foot injuries hurt athletes and their careers, these injuries damage the teams, the sports industry and the economy.
SEI’s exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the patented sole technology can help. The patented innovative technology has been developed by a team of mechanical engineering students led by renown professor, former athlete and coach, and international speaker on sole technology and orthopedics, Dr. Chris Brown from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
For information about joining the opportunity, please contact Todd Cowle at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Representative Sample of Recent Ankle, Knee and Foot Injuries from NewsDay
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Heartbreaking story on an athlete forced to miss the World Cup:
Colombian Football Federation
Colombia’s Frank Fabra to miss World Cup after sustaining serious knee injury
Excerpt from Columbia Reports article by Stephen Gill June 9, 2018
Colombian defender Frank Fabra was on Saturday ruled out of this month’s World Cup in Russia after sustaining a serious knee injury in training.
The Boca Juniors left-back tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while training at the team’s pre-World Cup base in Italy.
Fabra… posted a moving message on social media through which he lamented the end of his World Cup dream.
“The dream of a child, the illusion of a town called Nechi. What you dreamed of as a child running barefoot in the streets of Nechi. When you vibrated when you saw Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, the saves of David Ospina, the midfielders Carlos Sanchez and Abel Aguilar, the attacks of Camilo Zuñiga, Pablo Armero and Santiago Arias in the last World Cup. And there was only one purpose: to be part of this dream called the World Cup.”