For Tennis lovers, the summer season is perhaps the most exciting. The French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open all occur within a three-month period in the summer, where we can watch the battles of the top tennis players in the world.
Physical Therapy for a tennis injury is a crucial part to any athlete’s recovery. The injured area, whether it is tennis elbow, or a strained back from tennis, must be nursed back to health and restrengthened so that the muscles are stronger than ever and do not succumb to further injury.
In an unexpected turn of events, Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko withdrew from the competition just moments before he was to perform. Earlier in a warm-up, he performed a triple axle jump and seemed to be in pain as he landed. In mid-2013, he underwent surgery to replace a disc in his back. The prolific skater has had 12 surgeries in all. He decided against risking further injury and bowed out of the Sochi Olympics. Earlier in the 2014 games, he brought home Russia’s first gold medal of the Olympic season.
In the last quarter of Superbowl XLVIII, Richard Sherman suffered a high ankle injury and left the game. He sustained an injury to the same ankle earlier in the game. Although Sherman didn’t return to the game, the Seahawks took the Superbowl in 43-8 win. After the game, Sherman was on crutches and wearing a boot. Unless medical intervention is necessary, recovery and physical therapy will take between 6 and 12 weeks.