Is basketball dangerous to your health?

May, 3, 2012
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Terrell SuggsAP Photo/Nick WassIf Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was injured playing hoops, we can add his name to the list below.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has injured an Achilles tendon and will miss the 2012 season, according to sources.

Several media outlets initially reported Suggs suffered the injury while playing basketball in Arizona. Sources close to Suggs deny he was injured playing hoops, although the Baltimore Sun recently reported Suggs was keeping in shape on the basketball court.

If Suggs did suffer the injury on the court, he’s hardly the first athlete to get hurt playing hoops:


So while the lesson here might be that athletes should stick to their sport of choice, we wonder if the NBA’s compressed, 66-game schedule might be to blame for Suggs’ injury.

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