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No pain, no game

What's up with all these athletes getting hurt? And what's the big deal?

Updated: May 24, 2004, 1:29 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

Has anybody else noticed the rash of injuries plaguing our sports landscape lately?

I knew it was bad when a nasty rumor swept World HQ in Bristol, Ct. -- Chris Berman, questionable for Sunday Night "SportsCenter" with back spasms. Like the trouper he is, Boomer sucked it up and played hurt.

Injuries are everywhere -- the back spasms afflicting Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Jason Giambi; the pain endured by Timberwolves guard Sam Cassell; and the bruises inflicted on the rims of NBA ...

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