What is a sports hernia? What is the treatment treatment for a sports hernia? Grant Hill

sports-hernia-beltGrant Hill, the most injured basketball player to ever play in the NBA, has a sports hernia. Grant will be out of the game for three to six weeks. But don’t worry about Grant. He explained:

I am as upbeat as I’ve ever been going into a surgery — and I’ve gone into a lot of surgeries.

Yes you have, Grant! But this time it’s a sports hernia, which isn’t the same as a broken bone.

What is a sports hernia? There are differing opinions onĀ  what makes a sports hernia different from other types of hernias. The best definition of a sports hernia is a tear in the muscles of the lower abdomen. This tear can lead to the muscle pulling away from the bones.

Padres’ pitcher Jake Peavy out with broken ribs

San Diego pitcher Jake Peavy came out of Tuesday’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series after 4 1/3 innings and complained of pain on his right side. He gave up eight runs and eight hits while also striking out three and walking three in his team’s 8-5 loss. Peavy is expected to miss at least a month, making it doubtful he will pitch again this postseason.

Padres medical staff, Peavy, manager Bruce Bochy and GM Kevin Towers all tried to pinpoint when, exactly, his rib was fractured, and reportedly met yesterday to determine if Peavy would be available to pitch again this post-season.

What happens when a rib is fractured?