Post-Super Bowl Thoughts

Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champions – The Baltimore Ravens!

Anquan Boldin’s TD reception during SuperBowl 47 NY Times Website

What an exciting game that was tonight. It looked like a one-sided game until the Blackout (or partial Blackout) shifted the momentum and the 49ers made it a ball game. I thought it was a great game and had a great time watching.

What did everyone think of the Super Bowl commercials? My favorite was the Leon Sandcastle one that the NFL put out with Deion Sanders. The Joe Montana Stain commercial for Tide I thought was pretty entertaining as well.

I also wanted to highlight the fact that they announced the MVP award yesterday and the winner was Adrian Peterson. He had a record-breaking year in which he gained the 2nd highest rushing yards in a single season and he did it while coming off ACL surgery just one year previous.

This is quite likely the best performance by any player in the NFL who is coming off ACL surgery the season prior (ESPN reported on this recently).

ACL tears are common in sports and we’ve seen too much of it this year in the NFL.


Robert Griffin III knee injury Washington Post

These injuries can be devastating injuries to athletes at high levels of competition in which cutting and pivoting are crucial for performance.

For those of you who are not familiar with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee and how it is injured and treated, please see our patient information page at the University of Washington. We also have some surgical animations that can be viewed here that describe who ACL surgery is performed. There are other animations for the various orthopaedic procedures that are offered at the UW as well that may interest you.

I was glad to see that there were not any major injuries during tonights Super Bowl although Haloti Ngata did leave with a knee injury (let’s hope it’s not anything serious).

Well, I think that Super Bowl was a great finale to a fun and exciting NFL season and I’m already looking forward to next year!


Introduction

Hello to everyone out there in the Blog-o-sphere!

My name is Albert Gee and I’m a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Washington in Seattle.

I am new to blogging, but I think this is a great forum to get information out to the masses.

I’m starting this blog to provide information to everyone on the different sports injuries that seem to be so common today as we have become an active and vibrant society!  It seems that everytime we turn on the TV you hear about the most recent athlete to have “torn an ACL” or “sprained shoulder” or is out with a “high ankle sprain.”

Perhaps you have suffered one of these injuries while engaging in your sport/activity of choice and are trying to sift through the endless sea of information out there on the Web.  Well, my goal with this Sports Injuries Blog is to use my background as a sports medicine professional to provide the best, easy to understand, and most up-to-date information possible on the most common sports injuries.

Stay tuned and I hope you find this informative and helpful!


Covering the sidelines at a Husky Football game