The story everyone in the sports world is talking about right now is the caught-on-tape racist rant made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In fact, as I write this post, we’re all waiting on NBA commissioner Adam Silver to address the situation later today; many are speculating that Sterling will be suspended from the NBA or heavily fined for his comments, which were so offensive that they don’t deserve to be repeated on this blog.
Of course, the scandal is incredibly distracting to the team players, who have done no wrong and are attempting to protest their owner’s actions in the midst of their playoff run by wearing black armbands and refusing to show their team jerseys whenever possible.
Adding insult to injury, the team will now have to deal with the loss of their small forward, Matt Barnes, who is undergoing treatment for a jammed left big toe. With all the distractions, it’s no wonder that the team lost Sunday’s Game 4 by over 20 points; what remains to be seen is if they can rally in tonight’s game 5.
As a podiatrist in Houston, there is little I can do to help sports teams get past scandals like the one the Clippers are currently facing. What I can do, however, is help athletes recover quickly from sports injuries of the foot and ankle so that, at the very least, a player’s sore toe won’t be the downfall of his or her team. If you have injured your toes, ankles or feet playing sports, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider so you can get back in the game quickly.