Tiger Woods's Back and Tommy John's Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society

Tiger Woods's Back and Tommy John's Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society

by Jonathan Gelber M.D.,M.S.


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How has today’s society changed because of Sandy Koufax, Tom Brady, or Tiger Woods? How have courtrooms and the law changed because of the tragic loss of a No. 1 NBA Draft Pick and a NASCAR driver? And what effect did Magic Johnson’s announcement regarding his HIV diagnosis have on the NBA and testing across the nation?

Dr. Jonathan Gelber has compiled a list of impactful injuries and tragedies in Tiger Woods's Back and Tommy John’s Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society and the ripple effect they have had on players across several different sports and on society in general.

Among the athletes featured in this book are:

• Tommy John and how the surgery that bears his name may have led to a youth injury epidemic
• Dale Earnhardt and how his devastating crash led to new rules and safety concerns for NASCAR and changes in privacy laws
• Lyle Alzado and how the conversation on steroids was driven underground
• Len Bias and how his death shaped today's drug laws
• And many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683582588
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,209,766
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Gelber, MD, MS is an orthopedic surgeon. He attended the University of Miami, where he received both a BS in biology and a BA in chemistry with honors. Dr. Gelber completed a master's degree in biomedical engineering at Columbia University and graduated with distinction in research from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He then went on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA and additional subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Gelber is an author on numerous scientific journal papers and chapters as well as the author of The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cobra Effect vii

1 Sandy Koufax, Tommy John, and an Epidemic 1

2 The Magic and Cookie Johnson Effect 15

3 Lyle Alzado and the Steroid Conversation 43

4 Len Bias and "Biased" Drug Laws 63

5 Hank Gathers, Dale Lloyd, and Athlete Screening 79

6 Ayrton Senna, Dale Earnhardt, and NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow 95

7 Duk-koo Kim and Boxing's Biggest Tragedy 115

8 Tom Brady and Protecting the Quarterback 137

9 Tiger's Back 157

References and Sources Used 177

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