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NBA Injury Analysis: Biceps and Necks

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Kyrie Irving
The Cavalier may be forced to continue their push for the postseason without the services of their All-Star point guard. Irving left early in the first quarter of the team's loss to the Clippers after suffering what is being called a biceps injury. On the play in which he was injured, Irving appeared to get his left arm hung up on Blake Griffin and the ball. He walked over to the Cleveland bench holding his arm and indicated to head athletic trainer Steve Spiro that the area of concern was near his shoulder. He left the arena in a sling.

While most people associate the biceps with motion at the elbow, it's important to keep in mind that it is a two-headed muscle that originates on the shoulder blade. The short head of the muscle attaches to the scapula at the coracoid while the long head attaches to supraglenoid tubercle. This long head actually runs into the glenohumeral joint and helps stabilize the humeral head during motion. It exits the cavity t

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