Two-time United States figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from her scheduled Grand Prix Series events next month, citing ongoing treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. This usually requires combination of psychology and nutritional therapy. Could lead to prolonged absence. Sometimes more than 3-6 months
Why was Robinson Cano suspended for furosemide?
Robinson Canó was just suspended 80 games for using furosemide. According to major-league baseball rules you cannot be suspended for using for furosemide unless It is deemed part of intent to cover up other prohibited substances. Personally I am not buying Robinson Canó excuse that he needed for furosemide medically. I will give the caveat that they may practice slightly differently in the Dominican republic.
Furosemide is FDA approved to treat a few things:
1. Congestive heart failure
2. Pulmonary edema
3. Generalized swelling (usually in both legs)
4. High blood pressure
Now, I can confidently say that I don’t think a healthy 35-year-old professional athlete has congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or generalized swelling. As far as high blood pressure, it is possible that Robinson Canó could have this. However, furosemide is not usually a first or even a second line medicine to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide, however, is used in order to mask other drugs in your urine. That seems to be the most likely explanation.
The other interesting part of this is the timing of his suspension. Reports have said that he tested positive before the season started. It seems interesting that he took an 80 game suspension right before he’s about to get surgery on a metacarpal fracture that usually takes 6 to 8 weeks to return from. At least, for Mariner fans, he will serve most of the suspension during the time he wouldn’t have been able to play anyway.
NC State DE Kentavius Street tears ACL-Dr. Parekh
North Carolina State DE Kentavius Street has reportedly suffered a torn ACL during a private workout for the Giants. ACL tear will require reconstruction. 9 to 11 months for him to return to play. Watch below as Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down ACL Tears: