Post-season play can be extra demanding on physical health of athletes

May 4, 2011

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The NBA's MVP, Derrick Rose, recently suffered an ankle injury.

Derrick Rose has been named the NBA’s most valuable player. The news was hardly a surprise for those who’ve been watching him light up the hardwood all year.

At the tender age of 22, Rose is the youngest player ever to earn the top trophy. But just because he’s young doesn’t mean the coming years of professional play won’t tire this finely-tuned vessel. In fact Rose is still getting over a recent ankle injury.

To learn more about what professional sports – especially playoff play – can do to the athletic body Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph. He’s the associate director of sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center and team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

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