Knee injury

Nadal's 8th French Open title sweeps aside lingering doubts over knee injury

Rafael Nadal has tasted success at the French Open eight times, more than anyone else at a single grand slam event. Photos: AFP

Rafael Nadal harboured plenty of doubts when he returned to tennis in February after a seven-month lay-off because of a left knee injury.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 4:35am

Rafael Nadal staggers into Brazil Open final with knee pain

Rafael Nadal waits for a serve from Martin Alund during the Brazil Open semi-final singles match in Sao Paulo. Photo: AP

The former world number one, who is recovering from a left knee injury, battled hard to dismiss his 27-year-old opponent, who is ranked 111th in the world, winning 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-1 in nearly two hours.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:15pm

Robert Griffin case revives 'play or sit' debate

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured during an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks.

At some point, an injured player, even a star such as Robert Griffin, is too hampered to help a team. Deciding when enough is enough is the problem.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Messi suffers knee injury in Barca-Benfica draw

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi leaves the pitch on a stretcher after being injured during a Champions League match against SL Benfica. Photo: AFP

Lionel Messi, grimacing in pain, was taken off the field on a stretcher with a bone bruise to his left knee as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 tie by Benfica in a Champions League match on Wednesday night.

With Barcelona already assured of advancing to the second round, Messi entered as a reserve in the 58th minute.

6 Dec 2012 - 9:33am

Chelsea sweat on John Terry injury after Liverpool score late equaliser

John Terry grimaces in agony following a collision with Luis Suarez after the Chelsea defender had put his side 1-0 up against Liverpool, scoring his 50th goal for the club with a header from a corner. Photo: AFP

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was fearing the worst after John Terry sustained a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am