Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuezday Trauma


ING News in Sports and Show Biz:

In Baseball:  

Jonathan Lucroy

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after a freak accident.  His right hand was broken when a suitcase accidentally fell on and crushed his hand...Ouch!

In Football:

Hakeem Nicks

New York Giants star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during an OTA practice.  He will have a screw inserted into the broken bone and will be out for approximately 12 weeks.

In Show Biz:
Spinal Tap and Laverne & Shirley star Michael McKean suffered a broken leg, along with cuts and bruises, when he was hit by a car while walking to his scheduled performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in Gore Vidal's The Best Man in Manhattan, New York.

Michael McKean
Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen and actor Will Ferrell suffered injuries at a pro-celebrity soccer match on behalf of the charity Soccer Aid in Manchester, England.  Ferrell sustained a leg injury, while Ramsay injured his back.  Luckily, both will be fine and despite the injuries,$6.4 million was raised for the charity.

CastCoverZ! is here to provide FUN and functional products that will help orthopedic patients feel better, so they heal better!  We're wishing all of the injured sports and show biz celebs above a speedy, cheerful recovery. Take good care!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuezday Trauma

CastCoverZ! is here to provide FUN and functional products that comfort orthopedic patients. Wishing ALL those recovering from an orthopedic injury, a comfortable and speedy recovery!  Keep your chin up and take good care!

Here's Your "Breaking" Newz in Sports and Show Biz:

In Baseball:

Jeff Niemann

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeff Niemann suffered a small fracture in his fibula, after taking a line drive off his right leg. He was using a walking boot and crutches after the game. He will be out for 4-6 weeks.

Cody Ross

Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross will most likely miss 6-8 weeks after he fouled a ball off his left foot during a game and incurred a navicular fracture.

Vernon Wells

Los Angeles Angels left fielder Vernon Wells suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb after a routine slide into second base went bad.  He will have surgery and be sidelined for 6-10 weeks.

Lance Berkman

St. Louis Cardinals Lance Berkman suspects he tore his ACL, but a preliminary MRI shows only a torn meniscus.  Berkman is still concerned that something isn’t right with his ACL.  He will be having an arthroscopic procedure for further analysis.

In Football:

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Darius Fleming tore his ACL on the first day of the 49ers rookie mini camp during a non-contact drill.  He will most likely spend his rookie season on the sidelines.
Darius Fleming
In Show Biz:
Sir Michael Caine
Sir Michael Caine was recently spotted with his arm in a sling.  He needs a CastCoverZ! Slingz!, don't you think?  He is currently recovering from a torn ligament in his arm and is getting stronger every day.

ACL Surgery for Mariano Rivera Still Not Scheduled

Mariano Rivera

The only thing missing from this photo is Midnight Black crutches and crutch covers from CastCoverZ! Your CCZ! Care Package is waiting for you, Mariano, in the office of Dr. Russell Warren, your orthopedic surgeon. 

Update on Mariano:  Doctors are waiting for the blood clot in his leg to clear and for his flexibility to increase before he has surgery. 

We hope our care package helps you feel better, so you heal better! 
Take good care, 
All of us at CastCoverZ! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CastCoverZ! Receives Respected Testimony

Rick Dunagan, inventor of the innovative cast management product, the CastCooler®, broke his arm recently while racing.  CastCoverz! came to the rescue with a CCZ! Care Package.  Rick, a car engineer by trade, always respected our products, service and marketing, and our business relationship. Disclosure: CCZ! proudly carries the CastCooler.  
But Rick truly didn't "get" the value of our branded products (covers for all things orthotic)...until now!   

Rick Dunagan, founder of the innovative CastCooler, with his Camo Grey Handz!
Rick has sent us texts, pictures, emails, and even called to tell us how much he loves his custom camo-grey CastCoverZ! Handz!   He is now a true fan.  A few of his quotes:

"My Armz! is saving my furniture!"
*  "Everyone loves my cast cover ..."  

*  "People come right up to me and say how cool this is!"
*  "Fitz well" (we love his play on the z), 

and our favorite,
"The CastCooler works well with CCZ! covers...Perfectly paired products!" 

Check out more CastCoverZ! customer testimonies HERE. We wish Rick well and a speedy recovery! Oh, and this wasn't Rick's first broken bone.  He received a "Member of the Broken Bones Club" t-shirt, which he truly deserves!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuezday Trauma

"Breaking" News in Hollywood and the Sports World:

In Hollywood:

Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields made a fashion statement at Monday's Met Costume Institute Gala, not only with her beautiful gown, but because of the black cane she was using.  Shields tore her meniscus while portraying Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical comedy, “The Addams Family.” 

Mariano Rivera
In Baseball: 
CastCoverZ! sent off a CCZ! care package, including our cool colored crutches,
to New York Yankees closer

Mariano Rivera, who tore his right ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and damaged his meniscus when he twisted his knee going after a fly ball during batting practice.  Unfortunately, this injury ends his season and possibly the 12-time All Star's career.  Rivera said he will decide, after rehabilitation, whether his leg is strong enough or if it's time for retirement.  He guarantees he will do whatever it takes to return next season.  We sure hope our care package helps Mariano feel better, so he heals better!

Alex Gonzalez

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez tore his right ACL sliding into second base during a game.  Unfortunately, he will be having season-ending surgery. In addition to Gonzalez, Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel also tore the ACL in his right knee, while chasing a foul popup and will need surgery.  He will miss most of the remaining regular season.  
Mat Gamel

Danny Duffy
Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He will most likely need Tommy John Surgery. Duffy had been suffering tightness in his elbow since last month.

Wilson Ramos

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee, after his knee buckled while chasing a ball. Ramos joins the lengthy list of players with recent ACL injuries.

In Basketball:

Baron Davis

New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis was injured when his knee buckled after planting his foot while driving to the basket.  He suffered a torn ACL and MCL, along with a partial tear of his patella tendon.  Davis will require surgery and his expected recovery time is 

CastCoverZ! is here to provide FUN and functional products that will help orthopedic patients feel better, so they heal better!   We're wishing Brooke Shields and all of the injured sports celebs above a speedy, cheerful recovery.  Take good care!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuezday Trauma

This Week's BREAKING News is All About Baseball!

Pablo Sandoval

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval fractured his hamate bone in his left hand.  He had surgery on Friday and his recovery time is listed as 4-6 weeks.  This is a tough break for the Giants, as Sandoval is their best offensive player.

Brian Wilson

Another tough break for the Giants...closer Brian Wilson is out for the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

Jayson Werth

Washington Nationals Jayson Werth will be out for 12 weeks after breaking his left wrist sliding for a ball hit by Placido Polanco. The break was a clean one, but Werth will see a specialist to check for ligament damage.

A big SHOUT OUT to San Diego Padres fan David West for managing to catch a foul ball, even with one arm in a cast and sling...GO David!!  But, we sure think he needs a CCZ! Slingz!, don't you? Check out the story here...http://tinyurl.com/ckavepm  

David West

This past week was quite an eventful week of injuries in baseball! CastCoverZ! is here to provide FUN and functional products that help orthopedic patients feel better, so they heal better! Wishing all those injured a speedy, comfortable recovery!
Take good care!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuezday Trauma

Here's your "Breaking News" and Notable Sports Breaks in the Past Week:

Victoria Grover
Victoria Grover, a medical practitioner and outdoor enthusiast from northern Maine, suffered a broken leg while hiking in the Utah high desert country and miraculously survived a 4-day ordeal.  She underwent surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery.  The break occurred after jumping off a 4-foot ledge about 2 miles from the trailhead.  We’ve reached out to Victoria and are hoping to send her a CastCoverZ! care package to help her feel better, so she heals better!  Take good care Victoria!

In Baseball:

Mike Pelfrey

The New York Mets incurred some bad luck this past week.  Right-handed starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is having Tommy John surgery, today, to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.  His recovery time will be 12 months.  Pelfrey will be a free agent next winter.  

In addition, left-fielder Jason Bay ended up with a rib fracture on his left side, after making a diving catch during a game. His MRI showed a non-displaced fracture.  It has not been announced when Bay will return.  Wishing Pelfrey and Bay speedy recoveries!
Jason Bay

 In Hockey:

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins center and NHL star, admitted he has been hiding the fact that he broke a bone in his left foot on March 16th, blocking a shot in a game.  His reasoning for hiding the injury was to keep opponents from exploiting a vulnerability. Luckily, his foot will not require surgery.  Rest up Sidney and we’ll see you next season!

In Basketball:

Caron Butler

During Game 1 of Los Angeles’ opening series against the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler broke his left (non-shooting) hand when it got caught in a Grizzlies’ jersey.  An X-Ray confirmed that he fractured the fifth metacarpal and  will be out 4-6 weeks.  Hang in there Caron!

Derrick Rose 

The Chicago Bulls suffered a big setback just as the playoffs are kicking into gear.  Superstar point guard Derrick Rose is unfortunately out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, which will sideline him for 6-9 months.  Surgery has yet to be scheduled.  Good luck Derrick!

CastCoverZ! is here to provide FUN and functional products that comfort orthopedic patients.  Wishing ALL those recovering from an orthopedic injury, a comfortable and speedy recovery!  Keep your chin up and take good care!