Published in The Telegraph, March 30, 2016 By Daryll Ball It all went horribly wrong last February at the annual magazine ski test in Kühtai, Austria. I was in the resort’s terrain park, went too slow on a 360 – a classic mistake I tell all my coaching students not to do – and landed cleanly…

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First published in the Sydney Morning Herald, October 14 2015 By Daniel Schofield and Richard Bath Two leading sports surgeons have warned that rugby’s attrition rate is fast becoming unsustainable after statistics showed that the number of players who have had to withdraw from the World Cup through injury has more than doubled. Already 34…

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Published in the Scotsman, April 21 2015 New op gets El Alagui fit again ahead of play-offs, writes Moira Gordon FROM the minute Farid El Alagui met with the doctors back in August, the Hibernian striker has had one eye on the play-offs. Aware that the swell of contenders for the Championship title could leave…

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From Rugby World, March 25 2015 A revolutionary knee-surgery technique could have been be the answer to Alex Dunbar’s and Scotland’s problems, writes Richard Bath. When strong-running Scotland centre Alex Dunbar damaged his knee two days before the Calcutta Cup, it was a devastating blow for Scottish rugby. Not only did one of the standout…

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There is now a less invasive operation for a common knee injury, an anterior cruciate ligament tear — it also halves the recovery time. Margo Kerr, 54, a loss adjuster from Lanark, had the procedure, as she tells ANGELA EPSTEIN. This story first appeared in The Daily Mail 27/02/17 THE PATIENT Last March I was…

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