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NBA Finals injuries are a game-changing warning for an aging America

I'm a basketball fan, although I didn't closely follow this year's NBA finals because my New York Knicks were about as far from being on the court as you can get and still be in the same league.

NBA star Durant is 30 and still at the peak of his game. Yet, as Dr. Laith Jazrawi, chief of sports medicine at NYU Langone Health, told me, “Certainly as we get older we are more susceptible to soft tissue and tendinous injuries. The Achilles is a common area to rupture as you start to get into your 30s.” Jazrawi added a warning for "weekend warriors," stating that they don’t tend to place a high enough premium on flexibility and stretching, which can “make you more susceptible to ruptures of the Achilles.”

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