I've been watching my beloved Michigan State Spartans squeak into the Final Four. Game announcers have all commented on the fact that MSU’s team is walking wounded: Kalin Lucas has a torn Achilles’ tendon; Chris Allen has plantar fasciitis in his foot; Delvon Roe has a torn meniscus in his knee.

I’m sure if I spent enough time on ESPN’s Web site I could download the X-rays. I’ve heard breaking news about sprains, breaks, concussions, migraines, anxiety attacks and in one memorable broadcast, an in-game bout of diarrhea. Equally memorable, I remember watching a University of Michigan football game where a star receiver got taken off in a stretcher … and the broadcasters were told that due to the HIPAA medical privacy law, no information would be released about his condition.

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