For example, the acute kind that accompanies a minor tissue injury such as a sprain or abrasion is protective: it encourages an organism to avoid further injury.
A MRI performed today on Shawn Bradley's right knee showed he has suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament. He is out indefinitely.
After a scan on Thursday, the team said in a statement that Beckham had suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Ginobili has been hampered by an injured finger and a sprained ankle.
Du Zhenyu a sprained left ankle lateral ligament, the half-way off.
Lakers center Pau Gasol missed his seventh straight game a sprained left ankle.
Sasha Vujacic did not practice after an MRI exam confirmed a sprained left ankle.
Vujacic suffered a sprained ankle two weeks ago on the first day of training camp.