Research paper on the Impact of Achilles or ACL Injury on NBA Player Performance
Riley examined several existing research articles that measured the performance of NBA players before and after suffering either an Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear. He compiled these results into a single paper and drew a definitive conclusion on the overall impact of each of the injuries on players’ efficiency ratings. Additionally, he researched surgical and rehabilitative techniques, determining which ones were most beneficial and successful at facilitating recovery for high-performance athletes. Riley also created two videos. One focused on the Achilles tendon rupture and the other on the ACL tear. In these videos, he briefly summarized the findings of his paper as well and spotlighted two NBA players, for each injury, who either recovered well, or poorly, from their injury.
Riley's paper was published in his school newspaper and his videos were uploaded to YouTube.Read his paper