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This season, Plumlee began working with a new company called GuardLab, whose marketing efforts seem to reflect the changing concept of mouth guards in athletics. In an interview, Flint Reilly, one of the company’s founders, noted the equipment’s usefulness in safeguarding against concussions and reducing muscle tension throughout the body. That is the same reason that Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards has, for the past few seasons, worn a thin, clear retainer that does little more than create separation between his top and bottom rows of teeth and encourage an optimal jaw alignment. “Everything is connected, so relaxing your jaw has an overall relaxing effect on your muscles,” Webster said. “Your body is looser, and in sports, especially basketball, you want to be as loose as you can.” New York Times

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Almost six months to the day of his third back surgery in four years, Martell Webster will be active and in uniform for the first time this season when his Washington Wizards open a grueling five-game road trip against the Houston Rockets Monday night. Webster participated in Washington’s shoot-around Monday morning and explained after the session that he was cleared to play before the Wizards’ win over the Boston Celtics Saturday, but Coach Randy Wittman held him out so that he could practice once more before returning. The Wizards, however, didn’t practice before flying to Houston Sunday and Webster completed a rigorous individual workout instead. While he will be active, whether he plays is unknown. Washington Post

December 23, 2014 Updates

Martell Webster continues inching toward making his season debut following back surgery in late June, but it won’t come on Tuesday. The swingman participated in nearly all of Washington’s practice on Monday and was on the practice court for an additional workout after the team session. “It’s getting closer,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “It won’t be tomorrow. But we have to continue progress his strength. Not only his back, but when you have a back injury, your legs and everything else.” Washington Post

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“I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can,” Webster told The Post Thursday. “So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy.” Washington Post

“I’ve always wanted to retire young,” Webster said. “I love this game and I respect this game, but I only want to be in it as long as I can be effective and as long as I can feel comfortable.” Washington Post

October 2, 2014 Updates

It was Webster’s third back surgery in four years, a harrowing sequence for any professional athlete. He is currently rehabbing at training camp, but is confident he can contribute to the Wizards this season as their backup shooting guard. Still, he remains mindful of the effects of his back injuries — both for his career and the long term — and he doesn’t envision playing professional basketball much longer. “I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can,” Webster told The Washington Post on Thursday. “So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy.” Washington Post

September 25, 2014 Updates

As for his work on the court, the Wizards remain unsure when Webster will be cleared to return. Webster had the surgery on June 27 and was given a diagnosis of three to five months. “It’s kind of just day to day. He’s probably not obviously going to be 100 percent come Tuesday,” head coach Randy Wittman said at a news conference Wednesday, referring to the start of training camp. “But he’s going to be able to do some things. When you’re dealing with back surgery it’s just a matter of your body finally getting everything re-energized, the nerves and everything of that nature. We have to be careful with that.” Washington Post

July 15, 2014 Updates

The Wizards splurged on Martell Webster last summer in part because Fegan represents both Webster and John Wall, per several league sources. This is not an uncommon thing; the Cavaliers may soon experience it with Thompson. Grantland

June 28, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards announced today that forward Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. He will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to miss approximately three to five months before resuming basketball activity. NBA.com

June 27, 2014 Updates

Ben Standig: Wizards announce Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair herniated disc in his lower back. Out 3-5 months. Team release says "Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizards’ practice facility last week." #WizardsTalk Twitter @BenStandig

March 31, 2014 Updates

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