Will Carroll

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Will Carroll (born 1970)[1] is a sportswriter specializing in the coverage of medical issues, including injuries and performance-enhancing drugs. He currently writes about sports injuries for the Bleacher Report. Carroll's "Under the Knife" column appeared on Baseball Prospectus for eight years during his stint there as a senior writer, and he also contributed to the site's radio efforts as well as the Puck Prospectus spin-off site. He is the author of three books on sports-related medical topics.

Carroll was a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Pro Football Writers Association.


In 2003 Carroll joined the staff of Baseball Prospectus, for whom he served as its injury expert and wrote a regular "Under the Knife" column and periodic "Team Health Reports" as well as hosts Baseball Prospectus Radio. In February 2009, he assumed the role of Executive Editor of Puck Prospectus. In September 2010, Carroll announced his departure from Baseball Prospectus and published his last "Under the Knife" column.[2]

In 2006, Carroll served as the injury expert for the short-lived The Fantasy Show on ESPN.

Starting in 2007, Carroll has worked as an NFL injury expert for SI.com. He has also served as a Senior Writer for Football Outsiders, for whom he focused on football injuries.

In 2011, he joined SI.com, bringing both his "Under The Knife" (baseball) and "Injury Report" (football) devoted to sports injuries.[3]

In 2013, he joined Bleacher Report. He is listed as the Lead Writer for Sports Injuries.

Carroll was one of the panelists, along with Jason Whitlock, for the premier week of the ROME show on CBS Sports Network.

Carroll has authored two books: Saving the Pitcher (2004),The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems (2006), and edited The Carroll Guide to Sports Injuries (2010).

Awards and distinctions[edit]


  • Saving the Pitcher. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publishers, 2004; paperback 2007. (ISBN 1-56663-578-0)
  • The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publishers, 2005; paperback 2007. (ISBN 1-56663-668-X)
  • The Carroll Guide to Sports Injuries. CreateSpace Publishers, 2010. (ISBN 1-44955-692-2)


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Will Carroll, "Under the Knife: Fade to Black Album," BaseballProspectus.com, September 29, 2010.
  3. ^ List of Carroll articles for SI.com
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