Tag Archives: NFL Injuries

NFL Injury Update – Divisional Round

Dr. Beth Sullivan  | January 11th, 2020 

Wild card weekend definitely lived up to its name. Now we are on to the Divisional Round. This week I will take a look at the injury status of the four teams who were on a bye last week. If you still want to read about the injuries status of the teams who thrilled us you can check it out – NFC  AFC

The new additions to the playoff madness this week include The Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Green Bay Packers. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the injury status of these four teams. Continue reading

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Week 11 NFL Injury Report

Dr. Beth Sullivan| November 17th, 2019

Finally, an injury update not dominated by quarterbacks. That only took eleven weeks. This week there are several skill players instead. Continue reading

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck Retires After Seven Seasons

Nickolas Loza  | August 25th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has officially hung up his cleats after seven seasons. He is retiring because of lingering injuries that have plagued him for the last four years. In his words, “It’s been four years of this pain to healthy and pain to healthy and pain to healthy again and I’m choosing to step away because I need to recover.”

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Wildcard Injury Roundup Part 2

Beth Sullivan | January 6th, 2019

In part 1 I covered injury news for four of the teams scheduled to play on wildcard weekend. In Part 2 the remaining four teams are covered. Going into today, the team with perhaps the best news on injuries is the Baltimore Ravens.

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Wildcard Injury Roundup Part 1

Beth Sullivan | January 5th, 2019

As the NFL prepares for wild card weekend a quick look at injuries for each team that might impact the outcome of the games is warranted. Most of the teams involved in this weekends games come into the playoffs in decent shape as far as injuries are concerned. Considering 17 weeks of the season have been played and several players are on IR, their status is already known. This article will look at players still on the active rosters of each team.

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Fibula – More Than Just a Leg Bone

Beth Sullivan | December 7th, 2018

What do NFL HOF quarterback Jim Kelly, Former Bills NFL center Eric Wood, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy and Bills Center Russell Bodine have in common?  Seems like an unusual list of players, but if you guessed that their fibula plays a big role in their health, you would be right.

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Hematuria – Sign of Something Serious

Beth Sullivan | December 7th, 2018

Jack Doyle Tight End for the Indianapolis Colts has more than playing for the same team in common with his quarterback Andrew Luck. Both players now have the experience of suffering a serious injury to their kidney following a hit during a game in their careers. Doyle spent Sunday night in the hospital after needing a procedure to treat a lacerated kidney.

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Darrel Williams Could Be the Future

John Wagner | December 4th, 2018

By now everyone has heard of the dilemma at the Kansas City Chiefs running back position. In February, Kareem Hunt was involved in an altercation in a Cleveland hotel where he allegedly assaulted a 19-year old girl.

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Marcus Mariota Ulnar Nerve – Not Funny

Beth Sullivan | November 20th, 2018

Marcus Mariota sustained a re-injury to his ulnar nerve in his throwing arm on Sunday.  This occurred when he fell onto the elbow. Basically, he experienced a contusion to the ulnar nerve, funny bone, which resulted in recurrence of the numbness and tingling in his throwing arm.

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Hamstring Injuries -What Makes Them Different?

Beth Sullivan | November 8th, 2018

Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons Kicker, Charles Clay – Buffalo Bills Tight End, Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back lead a long list of NFL players who are or have battled hamstring issues during their career. Some players return after a week or two and some end up on IR. What makes hamstrings so difficult to pinpoint a time to return to play?

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Is it a Sprain or a Strain?

Beth Sullivan | November 7th, 2018

Throughout the NFL season, fans hear about an endless string of sprains and strains.  The latest in this cycle is the shoulder sprain sustained by Chris Ivory – RB for Buffalo Bills late in the Week 9 Bills-Bears game. Often these terms are used interchangeably by sports writers and fans, but they are actually 2 totally different yet similar injuries.

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UCL Injuries – Josh Allen Not your Average Injury

Beth Sullivan | October 16th, 2018

When The Buffalo Bills 1st round QB Josh Allen left Sunday’s game, the fans and administration at OBJ were probably surprised to hear what the injury was. UCL – ulnar collateral ligament injuries in NFL players, especially QBs are not nearly as common as they are in baseball players. Between 2010 and 2018 only 12 total were reported and of those 12 only 1 was treated surgically.

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Is there an ACL Injury Epidemic in the NFL?

Beth Sullivan | October 12th, 2018

Jay Ajayi, Jerick McKinnon, Jimmy Garoppolo, Keanu Neal, Derrius Guice, William Hayes, and Jeremy Hill,  headline the list of NFL feature players who have been bitten by the ACL injury bug that has driven football fans crazy. Jay Ajayi became the 39th reported ACL injury since March 2018. Everyone is discussing the epidemic of ACL injuries but in actuality, the numbers haven’t changed by a statistically significant amount since detailed injury statistics for all NFL teams started to be compiled during the 2000-2001 season. Typically every NFL team experiences 1.5 ACL injuries per NFL season each year.

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Injury Updates- Heels, Legs, and Knees Oh My!!!

Beth Sullivan | October 2nd, 2018

What is Haglund’s Deformity? How will Will Dissly play when he returns next season? Will Earl Thomas play another game for the Seahawks after his injury and telling his sideline that they are number 1 on Sunday?

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Shoulder Dislocation – Ouch!!!

Beth Sullivan | September 25th, 2018

A shoulder dislocation is a frequent injury suffered by athletes such as football players because of the collisions and violent contact with other players and the ground. That statement became true when Anthony Miller experienced a left shoulder dislocation in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

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Knee Arthroscopic Surgery -What is it?

Beth Sullivan | September 17th, 2018

Joe Mixon underwent knee arthroscopic surgery for loose bodies in his knee and the reported time he is expected to miss is 2-4 weeks. In my opinion, most fans should expect the greater rather than the lesser of these estimates.

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MCL – ACL and PCL’s Little Brother

Beth Sullivan | September 11th, 2018

On Sunday it was reported that Doug Baldwin had suffered a partial MCL tear. Grade 2. While it is a significant injury, the recovery with good rehab is much faster than when an athlete tears the ACL or PCL.

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2018 Fantasy Football: Six Replacement Tight Ends

Mike Fanelli | September 10th, 2018

Football is BACK! The first football Sunday of the season has come and gone, while fantasy owners are happy to have football back, it comes at a cost. The most unfortunate part of fantasy football is dealing with injuries.

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Injury Update – Are they Ready?

Beth Sullivan | August 22nd, 2018

2017 was a bad year for injuries in the NFL. A number of notable players were sidelined for prolonged periods of time and hope to return to pre-injury form in 2018. Some have already made it into action during the preseason and others are still working their way back. Here is a look at some of the most notable names on the NFL injury report.

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