Injury - Football Wiretap

Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury

Jun 22, 2017 10:53 AM

Jeremy Maclin, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason, says he played through last season with a groin injury.

Maclin told Adam Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast that he played most of 2016 with a torn groin.

"So I missed about four weeks there with the torn groin, and I came back and I was able to play, but I can't sit up here and tell you I was 100 percent," he said of his injury. "But I'm also not going to sit up here and make excuses, so at the end of the day, I didn't play as well as I could have last year. I think that's ultimately what happened."

Maclin finished last season with career worsts in receptions (44), yards (536) and touchdowns (2).


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury, Misc Rumor

Saints Lose Terron Armstead For 4-6 Months

Jun 16, 2017 2:19 PM

New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Armstead suffered the injury on Wednesday.

The news is a crushing blow for a Saints offensive line that already saw Max Unger undergo foot surgery this offseason.

Armstead signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason.

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Teddy Bridgewater Looks 'Like He Was Never Hurt'

Jun 16, 2017 7:47 AM

Teddy Bridgewater has not been cleared to participate in practice as he continues to rehab from the knee injury he suffered last Aug. 30.

However, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has thrown to receivers during individual drills as part of his rehab work. When he'll be able to work at full speed, or plant his left leg and cut, or absorb contact to his knee remains unknown.

"It's just the way he gets the ball out," Laquon Treadwell said. "He's getting the ball out before you're breaking. He tells me he's spent a lot of time studying film. A lot of things he would say he was messing up on, he's looked 10 times better this year. When you go through an injury like that, film is your friend. You've just got to stay hungry and believe in yourself. He'll be fine.

"He looks great -- really great. It's like he was never hurt."

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Myles Garrett Injures Foot In Practice

Jun 14, 2017 7:09 PM

Myles Garrett injured his foot during the Cleveland Browns' minicamp practice on Wednesday.

"That's part of the game," Hue Jackson said. "Obviously I don't want to get any of our players nicked, hurt, any of that. But hopefully things will be fine. We don't want to lose any player, especially not one of our really good players.

"But hopefully things will be OK, and I think they will be. I don't know that for sure but we'll find out as I go inside."

Garrett immediately went to the ground, kneeling with his head on the ground. Trainers checked him and he limped to the sidelines, where he again had his left foot checked without his shoe.

Garrett had missed some practice time in offseason work for an undisclosed issue that was not believed to be serious. 

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Andrew Luck Doesn't Know If He'll Be Ready For Training Camp

Jun 14, 2017 8:34 AM

Andrew Luck, who has been out since January following right shoulder surgery, isn't sure he'll be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

"To be honest, I have not thought about it," Luck said. "If I'm ready for it, then great. If I'm not, then that's the way it is. I'm certainly hopeful for it. In my mind all I can do -- and I truly feel this way -- with this rehab, with my shoulder, I can't look five months down the road, three months down the road, a week down the road. To me it's about the next rehab session, the next day. That's where my focus is and that's where I think it needs to be to truly get back to 100 percent."

The Colts have shied away from giving a timetable on Luck's return.

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Lions Lose LT Taylor Decker For 4-6 Months With Torn Labrum

Jun 10, 2017 1:37 PM

Taylor Decker will be out for at least four to six months with a torn labrum, which means he could miss at least four games.

Decker is the starting left tackle of the Detroit Lions. Decker played every snap for the Lions last season, which moved Riley Reiff to right tackle.

Jim Caldwell said the franchise would provide an update on Decker in the fall.

"Just kind of the nature of our game," Caldwell said. "You've got to adjust. That's one of the things that I think our personnel office does a great job of, I think our players do a tremendous job of. We'll adjust and keep moving."

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Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck's Shoulder Healing 'Tremendously'

Jun 9, 2017 7:54 AM

Andrew Luck's surgically-repaired right shoulder is "healing tremendously," according to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The quarterback had surgery five months ago.

"This [surgery] has been a positive thing, not a negative thing or anything like that," Irsay told season-ticket holders. "He was really struggling going through the process of being ready to play [each week last season]. This was, quite frankly, not that complicated of a surgery. This was a simple labrum repair. There are a lot of other things that could have been involved with this surgery that weren't."

Irsay didn't provide a timetable for when Luck will begin throwing a football, but he has said in the past that the quarterback will be ready for the start of the season.

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Cam Newton Ahead Of Schedule In Recovery From Surgery

Jun 5, 2017 1:30 PM

Cam Newton is ahead of schedule rehabbing his shoulder following surgery.

"He is ahead of schedule," coach Ron Rivera said after Monday's voluntary workout. "We're not putting him ahead of schedule. He's doing all the band work, all the stretching, all the rehab he's supposed to."

Newton had surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30. 

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Nick Fairley Away From Saints With Heart Condition

Jun 4, 2017 11:14 AM

Nick Fairley has been away from the New Orleans Saints in recent weeks as he's tested for a heart condition.

The heart condition previously came up when Fairley was in the draft.

Fairley signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Saints in March.

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Dennis Pitta May Have Suffered Career-Ending Hip Injury

Jun 2, 2017 6:06 PM

Dennis Pitta re-injured his right hip during practice on Friday, which could result in the end of his career.

The fear is that Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the third time in four years.

"This is incredibly disappointing, obviously for Dennis, and for the Ravens," general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.

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Ezekiel Elliott Injures Head In 'Minor Car Accident'
Ezekiel Elliott didn't participate in practice Tuesday or Wednesday after he suffered a head injury in a "minor car accident" on Sunday night, the Cowboys announced.

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Keenan Allen Ahead Of Schedule In Rehab From Torn ACL
Keenan Allen has appeared in just nine games the last two seasons, losing half of his 2015 campaign to a lacerated kidney.

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Doug Martin Not Badly Injured In Car Accident
Police say Doug Martin suffered minor cuts and bruises from the crash.

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Joe Thomas Suffering From Memory Loss
Joe Thomas is entering his 11th season with the Browns.

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Derek Carr Cleared For Offseason Training Program
Derek Carr's surgically repaired right fibula is healed enough that the Raiders quarterback will be a full participant in the team's offseason training program.

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Andrew Luck Says Shoulder Issues Began In 2015
Andrew Luck and the Colts decided against surgery at the end of that season because they felt like rehab was the best route to go.

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Tyler Eifert: 'I'll Be Ready To Go' For Training Camp
The Cincinnati Bengals tight end dealt with back and ankle injuries last season.

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Latavius Murray Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year deal with the Vikings last week, underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday.

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Cam Newton To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
Cam Newton will undergo surgery for a partially torn rotator cuff.

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Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis had been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.


Le'Veon Bell Undergoes Groin Surgery
Le'Veon Bell received a franchise tag of $12.12 million for 2017.

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Takkarist McKinley Will Miss 4-6 Months After Shoulder Surgery
UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley will have surgery on a troublesome right shoulder injury Monday and his recovery time will be "four to six months."

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Julio Jones Reportedly May Have Foot Surgery
Julio Jones is set to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday to evaluate the foot/toe injury he dealt with during the 2016 season.

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Bill Belichick Could Be Called To Testify In Aaron Hernandez Trial
Bill Belichick has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez.

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Titans To Be 'Very Cautious' With Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota suffered the injury in Week 16.

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Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Minor Knee Surgery
Jadeveon Clowney's surgery was just to clean up the knee and he will not miss any time during the offseason.

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Le'Veon Bell 'Had No Burst' After Suffering Groin Injury
Le'Veon Bell left Sunday's AFC Championship Game in the first half with a groin injury and didn't return.

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Andrew Luck Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
The recovery period reportedly won't interfere with Andrew Luck's 2017 season.


Davante Adams' Status In Question Because Of Ankle Injury
The Packers don't know if they'll have Davante Adams for Sunday's NFC Championship Game after he injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter last weekend.

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Richard Sherman Played Season With MCL Injury
Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Richard Sherman played through much of the season with a painful MCL injury.

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