Injury - Football Wiretap

Jimmy Garoppolo Had To Rework Contract With Raiders Over Foot

May 28, 2023 9:43 PM

When Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, he failed his physical due to the foot injury he suffered during the 2022 season. Garoppolo had to rework his contract and also underwent surgery.

As originally negotiated, Garoppolo had an $11.25 million signing bonus and a base salary of $11.25 million for 2023. The foot injury resulted in the Raiders removing the signing bonus, with the full $22.5 million becoming base salary in 2023.

He won’t get any of it until he passes a physical. In the interim, the Raiders can cut him “for any reason related” to Addendum G.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo Underwent Foot Surgery In March

May 25, 2023 1:55 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo underwent surgery on his injured left foot in March after signing his contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Garoppolo signed a three-year, $72.75 million deal with Las Vegas on March 17.

Josh McDaniels on Thursday would not get into the specifics of whether Garoppolo underwent a procedure, only saying there were no surprises and that the QB would not be on the field for the start of OTA practices.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Injury

Kyle Shanahan, Brock Purdy Optimistic About Week 1 Return

May 24, 2023 9:53 AM

The San Francisco 49ers don't know for sure when Brock Purdy will be ready to play football, but both the quarterback and Kyle Shanahan are optimistic about a Week 1 return.

"We're hoping for Week 1 and we feel pretty optimistic about that," Shanahan said. "That's what we're hoping for. ... Usually you've got to come back before that to make that goal and that's kind of the goal we're hoping for and don't have any reason to think different."

Purdy had the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow repaired March 10 after suffering the injury in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 29.

Initial estimates for a timeline were five to seven months but the Niners have maintained all along that they will have a better idea on a return date once Purdy begins a throwing program at the 12-week mark.

He will hit the 12-week mark on June 2.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Brock Purdy On Track To 'Start Lobbing A Football' In A Few Weeks

May 5, 2023 9:29 AM

Brock Purdy remains on track in his rehabilitation from elbow surgery.

Immediately following surgery, Purdy's timeline had him beginning to throw in early June. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch confirmed that the quarterback is on pace to hit that mark.

"I just got a report from the trainers," Lynch said. "So Week 12, that's where he can actually go out, start lobbing a football. And according to the surgeon, you start getting a little better read on exactly where he's at right about then.

"I think that's just kind of an indicator of where he's at. And then obviously you have to work up your strength, your stamina, you have to increase reps, distance, all those things. But that's going to be well thought out, and he's doing well. I think you just take it day by day. It's cliché, but it's the best thing you can do, and he's done a great job of doing that."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Tua Tagovailoa Considered Retirement In Offseason Due To Concussions

Apr 19, 2023 3:18 PM

Tua Tagovailoa considered retiring following his 2022 season, in which he endured multiple stints in concussion protocol.

Tagovailoa was ruled out for the season when he suffered another concussion in Week 17.

Tagovailoa also told reporters that he spent time this offseason learning how to properly fall in a way that will protect his head in the future.

Tagovailoa finished 2022 with 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions, along with a league-leading 105.5 quarterback rating in 13 starts.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jalen Hurts Underwent Minor Surgery On Ankle

Apr 18, 2023 10:43 PM

Jalen Hurts underwent surgery on his right ankle earlier this offseason.

The procedure was to remove "hardware" that had been inserted in the ankle after Hurts suffered a high ankle sprain while playing for the University of Alabama in an October 2018 game against Tennessee.

Surgery to remove the hardware took place in February and was considered minor.

Hurts will be a full participant in the Eagles' offseason training program that begins next week.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Damar Hamlin Fully Cleared To Resume Football

Apr 18, 2023 12:35 PM

Damar Hamlin has been fully cleared to return to playing football.

The announcement comes three and a half months after Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during the first quarter of the Jan. 2nd Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin said in February that he hoped to resume his playing career.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Still Rehabbing High Ankle Sprain

Apr 17, 2023 10:50 PM

Patrick Mahomes said he is continuing to rehab his high ankle sprain. 

"It's been more about just kind of managing it, getting the mobility back as best as I possibly can," Mahomes said Monday as the Chiefs began their offseason program. "I wouldn't say I'm 100%. ... It's just when you go through a grind of a week of training and you're trying to push it and go through the rehab process, but at the same time you want to make sure you're still building, you might be a little sore on the weekends. But I think we've done a great job of pushing it to the right limit to where now I'm throwing.

"There will still be a little bit of limitations going the next few weeks, but I'm going to be happy with where I'm at and we'll keep pushing it and getting me to the right spot before the beginning of the season."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Brock Purdy Looks Like He Has 'Robotic Arm' After Surgery

Apr 3, 2023 9:33 AM

It remains to be seen whether or not Brock Purdy will be ready for training camp after undergoing UCL surgery.

Purdy suffered the injury in the NFC Championship Game and could compete with Trey Lance and Sam Darnold for starter reps.

The second-year quarterback is wearing a large elbow brace designed to allow movement to ensure his arm retains mobility post-surgery. The young QB noted that the brace makes it appear he has a "robotic arm."

"When you first get in it after surgery, you're in it at 90 degrees. From there, you can start opening it up to help with your range of motion," Purdy said of the brace.

"It is just to keep your arm safe when you're out walking around or doing therapy. But at night, I can take it off and just do some normal motions with just looking at my arm."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Russell Wilson Underwent Knee Scope After Season

Mar 22, 2023 1:24 PM

Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after the 2022 season. The procedure was considered a minor cleanup.

Wilson is expected to be fully healthy for the start of OTAs.

Wilson struggled in his first season with the Denver Broncos, but there is optimism of a turnaround under Sean Payton.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Injury

Brock Purdy's Elbow Surgery Delayed Due To Swelling

Dalvin Cook Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

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Eagles RT Lane Johnson Set To Have Surgery


Brock Purdy To Undergo Surgery To Repair Torn UCL

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Patrick Mahomes: Ankle Is 'Definitely Better' Than Last Week

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Brock Purdy Has Torn UCL In Right Elbow

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Patrick Mahomes To Start AFC Championship Game

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Tua Tagovailoa Remains In Concussion Protocol, Won't Play In Pro Bowl

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Christian McCaffrey: 'Zero' Chance He's Not Playing

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Patrick Mahomes Says He's 'Ready To Go' For AFC Title Game

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Cautious Chiefs Preparing As Though Patrick Mahomes Will Play

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Tony Pollard Has Broken Leg, Needs Surgery

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Patrick Mahomes Has High Ankle Sprain

Lamar Jackson Out For Wildcard Game With 'Unstable' Knee

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Lamar Jackson Misses 16th Straight Practice

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Tua Tagovailoa Ruled Out For Playoff Game Due To Concussion

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Lamar Jackson Faces Uphill Battle To Play Against Bengals

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Ravens Haven't Ruled Lamar Jackson Out For Playoffs

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Justin Fields Won't Play In Finale, Ending Shot At Rushing Record

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Vikings Place RT Brian O'Neill On IR

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