Injury - Football Wiretap

Zach Miller Retires 1 1/2 Years After Gruesome Leg Injury

Apr 17, 2019 8:12 AM

Zach Miller has announced his retirement from football.

The Chicago Bears tight end made the decision more than a year and a half after suffering a catastrophic injury in Week 8 of the 2017 regular season that nearly cost him his left leg.

Miller, 34, was one of Chicago's most consistent offensive performers from 2015-17, catching 101 passes for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns over parts of those three seasons.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury, Misc Rumor

Todd Gurley Remaining Cryptic About Left Knee

Apr 15, 2019 6:31 PM

Todd Gurley has remained cryptic about hte health of his left knee.

Gurley said only that he is "feeling good" after some offseason travel and two months of rest. Gurley rushed for just 45 combined yards and caught two passes in the NFC championship game and the Super Bowl.

Gurley was in camp for the start of the Los Angeles Rams' offseason program on Monday.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, Injury

Carson Wentz Admits Stress Fracture Hasn't Fully Healed Yet

Apr 15, 2019 6:00 PM

Carson Wentz admitted he's not fully recovered from his stress fracture in his back.

"It's still getting there. It's still getting there," Wentz said Monday at the start of the team's offseason training program, when asked if the bone is fully healed. "Some of this stuff just takes time, but that's not really the main concern. It's just kind of how I feel, and I feel pretty good with where I'm at."

The Philadelphia Eagles let Nick Foles leave in free agency this offseason.

Wentz said he has been cleared for some football activity and hasn't moved off his goal of taking part in OTAs when they begin in May.

"That's the goal, but there really is no timetable, no rush. But I feel good with the progression I've been on," he said. "Right now we're kind of taking it week by week. I'm throwing some, I'm running some and just kind of taking it week by week, and I feel good."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Todd Gurley Has Arthritis In Left Knee

Mar 4, 2019 3:17 PM

Todd Gurley has arthritis in his left knee.

Gurley underwent an ACL repair in 2014.

The Los Angeles Rams used Gurley sparingly during the playoffs. The Rams have not commented on Gurley's reported diagnosis or potential treatments.

Gurley finished the season with 1,251 yards on 256 attempts and an additional 580 yards on 59 receptions for 21 total touchdowns.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, Injury

C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley 'More Hurt' Than Rams Thought

Feb 20, 2019 10:23 AM

Todd Gurley dealt with a knee injury late in the season and C.J. Anderson says his teammate was "more hurt" than the Los Angeles Rams thought.

"He was more hurt than what we thought," Anderson said. "The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself."

Anderson had 299 rushing yards in the final two games of the regular season and was featured in the playoffs.

Gurley tore his ACL in 2014.

"Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career," Anderson said. "Obviously I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year -- obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case."

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury, Misc Rumor

Projected First Round Pick Jeffery Simmons Suffers Torn ACL

Feb 13, 2019 8:50 AM

Projected first-round pick Jeffery Simmons suffered a torn ACL during a routine drill during a workout, according to a source.

The Mississippi State defensive tackle will undergo surgery.

Simmons was barred from attending the Scouting Combine stemming from a 2016 arrest after a physical altercation with a woman. Simmons was charged with simple assault and disturbing the peace and pleaded no contest.

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Tags: Draft, Injury, Misc Rumor

Aaron Rodgers Won't Need Knee Surgery

Feb 4, 2019 3:54 PM

Aaron Rodgers has been able to avoid surgery on his left knee.

Rodgers suffered the injury in the Green Bay Packers' Week 1 opener and he subsequently wore a brace until Nov. 4.

Rodgers had hinted during the season that surgery might be necessary this offseason. 

"I feel great," Rodgers said on NFL Network. "My body feels really good. Instead of getting surgery postseason, decided to kind of go through a different routine with my knee than I've done in the past, and I'm feeling really, really good. Got a concussion the last game, that's cleared up. I'm feeling really good. I'm getting back into my workout routine, but the first month of the offseason is a lot about yoga and traveling."

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Injury

Cam Newton Could Return From Shoulder By Training Camp

Feb 3, 2019 12:16 PM

Cam Newton could be ready for training camp after last month's arthroscopic shoulder surgery and certainly in time for the start of the regular season.

Newton told 680 The Fan in Atlanta this past week that his throwing arm was "better than I thought it would be."

"It's good, it's good," Newton added during his interview with 680 The Fan. "With so much going on throughout this season, I was in fear to see what was actually wrong."

Newton missed the final two games after battling shoulder pain and discomfort throughout this past season. 

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

JuJu Smith-Schuster's Pro Bowl Injury Not Serious

Jan 29, 2019 8:19 AM

JuJu Smith-Schuster is feeling "fine" after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's Pro Bowl, according to a source.

The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver went down with a bruised knee during the second quarter of the exhibition game after getting tackled from behind.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Redskins Believe Alex Smith Will Miss All Of 2019 Season

Jan 27, 2019 7:27 PM

The Washington Redskins are planning as though they won't have Alex Smith at all in 2019, according to sources.

Smith's first season in Washington was cut short by a gruesome leg injury that will take considerable time to heal. He suffered a compound fracture in Week 11.

The Redskins would be surprised if Smith were able to play at all next season.

The quarterback has battled infections, which have lengthened the recovery process.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Greg Zuerlein Kept Foot Injury Secret From Rams
Greg Zuerlein strained his planting foot while warming up at halftime of the NFC Championship Game, but elected not to tell the Rams.

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Cam Newton Undergoes Surgery On Right Shoulder
Carolina still has not disclosed the exact nature of Cam Newton's shoulder injury.

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49ers 'Hopeful' Jimmy Garoppolo Can Participate In OTAs
The 49ers are "hopeful" that Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to participate in organized team activities.

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Panthers Acknowledge Possibility Cam Newton Could Sit In 2019
The Panthers are keeping all options open as Cam Newton deals with a sore right shoulder.

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Alshon Jeffery Played With Broken Ribs In Loss
Alshon Jeffrey, who dropped a pass that led to a game-sealing interception for the Saints on Sunday, played in the game with broken ribs, according to a teammate.

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Todd Gurley 'Good To Go' Against Cowboys
The Rams expect Todd Gurley to be at full strength when they face the Cowboys on Saturday night.

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Marcus Mariota Unlikely To Play In Week 17
Marcus Mariota is dealing with a nerve issue that is putting his overall playing status in jeopardy.

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Todd Gurley Felt Similar Knee Issues After Week 1
Todd Gurley's knee got better after Week 1, but has yet to more recently.

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Frank Gore Won't Need Surgery, Hopes To Play In 2019
Frank Gore led the Dolphins with 722 rushing yards and an average of 4.6 yards per carry.

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Todd Gurley Doesn't Practice, Thinks He'll 'Be Fine'
Todd Gurley hasn't practiced due to inflammation in his left knee, but thinks he'll be able to play on Sunday.

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James Conner Doesn't Expect To Play Week 16
James Conner has missed the past two games for the Steelers with an ankle injury.

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Keenan Allen Expected To Play Against Ravens
Keenan Allen, who left last Thursday's Chargers-Chiefs game with a hip pointer, is expected to play on Saturday night, according to a source.


Cam Newton Done For 2018 With Sore Shoulder
Cam Newton said nothing he has tried, from acupuncture to massage, has worked.

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Devonta Freeman 'Won't Make It Back' This Season
Dan Quinn admitted during his weekly radio spot that Devonta Freeman won't return to the Falcons this season.

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Eagles To Start Nick Foles In Week 16, Leave Carson Wentz Off IR
Sunday's win by the Eagles and the loss by the Cowboys leaves Philadelphia in the playoff picture.

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Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis
If Alex Smith were unable to play, Washington would have to eat $20.4 million worth of salary-cap space next season and $21.4 million in 2020.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out For Week 15 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham didn't practice Thursday and went off-site for further evaluation.


Carson Wentz Facing Three-Month Recovery Time For Stress Fracture
Carson Wentz is unlikely to play again this season.

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Carson Wentz Has Fractured Vertebra
Nick Foles will start in place of Carson Wentz.

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Carson Wentz Unlikely To Play Against Rams
Nick Foles has been told to be ready to face the Rams.