Injury - Football Wiretap

Cam Newton Has Begun Throwing A Football

May 31, 2019 8:34 AM

Cam Newton has started throwing overhand with a regulation football.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder in January.

Newton remains on schedule to participate in workouts at training camp.

Jourdan Rodrigue/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo Making Progress In Return From ACL

May 22, 2019 11:59 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, but skipped team drills. Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL on Sept. 23.

Garoppolo will not be cleared for full team work until training camp in part because the team doesn't want to risk having defenders around Garoppolo's legs during offseason work.

"I think he's handling it as well as he can," Kyle Shanahan said. "He's getting used to it. It's just a long process when you recover from an ACL, and he gets as much work as he can get in. I know he'd love to be out there for every rep, but he knows that he can't, so he's trying to make the most of his 7-on-7 and do as much work in every other aspect as he can."

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Andrew Luck Sits OTA With Calf Strain

May 21, 2019 4:58 PM

Andrew Luck sat out the Indianapolis Colts' first OTA practice with a calf strain.

Frank Reich told reporters after the session that Luck suffered the injury while training with the team.

“Just a little tweak; little strain,” Reich said of Luck’s calf. “So my whole mode — and our whole mode — is going to be during this session just to be real conservative with anybody who has any issue whatsoever.

“Where we’re at right now is we’ll just say, ‘Hey, play conservative this week. Nothing this week, and then we’ll re-evaluate it after this week and see where he is.’”

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Injury

Reuben Foster Believed To Have Suffered Torn ACL, Additional Damage

May 20, 2019 6:02 PM

Reuben Foster is believed to have suffered a torn ACL plus some concerns about possible artery damage in his leg.

The injury is reportedly very serious.

Foster was claimed off waivers by Washington following multiple legal issues with the San Francisco 49ers.

JP Finlay/NBC Sports

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

Seahawks Release Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor

May 9, 2019 6:05 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have released Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor after they failed their physical examinations.

Baldwin had surgery in the offseason to repair shoulder and groin injuries and he also had a knee procedure. Baldwin is widely expected to retire. Baldwin had remained silent on his future in recent weeks. 

Chancellor did not play last season due to a neck injury suffered in November 2017. Chancellor remained on Seattle’s roster last season for salary purposes and was on the physically unable to perform list but was not expected to play again following the injury.

Tim Booth/Associated Press

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Jason Pierre-Paul Could Miss 2019 Season With Fractured Neck

May 7, 2019 3:49 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul could be out for the entire 2019 season with a fractured neck suffered in a single-car crash last week in South Florida.

Pierre-Paul will likely need surgery.

"As we stated last week following the news of Jason's auto accident, our immediate concern was for both Jason and his passenger," general manager Jason Licht said in a statement Tuesday. "While Jason was treated and released in South Florida the same day of the accident, we wanted to ensure that our medical team had an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation here in Tampa, and that process is currently ongoing."

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Injury

Isaiah Crowell Done For Season After Tearing Achilles Tendon

May 1, 2019 8:51 AM

The Oakland Raiders have lost Isaiah Crowell for the season after he tore his Achilles tendon during a workout Tuesday, according to a source.

Crowell will undergo season-ending surgery next week.

The Raiders had signed the running back a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury, Misc Rumor

Doug Baldwin Considering Retirement Due To Injuries

Apr 27, 2019 8:32 AM

Doug Baldwin might be unable to play again because of the cumulative effect of multiple injuries.

Baldwin has undergone surgery on his groin and a shoulder this offseason. Baldwin would like to continue playing, but his injuries may not allow him to.

The Seattle Seahawks know Baldwin might be forced to retire.

"He's considering it, yeah," said John Schneider.

Baldwin played collegiately at Stanford and went undrafted in 2011.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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
Carson Wentz said he has been cleared for some football activity.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Todd Gurley Has Arthritis In Left Knee
The Rams used Todd Gurley sparingly during the playoffs.

Jeff Howe/The Athletic

C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley 'More Hurt' Than Rams Thought
Todd Gurley dealt with a knee injury late in the season and C.J. Anderson says his teammate was "more hurt" than the Rams thought.

Kevin Patra/NFL

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

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Aaron Rodgers Won't Need Knee Surgery
Aaron Rodgers had hinted during the season that surgery might be necessary this offseason.

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Cam Newton Could Return From Shoulder By Training Camp
Cam Newton missed the final two games after battling shoulder pain and discomfort throughout this past season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

JuJu Smith-Schuster's Pro Bowl Injury Not Serious
JuJu Smith-Schuster is feeling "fine" after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Redskins Believe Alex Smith Will Miss All Of 2019 Season
Alex Smith's first season in Washington was cut short by a gruesome leg injury that will take considerable time to heal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

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.

Steve Reed/AP

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

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

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.

David Newton/ESPN

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.

Charlotte Carroll/SI

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.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

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.