Injury - Football Wiretap

Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis

Dec 16, 2018 10:25 AM

Alex Smith has been released from the hospital with an encourage prognosis after multiple surgeries on his broken leg.

There is some level of optimism that Smith may be able to return to the NFL.

The priority for now is simply recovering from a spiral leg fracture that became infected after multiple surgeries.

If 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.

A financial scenario such as this would place Washington back into the same position they were in during the 2012 season when they were docked $36 million worth of cap space for illegally structuring contracts in 2010.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out For Week 15 With Quad Injury

Dec 14, 2018 1:31 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Beckham is dealing with a quadriceps injury.

Beckham didn't practice Thursday and went off-site for further evaluation, saying the tests were a double-check to make sure there had been progress more than anything else.

Beckham sustained the injury on the final play of a Nov. 25 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury

Carson Wentz Facing Three-Month Recovery Time For Stress Fracture

Dec 14, 2018 1:26 PM

Carson Wentz could need three months to heal the stress fracture in his back.

During a tense back-and-forth with the media, Doug Pederson said that it's an injury that has "evolved over time" and will not require surgery.

Wentz is being listed as questionable and will travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Wentz, however, is unlikely to play again this season.

The fracture was discovered as a result of a scan on Tuesday, according to Pederson.

"Until you do a scan, you don't know," he said, but added "we do a lot of testing each week on a lot of players."

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Carson Wentz Has Fractured Vertebra

Dec 13, 2018 1:23 PM

Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra that should fully heal on its own if he's allowed time to rest.

The Philadelphia Eagles are still determining whether Wentz will continue playing at a later date this season.

Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Wentz was experiencing "soreness" and "tightness" in his back and wouldn't practice.

Nick Foles will start in place of Wentz.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Carson Wentz Unlikely To Play Against Rams

Dec 13, 2018 8:42 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles are concerned that Carson Wentz won't play on Sunday because of a back injury, according to a source.

Nick Foles has been told to be ready to face the Los Angeles Rams.

Wentz sat out Wednesday's practice with back "soreness" and "tightness" and Doug Pederson wouldn't commit to him playing.

Monday marked the one year anniversary of Wentz tearing his left ACL and LCL against the Rams.


Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury, Misc Rumor

Melvin Gordon Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Chiefs

Dec 12, 2018 8:09 AM

Melvin Gordon will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Gordon has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee.

"I've been grinding hard to get back and we're still trying to decide what we're going to do," Gordon said. "I know Coach [Anthony Lynn] is trying to be careful and doesn't want me to further hurt myself or things like that. So we'll see where that goes, but I'm a lot stronger and more confident than I was last week."

The running back said the decision will be a mutual one made by himself, the medical staff and the Chargers' front office.

"I'm hopeful," Anthony Lynn said. "He's one of our better players. I'd like for him to play. We're trying to win every game we can to get into the playoffs, but if he's not ready, he's not going to play."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Week 14 With Quad Injury

Dec 8, 2018 3:56 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out of Week 14 for the New York Giants due to a bruised quad.

Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team.

Pat Shurmur said he believed Beckham would play.

"We just gave him a little time," Shurmur said after Friday's practice. "He's going to be fine."

Beckham disclosed the injury during the most recent episode of his Facebook docuseries "I Am More: OBJ" and said it originally occurred on the final play when he was leg-whipped against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 25.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury

Sammy Watkins Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury

Dec 7, 2018 12:44 PM

Sammy Watkins will be out for the next four to six weeks with a foot injury.

The Kansas City Chiefs recently signed Kelvin Benjamin to give the team more depth at wide receiver.

Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Alex Smith Suffering From Post-Op Infection In Leg

Dec 6, 2018 11:27 AM

Alex Smith has suffered a postoperative infection in his leg. Smith underwent surgery on his borken tibia and fibula.

Smith will likely need to undergo further procedures to treat the infection.

The team released a statement Thursday saying that Smith and his family “remain strong” and asking others to respect their request for privacy.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury

Cam Newton's Repaired Shoulder Still Bothering Him

Dec 6, 2018 8:20 AM

Cam Newton is still experiencing pain in his right shoulder a year and a half after it was surgically repaired.

It's bothering Newton to the point that it is a factor in games and practice. He could have another procedure after the season.

"But at the end of the day, I just know, I'm healthy enough to play," the Carolina Panthers quarterback said. "I'm not going to let nothing hold me back from being able to help my team. I definitely don't want to be a liability. I just want to make sure that I'm putting myself and this team in the best position to win football games."

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Emmanuel Sanders Out For Season With Torn Achilles Tendon
Emmanuel Sanders leads the Broncos in catches (71), receiving yards (868) and receiving touchdowns (four).

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A.J. Green Done For Season With Toe Surgery
A.J. Green suffered a toe injury in Game 8 and missed Games 9-11.

RealGM Staff Report

Steelers Rule Out James Conner For Week 14
Jaylen Samuels will likely lead Pittsburgh's rushing attack with James Conner sidelined.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Colt McCoy Done For Season With Fractured Fibula
The Redskins have lost another quarterback after Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury on Monday night.

John Keim/ESPN

James Conner Suffers Leg Contusion In Loss
James Conner suffered a lower right leg contusion in the Steelers' 33-30 loss to the Chargers on Sunday night.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Mitchell Trubisky Wants To Slide Better, But Will Remain Aggressive
Mitchell Trubisky is expected to miss a second game with a right shoulder injury suffered on a hit by Vikings safety Harrison Smith at the end of a run in Week 11.

Chicago Sun-Times

Mitchell Trubisky Won't Play In Week 13
Mitchell Trubisky is not expected to face the Giants in Week 13, according to sources.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

James Andrews Considers Drew Brees' '05 Surgery 'No. 1 Most Memorable'
It took three surgeons four hours to patch Drew Brees' shoulder back together.

Greg Bishop/Sports Illustrated

Andy Dalton Out For Season With Thumb Injury
Andy Dalton broke the same thumb while making a tackle on an interception return in 2015.

Joe Kay/Associated Press

Alex Smith Not Certain To Return To NFL
Alex Smith is facing a lengthy rehab following his spiral fracture in his leg in which the bone broke through his skin.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bears 'Cautiously Optimistic' Mitchell Trubisky Will Face Lions
The Bears are "cautiously optimistic" that Mitchell Trubisky will play Thursday against the Lions despite a shoulder injury.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Alex Smith Out For Season With Broken Tibia, Fibula
Alex Smith will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

John Keim/ESPN

Joe Flacco Could Sit Week 11 With Hip Injury
Lamar Jackson would likely start for Joe Flacco if he's injured.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Dez Bryant Suffers Torn Achilles In Practice
Dez Bryant signed with the Saints this week.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Leonard Fournette Returning From Hamstring Injury For Week 10
Leonard Fournette practiced the entire week without any setbacks.

John Reid/Florida Times Union

James Conner Enters Concussion Protocol
James Conner left the fourth quarter of Thursday's game between the Steelers and Panthers after suffering a concussion.

Austin Knoblauch/NFL

Sam Darnold In Walking Boot, Will Sit Against Bills
Sam Darnold is currently in a walking boot as he deals with an injured left foot.

Kevin Patra/NFL

49ers Lose Raheem Mostert To Broken Arm
The 49ers are expected to be without Raheem Mostert for the remainder of the season after he suffered a broken right forearm against the Raiders on Thursday night.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Hopes To Soon Play Without Knee Brace
Aaron Rodgers suffered a left knee injury in Week 1.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Out At Least Eight Weeks With Groin Injury
Marshawn Lynch would be eligible to return for the Christmas Eve game against Denver in Week 16.