Injury - Football Wiretap

Odell Beckham Optimistic After Suffering Ankle Sprain

Aug 22, 2017 9:12 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. appears to have escaped major injury after spraining his ankle in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.

Beckham left in the second quarter and was seen on camera writhing in pain outside the New York Giants' locker room. The receiver was hurt on a hit delivered by cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun after he made a leaping catch.

He was back on the sideline in the second half in a hoodie without pads following an X-ray, and said afterward it was a sprained or rolled ankle.

"I don't know. I'm pretty concerned," Beckham said with a smile, "but I think I'll be all right."

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Seahawks Lose Left Tackle George Fant For 2017 With Torn ACL

Aug 19, 2017 7:23 PM

The Seattle Seahawks lost left tackle George Fant for the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL.

Fant suffered the injury in Friday's preseason game.

“We’re really brokenhearted about George Fant getting hurt. It’s just really unfortunate. He’s done and come so far, and everybody’s cheering for him,” Pete Carroll said. It kind of takes a little something out of it for everybody.”

Matt Calkins/Seattle Times

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Patriots Expect Derek Rivers To Miss Entire Season With Knee Injury

Aug 18, 2017 10:50 AM

The New England Patriots fear Derek Rivers will miss the entire 2017 season with a knee injury.

Rivers was the Patriots' top selection in 2017, selected in the third round.

Rivers, who was selected 83rd overall, was projected to be part of a rotation at defensive end, which was arguably the Patriots' thinnest position entering training camp.

Trey Flowers leads the depth chart at defensive end.

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Saints Fire Doctors After Delvin Breaux Misdiagnosis

Aug 16, 2017 10:28 AM

The New Orleans Saints have fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri after an independent doctor discovered Delvin Breaux had a fractured fibula.

The injury will require surgery and put Breaux out for four to six weeks.

Breaux was originally diagnosed with a contusion.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury, Misc Rumor

Devonta Freeman In NFL's Concussion Protocl

Aug 14, 2017 10:07 PM

Devonta Freeman is in the NFL's concussion protocol after displaying symptoms on Sunday.

"After taking him inside yesterday where we thought he had heat related (issues), he reported that he had some concussion symptoms," Dan Quinn said, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "So, we put him in the protocol for that. He'll be out this week. He may start practicing as we, but we are going to rule him out now."

Freeman could miss the remainder of the preseason.

The Atlanta Falcons recently signed Freeman to a five-year, $41.25 million extension.

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Jordan Matthews Suffers Chip Fracture In Sternum

Aug 14, 2017 11:58 AM

Jordan Matthews suffered a chip fracture in his sternum during his first practice with the Buffalo Bills.

Matthews is considered week-to-week with the injury.

The Bills acquired Matthews from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

Matthews took first- and second-team reps Sunday and saw his first work with quarterback Tyrod Taylor since the Bills traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles for Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick. I

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Andrew Luck's Status For Week 1 Remains Uncertain

Aug 14, 2017 8:40 AM

Jim Irsay cannot "unequivocally" say that Andrew Luck will play in their Week 1 opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 10.

The Indianapolis Colts believe Luck will be off the physically unable to perform list before the start of the regular season, but his status for Week 1 remains in the air. Luck will need some practice time once he is taken off of PUP.

"I don't want to act that it is a foregone conclusion that he's not going to be starting out there [against the Rams]," Irsay said. "I mean, he could but also could not. We don't see an extended delay, but we're not going to put a timetable on it. We will not put any pressure on this decision."

Luck originally injured his right shoulder in Week 3 of the 2015 season. He played through the shoulder pain until he finally had the surgery in January.

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Derek Wolfe Carted Off Field With Ankle Injury

Aug 12, 2017 5:28 PM

Derek Wolfe was carted off the Denver Broncos' practice field on Saturday with a right leg injury.

Wolfe was injured while in a pile on a running play.

"It's an ankle injury, we're not sure how bad," Vance Joseph said immediately following practice.

Wolfe was being sent for an MRI following practice, and the Broncos hope to have a potential timetable for a return to practice if the exam doesn't reveal more than the medical staff saw in the preliminary look.

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Ryan Tannehill Out For 2017 With Surgery On ACL

Aug 11, 2017 10:47 PM

Ryan Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn ACL and miss the entire season.

While Tannehill could have decided to rest the knee for six to eight weeks and try to come back from the injury again, surgery was the most viable and likely option.

Tannehill initially suffered an injury to the knee in December, partially tearing the ACL. Tannehill reinjured the knee on August 3rd on a noncontact play.

Tannehill's $17.98 million salary for this year is fully guaranteed. But only $5.53 million of his $17.48 million 2018 salary is guaranteed against injury. 

Miami Herald

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Cam Newton Still Not Throwing After Week Off

Aug 7, 2017 9:08 AM

Cam Newton still isn't throwing after taking a week off because of soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Newton threw during the first four days of the Carolina Panthers' training camp.

The Panthers will open their preseason on Wednesday against the Houston Texans.

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Malcolm Smith Suffers Torn Pectoral
Malcolm Smith will likely be out for 2017.

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Tom Brady Declines To Confirm Whether He Suffered Concussion In 2016
Tom Brady turned 40 this week and was asked whether he's paid attention to recent studies on CTE.

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Dolphins Fear Ryan Tannehill Will Need Season-Ending Knee Surgery
Because Ryan Tannehill did not repair his partially torn ACL during the offseason, his knee was "a ticking time bomb that was going to go off at any time."

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Ryan Tannehill Suffers Non-Contact Left Leg Injury
Ryan Tannehill fell awkwardly on the sideline while scrambling and didn't get up.

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Sterling Shepard Carted Off Practice Field With Low Ankle Sprain
Sterling Shepard is expected to be the Giants' slot receiver with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall out wide.

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Will Fuller Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone
Will Fuller is the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver.

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Rams Lose Dominique Easley For 2017 With Torn ACL
The Rams' defensive line took a hit with the season-ending injury to Dominique Easley.

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Joe Flacco To Miss Time With Back Injury
Joe Flacco is expected to miss at least the first week of training camp with the Ravens because of a back injury.

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Kenneth Dixon Out For Season With Torn Meniscus
Terrance West and Danny Woodhead are the Ravens' top running backs.

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Andrew Luck Begins Camp On PUP List
Andrew Luck has begun throwing again after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

Stephen Holder/Indianapolis Star

Teddy Bridgewater Likely To Begin Season On PUP List
Teddy Bridgewater did some throwing to receivers during spring drills but wasn’t cleared to practice.

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Mike Williams May Need Season-Ending Back Surgery
The Chargers remain uncertain about when Mike Williams initially injured his back.

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Teddy Bridgewater Working Out Without Knee Brace
Teddy Bridgewater previously had a sizable black brace gripping a majority of his injured left knee.

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Andrew Luck Still Not Throwing, Not 'Sullen Or Morose'
Andrew Luck is still not throwing, but he remains unconcerned.

Brody Miller/Indianapolis Star

Nick Fairley Out For 2017 Due To Heart Condition
Nick Fairly signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Saints in March.

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Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury
Jeremy Maclin, who was released by the Chiefs earlier this offseason, says he played through last season with a groin injury.


Saints Lose Terron Armstead For 4-6 Months
Terron Armstead signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason.

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Teddy Bridgewater Looks 'Like He Was Never Hurt'
Teddy Bridgewater has not been cleared to participate in practice as he continues to rehab from the knee injury he suffered last Aug. 30.

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Myles Garrett Injures Foot In Practice
Myles 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
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.

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