Injury - Football Wiretap

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."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

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.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Tags: Washington Redskins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Greg Zuerlein Kept Foot Injury Secret From Rams

Jan 27, 2019 8:46 AM

Greg Zuerlein strained his planting foot while warming up at halftime of the NFC Championship Game, but elected not to tell the Los Angeles Rams.

He went on to make two vital kicks in the fourth quarter and the 57-yard, game-winning field goal in overtime.

"Yeah, hit something hard in the ground. Just warming up at halftime, landed on something that didn't give as much as turf and then that's when it started hurting," Zuerlein said. "But, hopefully, a few more days of treatment and it'll be good to go."

Zuerlein missed practice Friday, but is carrying no injury designation heading into Super Bowl week.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cam Newton Undergoes Surgery On Right Shoulder

Jan 24, 2019 7:22 PM

Cam Newton has opted for surgery to repair his right throwing shoulder.

Newton had an “arthroscopic procedure” on Thursday and that he will begin the rehabilitation process immediately. 

Carolina still has not disclosed the exact nature of Newton’s shoulder injury. 

Newton also had surgery in March of 2017 to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.

Steve Reed/AP

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

49ers 'Hopeful' Jimmy Garoppolo Can Participate In OTAs

Jan 24, 2019 8:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are "hopeful" that Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to participate in organized team activities.

"We're hopeful he's going to get to take part in our OTAs," John Lynch told the NFL Network. "That's the plan, and he hasn't had any setbacks, so he's doing really well. I'm really proud of him too."

Lynch said that Garoppolo and running back Jerick McKinnon, who both suffered season-ending knee injuries, are competing in rehab to out-recover one another.

"Jimmy is vigorously trying to catch Jet, who is trying to separate from Jimmy, and so there's competition going on as well," Lynch told Ian Rapoport. "I think both those guys will tell you that's really helped them, (having) somebody to go through it with. It's fun."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Panthers Acknowledge Possibility Cam Newton Could Sit In 2019

Jan 16, 2019 8:31 AM

The Carolina Panthers are keeping all options open as Cam Newton deals with a sore right shoulder.

David Tepper, Carolina's owner, included the possibility of not having Newton available next season.

"If you told me he took a year off and could recover and be fully recovered and everything else, and that's what it took, an extra year, why wouldn't you do [that]?'" Tepper said.

"Now we would have to do other things, right? We'd have to go out and get another quarterback. If you could find me some more cap space I'd appreciate that."

Newton was shut down the final two games of the season when it became apparent the strength in his throwing shoulder, which was surgically repaired prior to the 2017 season, was hampering his effectiveness.

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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.

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.


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

David Newton/ESPN

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.

Jared Dubin/CBS Sports

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.

Tim McManus/ESPN

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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


Melvin Gordon Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Chiefs
Melvin Gordon has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Week 14 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Sammy Watkins Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury
The Chiefs recently signed Kelvin Benjamin to give the team more depth at wide receiver.

Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star

Alex Smith Suffering From Post-Op Infection In Leg
Alex Smith will likely need to undergo further procedures to treat the infection.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk