Injury - Football Wiretap

Saquon Barkley On Track To Be Ready For Start Of Season

Apr 29, 2021 8:28 AM

Saquon Barkley is on track to be ready for the start of the season, according to sources.

Barkley tore the ACL in his right knee during the New York Giants' Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears. He had surgery in late October, giving him almost 11 months to rehab and be available for the start of the 2021 season.

The Giants also picked up the fifth-year option on Barkley's rookie contract Wednesday. With the move, Barkley's 2022 salary, worth about $7.2 million, becomes fully guaranteed.

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Tags: New York Giants, Injury

Justin Fields Reveals He Is Managing Epilepsy

Apr 21, 2021 2:25 PM

Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures. 

The condition has not affected Fields on the field and his symptoms have been shorter and less frequent over the past few years.

Doctors believe Fields will outgrow it as his other family members have.

Fields is believed to be under consideration as high as the San Francisco 49ers at No. 3. 

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Ahead Of Schedule On Toe Surgery

Apr 19, 2021 10:45 PM

Patrick Mahomes indicated he's ahead of schedule following offseason surgery for turf toe.

"I think I'm progressing well,'' said Mahomes, who felt well enough recently to travel to Georgia and attend the Masters Tournament with, among others, teammate Travis Kelce. "I think I'm ahead of schedule myself. Obviously, we're trying to be cautious. We're not pushing me out there too soon. But I'm doing what I can. I've gotten out of the boot finally. It took forever. Now I'm trying to get back on the field and get that stuff working. I'm sure they'll keep me on that same pathway and that hopefully I can do some stuff by the end of the offseason.''

The Chiefs expect Mahomes to be at full strength for the beginning of training camp in July.

"He's got great flexibility in that toe,'' Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "He worked his tail off, not a real fun thing for him to do with that. It seems like a small thing, but that toe is rather large and stiff before the surgery and after the surgery, so he's really worked hard to get that right.''

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Julian Edelman Doubtful To Play Entire 2021 Season

Apr 9, 2021 8:55 AM

Julian Edelman was limited to just six games in 2020 and it's doubtful he'll be able to play an entire season for the New England Patriots because of his troublesome knee.

Surgery has provided Edelman with temporary relief, but nothing will be able to solve the underlying problem.

The health of the knee could truly be a game-to-game situation in 2021.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Injury, Misc Rumor

Patrick Mahomes Still In Protective Boot

Apr 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Patrick Mahomes is still in a protective boot after undergoing surgery to repair a toe injury after Super Bowl LV.

Mahomes' fiancee shared an Easter picture of the couple with their daughter that showed the quarterback is still wearing a protective boot on his foot.

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee replied with a tweet asking how Mahomes' foot was doing.

The quarterback fired off "yeah all good" in response.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Tom Brady Progressing 'Very Well' Following Knee Surgery

Apr 1, 2021 1:47 PM

Tom Brady is progressing "very well" from his minor knee surgery.

"I talked to him last week," Jason Licht said. "I know things are going well. I don't want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don't want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well."

Brady had planned to undergo the surgery for several months and is not a recent injury.

Brady was seen last month in an Instagram video posted by friend Dave Grutman throwing a football to David Beckham on the beach. Brady was wearing his usual left knee sleeve in the video.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Injury

Kyle Rudolph May Not Sign With Giants After All

Mar 24, 2021 8:56 AM

The New York Giants may not end up signing Kyle Rudolph after agreeing to terms on a deal with the tight end.

The team's medical staff became concerned when Rudolph's physical revealed that he may need foot surgery.

Rudolph landed on the injured reserve with a foot injury last December.

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Tags: New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow 'On Pace' Amid Knee Rehab

Mar 11, 2021 8:49 AM

Joe Burrow is on track in his rehabilitation from a torn left ACL, according to Zac Taylor.

"I know that he's on pace to do all the things that we were hoping he'd do," Taylor said, hinting the quarterback could be ready for Week 1.

Burrow had surgery on his left knee on Dec. 2.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Trevor Lawrence Has Surgery On Non-Throwing Shoulder

Feb 17, 2021 8:22 AM

Trevor Lawrence underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Tuesday in California.

Lawrence, widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, can start throwing in four to six weeks and is expected to be ready for training camp, according to a source.

The procedure, performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, was to repair damage to the labrum in his left shoulder.


Tags: Draft, Injury, NCAA

Tom Brady To Have Minor Knee Surgery

Feb 12, 2021 8:46 AM

Tom Brady will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his knee this offseason, according to a source.

The surgery isn't a result of a recent injury and Brady has been planning the procedure for months, the source said. It's not clear which knee will be operated on.

Brady was not listed on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' injury report all season.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Injury

Patrick Mahomes To Undergo Surgery To Repair Turf Toe Injury

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Trevor Lawrence To Undergo Surgery On Left Shoulder

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Cole Beasley Played In Playoffs With Broken Fibula

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Chiefs Lose Eric Fisher To Torn Achilles

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Patrick Mahomes Cleared To Play In AFC Championship

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Saquon Barkley Plans To Do Joint Rehab With Odell Beckham

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Patrick Mahomes Practices With Chiefs, Remains In Concussion Protocol

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Titans' A.J. Brown Has Surgery On Both Knees

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Michael Thomas To Undergo Surgery On Ankle

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Jared Goff To Start For Rams In Divisional Round

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Bills Lose Zack Moss For Rest Of Postseason

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Joe Burrow Expects To Be Ready For 2021 Opener


Jared Goff 'Good' But Mum On Status For Wild Card Game

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No Structural Damage To Mike Evans' Knee

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Alvin Kamara Tests Positive For COVID-19

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David Bakhtiari Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Jared Goff Undergoes Surgery On Thumb, Out For Week 17


Kyler Murray Could Miss Week 17 With Lower Leg Injury

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Jared Goff Could Miss Week 17 With Broken Thumb

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Cam Akers Out Indefinitely With High-Ankle Sprain

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