Injury - Football Wiretap
Report: Nerves In Peyton's Arm Not Healing Fast Enough
Yahoo! Sports reported on Monday night that Peyton Manning has hit a plateau in his recovery from neck surgery and might not be able to play football again, citing two sources. The vertebrae in Manning's neck have healed as expected, but the nerves in his arm aren't progressing enough to indicate that he will play again. The Yahoo! story also quoted two doctors with experience in spinal fusion surgery who said it could take up to one year before Manning will even know if he can return.
Giants Being Careful With Injured Players
The Giants are trying to heal all their wounds leading up to next weekend's Super Bowl. Rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams (sprained foot) and receiver Hakeem Nicks (sprained shoulder) have both been sitting out practice. In addition, Cornerback Corey Webster rested his hamstring injury and cornerback Will Blackmon sat with a knee injury. Tom Coughlin has said the team is being careful with all injuries and making sure everybody will be ready for the Super Bowl.
Gronkowski Will Play Through High Ankle Sprain
The father of Rob Gronkowski says his son has a high ankle sprain, but that he will certainly play in next Sunday's Super Bowl. Gronkowski didn't practice Thursday or Friday. The tight end injured the ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Ravens. He limped off the field but returned to the game about five minutes later. He said after the game that his ankle was "good."
Sidney Rice Has Had Two Shoulder Surgeries
Sidney Rice missed the final five games of the season because of a concussion, but he apparently had a number of health issues. The Seahawks wide receiver reportedly had surgery on both his shoulders this offseason. One was for a torn labrum and the other one remains unclear.
Steelers' Hoke Ready To Embrace Retirement
Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke considered going through neck surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation in hopes of coming back for a 12th season. Instead, he opted for retirement, thinking the danger of re-injury wouldn’t be fair to his family, according to an Associated Press report on Thursday.
Gronkowski Listed As Unable To Practice
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was listed as unable to practice on Wednesday on the team’s first injury report since he injured his left ankle in the AFC title game against the Ravens, according to an Associated Press report.
Tebow Won't Be Playing Pebble Beach
A tournament official confirmed to ESPN.com on Wednesday that Tim Tebow will not be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, scheduled for Feb. 9-12, because of an injury he suffered in the Broncos' playoff loss to the Patriots. Tournament director Steve Worthy had told the Monterey Herald on Tuesday that Tebow would not be playing in the tournament. "Due to the injuries, it looks like he's a no-go," Worthy said.
Brady Dismisses Shoulder Issues
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has downplayed any concern about him sitting out Wednesday's practice with what the team classified as a left shoulder ailment. Brady was a full participant in Thursday's practice. "I'll be out there [Thursday], you don't have to worry about that," said Brady before practice, hinting that the coaching staff felt it was best for him to take an additional day of rest. "It's not the first practice I've missed over the years," Brady said. "Coming off a game on Saturday or Sunday, you're just doing everything you can to be prepared. When Coach [Bill Belichick] feels it's best to do other things to get yourself ready, that's what you do. You can still use all that time very wisely. You're not lounging around taking naps or anything like that. You're just putting in extra work and make sure you're getting prepared."
Forte Medically Cleared For Pro Bowl
Bears running back Matt Forte has been cleared to participate in the upcoming Pro Bowl after his injured knee checked out OK during a team administered physical, the club announced on Thursday.
Brady Back At Pats' Practice
Tom Brady downplayed any concern about him sitting out Wednesday's practice with what the team classified as a left shoulder ailment and said he'll be on the field Thursday. "I'll be out there today, you don't have to worry about that," said Brady, who hinted that the coaching staff felt it was best for him to take an additional day of rest, but he still found ways to ready himself for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Giants Send Manning Home With Stomach Bug
Giants quarterback Eli Manning started but did not finish practice on Wednesday due to illness.
Tebow Played Through Rib, Lung Injuries Against Patriots
Tim Tebow suffered a fairly serious injury in the third quarter against the Patriots.
X-Rays Negative On Reed's Ankle As He Looks To 'Heal Up' For Patriots
After playing a significant role in Baltimore's 20-13 playoff win over Houston on Sunday, Ed Reed underwent X-rays on his left ankle.
Jimmy Graham Scores TD After Limping Off
Jimmy Graham scored a touchdown in the second quarter after limping off the field earlier in the game.
Saints Won't Have Lance Moore Against 49ers
New Orleans will be a little shorthanded on offense against San Francisco.
Broncos Won't Have Decker Against Patriots
The Broncos will be without wide receiver Eric Decker in Saturday night's divisional playoff game against the Patriots.
Decker Hurts Knee On Hit By Harrison
Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker was knocked out of Sunday's playoff win over the Steelers.
Owen Daniels May Have Broken Hand
Texans tight end Owen Daniels may have suffered a broken hand during the team's playoff win over the Bengals on Saturday.
Giants Lose Ross, Ware To Concussions
The Giants lost cornerback Aaron Ross and backup running back D.J. Ware to concussions in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-2 playoff win over the Falcons.
Roethlisberger Will Face Broncos Despite Ankle
A sprained left ankle won't keep Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday's AFC wild-card game.
Pouncey To Miss Playoff Game Vs. Broncos
Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey will not play against the Broncos because of a left ankle injury.
Dalton Returns To Practice After Flu
Andy Dalton came down with the flu on Wednesday morning, forcing him to miss an important practice for a playoff game in Houston only three days away.
Roethlisberger Still Limited By Ankle
Ben Roethlisberger originally sprained his ankle on Dec. 8, but he aggravated the injury last weekend.
Calvin Johnson Returns To Practice
Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Thursday after resting an Achilles tendon for most of the week.
Sidney Rice Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
Sidney Rice didn't play in the final five games of the season because of head injuries.
Ryan Clark Won't Play Against Broncos
Mike Tomlin will not allow safety Ryan Clark to play in Sunday's AFC wild-card game in Denver against the Broncos out of fear for Clark's health.
Dielman Will Risk Health For Ring
Chargers guard Kris Dielman said Monday that he's willing to risk his health in pursuit of winning a Super Bowl title.