Injury - Football Wiretap

Tannehill MRI Shows No Structural Damage

Oct 30, 2012 11:50 AM

Ryan Tannehill's return from his knee injury is uncertain, but an MRI showed no structural damage.

The Miami Dolphins will start Matt Moore until Tannehill returns.

"The majority of my career, I've been a backup," Moore said. "I just prepare and know that the opportunity can come at any time. When you get in there, manage the game, don't turn the ball over, but at the same time take your shots and make big plays. That's just how I approach it."


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Cowboys More Optimistic On Return Of Murray

Oct 30, 2012 2:24 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have expressed optimism that DeMarco Murray is closer to returning from his sprained foot.

The Cowboys may give Murray one extra week of rest.

"We’ll just have to see," Jason Garrett said Monday afternoon. "It seems like he’s moving around a little bit better. Again, that’s an injury you have to be patient with. We don’t want to rush him back then take any backward steps. We’ll see how he is day-by-day this week." 

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

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Alex Smith's Injured Finger Progresses With Extra Rest

Oct 27, 2012 10:38 PM

Alex Smith has thrown four interceptions with a 55.4 passer rating since injuring his middle finger on his throwing hand on Oct. 14.

Smith and the San Francisco 49ers had extra rest following their Thursday win against the Seahawks.

Jim Harbaugh is seeing a difference in Smith's throwing in practice.

“Yeah, it was a good week throwing the ball, very good this week,” Harbaugh said. “I think he feels very good physically. Confident going into the game and ready to roll.”

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

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Frank Gore's Ribs Feeling Much Improved

Oct 27, 2012 10:35 PM

The pain in Frank Gore's bruised ribs has subsided significantly since a week ago Thursday, as the San Francisco 49ers have him listed as "probable" on the injury report.

“It’s lessened a lot,” Gore said. “A lot. I’m sleeping good.”

Gore was a full participant in practice this week.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

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DeMarco Murray Won't Play For Cowboys Against Giants

Oct 26, 2012 7:22 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will be without DeMarco Murray on Sunday against the Giants.

Murray hasn't practiced since injuring his foot against the Ravens on Oct. 14.

The Cowboys hope to have Murray back for Week 9 against the Falcons.

Murray rushed for 131 yards in Week 1 against the Giants.

Felix Jones will start for Dallas as Murray's replacement.

David Moore/Dallas Morning News

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Aaron Hernandez Out For Week 8 In London

Oct 26, 2012 11:21 AM

Aaron Hernandez didn't travel with the New England Patriots to London for their Week 8 game against the Rams.

Hernandez played the last two weeks with a high ankle sprain, but didn't appear 100 percent healthy.

The Patriots have a bye following their trip to London.

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Greg Jennings To Undergo Surgery

Oct 25, 2012 10:09 PM

Greg Jennings will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle that has kept him out for most of the season. 

The surgery is expected to force Jennings to miss approximately three weeks.

"Honestly, I'm over being bummed about it. That took place three, four weeks ago," Jennings said Thursday. "It is what it is. I need to take care of it to 100 percent, and that's the process I'm taking."


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Pierre Garcon Has Torn Ligament On Right Foot

Oct 25, 2012 1:44 PM

Pierre Garcon has a torn ligament on the bottom of his right foot and he's hoping to avoid surgery.

Garcon has missed four of the Washington Redskins' past six games as a "plantar plate tear" near his second toe. 

Garcon visited a foot specialist Wednesday.


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Trent Richardson Wants To Keep Playing Despite Rib Injury

Oct 25, 2012 11:49 AM

Trent Richardson is feeling better and wants to continue playing despite a rib injury.

“If you’re ready to get hit back, that’s on you,” said Richardson.

Some believe Richardson should sit this week in order to give himself two full weeks since the Browns have a bye next week.

“I’m not going to sit down,” said Richardson. “That’s just never been in me to sit down. I only sat a game when I had to and I couldn’t go out there. I’m going to go out there and see what I can do. If I can’t finish the game, [backup running back] Montario [Hardesty is] going to be there and he’s going to do what he [does] every week when I’m not in the game.”

Nate Ulrich/Akron Beacon Journal

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Greg Jennings To Visit Groin Specialist

Oct 24, 2012 10:43 AM

Greg Jennings will visit a specialist as he tries to return from a groin injury.

Jennings has missed four games with his injury, but the Green Bay Packers have a 3-1 record in those games.

Randall Cobb has emerged in the absence of Jennings.

“The plan with Greg just from Day 1 was to try to get as far into the week because with his type of injury, the fatigue, going through the testing and him maxing it out,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday. “The fatigue part of it we felt sending him out for a bunch of practice was probably not in his best interest for the week he comes back.”

Jason Wilde/ESPN

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Cowboys Lose Sean Lee For Remainder Of Season
Sean Lee makes the calls for the Cowboys on defense and leads in tackles with 58, which is 26 more than the next leading tackler.

David Moore, Rainer Sabin/Dallas Morning News

Mario Williams Considering Wrist Surgery
Mario Williams has blamed his wrist for his lack of production.

Tim Graham/Buffalo News

Lions Lose Nate Burleson For Season With Broken Leg
Nate Burleson was third on the Lions with 27 catches for 240 yards.

Dave Birkett/Detroit Free-Press

Charles Woodson Out Six Weeks With Broken Collarbone
Charles Woodson broke his left collarbone in Green Bay's Super Bowl XLV victory over the Steelers.


Nate Kaeding Cut By Chargers
Nate Kaeding must be released by the Chargers once he passes a physical.

Michael Gehiken, Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Jones-Drew Injures Left Foot, Expected To Miss Extended Time
Maurice Jones-Drew returned to the sideline later on crutches and in a walking boot.

Matt Brooks/Washington Post

Fred Davis Tears Achilles' Tendon
Fred Davis is believed to have a torn Achilles' tendon.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Cowboys Expect Dez Bryant To Play Despite Groin Issue
Dez Bryant missed practice with residual soreness in his groin.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Jimmy Graham Won't Play Sunday
Jimmy Graham will not travel with the New Orleans Saints to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Garcon Unlikely To Play Sunday For Redskins
Pierre Garcon missed practice on Friday due to the inflamed capsule near the second toe of his right foot.

Mark Maske/Washington Post

Suggs Expected To Return Against Texans
Terrell Suggs is making one of the quickest returns from a torn Achilles of any athlete in history.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Ray Lewis Made Final Tackle With Triceps Already Torn
The final tackle of the 2012 season for Ray Lewis came on Phillip Tanner after he had already torn his triceps.

Ed Werder/ESPN (via Twitter)

Ray Lewis Out For Remainder Of Season With Torn Triceps
Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with a complete tear of his triceps.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Trent Richardson Not Expected To Miss Time With Rib Injury
Trent Richardson is considered day-to-day with a rib injury.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Revis Confident He Will Return As NFL's Best Cornerback
Darrelle Revis is confident he can return to his status as the NFL's best cornerback following his ACL tear.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Lardarius Webb Out For Season With Torn ACL
Lardarius Webb signed a six-year, $52 million deal in April.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

DeMarco Murray Doesn't Have Lisfranc Injury, Could Be Ligament Damage
The Cowboys believe DeMarco Murray may have suffered ligament damage in his foot but not a season-ending Lisfranc injury, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Griffin To Start For Redskins
Robert Griffin III will start for the Redskins against the Vikings after he passed all of his concussion tests.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Jets Officially Place Revis On IR
Darrelle Revis was officially placed on injured reserve as he recovers from a torn ACL.

Seth Walder/New York Daily News

Mendenhall's Achilles Injury Not Considered Serious
Rarshard Mendenhall's Achilles tightened up during Thursday night's loss by the Steelers to the Titans.

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